Let’s Rock This Year: 18 Must-Visit Festivals 2019
25.01.2019

“Planning your day, week, month and year”,  “Tips for managing your schedule like a pro”, “Why should everyone make a career plan for a year”… Let’s face it, at least once each of has tapped stuff like this in Google.

But why not try to focus more on leisure and think about possible activities to fill all 365 days?

 

From year to year we promise ourselves not to forget about the rest, whether it is a trip to the sea, cinema outing with friends, or a favorite artist’s concert. “Well, I’ll definitely visit/go there next year”, “I’m not up to this now” – an inner voice traditionally whispers to you at the end of December.

Skipping events that make you happy is simply illegal.

Start today, now, not on Monday. Make your 2019 eventful!

NATIONAL CHOCOLATE HOLIDAY

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Lviv, 14-17.02

Visitors will have a possibility to participate in master classes from professional chocolatiers, try chocolate drinks, enjoy handmade sweets and even make a chocolate candle with their own hands.

CRAFT BEVERAGE WHISKY AND GRILL

Kyiv, 23.02

At the Craft Beverage Whisky And Grill festival, you will have whisky tastings, bartender shows and raffle of gifts.

ULICHNAYA EDA. CHOOSE FOR LOVE

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Kyiv, 30-31.03

Fo-bo or steak? Let this choice be the most difficult in our life 😉

LVIV BARBECUE FEST 

Lviv, 11-12.05

The best chefs of the city will reveal the secrets of preparation of grilled meat, fish and vegetables, as well as teach you to choose the right products for the dishes.

The festival program also includes a gastronomic market, a huge food court and barbecue areas.

KYIV BEER FESTIVAL VOL.4

Kyiv, 18-19.05

Brewers and real beer geeks are who will gather at Kyiv Beer Festival Vol.4. You should come here at least to try to discover another favorite kind of beer 😉

WHITE NIGHTS

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Kyiv, 14-15.06

In the middle of June, more than 120 artists will perform on 5 stages at the Art-Zavod Platfroma. And for great eaters, Ulichnaya Eda will traditionally prepare a food court with a varied assortment of dishes.

HOLI PAINT FESTIVAL

Kyiv, 15.06

Holi is the most colorful holiday in every sense. But this festival is not only limited to smearing each other with colors. Body art, mehendi painting, performances of favorite artists, and goodies from different cuisines of the world – all this will be waiting for you at the Holi Paint Festival 2019!

LEOPOLIS JAZZ FEST

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Lviv, 26-30.06

Leopolis Jazz Fest is the largest international jazz festival in Ukraine, which will be held under the open sky in Lviv during 8 years already. The Guardian included Leopolis in the list of the best festivals in Europe. Impressive, isn’t it?

ATLAS WEEKEND

Kyiv, 10-14.07

One of the largest festivals of Ukraine, which was first held in 2015. In 2018, 527,870 people visited the festival, in 2017 – 315,000, in 2016 – 142,000, and in 2015 – only 20,000 music lovers. The figure seems to have grown in a geometric rate!

ODESA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Odesa, 13-21.07

In July, Odesa traditionally becomes a Mecca for everybody who are somehow involved in this field. Do not think, though, that this “celebration of life” is intended only for professionals. Fond of intellectual cinema? Then, within the framework of the festival, you will have a romantic opportunity to visit an open-air cinema facing the sea.

UPARK 2019

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Kyiv, 16-18.07

Among the festival’s participants – the most famous names of the world music industry. This year, get ready to hang out with Bring Me the Horizon, Nothing But Thieves, SWMRS, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Rag’n’Bone Man, Pale Waves. The festival will be closed by the incredible performance of The Prodigy and the long-awaited guest from Denmark .

SANTA MUERTE CARNIVAL

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Kyiv, 19- 21.07

In 2018, the first night carnival took place in Kyiv. Last year, the festival was so successful that the organizers decided to hold Santa Muerte in 2019 too: guests will enjoy a carnival procession, a fire show, acrobats and dances until dawn.

ULICHNAYA EDA. TOMATINA

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Kyiv, 10 – 11.08

Tomatina is a holiday that takes place annually in the Spanish city of Buñol. But why go so far to have a tomato battle?

Moreover, after the battle all participants will enjoy sangria and paella 😉

WHITE NIGHTS

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Kyiv, 16 – 18.08

All of us are patiently waiting for summer, because the best bars of Kyiv, because kilowatts of sound, because many photo zones and kilograms of confetti.

Because White Nights is where you must say ‘bye’ to summer.

LVIV COFFEE FESTIVAL

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Lviv, 12-15.09 

In September, Lviv traditionally invites all coffee-men to visit the city to attend the coffee festival. Cafes and coffee brands will build mini-versions of their establishments in the open air and present you the tastiest coffee and food.

WINE&RESTAURANTS VOL. 1

Kyiv, 14 – 15.09

The aim of the festival is to present the best regional and foreign producers of wine, show participants the most important aspects of winemaking, and teach them to be ace in knowing different kinds of wine. In addition, guests will have an opportunity to visit ten restaurants in one location.

ULICHNAYA EDA. BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP

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Kyiv, 12 – 13.10

The second BBQ championship will be supervised by representatives of the world BBQ associations. In addition, participants are going to use first-class equipment!

There will be also time and place for Scorsese movies, a huge children’s area and a food court with tasty meat dishes.

ULICHNAYA EDA. SCARY FOOD. HELLOWEEN

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Kyiv, 02 – 03.11

Here you will not only be treated with punch and “scary” snacks; organizers will also make a face painting for you, take you to the market with cool costumes so that you can get fitted as David Bowie and Uma Thurman from Kill Bill.

 

Spend this year splendidly! Come join us and become part of such large-scale events!

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