Christmas party in the City on December 2nd

Unique Cello Concert with Silvia Ilves on July 02

We are thrilled to extend an invitation to you for an enchanting evening of classical music as well as more fast-paced rock performances. Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable talents of cellist extraordinaire, Silvia Ilves.

Celebrating Estonian Folk Craft & Music on June 16-18

If you admire Estonian national dress, love the artistry and beauty of heirloom quality, enjoy traditional folk dance and village band, come join us for a fun weekend, June 16 – 18 in Chicagoland. At our event, you will meet… Continue Reading →

Chicago Youth Camp 2023

Call out to all cool and slightly crazy kids and teens! You have the chance to become one of the lucky Estonian children to participate in a nature and creativity camp with other Estonian children ja teens. But not just… Continue Reading →

Mother Tongue Days in Chicago

26.-29. maini toimuvad Chicagos Põhja-Ameerika Emakeelepäevad.  Traditsiooniliselt on taolised päevad leidnud aset Euroopas, viimati ehk siis 13. korda märtsis Pariisis. Põhja-Ameerikas lastele ning noortele eesti keelt ning kultuuri vahendavatale organisatsioonidele, mänguringidele, pühapäevakoolidele jt toimuvad taolised päevad teistkordselt. Pea 10 aastat… Continue Reading →

ECSC 5th Year Anniversary

Did you know, Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago is turning 5 years old. We are celebrating this round number with an “ÖED”concert after our Annual Member Meeting on April 22 in Kenosha WI. In our Annual Member Meeting we will… Continue Reading →

Christmas Party With Maltis

Come and celebrate 2022 Christmas with other Estonians with traditional Christmas food and live performers Mait and Mikko Maltis from Estonia on December 10 at the Estonian House. Party starts at 5 pm. Additionally there will be silent auction, games,… Continue Reading →

Henrik Hinrikus & Estonian Restoration of Independence Celebration in Chicago

Independence Restoration Day in Estonia is marked on August 20th each year to celebrate the day in 1991 when Estonia regained the freedom it had lost to the Soviet Union more than five decades earlier. Come and join Chicago Estonians… Continue Reading →

Giving-Tuesday 2021

Giving-Tuesday is a post-Thanksgiving tradition where people across the country get together and give back to their communities. This year Giving-Tuesday falls on Nov. 30, 2021.   Help ECSC by furthering its mission to: promote educational and social interest of American Estonians living… Continue Reading →

2021 Christmas Party on December 4th

Come and celebrate 2021 Christmas with other Estonians at the Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago Christmas Party on December 4th. Live music by Härra Kuu, traditional holiday food and much more. RSVP to Maie (847) 340 5630 as soon as… Continue Reading →

Play “Marriage” by Von Glehn on Screen

Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago will present Nikolai Gogol’s play “Marriage” by Von Glehn Theater troupe on Saturday, October 16th at 6pm CST. Sirje and Tom’s back yard 2415 Colby Dr, McHenry, IL 60050. Bring a lawn chair, warm clothes and/or blanket. Admission is $10 for ECSC members… Continue Reading →

Lecture series of Estonian Folk Costumes

On Spring of 2021, Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago (ECSC) in partnership with NGO Rahvarõivas started to facilitate two-year Lecture series of Estonian Folk Costumes history and craftsmanship “Rahvarõivaste valmistamise kursus”. NGO Rahvarõivas has been teaching the craft of creating traditional Estonian… Continue Reading →

Re-independence Day Picnic in Chicago

Author: Karl Herbert Grabbi About 50 Estonians from Chicago gathered on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on August 22, 2021 in an idyllic park located next to Gages Lake, IL to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Estonia’s re-independence. The grounds of the… Continue Reading →

Estonian Proverb #3

There is no room for two cooks in one kitchen.

There is no room for two cooks in one kitchen.

