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.
Thousands of square meters of interactive games, robots, scientific workshops and contests await all the visitors of the Robotica 2017 festival in Kyiv. There will be LEGO-robots contests, the exhibition of inventions created by children and National Robo-technic Olympiad. The winner will get a chance to present Ukraine at the World Robo Oympiad, which will be taking place in Costa Rica in 2017. First Lego League and First Lego League JuniorSci-tech contests are among the most anticipated events at the Robotica 2017.
All the LEGO enthusiasts will enjoy a massive LEGO art exhibition.
When: May 6th, 2017
Where: 1, Sportyvna street, Kyiv. Kyiv Sports Palace. The entrance is free.
Read: Ukrainian Spring Festivals
Kyiv Lights Festival
This is the first international festival of light and media arts in Kyiv. Bright and colorful light sculptures and installations, light projections on buildings and trees, light shows, and drone shows will transform the city into an open art gallery, creating an unforgettable atmosphere.
The festival’s main event will be the international mapping and VJing contest. Ukrainian and foreign lighting artists will turn the River Port building on Poshtova square into huge screen with spectacular video projections demonstrating the stunning possibilities of advanced technologies. The Kyiv Lights Festival follows the traditions of famous light festivals that are held annually in many capitals of the world. Admission is free to all festival venues.
When: May 12th - 14th, 2017.
Ulichnaya Eda Food Festival
Ulichnaya eda festival in Kyiv has successfully popularized European culture of cooking and consuming street food in Ukraine. This event usually gathers more than 30 thousand people, and this number continues to grow. The organizers are always glad to present new interesting enthusiasts of food making such as restaurants, cafes, food trucks, craft manufacturers, farmers, hand-makers and many others. In May 2017, Ulichnaya Eda Food Festival will actually turn into Gastrovision to celebrate the gastronomical culture of all the participating countries. The best street food from all over Europe will be waiting for all the guests on May 13th - 14th, 2017, at “Art-zavod Platforma” space, 1 Bilomorska str., near Lisova subway station in Kyiv.
Read: Kyiv Food Festivals in April 2017
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