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Festival calendar in Ukraine gets exceptionally busy in fall. Lviv is flooded with the bookworm crowd arriving to the city for the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, Kyiv attracts many visitors for the major art festival of the year Gogol Fest, that’s just to name a few. «Destinations» gathers together a list of the most interesting autumn 2017 festivals in Ukraine.

As usually, in autumn Kiev becomes the capital of festivals. This beautiful season inspires people to create and attend the most exciting events. Let`s taste delicious food, wine and beer, listen and dance to vivid music, watch fancy retro cars and costumes and just enjoy life to the fullest at autumn festivals in Kiev.

When it comes to partying while traveling, it’s not usually a good idea to just wing it. Hostelworld, international web resource, together with Resident Advisor magazine round up the list of 20 most unique night clubs you can find anywhere in Europe, Asia and the US. Kyiv CLOSER night club also appeared in that list.

Very soon the vibrant blue and yellow colors of Ukrainian flag will adorn the streets of every city to commemorate the important national event of our Ukrainian Independence Day. All region capitals will celebrate this event. Meanwhile, Kyiv had begun preparing for this day a couple of weeks in advance.

August is usually the quietest month of summer in Kyiv – 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

With the arrival of spring to the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv’s events’ calendar is really heating up. Numerous outdoor festivals, fairs, marathons, art performances and many other interesting events are scheduled to take place in Kyiv on May 2017. «Destinations» rounds up some of the most fascinating of the spring happenings for you to attend and enjoy.

Springtime festivals and events 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. «Destinations» gathered together a list of the most interesting spring festivals in Ukraine.

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