Festivals

23rd of November 2017

Various festivals are held in Saint Petersburg year round that is why the city has attracted hundreds of tourists every month especially when there are celebrations observed. White Nights Festival—an annual international arts festival, is one of the most awaited celebration in the city. It is composed of opera and music events, classical ballet and it features great performances by well known Russian singers, dancers and other artists.

Millions of locals and tourists also witness the Scarlet Sails celebration which is named as the culmination of the White Nights season. In Russia, it is famous as the “Alye Parusa” festival and it is famous for its impressive fireworks and enormous show that celebrates the end of the school year.

Every summer, the city celebrates International Film Festival. The city also has a Beer Festival which is held in June. On August, they never fail to hold the Russian’s Fair and Sailing Week. If you love to watch concerts and jazz festivals, you should never miss out any show at the Philharmonic Hall located at Zagorodnii Prospekt.

If you are into sports, Kirov Stadium is the best place to visit. It is situated at Morskoi Prospekt and it is a vast area that can accommodate 80,000 audiences.

Spending Christmas in the city is also a fun experience especially when you witness the DJ Parade where all the DJs from Russia gather at the Iubileinyi Sports Area, Dobroliubova Prospekta. Arts Square Winter Festival is also observed every December to early January. This event feature performances at the Shostokovich Theatre. Folklore shows, troika rides and many exciting games on the other hand are held during the Russian Winter Festival.

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