Kyiv Weekend Events: July 7-8 2018

Kyiv Weekend Events: July 7-8 2018

This weekend the past is strongly connected with the present: while many locals and tourists abroad head to the Atlas Weekend festival to hear their favorite bands live, others engage in traditional rites on Ivana Kupala celebration.

Ivana Kupala in Pyrohiv

The mystic July night is a great chance to witness traditional Ukrainian rites passed down by generations. Traditionally, the holiday is celebrated with songs and bonfires that last throughout the night. Some people leap over the flames, as it is believed that the act of jumping over the bonfire cleanses people of illness and bad luck.
When: July 6, 8 P.M. — July 7
Where: Pyrohiv Museum
Price: UAH 200
Ivana Kupala in Caribbean Club
In case you’re not the one for outdoor celebrations, Caribbean Club has prepared a special program for the Saturday night — singer Oksana Stebelskaia and Ukrainski Barvy band will create the magical atmosphere of the pagan holiday. Besides, visitors are promised dance workshops, vyshyvanka contest and delicious cocktails.
When: July 7, 6 P.M.
Where: Caribbean Club
Price: starts at UAH 150
Read: Airlines News Digest: July 2018
American Independence Day Picnic
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American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine invites everyone to celebrate America's Birthday at the Annual American Independence Day Picnic. The celebration will be held on Saturday. The first tier will be filled with modern catching music, exciting contests, big entertainment zone for children, bright photo zones and other open-air activities. On the second level you will find a lot of delicious food of American cuisine, refreshing drinks and different treats. And on the top, just as an icing on the cake, there will be an exciting drawing of cool gifts and great performance by the headliner.
When: July 7, 4 P.M.
Where: Kyiv International School Stadium
Price: UAH 250
Atlas Weekend

One of the main events of summer 2018, Atlas Weekend festival will be hosted in the Expocenter of Ukraine and as usual will feature the worldwide stars like British electro band The Chemical Brothers, as well as famous Ukrainian artists like Boombox, O.Torvald and others. 
When: July 7-8
Where: Expocenter of Ukraine
Price: starts at UAH 1700
Italian Classical Music Concert
Shevchenko Park, located right near the Taras Shevchenko National University will host an open-air chamber ensemble concert for lovers of classical music. This time the event is dedicated to passionate Italy, which has given one of the best and well-known music pieces to the world. While adults are enjoying the tender melodies, kids can be entertained on workshops. A large food court with Italian cuisine stalls will be installed as well.
When: July 7, 7 P.M.
Where: Shevchenko Park
Price: Free
Tetouze. One Man Orchestra

Skvorechnyk art-space, which has recently moved to Hydropark on the same-named station will present a performance of Tetouze from France — acoustic artist, DJ, composer and multi-instrumentalist are only a couple of points indicated in his resume. The French artist is known for the unique symbiosis of electronics and Oriental music traditions, provided by his own playing Sitar, violin, flute and other instruments.
When: July 7, 8 P.M.
Where: Skvorechnyk art-space
Price: voluntary contribution to the development of the art-space
Read: Underground Clubs and Music Bars in Kyiv
Electronic Music on UBK Beach
A young prodigy from London Taiki Nulight will provide the soundtrack to dance the night away on the famous Kyiv beach. Taiki has performed in various London clubs, including the well-known Fabric and Ministry of Sound. His music is a unique fusion of bass house and his own experimental style, beloved by the public as well as various music labels.
When: July 7, 10 P.M.
Where: UBK Beach
Price: UAH 200
BBQ Fest in Manufactura
A traditional food festival will take place in outlet town Manufactura this weekend. Organizers promise the classical formula of fun: best-selected vendors with juicy BBQ, entertainment for kids and adults and live music.
When: July 7 – 8, 12 P.M.
Where: Manufactura outlet town
Price: Free
Read: Water Entertainments in Ukraine
Art-party in Skvorechnyk
Skvorechnyk art-space is located among the bushy nature of Hydropark, which serves as a perfect getaway from the busy city center. On Sunday Skvorechnyk welcomes everyone on a painting session to let negative thoughts go and relax with an amicable company with tea and sweets. All materials, including canvas, brushes and disposable aprons, are provided by Skvorechnyk. To register, call 097-452-35-78.
When: July 8, 3 P.M.
Where: Skvorechnyk art-space
Price: UAH 200
The weather forecast for July 7-8 promises +25°C. Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: Facebook pages of the events,, Oleksii Chumachenko / All images belong to their rightful authors.

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