From medieval battles to contemporary art – Kyiv is practically bursting at the seams with things to do.
Luckily for you, the team at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv - located in the city center of Kyiv - put together their six favorite festivals to attend when the weather starts cooling down.
GOGOLFEST: September 17-27
GOGOLFEST is the annual international festival of contemporary art and cinema in Kyiv, Ukraine, dedicated to the famous writer Mykola Gogol. The festival showcases theater, music, film, literature and visual art, and was founded in 2007. Keeping up with contemporary trends, the festival is held in places not normally associated with art.
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Molodist International Film Festival: October 24 – November 1
Molodist International Film Festival is the major cinema event in Ukraine and Eastern Europe according to the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) which started in 1970. Every year the festival presents more than 250 films from all over the world. A competition program included in the festival consists of selections of student films, short films and full-length films. They give dynamic insights on the development of the most important trends of cinema from all over the world.
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Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days SS 2016: September 3-6
The 11th season of the international fashion week Mercedes-Benz Kiev Fashion Days will be held between the 3 - 6 September, at the main arena of the country - the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex . The motto of the spring-summer collection for 2016 is – MORE DASH – and represents the Ukrainian fashion industry’s breakthrough into the global fashion world. During the last five years the organizers managed to identify and strengthen Ukraine’s position on the fashion world map. Be prepared to see the latest and greatest fashion trends from Ukraine and all over the world.
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Call of Heroes: The International Championship on the Historical Medieval Battle: September 19-20
10 participating countries, more than 400 fighters, 15 hours of spectacular battles. Things are getting medieval in the Ukraine. Participants from all over Ukraine, Denmark, Poland, Israel, Belarus, Croatia, the Czech Republic and other countries will demonstrate their strength and courage during this display of might and medieval history. Uncompromising fights will take place in the categories of "sword-sword" and "shield-sword". There also will be a separate women's competition as well. Be sure to see this magical event in "The Kievan Rus Park" in the ancient part of Kyiv city.
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Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2015: September 27
The 6th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2015 is an opportunity for everyone to join in the athletic tradition of Ukraine! The marathon is an opportunity to try and improve your own athletic skills, enjoy top athletes competing against each other, and of course make new friends. Every year hundreds of runners from the dozens of countries from around the world have different goals during the marathon, but the chance to race the 42.195 km through the streets of Kyiv is without a doubt a highlight for everyone who runs.
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Kiev Beer Fest: September 10-13
Love beer? Then the Kiev Beer Fest is for you. Thirsty visitors can sample over 100 beers from various Ukrainian and foreign companies, as well as private breweries. Of course visitors can also participate in contests, promotions and enjoy music while they sample their delicious brews as well. Don’t miss out on this ‘beer-topia’ held in Kyiv at Expo center of Ukraine .
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