Top February 2019 Festivals in Ukraine

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Festival life never stops in Ukraine – even in the cold February. The last winter month offers us wide variety of options for having fun: St. Valentine`s Day celebrations, Chinese New Year, media art event, chocolate fest and more.

Kurazh Bazaar: Love Actually in Kyiv

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The first Kurazh Bazar fair in 2019 will be held in February and is going to be dedicated to the St. Valentine`s Day. The event, called “Love Actually”, promises to delight its guests with the great choice of exclusive gifts for loved ones made by Ukrainian brands. Apart from wide assortment of clothes, accessories and décor items, the visitors will enjoy dance party with romantic music, thematic movies, tasty food & drinks andmany warm hugs.
When: February 16-17
Where: National Expocenter of Ukraine, pavilion 19, Kyiv
Admission: TNA

Carbon Media Art Festival in Kyiv

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Carbon Media Art Fest in Kyiv is a special place where art and technologies unite in the most surprising and impressive ways. The guests of the event are welcome to visit four spacious halls where they will find endless miracles: media art exhibitions of objects reacting to sounds and moves; VR installations; mind-blowing laser and light shows; “alive” sculptures; 360 projection; VR zone – an area to create your own virtual reality and to watch performances of media artists; freak show in LED costumes; movies screening; electronic music sets; tea room and chill-out zone.
When: February 1–17, 2019
Where: National Expocenter of Ukraine, pavilion 13, Kyiv
Admission: starting from UAH 120

Chinese Lanterns Fest in Kyiv

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On St. Valentine`s Day Spivoche Pole park in the Ukrainian capital will turn into a platform for an unusual event: the first festival of giant Chinese lanterns. The visitors will see large light installations – each symbolizing some old folk fairy tale or legend of China. Pandas, flamingos, forest with deer and, of course, a huge 40-meter high dragon – these are only a part of wonders of the upcoming event. Besides, the program includes fire and lights fest, thematic music and souvenirs from craftsmen. On the weekends and holidays guests will enjoy festive program dedicated to the culture of China.
Where: Spivoche Pole park, Kyiv
When: February 14 – March 31
Admission: starting from UAH 120

National Chocolate Holiday in Lviv

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The National Chocolate Holiday in Lviv is annually held on the St. Valentine`s Day, and 2019 is not an exception. Apart from tasting all kinds of delicious chocolate bars, candies and drinks, guests will see how Lviv sculptors create large beautiful chocolate statues. In the children`s area, kids will find a whole “Chocolate city” where they will have a chance to cook their own sweets, to take part in different contests and many other entertainment activities together with parents. 6-meter long chocolate pizza will become a specialty of the event. Besides, loving couples will have an opportunity to get a special “Chocolate certificate” and a photo. Each guest of the holiday will get a brand bag as a gift.
When: February 14-17
Where: Palace of Arts, Lviv
Admission: UAH 60

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Mulled Wine Festival in Lviv

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If you feel a need for a glass of hot wine after a sweet piece of chocolate, you are lucky: the National Chocolate Holiday and Lviv Mulled Wine Fest will take place on the same dates and in the same location. The program of the event includes food courts with delicacies that fit mulled wine, contests, lotteries, gifts, workshops and a concert. Besides, guests of the festival will see (and maybe even taste!) legendary gingerbread houses.
When: February 14-17
Where: Palace of Arts yard, Lviv
Admission: TNA

St. Valentine`s Day “Garmyder” Fair in Lviv

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“Garmyder” is a festival of Ukrainian brands that supports and popularizes homemade products. On “Garmyder” festive fair dedicated to the St. Valentine`s Day, you will surely find the best unique gifts for your beloved one. The event will present wide choice of souvenirs, clothes and décor made in Ukraine with love.
When: February 9-10
Where: Shuvar Expo Exhibition center, 3d floor, Lviv
Admission: free

Chinese New Year in Lviv

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If you didn’t have enough fun during the regular New Year celebration, Lviv invites to celebrate another New Year – in the Chinese style. The program of this year`s “Chinese New Year in Lviv” festival includes colorful parades with dragons, dance shows, fair with traditional Chinese food, workshops, tea ceremonies, contests and a huge party.
When: February 1–5
Where: Rynok square, square in the front of Opera House, Mytna square and Malevich Night Club, Lviv
Admission: TNA

Tango Music Project in Odesa

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On the St. Valentine`s Day, Tango Music Project invites to dive into romantic atmosphere. The young band consists of Odesa National Opera and Ballet theatre soloists; many of them have been already awarded on international contests. Tango Music Project has performed on the prestigious stages of Odesa as well as abroad in Poland, the Netherlands and Switzerland. For the upcoming holiday, the artists prepared a special program full of passion and deep emotions.
When: February 14, 7 PM
Where: Urban Music Hall, Odesa
Admission: starting from UAH 200
We wish you to have a great time on February 2019 festivals in Ukraine!
Photo source:, websites of events and organizations mentioned above. All photos belong to their rightful owners.

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