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St Petersburg Events

St Petersburg 2016 events

Beliye Nochi (White Nights)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2016 - July 2016

Experience the "White Nights" in St Petersburg, when the city see ......

Experience the "White Nights" in St Petersburg, when the city sees itself illuminated by almost constant daylight. White Nights (Beliye Nochi) are a curious phenomenon caused by St Petersburg's northerly geographical location - the sun never descends below the horizon and locals fill the streets 24 hours a day.

Venue:
Throughout the city, especially Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress and Yelagin Island.

Category:
Spectacle

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Dyen Voyenno Morskova Flota (Navy Day)

Date :
30 July 2016 - 31 July 2016

Befitting a great sea-faring city, St Petersburg celebrates Navy Day with g ......

Befitting a great sea-faring city, St Petersburg celebrates Navy Day with gusto. Decorated warships gather along the River Neva and engage in mock battles, and fireworks fill the skies above the Naval Museum on Vasilyevsky Island. Navy Day usually takes place on the last Sunday in July.

Venue:
The Naval Museum, Cruiser Aurora and the banks of the River Neva.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Baltic House International Theatre Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
September 2016 - October 2016

Theatres across the city celebrate the performing arts, with guest actors, ......

Theatres across the city celebrate the performing arts, with guest actors, artistes and clowns from across the Baltic region. Chekhov, Dostoevsky and Gorky dominate the stages, but the broad range of theatre companies ensures some imaginative interpretations.

Venue:
Various.

Event cost:
Tickets from 500 rb.

Website:

Category:
Theatre & Film

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International Winter Festival Arts Square

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2016

The brainchild of Yuri Temirkanov, conductor of the St Petersburg Academic ......

The brainchild of Yuri Temirkanov, conductor of the St Petersburg Academic Philharmonic, this festival brings the wintery streets to life with classical concerts, recitals and fireworks.

Venue:
Theatres, museums and concert halls around the city.

Event cost:
Varies.

Category:
Spectacle

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St Petersburg 2017 events

Maslenitsa

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2017

The start of Russian Lent is celebrated with feast of blinis (pancakes) at ......

The start of Russian Lent is celebrated with feast of blinis (pancakes) at homes and restaurants across the city. The name of this festival translates as Butter Week - like Mardi Gras, the focus is on using up perishable food before the Lent fast.

Category:
Religion

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Musical Spring in St Petersburg

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2017

Run by the Petersburg Composer’s Union, this international music fest ......

Run by the Petersburg Composer’s Union, this international music festival celebrates the best of classical music, with performances at the two Philharmonic halls and other venues across the city.

Venue:
Various venues.

Event cost:
Varies.

Category:
Music

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Victory Day

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2017

This festival marks the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in 19 ......

This festival marks the surrender of Nazi Germany to the Soviet Union in 1945. Amidst parades, and military band marches, crowds gather at Piskarivskoye Memorial Cemetery to pay tribute to the victims of the Nazi blockade.

Venue:
Piskarivskoye Memorial Cemetery.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Dyen Goroda (City Day)

Date (To be confirmed):
May 2017

St Petersburg gives itself a big pat on the back each May, celebrating its ......

St Petersburg gives itself a big pat on the back each May, celebrating its official City Day with parades, historical displays, public concerts and a fireworks display. City Days have been celebrated since 1986 when the tradition was introduced by the then Secretary of the Moscow City Committee, Boris Yeltsin.

Venue:
Throughout St Petersburg.

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Spectacle

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Festival-festivaley (Festival of Festivals)

Date (To be confirmed):
June 2017

Taking place in the last week of June, as part of the city's White Night ce ......

Taking place in the last week of June, as part of the city's White Night celebrations, the Festival of Festivals is a non-competitive film festival that provides a platform for independent filmmakers from across the world. First held in 1993, the week-long festival now screens over 100 films and attracts about 40,000 visitors each year.

Venue:
Various cinemas around St Petersburg.

Event cost:
Ticket prices set by individual cinemas.

Website:

Category:
Theatre & Film

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