Baltic PicnicBaltic Picnic, 2018 (photo Birute Gedrimaite)Carousel imageVerivorst, 2017 (photo Tõnu Viitas)Carousel imageCarousel imageBaltic Christmas Fair 2017 (photo: Rommi Linnik)

Celebrate all through the year

The Estonian Society hosts annual events all around the Bay Area! Everyone is welcome at our Estonian Independence Day party in February, several Christmas-season events in December, and summer picnic with the Baltic community in June.

Kukerpillid, 2017Kersti Kaljulaid reception, 2018 (photo Pres. Kaljulaid's office)Justament concert and Inga Lunge theater, 2018 (photo Tõnu Sepp)"Estonia Through 100 Pairs of Eyes," 2019 (photo Toomas Volkmann)Carousel imageVox Populi concert, 2015Wine Country Film Festival, 2014Maarja and Hando Nahkur concert, 2014 (photo Rain Rannu)

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Bay Area Estonian groups

New! Estonian-language playgroup

A new playgroup is forming that will meet twice monthly on Saturday mornings for 2 hours. The focus will be language, singing and games, art projects, and letting children meet and play together. Age range is 2-7, but this is flexible and will depend on interest. The first meeting will be in April 2020. If you are interested in participating, please contact Kaidi Moore.

San Francisco Estonian Community Choir

The San Francisco Estonian Community Choir formed in 2017 with the goal of participating in the Laulupidu, and is proud to have achieved that aim during the summer of 2019.

The choir is now setting its sights on goals closer to home, and welcomes new singers. Laulame koos! For more information, visit

San Francisco Senior Klubi

The San Francisco Seniors' Club meets on the first Thursday of each month, alternating between locations in San Mateo and Berkeley. Visitors are welcome. For more information, contact Helgi.


The Keelering meets two Sundays a month to study and practice the Estonian language. Many participants are native speakers, and others are learning Estonian for the first time. For more information about the group and how to join, contact us.