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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Day of Restoration of Independence Celebration

Come and join Estonia’s Restoration of Independence with local Estonians and their friends on August 19th 2018 at Willow Point Park in Wildwood, IL.

Skokie Festival of Cultures 2018

Since its inception in 1991, the Skokie Festival of Cultures has become one of the premier ethnic festivals in Illinois, attracting more than a half-a-million visitors and dozens of cultures

Folk Dance and Culture Day

On June 23rd, 2018, Chicago Estonian House hosts Folk Dance and Culture Day dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Estonian Independence.

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