Ukrainian Independence Day: Military Parade, Themed Flower Exhibit, Okean Elzy concert and other things to do in Kyiv during the special long weekend, August 24-26

‘The New Army March’ This Military Parade will celebrate the 27th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. Here you will see the …

‘The New Army March’

This Military Parade will celebrate the 27th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence. Here you will see the representatives of Armed Forces, National Guard, State Border Service, the National Security Service – the total of four and a half thousands people. Moreover, around 250 units of military equipment will pass through the central street of Kyiv.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 24, 9 AM

WHERE: Khreshchatyk str.


‘Magical Ukrainian Myth’ Flower Exhibition

The long-lasting annual tradition brings beautiful flower compositions at this time of the year. This year theme is ‘Magical Ukrainian Myth,’ all the flower beds are designed to represent certain literature characters. The exhibition has started last week and will last till mid-September. Additionally, on Friday afternoon, on the main stage of the Singing Field, you will be able to observe a festival and a contest of national dancing groups from both Ukraine and Ukrainian diaspora in Canada. On some days of the festival, you will also be able to enjoy puppet theatre shows and spherical movie screenings. If you like exploring the history of the impressive Mother Motherland monument that stands next to the Singing Field, check out our Kyiv Soviet Tour.

WHEN: Until Sep 16 (festival on Aug 24)

WHERE: ‘The Singing Field,’ Lavrska str., 33


‘The Biggest Map of Ukrainian Family Dream’

It’s been eight years since this street festival has started. On the Independence Day, the participants will again be able to create collages of their treasured dreams. Later those works will be joined into the vast map of the country, that aims to enter the National Book of Records of Ukraine.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 24, 1 – 4 PM

WHERE: Khreshchatyk str., Prorizna str.


Embroidery Shirts Race

This family event is aimed not only to support the patriotic mood and form the positive image of Ukraine in the world, but also to propagate the healthy way of living and sports. Participants can choose any distances between 100 meters and 10 kilometers. Unfortunately, the registration is closed already, but you surely can join cheering for someone. An excellent way to spend your time in a beautiful place out of the city center.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 24, 9 AM

WHERE: Rusanivska Bay and Rusanivskiy boulevard crossing


‘Okean Elzy’ Independence Day Concert

Traditionally the most famous band in Ukraine gives out a big concert for the Independence Day in one of the Ukrainian cities. This Friday, the first time in many years ‘Okean Elzy’ celebrates the Independence Day in the capital, meeting their audience at the biggest stadium in the country. The band hasn’t performed in Ukraine for the whole year, touring in about 30 countries. The special guest of tomorrow’s show is incredible and mysterious DakhaBrakha.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 24, 8 PM

WHERE: The Olympic Stadium

HOW MUCH: 750-950 UAH  

Open Regata ‘Kyiv Yacht Race’

This competition will include around 60 cruising and racing yachts with a crew of 4-6 people on each boat. The Race will cover the distance from the Harbour Bridge to the Pedestrian Bridge. The participants will be both professionals and amateurs.

WHEN: Fri, Aug 24, 9.30 AM-4 PM

WHERE: The 6th Pier of Kyiv River Station

HOW MUCH: Observation Free

Workout Fest-2018

This Festival is dedicated to street sports. More than two hundred Ukrainian and foreign sportsmen are planning to participate in it. On Saturday you will have a chance to see who will become champions in StreetWorkout, Street lifting and Workout-records.

WHEN: Sat, Aug 25, 10 AM

WHERE: The Arch of People’s Friendship


Summer at VDNH

Summer is almost gone, but we bet many of you still haven’t enjoyed it thoroughly. Don’t worry, no need to go far for that. VDNH still hosts its summer amusement park! On the immense territory of the exhibition center, you’re able to find exciting things to do for both adults and kids. You won’t be bored, neither if you’re a fan of extreme and active time, nor if you’re just seeking some fresh air and calmness. During the Independence Day, there will be a lot of shows of musicians and poets, workshops for kids and many other cool things to do. But if you want to finish your last summer weekend with something truly memorable, we recommend you to go Paragliding with BeInside!

WHEN: Till the end of summer

WHERE: VDNH, Akademika Hlushkova str., 1

HOW MUCH: Entrance Free

Cover Photo by Yaroslav LK. You Can read more about him here.

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