A fugitive from occupied Crimea, one of Ukraine's two top jazz festivals is now held in Chornomorsk, near Odesa, which has an even nicer beach than Crimea's Koktebel. Expect top Ukrainian and international musicians…
Odesa Film Festival is the main summer event that culminates in a silent film show on Potemkin Steps accompanied by a live musical performance by leading international musicians and orchestras.
A rather massive street-food event held in various locations a few times a year, with stalls and field kitchens set up by city's leading restaurants and Ukrainian microbreweries.
Held annually on 2 September with parades, concerts and every other form of entertainment on bul Primorsky and all around the city, this is a frivolous celebration, its quality depending on who the current mayor is.
Odesa's annual Carnival Humorina, celebrated on 1 April, is no joke. The festival fills the streets with carnival floats, music and drunks, and is the biggest party of the year for most Odessites.