What to do in Kiev in July 2019
Days are hot, everybody wants to be outside, June is the real start of summer. We can notice it thanks to the numerous open air events organized in the city. You must participate to many of them if you are visiting our fantastic city.
- 8-9 June, Kyiv Wine
- Location: 82 Mezhyhirska Str.
- Price: Admission for two days – UAH 850
- SELECTIVE WINES – UAH 2500
- TAITTINGER LOUNGE – UAH 4500
Kyiv Wine festival is an absolutely new format of wine and gastronomic experience, which has already become the largest one in eastern Europe since 2016.
The innovation of Kyiv Wine is that you will be able to taste different kinds of wine in unlimited portions (just during the first day!) accompanied with artisan dishes made by local chefs and also by the guests from Europe. BBQ – master classes, LIVE KITCHEN ZONE where 9 chefs will prepare their favorite dishes with summer products for two days, Californian vegan brunch and much more.
SELECTIVE WINES is a special tasting zone with the most divine wines, and 12 personal sommeliers, which will guide you not to be lost in the many-sided World of Wine.
TAITTINGER LOUNGE is a champagne bar with a wide range of champagne, outstanding wines and seafood bar. The ticket price includes a set of Taittinger spaghetti and black caviar, wine tasting from Gavi – La Scolca, and unlimited access to all KYIV WINE tasting areas. Sparkling, fortified, mineral or fruit one – let’s raise a glass or two?
- 8-9 June, Kyivness:Golden Gate summer, curated market
- Location: Maly theatre, 33 Olesya Gonchara Str.
- Price: admission for two days – UAH 200
- Admission for one day – UAH 150 (from 11 am), UAH 100 (from 1 pm)
KYIVNESS is a very special market of local brands and selected vintage items from around the world. The organizers have chosen an unusual location this time, Malyy theatre, that will impart lustre to an exquisite event.
Rare finds, vintage dishes and plates, jewelry and clothes, books, décor, and niche perfumes will be displayed in the theatre halls to allure every single visitor.
Special decoration of the market will be a terrace with a sculpture of the lion – the symbol of the Maly Theater. A market and a lounge area in the daytime will be transformed into a refined bistro and live music under the lanterns in the evening.
Devoted to all the fans of unique things!
- 9 June, Holiday of Kostolna Str., La journée de la Francophonie
- Location: Kostolna Str.
- Admission is free
Kostolna street is one of the most historic streets in Kyiv that once a year becomes completely pedestrian to celebrate life with a French charm within the framework of La journée de la Francophonie! This year, the festival will celebrate a five-year anniversary, and it means that music, fun, and activities will be multiplied by five.
A bright fair of handmade products, theater performances with Ukrainian and foreign performers on two stages, master classes, tastings, a children’s area with entertainment and workshops, a photo exhibition, food court with delicacies from around the world, an educational zone of French-speaking countries, etc.
It is not obligatory to come to France to experience the diversity of French culture. Come and make sure.
You are invited! Bienvenue!
- 13 June, Jazz on the beach
- Location: UBK, Trukhaniv Island
- Price: from UAH 300 till UAH 450
Summer jazz concerts on the beach have already become traditional for two years. The magnificent view and unique atmosphere of UBK combined with jazz performed by Ukrainian musicians – this is the recipe for the perfect evening.
The virtuosos of National Academic Brass Band of Ukraine will open the summer season of jazz on the banks of the Dnipro river.
A portion of incredible pleasure made of an amazing sunset, live music, and warm sand is there for you.
- 14-15 June – White Nights Festival. Versailles
- Location: Art Zavod Platforma, 1A Bilomorska Str.
- Price: One day – UAH 550
- Two days – UAH 650
The bright dance event “White Nights” is one of the most awaited parties in the capital.
Beautiful people, crazy ideas, thousands of lights, creative zones for taking selfies and art installations, bittersweet cocktails, new rhythms behind every turn.
This time in the program:
- 5 scenes
- 120 performers
- Performances of show ballets
- Food courts by Ulichnaya eda
- Acrobat show
- Battle school Hip-Hop night
- Graphic design by Skilz.tv
Headliners: Elderbrook (live), Reinier Zonneveld (live), Tube & Berger, Matisse & Sadko
This is the festival of variety of rhythms and free people. Dance like there’s nobody watching.
Nights that are brighter than the day. Nights that you will never forget.
- 15 June – Festival of Colours Holi
- Location: Stadium Start, 26-28 Sholudenko Str.
- Price: General admission – UAH 119
- Bright Set: 5 bags of paint + admission – UAH 299
- Cool Set: 10 bags of paint + admission – UAH 399
The seventh year in a row, Festival of Colours Holi fill the lives with bright colors! Tons of paint and unforgettable emotions, a burst of positive and drive, friendly atmosphere and a cool rest day. Traditional battle with dry colours, contests, shows, cool performers, recreation zones and food courts, interesting quests and tasks with prizes will not leave anyone indifferent.
Join the ancient Indian tradition, and paint each other with all the colors of the rainbow!
Sounds like a perfect summer day, doesn’t it?
- 15 – 17 June – Ostrov Festival
- Location: Trukhaniv Island
- Price: General admission – UAH 1300
- Backstage – UAH 1800
Powerful energy of nature, unusual decorations, dynamic sound that is able to penetrate into every cell of the body and wild dances – this is Ostrov Festival. It is a three-day party of electronic music that successfully unites dozens of musicians, DJs and like-minded people in one location.
Headliners: Amelie Lens, Farrago, Joyhauser (Belgium), Henrik Shwarz, FJAAK, J.Manuel (Germany), KiNK (Bulgaria), Sonja Moonear (Switzerland), Nolah (Spain), Woo York (Ukraine), Jeremy Underground (France).
Backstage admission will provide you with the benefits such as separate entrance, access to an area of increased comfort for a limited number of guests, the best places near the stage, special advanced menu, and separate service staff and security.
- 21 June, Music and cocktails on the terrace TSUM
- Location: TSUM, 38 Khreshchatyk Str,
- Price: UAH 450
Don’t plan anything for the 21st of June! You are invited to spend an evening in a company of good music, delicious cocktails, and a beautiful view of the city from the terrace of the 17th floor.
The terrace overlooking the evening city from the height of the bird’s-eye view will make you feel in seventh heaven.
Chuck Winsley’s quintet from Los Angeles and the secret guest as well will amaze you with an incredible performance.
- 28 – 30 June, Circus Night Market, Kurazh Bazar
- Location: VDNG, 1 Academica Glushkova Ave, pavilion 19
- Price: Admission for one day – UAH 250
Kurazh Bazar is a particular thematic event held every month in the format of the market of new goods mostly by Ukrainian brands and used items as well that are sold in several rows. This time, the territory will be turned into a fantastic domed arena with gymnasts and jongleurs, magicians, and clowns.
On the 28th of June, Cream Soda band will inflame the public in a house style, and GusGus band will show you the power of Icelandic electronic music.
Shopping, delicious food and drinks, the magic of the circus, and cool performers. Will you join?
- 29 June, HEDONISM SUNSET LIVE
- Location: Trukhaniv Island
- Price: UAH 550
Hedonism Sunset Live invites everyone to enjoy the romantic melodies by Luna, MY, and Dakooka on the banks of the Dnipro river. It is a great opportunity to have a sincere dialogue with performers on the sunset, turn magic moments into unforgettable memories with a view on the ancient hills of Kyiv, chat with friends and get acquainted with new people.
You are likely to be melt with pleasure.