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Tulip Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia

Tulip Festival

May 11-13, 2017

Locations: Kirov Central Park, Elagin Island, St-Petersburg

Each May the picturesque park of the Elagin Island turns into a kingdom of bright colors. The Tulip Festival greets its visitors. The programme of the festival is being renewed and improved every year while wonderful spring mood, bright colors of the flowers and live music remain the same. Floristic design contest for landscape designers and artists is a tradition of the event. The works always amaze the visitors with their creativity. The festival will definitely make its visitors happy. It will help them to take a fresh look at the well-known flowers: different forms, strange sizes and new smells keep people amused in the world of modern technologies. Several thousands of square meters of an outstanding miracle created by the nature with the help of people will remain in your memory forever!

International Sand Sculpture Festival, St. Petersburg

International Sand Sculpture Festival

May - August, 2017

Locations: Peter and Paul Fortress, St-Petersburg

The beach of the Peter and Paul Fortress will traditionally host the Sand Sculpture Festival, eagerly awaited by residents and guests of Saint-Petersburg.

This competition has been attracting masters of sand sculpting from various countries for many years. Sculptors from Belgium, Germany, Canada, China, Taiwan, and France create unique works of art which attract a large number of people who admire it. Children will be able to learn about the basic principles of sand sculpting and create sand figures together with the artists at special workshops. All the participants of the workshops will receive souvenirs from the organizers and partners of the festival. The festival of international scale in the historical centre of the city is the perfect event for those who want feel the spirit of the Northern Capital of Russia and to learn something new.

International Music Festival “Stars of the White Nights”

International Music Festival “Stars of the White Nights”

May - July, 2017

Locations: The Mariinsky Theatre

Every year at the end of May Mariinsky Theatre hosts the “Stars of the White Nights” festival. Nowadays this large-scale event ranks among the top ten festivals in the world and is one of the best music forums in Russia. The annual festival bill features the best operas and ballets of Mariinsky theatre, symphonic concerts, chamber music masterpieces and theatre premieres. Mariinsky theatre broadens the boarders of the festival all the time, trying ancient castles, manors, palaces and fortresses as natural scenery for operas. Famous directors, conductors, dancers and performers of classical music gather once again in the heart of Saint Petersburg. Around two hundred unforgettable events with the stars: world premieres, night concerts, meet-the-artist sessions are waiting for the spectators.

The Ceremony of Fountains Opening “Prazdnik Fontanov” (“Festival of Fountains”) in Peterhof

The Ceremony of Fountains Opening “Prazdnik Fontanov” (“Festival of Fountains”) in Peterhof

Mid - May, 2017

Locations: The Peterhof State Museum-Reserve

Each May Peterhof opens the season of fountains. It means that the summer tourist season has begun! You should visit the festival at least once to appreciate the enormous beauty of the palace ensemble and the glory of the Lower park, each alley of which runs into a fountain. There are 150 of them and all of them differ from each other!

The central character of the show is traditionally the “Samson” fountain. It is the first to be switched on and as soon as the spray of water from the lion’s mouth reaches 20 meters, all the other fountains come alive. An amazing and unforgettable fountain dance is performed along with the fireworks and lightning show. It is a grandiose and unforgettable spectacle! An impressive water show with fireworks, dress parades and orchestras marching make it a magnificent holiday.

Smelt Festival, St. Petersburg

Smelt Festival

May, 2017

Locations: Lenexpo exhibition complex, St. Petersburg

Smelt Festival unites all the residents of Saint- Petersburg in their love towards a remarkable small fish, the Neva smelt, which brings joy to us every spring. Every year the festival takes place in Lenexpo exhibition complex, where the festive programme with contests, attractions and performances of entertainers awaits residents and guests of Saint-Petersburg. A cooking show and competition is the main event of the Smelt Festival. Right in front of the cheering crowd professional cooks make magic with their exclusive fish viands and offer their expert opinions on the dishes which are prepared onstage by the contestants invited from the crowd.

Once again the Smelt Festival will delight its guests by the traditional Fisher Competition as well as the “Stocking of Fish” action, when thousands of salmon fingerlings are released into the Gulf of Finland to preserve the fish population. Every visitor of the Smelt Festival will taste some delicious fish and have a great time.

City Day – the Day of the Foundation of Saint Petersburg

City Day – the Day of the Foundation of Saint Petersburg

May 27, 2017

Locations: Venues of Saint Petersburg

The programme of the City Day celebration is unique every year. A series of fascinating festive events will occur in the Northern Capital citywide, no one will stay on the sidelines of the beloved city’s birthday celebration. The festivity will begin by laying flowers at the Peter I monument, the famous "Bronze Horseman" in the Senate Square and then it will continue with a grand concert in the Palace Square. Traditionaly popular opera artists as well as the best Saint Petersburg choirs and theatre collectives will perform here. Themed exhibitions, excursions, performances, public actions, and even flash mobs will take place in all the districts of the city on 27 May. The culmination of the Saint Petersburg City Day celebration will be the gala fireworks. The City Day is a great occasion to walk the embankments, avenues and streets of Saint Petersburg, to participate in various show programmes. Find some time and make sure to come to the centre of Saint Petersburg.

Classics at the Palace Square

Classics at the Palace Square

May, 2017

Locations: Palace Square, St-Petersburg

For over five years the birthday of our city has been celebrated by a grandiose open-air

concert — the Classics at the Palace Square. An outstanding feast of the classical art starring such brilliant opera stars as Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eyvazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Massimo Giordano, Hibla Gerzmava and Maria Guleghina, would honour any world capital. The highest level of the show is attributed not only to the star cast of the artists: everything starting from the scenography and the up-to-date technology, light design and 3D sound, luxurious costumes and stylish decorations to the live music performed by the top symphony orchestra goes in line with the expectations of the most

demanding audience. The Classics at the Palace Square is the only Russian open-air that is broadcasted by the MEZZO Channel. In 2016 the feast of the classical art from St. Petersburg was also shown by the Russian channel Kultura. The audience of the project is constantly growing: in May 2016 more than two hundred thousand locals and

the guests of the city watched the concert starring Anna Netrebko. According to the travel companies, many of them plan their visit of the Northern Capital taking into account the date of the concert.