Old Car Land Festival

September 30-October 2, 2016

National Museum of Aviation

1 Medova street, Kyiv

Entrance: 80 UAH pre-bought tickets, 100 UAH on the day of festival


Old Car Land Festival showcases the classic/vintage tech, including cars, trucks, bikes, bicycles, trains and everything else. The fest takes place at the National Aviation Museum, among the impressive collection of planes.

The festival gives you a chance to get up and close with the retro cars and retro entthusiasts from all over the country.

Hoppy Fest – First Craft Beer Festival in Ukraine

August 26 – 27, 2016

1 Fortechny provulok, Ivano-Frankivsk

Entrance: Free


Hoppy Fest is a first international craft beer fest in Ukraine! Ivano-Frankivsk gathers small craft breweries from Ukraine, Czech republic, Germany, Hungary and Belgium. The festival aims to promote quality beer drinking culture in Ukraine. 

Guide to Independence Day in Ukraine 2016

Independence Day is a national holiday celebrated in each and every Ukrainian city. This year Ukraine celebrates an anniversary – 25 years of independence! Of course, there will be no grand and pompous celebrations among the crisis and warfare, but there are still some celebrations. Here’s a complete guide to the most interesting events all over Ukraine!



Military parade

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, 10:00

English-speaking bar only in Kharkiv!

19 Rymarska street, Kharkiv


For those living in or just visiting Kharkiv Schoolpub presents a unique opportunity to feel culturally superior as it is the only pub in Ukraine where speaking any language other than English is strictly forbidden.

Come over and have a pint of beer with the ladies, a game of pool with other expats, or plot a coup with the secret services. Wait, no coup-plotting. Sorry.

La Tomatina festival in Kyiv

August 27, 12:00 - 20:00

Ledovy Stadium

Glushakova 9, Kyiv

Entrance: 100 UAH

La Tomatina is an annual festival held in the Spanish town of Buñol in the last week of August. It is a large-scale battle with tomatoes as a weapon. Kiev will host a similar festival. In addition to the fights, you can shop at the fair, try international cuisine and be entertained with music, contests etc.

White Nights Festival at Platforma

August 26-28

Art-Zavod Platforma

1 Bilomorska street, Kyiv

Entrance: 150 UAH


Festival of electronic and pop music at Art-Zavod Platforma August 26-28. Line-up: Christian Burns и The Maneken LIVE,  Cherokey, Cape Cod feat. Constantine, Tyoma with a string band. Fashion shows and art installations too. 

Street Food Festival in Kyiv

August 12-14, 2016

Art-Zavod Platforma

1 Bilomorska street, Kyiv

Entrance: 50 UAH


August Festival will be Asian themed with unexpected combinations of flavors, aromas of spices and the freshness of exotic fruits. All varieties of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indian cuisine will make summer evenings truly appetizing. Thai tom-yam or Vietnamese pho? Spring rolls or sushi? Tofu curry with shrimp or gedza? You can have it all at once!

16.00-23.00 on Friday

New International Medical Center Opening! Invitation from Doctor Sam

Please join us for the opening ceremony of the multi-specialty Medical Center of Doctor Sam Network, located at 71-G Lomonosova street.

The ceremony will take place on August 7th at 12 p.m.

The ceremony program includes:

  • - Welcome speech of the management team and doctors
  • - For children: animation, face painting, oxygen cocktails
  • - Refreshing drinks and snacks
  • - Those who wish will get a Patient's Card, which gives individual benеfits at our medical centers.

(044) 393 92 91

Carpathian Alliance Festival

July 29-31, 2016 

Kyiv, Druzhby Narodiv Park

For the lovers of Metal: Kiev hosts a Carpathian Alliance Metal Festival in Druzhby Narodiv Park!

Current line-up: 
Primordial (IRL)
Rotting Christ (GRС)
Cemetery of Scream (POL)
Steignyr (ESP)
Voltumna (ITA)
MartYriuM (MLT)
Infected (UKR)
Mortuorial Eclipse (ARG)
Incarnal (POL)

Kyiv Opens a New Futuristic Center for Public Services

Kyiv Oblast Administration opens a brand new futuristic hub for the public services, where citizens can order and receive documents without traditional Ukrainian bureaucracy.

“Gotovo” is a pilot project of the Kyiv region with a purpose of fighting the corruption and bureaucracy. The 65 employees who will be working there were selected on the basis of having no experience in the field of licensing and permits. The founders promise a friendly staff instead of stiff government officials, which you have to beg.


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