What to do in Kyiv in July 2019
July is the perfect moment to come to visit Kyiv. You will have less traffic, people are more relax and the weather is really good to walk around in the city. Nevertheless, many events and concerts are organized. You will easily find yours according to your date.
5 July, Jazz Arsenal, Gregory Boyd (USA)
Location: Mystetskyi Arsenal, 12 Lavrska Str.
Time: 8 pm
Entrance fee: from UAH 350 to UAH 450
Have you got any plans for a warm summer evening? You are invited to discover fresh original music by Gregory Boyd on the summer stage of Mysteskyi Arsenal complex. This Dane with American roots opened the shows of Bob Dylan and Macy Gray with his performances, took part in dozens of jazz and soul festivals around the world.
He presents a completely unexpected form of jazz – a melange of funk, soul, blues with the usage of Caribbean drums that fill the hits of Gregory Boyd with a very unique sound. Boyd has always been driven by a goal – to do something differently, moving away from the general rules. His concerts are real evidence of it. The musician is not just singing and playing but having live communication with the audience when everyone is like a co-author and participates in creating something very significant. Virtuoso vocal technique and extraordinary charisma – this is Gregory Boyd.
Are you ready to surrender and let an ultimate pleasure in?
5-7 July, Kupala
Location: Art Zavod Platforma, 1A Bilomorska Str.
Time: from 6 pm (5.07) till 6 am (7.07)
Entrance fee: UAH 200 for one day
What do you think of leaping over bonfire and setting off for looking for a fern-flower?
Ivana Kupala is a traditional Ukrainian holiday with lots of mysteries, rituals, and particular customs. It has very ancient pagan roots. At present, Ukrainian people still feel a strong connection to nature during this time and honor the powers of nature with some pagan rituals with water, fire, and plants.
Kupala at Art Zavod Platforma is a modern interpretation of an exciting holiday that will be turned into a trend. The location will be transformed into a fantastic forest with a thousand of candles and electronic music.
Come and meet magic women in flower wreath or perhaps you will be lucky to get acquainted with mermaids who go out from their shelters this night?
It will be very hot …. and not only because of bonfires!
3. 10 – 14 July, Atlas Weekend
Location: VDNG, 1 Academica Glushkova Ave
Entrance fee: one day ticket – UAH 1150, three days pass – UAH 2300, five days pass – UAH 2800 etc.
Atlas Weekend! This is a storm, a hurricane, an earthquake in a good meaning. The fifth year in a row, Atlas Weekend gathers crowds of visitors and super talented musicians from Ukraine and abroad within an open-air festival. Such famous bands and singers as Black Eyed Peas, Tom Odell, Dub FX, Liam Gallagher, ASAP ROCKY, The Chainsmokers will inflame the public this year.
Apart from musical performances, Music Conference Ukraine with foreign experts and thematic workshops will be held this year, amazing attractions for kids and numerous food courts will be installed for you to spend 5 unforgettable days.
Atlas Weekend is about grand scale, quality music, legendary headliners, and incredible summer story!
12 – 14 July, Made in Ukraine. Summer Camp
Location: Kontraktova Ploshcha
Time: from 5 pm (12.07) till 10 pm (14.07)
Made in Ukraine is one of the largest festivals of Ukrainian goods in Kontraktova Ploshcha. Cool shopping from Ukrainian brands together with DJs, concerts, food courts, children’s entertainment assures unforgettable impressions. Grab your friends and come to chill out among market stalls or sipping a cocktail in the lounge zone. You choose! Entrance is free!
12 July, CHI 3 Years Birthday with Kölsch (Kompakt, Denmark)
Location: CHI by Decadence House, 16a Parkova Doroga
Time: from 11 pm
On the 12th of July, CHI by Decadence House is celebrating its three year anniversary.
Thousands of cool people have been dancing, listening to music and having fun for three years at CHI, and now they are invited for a special birthday party. You classify yourself as a cool person, don’t you? Danish techno-producer and DJ – Kölsch will treat you with a marvelous sound, elegant, antique and transcendental. He can be proud of a live broadcast to 8 million people from the top of the Eiffel Tower, iconic sets in DC-10, Berghain, Tomorrowland, etc. This guy really knows how to make a cool party.
Beautiful ladies, handsome gentleman, amazing cocktails, and dances till dawn.
16 – 18 July, U Park Festival
Location: Sky Family Park, 2 Henerala Vatutina Ave
Entrance fee: one day – UAH 1499, FAN 3 DAY PASS – UAH 3499, VIP day – UAH 2299, VIP 3 DAY PASS – UAH 6099
For the third time at the height of a hot summer, one of the main musical events of Kyiv will take place – UPark Festival! 7 hectares of the Sky Family Park will be turned into a real valley of music and adventure in the center of the megalopolis. A huge open-air swimming pool, Sky Beach Bar, wake station, a playground, many food courts and the main thing – music performances with worldwide stars.
This year you are welcome to hang out with Bring Me The Horizon, Nothing But Thieves, SWMRS, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Rag’n’Bone Man, Die Antwoord, MØ, Ivan Dorn, etc. How dare you miss it, party animal?
19 – 20 July, Santa Muerte Carnival
Location: Art Zavod Platforma, 1A Bilomorska Str.
Entrance fee: one day – UAH 250
Time: from 6 pm (19.07)
Santa Muerte Carnival by Ulichnaya Eda is incredibly hot and colorful like a Mexican summer. The event will be completely imbued with an atmosphere of a mysterious and mystical holiday born in Mexico – Santa Muerte. If you a great fan of tequila, fajita, vivid memories, and crazy activities – Bienvenidos! Perhaps you will find yourself sleeping on a warm sand in Cancun next morning after the party … but it’s a completely another story.
20 – 21 July, This is America Kurazh Bazar
Location: VDNG, 1 Academica Glushkova Ave, pavilion 19
Entrance fee: one day – UAH 150, two days – UAH 250
“This is America. Don’t catch you slipping now!”
America is different for everyone. Someone prefers cowboys and the Wild West, others – the glamor and the night lights of New York, stars and Los Angeles, excitement and Las Vegas, the ocean and Miami. Kurazh Bazar will be versatile and unforgettable. Everybody will snatch “his” piece of America there. Various photo zones and special thematic decorations, a food court with popular Kyiv bars and cafes, famous faces, and several rows of market stalls.
See ya, bro!
25 July, Jazz on the Beach, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
Location: Trukhaniv Island
Entrance fee: from UAH 300 to UAH 450
Time: 8 pm
You will catch yourself thinking more than once: “What a wonderful world … “
The lights of garlands and the romantic sunset with the music of that perfect Louis Armstrong and the first lady of jazz Ella Jane Fitzgerald will present you a magic evening.
The hits of two jazz legends will be performed for you by incredible Old Fashioned Band.
27-28 July, Grill Market
Location: VSI SVOI, 12 Desiatynna Str.
Time: from 10am till 8 pm
With smoke and fire! We know how you are deeply in love with grilled food!
Come to taste grilled fish and meat, eggplants and zucchini, kebab and steak! Ukrainian producers of meat, fish, vegetables, and sweets will gather under one roof to cook them right away on a large grill on the terrace and feed you well.
Entrance is free.