Events

Cultural in Borodino

Borodino Day

Over the first weekend in September, the Borodino Field Museum-Preserve hosts a reenactment of the historic Battle of Borodino, complete with Russian and French participants, uniforms and weapons.
Theatre in Moscow

Golden Mask Festival

This festival involves two months of performances by Russia’s premier drama, opera, dance and musical performers, culminating in a prestigious awards ceremony in April.
Music in Around Moscow

Usadba Jazz Festival

In summer, Arkhangelskoe Estate is the exquisite setting for this popular jazz festival in late June or early July.
Music in Moscow

Spasskaya Tower Military Music Festival

Leading up to City Day (usually the last week in August), the capital hosts a week of military music, equestrian parades, pomp and circumstance on Red Square. Military bands from Russia and around the world perform …
Art in Moscow

Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

This month-long festival, held in odd-numbered years in September (and sometimes in different months), has played a key role in establishing the capital as an international centre for contemporary art. Venues around…
Theatre in Moscow

Chekhov International Theatre Festival

In odd-numbered years, theatre troupes descend on Moscow from all corners of the world for this renowned biennial festival. Drama and musical theatre performances are held at participating venues around town, from m…
Cultural in Moscow

Winter Festival

An outdoor fun-fest for two weeks in December and January, for those with antifreeze in their veins. Admire the elaborate ice sculptures on Red Square, stand in a crowd of snowmen on ul Arbat and ride the troika at …
Cultural in Moscow

City Day

City Day, or den goroda in Russian, celebrates Moscow’s birthday on the first weekend in September. The day kicks off with a festive parade, followed by live music on Red Square and plenty of food, fireworks and fun…
Art in Moscow

December Nights Festival

This prestigious annual festival in December is hosted at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, with a month of performances by high-profile musicians and accompanying art exhibits.
Film in Moscow

Moscow International Film Festival

This 10-day event in June/July attracts filmmakers from the US and Europe, as well as the most promising Russian artists. Films are shown at theatres around the city.