Events General

On March 12, 400 representatives of Ukraine’s business community from 3 business associations – American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine, European Business Association, and Ukrainian Entrepreneurs Union – met with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman and Ukrainian state authorities. The meeting was devoted to discussion of reforms progress, recent legislative initiatives on exit capital tax, and Draft Law “On Currency”.

This summer for many music fans is marked with a grand UPark festival, when famous bands like Gorillaz and Massive Attack will light up Kyiv's music scene with their hits. Recently, a founder of Ulichnaya Eda food fest announced a new festival – Belive, planned to take place at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium this June. Let's find out what's so special about it.

2018 started as a quite bountiful year for music scene in Ukraine: local concert halls and clubs met David Guetta and Bones, and many can't wait for X-Ambassadors, Gorillaz and Imagine Dragons. Each week seems to bring awesome news, so Destinations gathered even more announcements for 2018 concerts in Ukraine.

The coming of spring after a long and cold winter is a festive event in itself! However, attending plenty of bright festivals makes it even more delightful. Would you like to greet the upcoming spring while taking part in a historical festival, listening to jazz, drinking excellent wine, riding a snowboard or having fun at a humor parade? March 2018 festivals in Ukraine offer numerous exciting options to start spring season in the most enjoyable way.

On March 8, in the very beginning of spring, Ukrainians traditionally celebrate the day of all women. This date, historically dedicated to women`s rights, nowadays is also a holiday to appreciate each woman`s beauty and tenderness. In 2018, March 8 falls on Thursday, so we are preparing for an additional day off in the middle of the working week to greet all the lovely ladies as well as to celebrate the coming of long-awaited spring. Let`s see what interesting events will take place in Kyiv on 2018 Women`s Day.

The legend of the world jazz, Arturo Sandoval from USA, will grace Kyiv during the ongoing big European tour. On March 2, October Palace will be filled with live passionate jazz performance.

Spring is universally known as a time for revival. What can be a better way to shake off the winter blues than listen to live music? Destinations picked the best concerts in Kyiv, Lviv and Odesa to help you find The One to unwind.

This spring, Kharkiv welcomes locals and tourists to its Music Fest, which promises to open eyes on classical music and show how different it can be. If you still consider that classical music is sleep-inducing, this event might change your mind for good. Performed as a comedy musical or live in malls, at markets, at the airport, train stations or even in the subway, music will fill the streets of Kharkiv, as well as listeners' hearts.

Each year more and more famous artists and bands discover that, in fact, they have a huge fan base in Ukraine. What a miracle it is when your favorite band finally decides to include your place of living in their tour. 2018 promises to be full of those miracles – check out which concerts are the most expected this year.

Masliana, or Shrovetide, is one of the most spectacular and awaited holidays in Ukraine. The reason lies not only in a huge number of pancakes made and eaten during the week, or ethnic celebrations with lots of dancing and songs. Masliana is a holiday that historically welcomed spring to the Slavic lands. Let's see where celebrations are the most spectacular this year.

The great holiday of Masliana, or Shrovetide, is around the corner! On this occasion, Kyiv dwellers prepared a bunch of traditional celebrations with rites and, of course, delicious quirk of the holiday — pancakes. Have you ever had rainbow pancakes? It's a perfect occasion to try.

The most romantic holiday of the year is just around the corner, and those who have met their second half are hurrying up to prepare an interesting program. Of course, to organize unique and unforgettable Love Day, it is reasonable to search for outstanding options. What about thematic sport event or erotic art exhibition? This year, Kyiv offers its dwellers and guests plenty of interesting ideas for the Valentine`s Day.

Winter is high time to visit the cultural events some may have postponed. This month is soaked with the atmosphere of St. Valentine's Day, that's why concert programs are filled with jazz music and love themes. Let's check out what's on in Kyiv.

The first concert of "Jazz. Premier. Thursday" 8th season, on February 15, will be dedicated to jazz versions of world hits.

On February 1, the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine held its Annual Members Appreciation Reception that gathered 400+ distinguished guests - Chamber Members, state officials, partners and friends of the Chamber.

On February 15, all fans of live music are invited to Premier Palace Hotel to start the 8th season of the favorite nights of quality jazz music “Jazz. Premier. Thursday".

After the holidays and vacations end, we often feel like the routine smacks us in the face with its dullness and eventually everything feels like a Groundhog Day. Luckily, there are ways to brighten up the schedule, and nothing works better than live music. Let's see what concerts in February are the hottest.

The popular place of folk holidays and performances, Kievan Rus park will hold the World of Horses show-exhibition on a chilly February weekend. Unlike the other events typical for the place, the main characters won't be humans, but their loyal companions — horses from the Princely Stable of Ancient Kyiv.

Arturo Sandoval is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time. He has been seen by millions at the Oscars, at the Grammy Awards and the Billboard Awards. In February 2018, the musician will visit Lviv with his solo concert.

New 2018 year is coming, and it will surely delight us with numerous bright and exciting cultural festivals. Though the most of art and music events are usually announced shortly before the date, the largest and the most influential Ukrainian festivals have already presented interesting information on their new upcoming programs. So which main cultural events 2018 are mostly awaited in Ukraine? Let`s check out!

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