Top 10 Festivals in Moscow 2020
The year 2020 has kicked off with the Moscow’s biggest and longest Christmas festival in its history. We are excited to see the first food festivals in our parks in April – May, to join the music lovers in June and July to see much-awaited international musicians in our city. Along with these events, there will be dozens of festivals held in Moscow throughout the year.
The “Proryv” (“Breakthrough”) Extreme Sports Festival – April 17 – April 18
Once again the organizers of the fest will build up a special stage and a track so all the participants will have space to demonstrate their excellence and to perform extraordinary tricks.
Moscow Knight Festival -Updated June 12 – June 15
The International Knight Festival ‘Tournament of St. George’ will be held in Moscow at the Kolomenskoye museum-reserve in the middle of June 2020.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)
May 29 – May 31
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.
Moscow’s Museum Night – May 16
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 16. Check the details here. (Russian)
Festivals in July
Park Live – July 17 – July 19
Park Live is an annual international festival in Moscow that usually attracts around 25 to thirty thousand visitors. It is also the biggest music festival in Moscow in July. This year Park Live will be headlined by Killers, Placebo and The Offspring!
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Geek Picnic Festival 2020 – July
The largest European open air festival dedicated to popular science, modern technology, science and art will be held on the territory of the Kolomenskoye Museum. Entrance ticket prices start at 750 roubles.
The largest European open air festival dedicated to popular science, modern technology, science and art will be held on the territory of the Kolomenskoye Museum. Entrance ticket prices start at 750 roubles. For more information, please, click here.
Chess and Jazz festival in Moscow – July 24 – July 25
The second Chess and Jazz festival will be held this summer in the Hermitage garden. Click on the video below to see how it was in 2018.
The International Fireworks Festival – August 15 – August 16
The International Fireworks Festival will be held in Moscow in August 2020!
Afisha Picnic Festival – August
Every summer the Afisha Festival brings great music and fun to Kolomentskoe park in Moscow for a day. In 2020 the line up will feature sone international music bands along with a selection of local music stars. Come early to browse the market and try out the entertainment, which always includes dance stages and virtual attractions.
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 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.
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.
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!