Top 10 Festivals in Moscow in 2019
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April 27 – May 12
World Dance Olympiad in Sokolniki is the biggest dance marathon in the world! I twill encompass more that 50 international competitions in different styles. You can book your ticket here
Every year during Moscow’s Museum Night more than 300 of Moscow’s museums and art centres are open until the early hours of the morning, welcoming visitors with no admission charge. This year it will be held on May 18. Check the details here. (Russian)
June 12 – June 16
The International Knight Festival ‘Tournament of St. George’ will be held in Moscow at the Kolomenskoye museum-reserve in the end of April 2019.Nine most famous knights from Russia, Norway and France will compete at the 4th St. George International Tournament.Participants of the festival will joust with solid wood spears, fight in team fisticuffs and one-on-ones with two-handed melees. Check the details here (Russian)
June 22 – June 23
Usadba Jazz is the most anticipated event of the year, the largest Russian open-air presenting jazz and funk, world music and soul, indie and electronics. Usadba Jazz is a festival for the whole family. The youngest ones can enjoy a beautiful music programme specially created for them at Usadba Jazz Kids stage.BOOK TICKETS HERE
The Moscow Jam Fest opens in the middle of July. Tens of chalet-tents are set in the city to treat residents and guests with all sorts of traditional and exotic jams.Entrance is free.
August 18 – August 19
The International Fireworks Festival will be held in Moscow in August 2019!
End of August
The International Military Music Festival – ‘Spasskaya Tower’ opens by the end of August on Red Square.The best of Russian and foreign military bands and folk groups, as well as honorary guard units of the heads of states, will take part in the event. The best of Russian and foreign military bands and folk groups, as well as honorary guard units of the heads of states, will take part in the event. At the end of each performance a joint band of all the participants – around 1,500 musicians – will appear on the Red Square. All the musicians will play the final chords to the salvoes of the salute, with the light show on St. Basil’s Cathedral as the background.
The city of Moscow celebrates its birthday in the beginning of September. Parades and fairs, carnivals and concerts, artists’ shows and traditional grandiose fireworks are all planned in celebration of the holiday.The festival venues are scattered throughout the city, however the main events are traditionally held on Tverskaya Street, in the Red Square, on Vasilievsky Slope, Poklonnaya Hill and Sparrow Hills. Entrance is free.
End of September
The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is an annual event at which light designers and 2D and 3D graphic designers utilize the urban space of Moscow as canvas for multimedia and light installations. Entrance to any Festival venue is free. The festival will opens by the end of September .
September 27 – September 29
The “WorldFood Moscow” event is the main platform in Russia where food trade professionals, international associations and guests can assess the market.WorldFood Moscow annually gathers international food and drink companies from over 62 countries.
The Moscow Gastronomic Festival opens in the beginning of October, with 75 restaurants welcoming clients to special contestant set-menus from their master chefs.One of the best attractions of the menus are the prices: customers can taste the main dishes of Moscow’s fanciest restaurants at significantly discounted prices!
The annual Night of the Arts is held in the beginning of November.With dozens of venues on the list, the festival brings together those who love contemporary and classic art, performances and concerts by live bands. Entrance to all events is free.
The annual Christmas festival “Journey Into Christmas” will take place steps from Red Square with dozens of special stalls and tents, playgrounds and stages.
The festival encompasses special zones in the city centre. More than 100 stalls, selling different products, will be within the bounds of the fair. The entrance is free.