Top 10 Moscow Events to Attend in May
Here is our list of the brightest city events in May – probably the best time of the year in Moscow!
Music Festival “Moscow Spring.A Capella”
May 1 – May 12
The festival encompasses more than 30 of special art and sports zones in the city centre. This year the theme of the festival is music. Hundreds of Russian and international artists will come up on stage. All guests may attend spectacular musicals, musical performances, various workshops, thematic musical tours and the special art program dedicated to the Victory Day on May 9 !The main stages and pavilions will be placed at Kuznetsky Most, Tverskaya Square, Rozhdestvenka street, Ploshad Revolutsii.Entrance is free!
Toruk. Cirque Du Soleil
Apt 19 – May 5 2019
TORUK “ The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, a live experience by Cirque du Soleil, envisions a world beyond imagination set thousands of years before the events depicted in the film.
Moscow River Cruise with Disco (Summer Season Opening)
Moscow’s water transport will start operating on May 1. Enjoy the celebration on a cruise with dinner and disco. See the monuments of Moscow illuminated for the night. Marvel at landmark attractions such as Gorky Park to the sound of the hits from the ’80s and ’90s. The tour will start at 7.30 pm. Entrance ticket is 2,986 roubles. Check the details here.
Moscow Restaurant Festival
April 20 – May 10
“The Moscow Gastronomic Festival” opened with 150 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! One festive set of 3- 5 dishes will cost you 990 roubles. Check the list of participants here.
The annual Victory Day celebrations usually culminate in a grand fireworks show at 10 p.m. Fireworks are set alight from dozens of different locations around the city. Anyone hoping to maximize their experience are advised to watch the show fromÂ the prime viewing locations in the city centre.
Cosmic Concert at Moscow’s Planetarium
May 11 BOOK TICKETS HERE
May 12 BOOK TICKETS HERE
Under the starry 3D cupola, the musicians will play the cosmic music of Frank Sinatra. All guests will be regaled with a glass of champagne!
The Moscow Planetarium is the largest in Europe, though many citizens remember it being constantly closed for technical work. The newly reconstructed space complex consists of a theme park, entertainment complex with 4D cinema, theatre, 3d installation halls, theatre and concert hall, and an observation laboratory.
Moscow Museum Night
On May 18 2019 more than 300 of Moscow’s museums and art centres will be open until the early hours of the morning, welcoming visitors with no admission charge. The entire program will be published shortly.
The “Nutcracker” Kremlin Ballet
Seeing a ballet in the heart of Moscow must be every traveller’s dream. Having celebrated its anniversary, «The Kremlin Ballet» became one of the world leading troupe on the international scene performing at one of the world’s best ballet venues.
BOSCH in 3D in Moscow
April 26 – May 16
ARTPLAY MEDIA produces and stages cutting-edge multimedia shows, using such technologies as multichannel animation graphics, dozens of state-of-the-art high-resolution video projectors, giant screens and surround sound.
So who is Hieronymus Bosch?
Some say he is a surrealist artist, ‘an honorary professor of nightmares’. Some insist that his paintings contain encrypted secret formulas used by alchemists, astrologers and sorcerers at the time. And some believe he was a heretic, a follower of some banned sects, even though he is known to have been an extremely religious person. Entrance ticket prices start at 550 roubles. Check the details (English) here.
International Cycling Race
Around 30,000 participants are expected for this year’s ride on May 19. It will be held from 12.00. Entrance fee prices start at 6000 roubles. Check the details (in English) and register here.
Free Museum Week!
May 13 – May 19
The best museums of Moscow offer free admission on May 19 – 2019.
A new Moscow Museum Week program has been launched in April. Moscow residents and guests will be able to visit all the exhibitions and displays free of charge throughout a week.
Some of the city museums will be offering free admission every third week of the month, each museum will host a free day on one of these days from Monday till Sunday.
Moscow Museum Week campaign will start this April. More than 40 venues will take part in it , including Museum of Moscow, Darwin Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Cosmonautics and others.
The Jackson&Houston Show
Only on May 30, in the State Kremlin Palace a grandiose show will take place – legendary hits of Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston.
May 31 2019
LEGENDARY American rocker Jon Bon Jovi is set to play at Luzhniki next – spring!