Summer Solstice “Jaanipäev” 2021

Summer Solstice “Jaanipäev” is one of the the most important days in the Estonian calendar, apart from Christmas. The short summer seasons with long days and brief nights hold special significance for the people of Estonia. In Estonia, Jaanipäev is… Continue Reading →

Lecture series of Estonian Folk Costumes

Lecture series of Estonian Folk Costumes history and craftsmanship is planned to start on Spring-Summer 2021 in partnership with NGO Rahvarõivas. On March 13, we held an online introductory event where we reviewed course curriculum and provided answers to participants… Continue Reading →

Niagara Falls to be lit blue, black and white for Estonian Independence Day

The Estonian Central Council in Canada has organized the lighting of Niagara Falls (one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world) in blue, black and white to commemorate the 103 anniversary of Estonian independence. The lighting will occur… Continue Reading →

The 103rd Anniversary of Estonian Independence Celebration with skiing and tubing at Wilmot Mountain

Come celebrate the 103rd anniversary of Estonian Independence with skiing and tubing on February 24, 2021 at Wilmot Mountain. Group reservations are not offered this year, so book your own tickets as soon as possible! Skiers will meet around 1pm… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Estonian Restoration of Independence 2020

Estonian Restoration of Independence is celebrated on August 20th as on that day, in 1991 at 11:02 pm local time, the Estonian Supreme Soviet, in agreement with the Estonian Committee, proclaimed Estonian independence from the Soviet Union. Therefor we invite… Continue Reading →

Karl Madis and Carl-Philip Madis concert in Chicago

UPDATE: This event has been cancelled due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. On March 26th at 6:30 PM, Karl Madis and Carl-Philip Madis will be performing at Chicago Estonian House – 14700 Estonian Ln, Riverwoods, IL 60015. Everyone… Continue Reading →

Keiu Telve will be in Chicago

The head of the Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom Keiu Telve will be meeting with Chicago Estonians on February 16th. Please, RSVP before February 15th by calling or texting to (248) 890 9120 if you wish to join. Everyone,… Continue Reading →

Tallinn Boy’s Choir is touring in USA

We are happy to announce that Tallinn Boy’s Choir will be visiting Chicago as part of their USA Tour 2020. On January 2nd, 2020, come and start your new year with an heartwarming concert by Tallinn Boy’s Choir at the… Continue Reading →

PBS Documentary Series about Estonia

Shown as the season premier, the three Estonian episodes kicked off the long-running world affairs series This is America & The World. You can find the recordings ThisIsAmericaTV YouTube channel.

Margus Hunt’s Colts win again

A very successful weekend for Estonian sport, the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts came from behind to win in the closing minutes of a closely-fought game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. The Colts feature Estonian Margus Hunt on their roster, who… Continue Reading →

Christmas Party with Live Music 12/7/19

On December 7th 2019, Estonian Cultural Society of Chicago is celebrating its Christmas in the beautiful Long Grove area. Invited are performers from Estonia, food, Santa will be stopping by, games, prizes and much more to get this magical 2019… Continue Reading →

Northern Lights by DePaul Community Chorus 11/10

Performances are in DePaul University’s new music building, the Holtschneider Performance Center. Concerts are free, but tickets must be reserved through the Performance Center’s box office. AddressGannon Concert Hall2330 N. Halsted St., Chicago MUSIC FROM POLAND, SCANDINAVIA AND THE BALTICS… Continue Reading →

Ott Tänak becomes the first Estonian WRC champion

Rally driver Ott Tänak, driving for Toyota, has become the first Estonian to win the World Rally Championship, after successfully completing the Rally de Catalunya in Spain. Having won Rally Sweden, Rally Chile, Rally de Portugal, Rally Finland, ADAC Rallye… Continue Reading →

Master of Our Own Homes

After months of working together on traveling exhibition Master of Our Own Homes, Keiu, Liivika and Andrew finally met in real life. The exhibition was a great success and Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom would like to thank all… Continue Reading →

Summer Solstice “Jaanituli” 2019

Summer Solstice “Jaanipäev” is one of the the most important days in the Estonian calendar, apart from Christmas. The short summer seasons with long days and brief nights hold special significance for the people of Estonia. In Estonia, Jaanipäev is… Continue Reading →

Traveling Exhibition about Estonia in Chicago 5/31-6/5

“Masters of Our Own Homes: Estonia at 100” — a traveling exhibition for Estonia’s 100th anniversary on display at Daley Plaza from May 31 through June 5. It is one of the largest of its kind, the exhibition first opened… Continue Reading →

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