Top 10 Festivals in Moscow 2020

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The year 2020 has kicked off with the Moscow’s biggest and longest Christmas festival in its history. Back then we didn’t know what the future would hold… Most of the events have been canceled in Moscow until October, but still there will be a handful of outdoor events this season in Moscow’s open-air venues and parks.

Russian Grill Fest

August 28 – August 30

Russian Grill Fest will be held at Flacon. The chiefs from dozens of Moscow’s restaurants and cafes will present grilled dishes based on the recipes from 10 different counties. Don’t miss out The Barbeque Championship on the weekend! Entrance is free. Operating hours 13.00 – 22.00.

Top 10 Moscow Festivals 2020 Russian Grilled Festival

Encore Fest

August 29

The international Amsterdam – born Encore Fest of street art, music and food is coming back to the ZIL open- air venue bringing pop-up market, music corners and art exhibitions together for a 1- day street art extravaganza.



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Chess and Jazz festival in Moscow – Sept 11 – Sept 12

The third Chess and Jazz festival will be held in September in the Hermitage garden.

September 11 opening at 14.00
Portico Quartet

September 12
Liann La Havas
Jordan Rakei


Click on the video below to see how it was in 2018.

Yoga Day Festival

September 6

Only for one day yoga-lovers from all over the country will flock to one of the largest parks in the capital – Tsarytsino Park (practicing social distancing) in order to practice yoga under the guidance of Indian professionals. 


Spasskaya Tower Festival

August 28 – September 6

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.

annual spasskaya tower


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.

annual Moscow birthday

End of September

The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is an annual event and the biggest Light festival in Europe! World famous designers and 2D and 3D graphic specialists utilize the urban space of Moscow as canvas for multimedia and light installations. Entrance to any festival venue is free (there are usually from 4 to six venues) . The festival opens by the end of September.

WorldFood Moscow Festival

September 22 – September 25

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.

WorldFood Festival - Top 10 Moscow Festivals 2020


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!

Moscow Gastronomic Festival 2020

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