Summer is over, however it seems like the festival season in Kyiv keeps spinning. Festive fall in the capital of Ukraine offers a diverse program of events with something for everyone. «Destinations» rounded up top festivals and events totally worth visiting this weekend.
Photo: "Ulichnaya Eda" web page
Once a small local food festival, now ‘Ulichnaya Eda’, has grown into a must visit event for all the local foodies and Kyiv guests. The gastronomic theme of the October festival is Eastern European and Ukrainian cuisine. ‘Ulichnaya Eda’ offers to experience a wide range of gastronomical emotions from well-known and beloved dishes from all regions of Ukraine and neighboring countries. Our web Destinations.com.ua suggests you to celebrate autumn's onset with the most fabulous food experiences you can imagine and the authentic atmosphere of Ukrainian folk fair at ‘Ulichnaya Eda’ food festival in Kyiv that will be held on October 1st - 2nd at Platforma Art-Zavod, 1 Belomorska str.
On October 1st and 2nd, Kyiv will host the seventh Food and Wine Festival. This time the festival theme will be wine and meat. In addition to an interesting theme the festival will move to the new location. In 2016 all the foodies are invited to taste the classical combination of fine wine and selected meats at Expocenter of Ukraine known as VDNH complex. The event will offer all the guests the wine run, the wine museum section, grape stomping vat, «The wine week», beautiful decor, lectures on wine and wine tastings from leading Ukrainian and foreign wine houses.
Photo: International Day of Coffee FB page
In Kyiv a number of coffee shops and cafes will offer various coffee-themed workshops, lectures and coffee-tastings. Also, coffee lovers will have a chance to enjoy a cup of cappuccino for UAH 15 or espresso for UAH 10. These are special «International Day of Coffee» prices available at all Kyiv coffee shops and cafes, which are the members of International Coffee Organization.
Insha Musyka Festival (Another Music Festival)
Photo: Insha Mysyka FB Page
Indie record label «Insha Mysyka» gathers friends and fans. With this festival one of the most successful Ukrainian record label celebrates its 10th birthday. The festival will feature many Ukrainian indie-, pop-, rock bands. The line-up includes Vagonovozhatye («Bагоновожатые»), Stoned Jesus, SINOPTIK, Somali Yacht Club, On The Wane, My Personal Murderer, Esquizet, MegamasS and many more.
The festival will take place on October 1-2, 2016 at Bingo Club, Peremohy avenue, 112, Kyiv.
Photo: Tbilisona-Mimino FB page
“Tbilisoba ” is an annual festival of Ukrainian-Georgian friendship. The festival brings bright colors and warmth of the heart of the Georgian capital to Kyiv. This year the organizers decided to expand the “geography” of the holiday, so the first weekend of October guests will have a chance to enjoy authentic Georgian cuisine, dances, songs and culture. The festival will take place on October 1-2, 2016 on Andriyivskyy Descent.
Early fall is a great time to attend various music and food festivals in Kyiv. The festival calendar ramps up after the summer festivals, but the days are still long and the evenings light. Explore our picks for the best Kyiv festivals of the weekend.