Alfa Jazz Festival in Lviv

June 24-28, 2016
Lviv, Ukraine


Alfa Jazz Fest is an international open-air jazz festival, which is annually held in June in Lviv (Ukraine). Concerts featuring over a hundred world class musicians, performing on three stages in the city’s downtown area, over 40,000 spectators and around 100 accredited press reporters – this is story of the Alfa Jazz Fest of the previous years. The first festival was successfully held in 2011.

Guide to Kyiv Day Events: Celebrate Kyiv Weekend!

May 28-29 Kyiv traditionally celebrates its birthday. We have put together all the events in the city where you can celebrate the holiday and have a good time!


Comma Stage: Yound Ukrainian bands

"Gapochka", Ukrainian-American-French band Sphingidae, Blooms Corda with live sax, indie rockers 5 Vymir, trio Panivalkova, duo Dvoe, new wave band Secret Avenue and rock band Tape Flakes.

Where: Podil, Kontraktova square
When: May 28-29, starting at 17:30
Entrance: free


Tattoo Fest "Tattoo Connection"

Tattoo Fest “Tattoo Collection”

May 20-22, 2016

Art-Zavod Platforma

1 Bilomorska street, Kyiv

Entrance: 100 to 199 UAH



Kyiv Mini Maker Faire 2016

VDNH, 1 Glushkova street, Kyiv

May 21-22, 11.00—21.00

Entrance: from 50 UAH



X-Men: Apocalypse – Films in English

Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshipped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign.

Kyiv Comic Con 2016

May 14-15, 10:00-22:00

Ukrainian House

2 Khreshatyk street

Entrance: 200 to 300 UAH


Celebrate modern culture! The lagrest pop culture event in Ukraine starts in Kyiv. Movies, comics, anime, video games, table games, books, games for kids and a lot more!

Street Food Festival Ulichnaya eda

14-15 May 2016

Art Zavod Platforma 

Bilomorska street, 1

Entrance: 50 UAH


Last year season Ulichnaya eda festivals has ended with loud Georgian wedding. Inspired by the great reviews of our guests, Georgia with its hospitality, enthusiasm and incredibly delicious cuisine will be themed and May Street Food Festival.

Guide to May Holidays in Ukraine

May holidays are a long-standing tradition in Ukraine from Soviet times. Usually, Ukrainians have two public holidays for the International Labor Day (1st and 2nd of May), one holiday for the Easter and one for the Victory day (9th of May).

Labor Day gradually lost its meaning after the collaps of USSR, but some political parties and unions still organize demonstrations on this day. 

This year, the official may holidays will consist of 6 days: April 30th, May 1st—May 3rd, May 7th—May 9th.

Guide to Ukrainian Easter Celebration

Why do Ukrainian people celebrate three Easters? Where are all the bunnies and egg hunts? Find it out below!


Ukrainians celebrate Easter different from Western Europeans. There is no candy, bunnies or presents. But still, it’s a very beautiful holiday connecting different traditions – Christian, pagan and folk ones.

Ukraine is a home to Orthodox, Catholic and Jewish people, and all these religions celebrate Easter on different days. So, some families can even celebrate two or three Easters! Some years, the Easters coincide on the same day too.


Kyiv Flower Show

April 22 – May 29, 2016

9:00 – 21:00

Singing Field, Kyiv

Entrance: 30 uah (free for kids under 7 and pensioners)


In the second half of April Singing Field in Kiev city traditionally holds an exhibition of tulips. The territory of Pechersk Landscape Park in Kyiv blooms with tens of thousands of flowers in spring. Here, the exhibition of tulips is held. In 2016, the exhibition will be called "The Blossom Rivers".


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