During the afternoon of October 21, festival-goers had the chance to see unique folk dances and hear traditional choral songs of the Baltic nations. As usual there were songs from Lithuanian band The Lost Clog, a performance by the Melbourne Finnish Choir, and a rousing 'Tuljak' (traditional wedding dance) to round out the afternoon.
Traditional Estonian food was served, including delicious Pirukad ('meat pies') and cabbage rolls. The $5 plates quickly sold out, showing just how popular a home-made, rustic meal can be, even in the Australian heat.
After the show, patrons could attend the Baltic arts & crafts market upstairs. The market featured hand made wares from a number of unique sellers, all of them traditionally Baltic or Baltic-inspired.
Those who missed out will have to wait another year for the 2018 Baltic Festival, which will be held at the Finnish House in Altona.