Events General

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.

Plastik Funk returns on Armada Deep with his newest blissed-out house masterpiece, "Got No Love." The German maestro teamed up with Sagan for the bouncy, funky track, which features standout piano riffs and vocals that you'll know by heart in no time. This weekend you can see and listen to Plastic Funk in Kyiv.

This year Kyiv will celebrate its 1535th birthday. All the celebrations and festivities will be happening not only on May 27th and May 28th, but for almost the whole week. There are over 30 special events planned to celebrate the capital’s birthday, which would be really tough to squeeze into these two days, so Kyiv City Council announced that the celebrations will last for several consecutive days.

Odesa is well-known by being a night life paradise. This city has various night clubs for any taste and budget. A dance-floor with colorful neon lights, rhythmic DJ sets, karaoke, tasty cocktails and happy people…what can be better for enjoying a night out in Odesa? Check our list of night clubs in Odesa 2017 worth visiting.

«Street Food So Good» Festival has become a much anticipated event among Lviv street food enthusiasts. At the event numerous guests can devour delicious street food, enjoy music of the hippest Ukrainian bands and DJs, play in the sunshine with friends and family. This Street Food Festival in Lviv is meant to satisfy all of your first warm days outdoor cravings.

Over the last weekend of May, Platforma Art Zavod will host one of the most popular charity events in Kyiv Kurazh Night Market. This time the event will be themed around mysterious India and will offer ultimate entertainment Bollywood style.

May 18th is Ukraine’s Vyshyvanka Day, a national holiday which salutes the traditional embroidered garment. And without any doubt, vyshyvanka truly deserves it! The embroidered, centuries-old frock (as well as a shirt) made from forbidden symbol of Ukrainian national identity during gruesome Soviet oppression to the most chic and fashionable wardrobe item far past the Ukrainian borders. 

In 2016, British Council in Ukraine started its cooperation with International Birmingham Literature festival (England) and established “3x3” residential program for Ukrainian writers. This year Birmingham Literature festival will become the first foreign organization presenting its Alternative Albion curatorial project in the context of VII Book Arsenal festival 2017 in Kyiv.

Arsenal Book Festival in Kyiv is the largest event in Ukraine where art and literature come together. This is major annual book- and literature-themed event in Eastern Europe, held since 2011. In 2017 Kyiv will be hosting the 7th Arsenal Book Festival, which will traditionally become a platform for writers, philosophers and artists, literary agents and book industry professionals from more than 20 countries to network and share their experience.

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