Lviv gets exceptionally busy in fall. With all the bookworm crowd leaving the city after the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, it’s the foodies who will take the stage in Lviv. «Destinations» brings the list of top festivals in Lviv happening this fall.
Lviv Coffee Festival is a major event of the year not only for Lviv, but for the whole Ukraine. Thousands of tourists come to Lviv especially to attend this event. Numerous coffee shops and coffee brands take part at the festival. There are contests for best barista, best coffee shop, best coffee blend and many more coffee-related events. If you are serious about coffee, Lviv in September is a place to be. More information here.
When: September 21-24, 2017
Where: Svobody avenue and Museum Square, Lviv.
Lviv Wine and Cheese Festival
Enjoy browsing a range of delicious cheeses, wines and related products at Lviv Wine and Cheese Festival. Following the great success of the last year’s festival, Wine and Cheese Fest is coming back to Lviv with fresh outlook, gathering numerous local and foreign brands and farms. Stock up with best wines and cheeses at the farmers’ market and enjoy the warm cozy atmosphere of the fest.
When: October 20-22, 2017
Where: Pototsky Palace, Lviv.
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Festival of Chocolate in Lviv
Lviv prides itself for making very delicious and high quality chocolate. With local chocolate becoming super popular thing among tourists, it was only logical to organize Festival of Chocolate in Lviv. In recent years, this event has gathered the record number of visitors from all over Ukraine. The best chocolate makers in Ukraine, indie chocolate brands and artisan makers are frequent guests of the festival. For many guests this event is more than just a fun gastro festival, it is also an important platform for business opportunities and networking, a chance to attend interesting themed lectures and workshops.
The program will feature performances, fun, games and competitions for children, “Chocolate in Yummy Rynok Square” with real chocolate fountains, the longest chocolate cake in the world, master classes in preparing chocolate desserts, tasting sessions, chocolate sculptures, musical acts, and various drama and theatre groups. To view more details on this festival visit Lviv Festival of Chocolate official web page.
When: October 13-15, 2017.
Moving away from food festivals, Lviv is getting ready to host another Craft Beer & Vinyl Music Fest. If you are a beer enthusiast and happen to be in Lviv over the last weekend of September, don’t miss the Craft Beer and Vinyl Music Festival. This time it’s «Fresh Hop Edition» of the craft beer festival.
Showcasing specialty, seasonal and small batch beers from local, regional and national craft brewers, the centerpiece of the event is ticketed afternoon tasting passes where aficionados will be able to sample from more than 50 craft beers from over 20 brewers each afternoon.
The event will take place at iFest Republic (24-26, Staroznesens’ka street, Lviv) creative space, one of the best venues of this kind in the city, offering a nice view over Lviv from the spacious outdoor terrace.
With vinyl making a major comeback, many music fans are looking for places to shop for their idols’ records. Of course, various on-line shops and e-bay would be the first option that come to mind, however, many would agree that browsing through stacks of old vinyls in crates before making the final decision has a certain magic music fans long for. Craft Beer and Vinyl Music Festival offers a unique opportunity to shop for some rare records and exclusive items.
When: September 29th - October 1st, 2017
Where: 24-26, Staroznesens’ka street, Lviv. iFest Republic
Golden Lion Street Theater Festival. "Golden Lion" theater festival was founded in 1992 in Lviv. Now Golden Lion is one of the most prestigious theater forums of Ukraine. Every year this theater festival transforms Lviv into a huge theatrical scene, where spectacular performances from the leading European theatrical troops take place right on the streets and squares of the city.
In 2017, the festival will take place on 4 various locations; these will be 4 of the most beautiful squares of the city. This year, viewers will have the opportunity to watch the performances of street theaters from Ukraine, Poland, Byelorussia, Portugal, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic, Australia, France, Italy.
When: October 1st - October 10th, 2017
Night in Lviv Festival. 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. In 2017 it will be taking place from November 10th to November 13th, 2017.
First «Night in Lviv» Festival was held as a promotional campaign in 2011. Since then it has developed into a full-fledged festival. This will be the 11th «Night in Lviv» Festival and it will bring interesting and rich program to all the visitors: jazz concerts, open-air movie night, cycle quests, themed excursions and walking tours.
For the convenience of all the visitors of «Night in Lviv» Festival tickets to all events can be purchased online. All the public transport will be running till late on the days of the festival.
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Festive fall in Lviv offers a diverse program of events with something for everyone. Celebrate the world-class food, art, music, culture, history and the rich heritage of Lviv and Western Ukraine.
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