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Summer 2017 delights Kyiv dwellers and city guests not only with pleasant warm weather, nice beach relaxation and diverse outdoor activities, but also with a plenty of fascinating musical events. July might seems a bit slow on big events after astonishingly busy June, however this is the month that brings the iconic Depeche Mode to the capital of Ukraine as well as a few other interesting acts.

July in Kyiv might seem to be a bit slow in concerts and festivals after amazingly rich for events June, but still has quite a number of exciting events to offer. «Destinations» narrows down some of the most interesting July art events in Kyiv to attend.

During the summertime festival calendar in Ukraine is full of interesting events to attend. July 2017 summer festivals in Ukraine come in all shapes and sizes, from traditional country feasts to world-class sporting events and quiet, intellectual affairs. What’s more, there’s something to suit all tastes and interests.

Ivana Kupala Day is the day of summer solstice celebrated in Ukraine on July, 7th in the Gregorian or New Style calendar, which is currently June, 24th in the Julian or Old Style calendar still used by many of the Orthodox Churches. Initially, this day had pagan character. Since ancient times it had been dedicated to the Slavic god Kupala and sun. Ivana Kupala  in Ukraine is a summer fest where love, magic, happiness, pagan and Christian traditions come together in a most mystical, vibrant and authentic summer holiday.

The music festival season in Ukraine starts spinning. Ukraine is not the main destination for music fans and festival enthusiasts, however it looks like the lineups of Ukrainian music festivals in 2017 are going to change that. With the world famous musicians performing on stages all over Ukraine, the summer of 2017 will become memorable for many music fans of most different genres.

American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. In honor of the year of foundation, Chamber dedicated its Annual American Independence Day Picnic to the “Best of the 90s”.

Atlas Weekend is one of the largest and most popular music festivals in Ukraine, which is annually held in Kyiv from 2015. The third Atlas Weekend festival will take place in Kyiv at Expocenter of Ukraine on 28 June-2 July 2017. This year, the open-air festival is becoming bigger and more exciting than ever. The festival will last 5 days. Its line-up includes 200 artists, who will perform on 8 stages, different by concept and format. Music fans are impatiently waiting to see Prodigy, Röyksopp and Kasabian, the headliners of Atlas Weekend 2017. 80 hectares of festival territory will also delight the guests with 30 various entertainment locations.

Since 2011, the Ukrainian city of Lviv has been home to a new Jazz Festival. Here the "blue note" meets Eastern Europe, with lively improvisation, available to all. Alfa Jazz Fest is a festival on an international scale. The festival will not only bring the world’s best jazz artists together; it will plunge the city into the spirit of European-level music performance during upcoming summer weekend.

On June 14th, Viva! magazine started the season of atmospheric parties: The One Place named the winners in various categories of "Viva, Morshinska! ECO AWARDS 2017.

As one of the key events in the celebration of 25 years of diplomatic relationship between Ukraine and Switzerland, the Embassy of Switzerland to Ukraine organizes the first Swiss Film Week, which will take place in Kyiv from 15 to 19 of June in Kyiv cinema theatre.

On June 14th Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv will be hosting «Free People Music» jazz event. For one night only, the atrium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be transformed into one of the most popular jazz platforms of Ukraine, Koktebel Jazz Festival.

Summer is undoubtedly the favorite season for party lovers. During warm months, those who love clubbing and dancing to vibrant music tunes can enjoy this activity not only in stuffy night clubs, but also on spacious open-air venues. Listening to lovely melodies on a dance floor, enjoying fresh air and the beautiful views of city or beach shore at the same time – this is really one of the greatest pleasures of summer nights. Let us consider the best open-air party venues in Kyiv, where locals and guests of the city can spend a bright night out.

Festival culture in Ukraine has taken what looks like a quantum leap in recent years and has put the country on the map of major European summer festivals. The list of 2017 summer festivals in Kyiv is seriously impressive. All the music enthusiasts regardless their genre tastes will find something interesting for themselves in the long list of capital’s music festivals.

On June 1, Ukraine's Business Community Event of the Year gathered together 1500 VIP guests to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine in Mysteskyi Arsenal.

Jack Russell terriers have been getting plenty of attention lately, thanks to a scene-stealing pooch named Uggie, who starred in Oscar-nominated film “The Artist” as well as “Water for Elephants» and the iconic comedy «Mask». On June 11th, 2017 Kyiv is getting ready to host the first ever in Ukraine Jack Russell Terrier Parade.

Not only electronic sound will be rocking Kyiv ultimate summer party destination UBK on Trukhaniv Island, National Symphonic Band of Ukraine invites to enjoy the top notch jazz on the beach.

Music Arts Talk will become a truly unforgettable present for all the Kyiv classical music fans. The event was headlined by Valeriy Sokolov, internationally recognized violinist. On May 30th, 2017 Lieberman Estate (2, Bankova street, Kyiv) hosted the first event from the Music Arts Talk series of concerts.

On June 11th from 10 AM to 10 PM one of the most French streets in Kyiv, Kostel’na street, invites to attend the annual fair «Francophonie Day». The street will turn into pedestrian area for the whole day. The guests will have a chance to discover the diverse culture of francophone countries.

Summer 2017 will delight Kyiv dwellers and city guests not only with pleasant warm weather, nice beach relaxation and diverse outdoor activities, but also with a plenty of fascinating musical events.

The concert is performed by the new symphony orchestra «GOLDEN GATE OF KYIV» under direction of the Swiss conductor Silvio Wyler in the last day of spring 2017.

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