Top 10 Moscow’s Annual Festivals in One Minute!



Here are the best annual festivals of Moscow!


The leading event in the restaurant industry -“Taste of Moscow” opens in the beginning of June. For 4 days the best city cafes and restaurants will be welcoming clients with special offers and tastings.

annual taste of moscowJuly

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.

annual moscow jam fest

The International Fireworks Festival was held in Moscow by the end of July.

annual fireworks festivalAugust 

The eighth 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.

annual spasskaya tower


The city of Moscow celebrates its  birthday in the beginning of September ( Sept 6-Sept 10). 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 birthdayThe 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 .


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!

annual gastronomic festival



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.

annual night of the artsDecember 

The “Ice Moscow” Festival opens by the end of December. The main city monuments, museums, the Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre and other buildings made from ice, are always on display.

annual ice moscow

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 event opens in the middle of December. The festival encompasses 38 special zones in the city centre. Entrance is free.

annual journey into Christmas



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