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4-5 July 2020: Stereoleto

4-5 July 2020: Stereoleto

Stereoleto (in Russian means literally Stereo Summer) based in St.Petersburg is the oldest independent international annual summer festival of contemporary and alternative music in Russia with unforgettable atmosphere, perfect music content and excellent reputation established over the years of existence of the festival. Stereoleto is designed to be a festival friendly to everyone. There’re lots of entertainments for people of all ages, including children. Areas of the festival are always equipped with the playground zones offering a large variety of activities for children – sports, games and workshops. In addition to music there are many event features as visual arts, design and variable cuisines available for all guests of the festival. Stereoleto is a landmark event in the cultural life of the city, a musical holiday which emotionally charges residents and guests of St. Petersburg.
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11-12 July 2020: The Battle of the Neva

11-12 July 2020: The Battle of the Neva

The real tournament, full contact fighting and medieval crafts fair will take place in Saint Petersburg this summer. The Battle of the Neva features spectacular mass battles, fighting and jousting tournament right in the center of St. Petersburg. This is the opportunity to join the History, to try on armor or just enjoy a unique show. Dozens of historical reconstruction clubs from all over Russia and abroad will take part in the festival, some of them will present guests with live exhibition of achievements of their periods, while others will take part in the horse tournament and mass battles. During the festival there will run a historic Fair and many themed entertainment venues for the whole family, where children and adults will have an opportunity to learn how to fight with swords or, as in the old days, to forge a souvenir in real camp forge!
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28 May - 5 June: Musical Olympus International Festival

28 May - 5 June: Musical Olympus International Festival

The Musical Olympus International Festival of St. Petersburg is held annually since 1996. The idea of the Festival is widely supported by prominent artists of the world, many of them member the Honorary Committee of the Musical Olympus: Matthias Bamert, Elisso Virsaladze, Daniel Barenboim, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballe, Zubin Mehta, Paloma O’Shea, Yuri Temirkanov, Dmitrij Hvorostovskij, Mariss Jansons, Yo-Yo Ma, András Schiff. The festival has come to be known as a “parade of winners.” Every year it presents highly talented young musicians who have recently won prizes at the largest and most prestigious international music competitions.
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18-19 July 2020: Vkontakte Festival

18-19 July 2020: Vkontakte Festival

300 Anniversary Park in Saint Petersburg will turn into a real social network VKontakte! Communities will become real clubs, audiorecords will trransform into favorite performers on stage and likes will become real emotions and smiles! Festival space is divided into several thematic areas: music, sports, education, children, charity, the area of innovation, extreme entertainment, games, food, humor - everyone will find something for him- or herself here!
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12-14 November 2020: IX Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum

12-14 November 2020: IX Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum

The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is a unique cultural event of the world level, a discussion platform attracting several thousand cultural experts from all over the world: the stars of the drama theater, opera and ballet, outstanding directors and musicians, public figures, representatives of government and business, academic communities The forum is held by the Government of St. Petersburg with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. It is aimed at preserving and developing Russian culture, supporting cultural initiatives at the regional, federal and international levels, and developing international cooperation in the field of culture. The forum is developing in parallel in three directions. An extensive business program is of interest to specialists in various fields of culture. The festival program includes numerous cultural events for residents and guests of St. Petersburg. The business area creates conditions for the implementation of projects and signing of agreements in the field of culture.
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18-19 September 2020: Autumn Fountain Show at the Grand Cascade

18-19 September 2020: Autumn Fountain Show at the Grand Cascade

This year traditional multimedia fountain show will be held at the Grand Cascade on September 18th and 19th. Tickets for the multimedia performance will be available on the official website. Every year thousands of tourists from many cities and countries of the world visit Peterhof in September to enjoy the Autumn Fountain Show that has already become one of the most memorable once in a lifetime events for St. Petersburg. The Autumn Fountain Show is a modern high-tech show that features 3D mapping, holographic projections, powerful pyrotechnics, laser and light effects. It also immerses viewers into long-gone but still mesmerizing 18th century.
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17 May - 26 July 2020: Stars of the White Nights Music Festival

17 May - 26 July 2020: Stars of the White Nights Music Festival

The Stars of the White Nights Festival is considered to be one of the ten best music festivals in the world today, and among the most popular and diverse musical events in Russia. Each year, the Festival presents the best opera and ballet performances of the Mariinsky Theatre, the full range of symphonic repertoire, masterpieces of chamber music, and theatrical premieres. Over many years the program of the Festival has featured cycles of works of the great composers, such as the symphonies of Sergei Prokofiev; concerti of Ludwig van Beethoven; and the operas, ballets, and symphonic music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky; as well as the complete symphonies of Dmitri Shostakovich and Gustav Mahler. Each year the Mariinsky Theatre expands the horizons of the Festival, presenting in Moscow and the cities of the northwestern region of Russia, in addition to giving open-air concerts.
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20 June 2020: Scarlet Sails

20 June 2020: Scarlet Sails

The Scarlet Sails is the biggest celebration in St. Petersburg, the most massive and famous public event during the White Nights Festival. The tradition is highly popular for spectacular fireworks, numerous music concerts, and a massive water-show including a battle among tens of boats full of pirates on the waters of Neva River. «Scarlet Sails» tradition eventually evolved into a massive demonstration of freedom from «schools and rules» and became the most popular public event ever since, celebrating the ending of school year annually. Crowds of about one million people are treated to a wide variety of free entertainment provided by the city of St. Petersburg. Entertainment also includes appearances by popular rock stars, as well as St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, ballet, and other classical acts, performing on several stages simultaneously during the days of the event.
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