09 Jul Top summer festivals in Russia 2014
There are many different cultural events and festivals taking place in Russia all year long. No matter if you are a fan of punk rock, cinema or traditional crafts, you will easily find an event which addresses your interests. Do you need a reason to visit Russia? Get inspired by our selection of top 5 festivals which will take place in Russia still this summer!
Mir Sibiri, 11th – 13th of July in Shushenskoe, Krasnoyarsk
It’s an international festival of music and crafts of Siberia. With 100 ethnic music performers from Russia, former Soviet republic and countries from far abroad it is the most significant and the largest ethnic music event in Russia. But it’s not only about music. Participants can also buy craftsmen’s products, participate in ethnic ceremonies, watch ethnic movies and observe national theater performances. Check out festival’s website.
Afisha Picnic, 19th of July in Moscow
This one-day outdoor festival in Moscow gathers international music artists with local independent musicians and mixes it with all sorts of urban entertainment, including food stalls, designers’ market, games and crafts, sports, lectures, workshops and more. Afisha Picnic grows every year, attracting over 50,000 participants from Russia and abroad. This year we will see Jamiroquai and Suede among many other supreme artists. Don’t miss it, especially if you are around Moscow in July. Check festival’s website.
Open Cinema, 1st -4th of August in Saint Petersburg
International Short and Animation Film Festival will have it’s 10th anniversary this year. The festival will present numerous short films from Russia, Asia, America, Western Europe, Scandinavia, the Balkans and even Africa. According to the tradition, the grand opening of the festival will take place at the scenic beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress. Besides the great selection of films, several art and music performances will be waiting for you at the Open Cinema in Saint Petersburg. Check festival’s website.
Kubana, 14th-19th of August in Krasnodarskij Kraj
Kubana is a great choice for everyone who loves rock, punk rock, alternative, ska or electronics, and wants to spend some days at the Black Sea. You can treat Kubana as a proper holiday with sand, sun, sea, all kinds of entertainment and, of course, great selection of music.
KAMWA, 4th – 7th of September, Perm
One of a kind, international festival of contemporary ethnic cultures KAMWA will take place for the 9th time in September in Perm. All the activities around this year’s festival will be organized around art, theater and music. For etnofuturism and technoart, engineering theater and etno-performance, to fusion music, folklore and electronics. Check festival’s website.
Enjoy summer in Russia! If you need help with booking your tickets to any of the festivals in Russia or you’d like to take a tour around the country, ask ExploRussia for a fully personalized and customized itinerary!