Best Late Fall 2018 Festivals in Ukraine

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The gloomy days of the fall paint everything around in deep dark colors, but it does not mean that we should stop having fun. Luckily, festival life never stops in Ukraine, so there are plenty of interesting events to brighten this gloomy period of the year. Halloween celebrations, opera performances, blues melodies, coffee & beer fests… What else? Let`s find out.

Ulichnaya Eda. Kvartirnik Festival in Kyiv

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Ulichnaya Eda (“Street food”) platform is organizing a new party, and this time it will be held in the format of “kvartirnik” (“flat party”) that guarantees homely coziness and warm atmosphere. Guests of the event will enjoy music covers of “Hotel California” and “Wind of Change”, play chess and Alias, taste rolls with cherries and pastry cream, hot raspberry wine and Belgian potatoes with hot cheese sauce. The admission to the party is free for children under 15, multi-child families, physically challenged guests, ATO veterans and those who have birthday on the festival dates.
Where: Platforma Art Zavod
When: November 3-4
Ticket price: UAH 100

IX International Kyiv Blues Festival



The IX blues festival in Kyiv will gather artists from the six different countries. The festival will start with the performance of Neil Nolan who has been playing his signature blues hits around the world for more than 30 years. The musician has won the hearts of audiences in Australia, Canada and Europe. His Kyiv performance will be supported by Philip Beliaev (guitar), Erdem Tonguc (piano) and Alexander Kucherin (drums). The list of the festival participants also includes Konstantin Kolesnichenko`s quartet from Dnipro, British bluesman Eddie Martin and American singer Keith Dunn. The festival will be conducted by Max Tavrichesky – Ukrainian bluesman and producer.
Where: Cinema House (6, Saksaganskogo street)
When: November 10
Ticket price: UAH 250–600

Blackfest Ukrainian Coffee Show in Kyiv

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BLACKFEST Ukrainian Coffee Show is not just another coffee festival – it is a grand-scale professional event. The fest will unite more than 3000 professionals of coffee production branch from Ukraine and other countries. More than 60 leading companies of tea and coffee production will present their products on 2000 sq. m. The program consists of equipment exhibition, lectures, workshops, food courts and two national contests: Ukrainian Barista Championship and Ukrainian Brewers Cup. The winners will present Ukraine on the world`s championship in Boston.
Where: CEC Parkovy, 16a, Parkova road
When: November 30 – December 1
Ticket price: TNA

“Scythians” Equestrian Martial Arts Fest near Kyiv

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The visitors of “Scythians” festival on the territory of Kyiv Rus park will have a great chance to dive into history. The festival program includes difficult tricks performed by professional horse-riders, secrets of fight with ancient weapons, archery contest and other. The guests will be offered to take part in different competitions, to ride horses, to assay their powers in shooting gallery, to see 20 breeds of pedigreed horses and to taste delicious food and drinks.
Where: “Kyiv Rus” park, Kyiv oblast`, Kopachev village
When: November 3-4
Ticket price: UAH 50–200

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XVII International Opera Art Fest Dedicated to Solomiya Krushelnytska in Lviv

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All lovers of the opera art are welcome to visit the grandiose opera festival in Lviv that will last for six days. The guests will hear such masterpieces as “Madama Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini, “Nabucco” and “Don Carlos” by Giuseppe Verdi, “The Servant Turned Mistress” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and many other outstanding performances.
Where: Lviv National Opera
When: November 13–18
Ticket price: UAH 50–300

Dark Stage Festival in Lviv

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If you prefer metal sound to opera voices, you should check out Dark Stage festival – a music event supported by the organizers of the well-known “Faine Misto” fest. The third Dark stage festival will become a gift for all those who love dark and heavy music. The lineup consists of such names as Bad Omens (the USA), Space of Variations (Ukraine), SEVERALS (Czech Republic), DASH (Ukraine).
Where: FESTrepublic (24-26, Staroznesenska street)
When: November 23, 7 PM
Ticket price: UAH 440–690

Odesa Beer Festival

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This fall, Odesa Beer Festival will be held in the “warm” indoor format for the first time in its history. Apart from the new location, the organizers promise many new participants and positive emotions. They say that the event will become “Oktoberfest in Odesa style”. The guests of the event will have a great opportunity to try appetizing snacks along with delicious beers from Ukrainian and foreign breweries.
Where: FreshMarket (110, Panteleimonivska street)
When: October 27-28
Ticket price: TNA

Odesa Halloween Festival

halloween pumpkin and candles
The third “Halloween fest” in Odesa will take you to the horror world of giants, witches and ghosts. The guests in Halloween clothes will enjoy more than 30 thematic photo areas, performance of giants on stilts and masters of fire, magician`s tricks, dances, quests, flash mobs, many contests, energizing music, food court and festive fireworks.
Where: Odesa Cinema Studio (33, French boulevard)
When: October 27, 2 PM
Ticket price: UAH 100
The best late fall 2018 festivals in Ukraine guarantee to bring you unforgettable experiences and bright impressions. Enjoy!
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