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.
Foodies can sink their teeth into Transcarpathian best products at the Transcarpathian Food and Wine Festival whilst vintage darlings clamber aboard the Batyar Day 1920s festival in Lviv. Sample the best Ukrainian wines at a Wine Festival in Uzhgorod, join in with the hot air balloon enthusiasts at the festival in Kamyanets Podil’sky or click your fingers and tap your toes to the sound of Lviv Vanes Festival thumping jazz scene.
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Z-Games on Snow and Bukovel Sunny Days
All the ski and snowboard riders alert. Z-Games on Snow and Bukovel Sunny Days will be a cherry on top of your winter season. Bukovel, the most popular ski resort in Ukraine invites to spend your last ski or snowboard days of the season with best Djs, who will be hosting exciting open-airs directly on the slopes, best food vendors from all over Ukraine and hottest parties after dun goes down. Bukovel on April 3rd to 8th, 2017 is a place to be if you are serious about winter sports and parties.
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Sakura Festival traditionally invites to the city of Uzhgorod to enjoy beautiful sakuras in bloom. The Cherry Blossom Festival will be held in Uzhgorod from April 18th to April 30th, 2017 and will celebrate the return of spring to the city.
It’s traditionally celebrated by picnicking with family and friends under the blossoming cherry trees. Flowers – and nature in general – are particularly symbolic throughout Japanese culture, and the cherry blossom represents both a new beginning and the fragility of life.
Forpost Festival of Medieval Culture
The Forpost Medieval Festival is a celebration of Ukraine's rich medieval heritage. Offering walks, talks and historical re-enactment games, this medieval themed festival in Kamyanets Podil’sky annually gathers many visitors from all over the country as well as foreign guests. The Festival will take place from April 29th to May 1st, 2017.
You’ll get a unique opportunity to dive into stylistics and atmosphere of the authentic Lviv phenomenon – the Batyars’ World. That is a world with its own street language and city folklore of the beginning of the XX century. Lviv Batyar is a freedom – loving, witty, gallant and romantic idler. Concerts of Batyars’ bands, different funny competitions, and quizzes for children, retro – movie festival, Batyars’ songs and dances master classes for everybody, as well as tasty refreshments and drinks are everywhere to please all the participants of the city holiday.
When: May 1st, 2017
Where: Rynok Square, Lviv.
Flugery Lvova (Lviv Vanes)
This is a well stablished and beloved by locals ethno-jazz festival in Lviv. The festival has been gathering all the jazz enthusiasts, musicians and singers in Lviv since 2003. Flugery Lvova (which can be translated as Lviv vanes) will be traditionally taking place in the inner courtyard of Lviv City Council, more commonly known as Ratusha, located on Rynok Square.
When: April 29th - May 1st, 2017
Where: Ratusha courtyard, 1, Rynok Square, Lviv.
Hot Air Balloon Festival
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Hop into a basket and venture on a hot air balloon flight where you can see beautiful Ukraine from a totally unique perspective. An annual hot air balloon festival in Kamyanets Podilskyy, which is one of the most popular and the most spectacular events of the year in Ukraine will be happening from May 18th to May 21st, 2017.
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