The big spring festival, celebrated throughout Central Asia, sees colourful parades in the city, and horse racing and often kokpar (buzkashi; the traditional Central Asian pololike sport played with a headless goat …
Young Kazakh designers show off their latest creations on the catwalk in Almaty. Check website for dates.
International artists jam it up in various venues over several days.
Free screenings of dozens of films, mostly from Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries but some from Western Europe, over several days, plus occasional fly-ins by Hollywood celebs.
The annual city festival sees numerous indoor and outdoor musical events and exhibitions (usually with one dedicated to locally grown apples), and fireworks.