Music in Kyiv

Kraina Mriy Festival

VV frontman Oleh Skrypka organises a three-day festival of ethnic music from Ukraine and elsewhere in July during the countrywide Ivan Kupala festival. Over the last years the same festival has also taken place in J…
Film in Kyiv

Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist

An annual event that takes place during the last week of October.
Religious in Kyiv


In January scores of the faithful leap into the Dnipro River in Hydropark and elsewhere to celebrate the baptism of Christ.
City Festival in Kyiv

Kyiv Days

This celebration of spring brings musicians and street performers to Andriyivsky uzviz, maydan Nezalezhnosti and other streets of the capital on the last weekend of May.
Religious in Kyiv

Baptism of Rus

Kyivans plunge into the Dnipro River on 12 August, just as they did in 988 AD on the orders of Prince Volodymyr, who decided that his land should join the Christian world.
Art in Kyiv


A lively festival of modern theatre, music, cinema, architecture and all imaginable kinds of art dedicated to writer Nikolai Gogol takes place in early September. It's new and not necessarily annual.
Festival in Kyiv

Ivan Kupala

On the night of this pagan fest (6 July, but often moved to the nearest weekend), crowds pour into Pyrohovo Museum of Folk Architecture to sing and dance, consume tons of food and – most importantly – jump over fire…