Books, Food and Charity Race: things to do in Kyiv, on the first weekend of summer, June 1-3

‘Book Arsenal’ Festival About 200 Ukrainian writers and 95 guests from 31 countries and around 150 international publishings will present …

‘Book Arsenal’ Festival

About 200 Ukrainian writers and 95 guests from 31 countries and around 150 international publishings will present their best new books. Meanwhile, designers, illustrators, and artists will showcase their visual projects. ‘Book Arsenal’ is a big celebration of aesthetics and creativity. Some of the lectures and discussions there can be mind opening, while beautiful decorations, cute coffee shops with good food, and comfortable seats will make your visit there cozy. Don’t forget to bring your kids. There is so much they can do there!

WHEN: May 30 – June 3, 10 AM-10 PM

WHERE: Mystetskyi Arsenal (Lavrska str. 10-12).

HOW MUCH: 35-250 UAH

Street food fest

This gastronomic fest can keep you busy for the whole day. The main rule here is for the food to be as unusual as possible. Try some excellent stuff from Ukrainian food nerds. You won’t regret!

WHEN: June 1-3

WHERE: Bilomorska str. 1а

HOW MUCH: 75-100 UAH

Beermaster Day 2018

This year the guests will be able to try even more kinds of beer: Belgian and American, bottled and from the barrel, aged and fresh. Here you will get acquainted with many breweries and meet thousands of like-minded people.

WHEN: June 1-2

WHERE: Desyatynna str. 12,

HOW MUCH: 200 UAH

Wine Festival

This year it is a festival of a significant scale at a new place. A lot of degustations (including the unlimited ones) and a new format of a Food Market will wait for you here.

WHEN: June 2-3

WHERE: Mezhygirska str., 82

HOW MUCH: from 750 UAH

Peonies exhibition

If you are in love with this great summer flowers, you will be pleased watching all the rare kinds of peonies at this exhibit, both Ukrainian and foreign. Moreover, there you’ll be able to learn a lot about this flower species and get some professional advice about growing peonies in your garden.

WHEN: June 1-3

WHERE: Gryshko Botanical Garden (Tymyryazievska str, 1).

HOW MUCH: 20-50 UAH

Race under the chestnuts

Running is always good, especially for a good cause. Everybody is invited to join the 26th charity race with a distance of your choice. All the money collected will be given to buy the necessary equipment for the Ukrainian Center of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery.

WHEN: June 3

WHERE: St. Michael’s square

HOW MUCH: 150 UAH

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