Events General

Very soon the vibrant blue and yellow colors of Ukrainian flag will adorn the streets of every city; shopkeepers will clear their counters for little two-colour flags and patriotic merchandise. TV channels will start airing documentaries, movies and talk shows to commemorate the important national event of our Ukrainian Independence Day. 

Photo: Red Bull Official
For the first time, Kiev will host Red Bull BC One Camp that will take place at Platforma Art Zavod during the weekend of August 12-14, 2016. 

Any passerby in an urban cityscape has observed the colorful, provocative, illegal "eyesore" that is graffiti. Although many consider the spray-painted pieces a nuisance, graffiti has been gaining recognition from the art world more and more as a legitimate form of art.

For those who appreciate an evening of classical music under a night of summer stars the philharmonic orchestra «Virtuozy Kieva» will present its Concert in the Kiev central Botanical Garden. Make the most of the balmy summer weather and extra hours of daylight to enjoy alfresco entertainment at this unusual location.

Photo: Tres Francais Official Facebook page
Nymphoniks Orchestra, the band from Paris, will perform for the first time in Kiev twice at the restaurants from Famille Très Français – the French gastronomic residency in Ukrainian capital.

Hayao Miyazaki is sometimes called the "Walt Disney of Japan». He is considered to be one of the most famous animation directors in the world. Miyazaki has produced many extraordinary works such as Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle. Visit Hayao Miyazaki Cartoon Festival in Lviv this upcoming weekend.

KOTOfest (CATfest) is not a cat show as you might think judging from its name. KOTOfest is an atmospheric festival of contemporary art happening in Odessa on the first weekend of August.

Z-Games: The Spirit Of Action is one of the biggest sports and music festivals in Europe. In August 2016 this massive event will take place in Zatoka - beachfront town in Odessa Region.

Taking place at one of the more remote and industrial districts of Lviv, Sergey Parajanov Festival in Lviv aims to start the whole new cinema art movement in Ukraine.

Photo: White Nights
August is usually the quietest month of summer in Kiev – everyone goes on holidays. For those, who stay in the city, it is an amazing chance to rest from busy noisy life and enjoy few relaxing concerts that will suit long summer evenings in the capital.

Hedonism is cultural-educational philosophy, embodying carefree life. This is going to be the motto of the last three days of July at one of Kiev’s beach clubs – ‘UBK’ - during Hedonism Festival, a sensual public and multilayer stream of your favorite music.

“Jewish Days” in Lviv City Hall will be held from July 15th until August, 5, 2016. “Jewish Days” is a public program for general audiences. It is related to two other projects: Summer School in Jewish History and its Multicultural Past and "Space of Synagogues: Jewish History" initiative in partnership with the Lviv City Council and German Society for International Cooperation, (GIZ).



The biggest open air festival in Ukraine invites true music fans for another wild summer weekend bash on August 19th-21st, 2016.

Photo: Jose Cuervo Official Facebook page
Jose Cuervo Party Bus is a new nightlife trend in Kiev. Check it out!

Wiz-art Lviv International Short Film Festival is an annual film festival, one of the most significant and influential in Ukraine. The Festival is meant to present the innovative independent cinema from around the world by up-and-coming artists.

The main and the primary idea of ​​the Theater Festival is creation of a comfortable space to organize and invite people who are ready to experience the bliss of creativity in its pure and original form.

Night tours became another popular tourist attraction of Lviv. The cultural life of the city continues deep into the night. The "Night in Lviv” festival is held twice a year, however this year due to political and economic situation in Ukraine it will be happening only in July.

One of the most anticipated music events of this summer, a four-day festival «Faine Misto"  («Cool City»), will be held from July 7th till July 10th, 2016 at «Ternopil» International Airport.

Pivdenfest 2016 in Odessa is the main musical event of this summer. The show is performed in open air. Festival's line-up includes Ukrainian and foreign celebrities.

July in Lviv might seem to be a bit slow in concerts and festivals after amazingly rich for events June. It seems only natural that the one needs to take a break after 5-day Alfajazz marathon & concerts of Ukrainian top artists like Jamala, Ivan Dorn, Boombox and others. July’s event calendar might look less busy, but still has quite a number of concerts and festivals to offer.

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