History festival "Narva Battle 2018"

Start date: 10.08.2018 20:00
End date: 12.08.2018 18:00

From the 10th to the 12th of August, Narva Castle will once again be filled with battle cries, cannons firing, and soldiers fighting for their lives. The bastions are shrouded in clouds of powder smoke. The Battle of Narva is on!

The historical festival “Narva Battle” is a reconstruction of one of the Northern War’s great battles. The Northern War battles of 1700 and 1704 placed Narva in the history of Europe. Led by the 18 year-old Charles XII of Sweden, the Swedish Army defeated the Russian forces in November 1700. Peter the Great conquered Narva in the second Narva Battle in 1704. The participants of military historical clubs from different countries come together to reenact the events of the battle at Narva Castle.

The three days full of excitement are hosted by Narva Castle. The main event of this historic festival is the Night Battle, followed by the Battle of Narva reconstruction between Swedes and Russians the next day. The historic Festival “The Battle of Narva” is a major summer event, attracting a large number of tourists.


Friday, August 10 at 8pm city battle at Bastion Gloria (free)

Saturday, August 11 (with a ticket: 8  adults / 4 students)

11am Soldiers parade at Townhall square. Procession via promenade to the castle.

12am Historical activities at the western and northern courtyard: handicraft workshops, soldier recruitment, historical games for adults and children and a lot more.

1pm Opening of exhibition „The Romanian military uniform from 1830 to our days – an illustrated history“ by Embassy of Romania to Estonia in the exhibition hall (ground floor) of Narva Castle

3pm English Baroque music concert by Ivo Posti and Kristo Käo – the second floor of the west wing in Narva Castle.

5pm Narva Battle at the western courtyard

Sunday, August 12  from 11am to 6pm

At the northern courtyard of Narva Castle: handicraft workshops


Entry with museum ticket: adult: 8 € / child and student: 4 € / family ticket: 16 €

Ticket includes the festival, the castle and the Northern Yard and a coin, which can be used to buy a souvenir at the Northern Yard

The event is supported by Estonian Cultural Endowment.