Calendar of Main Events

JULY

July 3Day of Independence of the Republic of Belarus
Minsk squares and streets, parks and public gardens become Venues for entertainments and festivities, festivals and fairs, The squares, in parks, on the streets of Minsk is a holiday with the whole scope of festivals, fairs, attraction and amusements, concerts and sporting events, fireworks.
Venue: squares, streets and avenues, concert halls, parks and public gardens of Minsk
Contact Information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by, www.minsktourism.by

July 3 - International Power Extreme Tournament dedicated to Independence Day
Power extreme is becoming more and more popular. With every day it involves a growing number of athletes, attracts attention of a growing number of spectators. "Who is the strongest of all?" - That's the eternal question.
Venue: the playground near the Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.belstrong.by

July - International competitions in cycling "Grand Prix of Minsk" and Minsk City Cup (highway)
Grand Prix of Minsk-2017 will bring together a truly stellar cast. The status of the competition is growing every year, and athletes with a worldwide reputation in the Minsk track are not uncommon.
Venue: Multifunctional cultural, sports and entertainment complex "Minsk-Arena", 111 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.minskcyclingclub.com, www.minskarena.by

July 17 - 21 - European Championship in Modern Pentathlon
Modern pentathlon is called "true Olympic sport" in the first place, referring to its exclusive line to the ideals of Olympism.
To combine such diverse disciplines as shooting, fencing, swimming, jumping, and running in one type of sport was offered by the founder of the modern Olympic movement Pierre de Coubertin, who wrote that such a test like no other, "would be a decent test of moral qualities of man, his physical abilities and skills, and thus would give us an ideal, versatile athlete."
Venue: Multifunctional cultural, sports and entertainment complex "Minsk-Arena", 111 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.pentathlon.by

July 22 – 23
- International Festival "Our Grunwald"
During the whole Festival its participants and guests will enjoy a rich and colorful program that will include jousting hiking and horseback tournaments to be held in accordance with medieval canons, massive jousting battles - buhurts to be fought according to the rules of warfare used in medieval military action, tournaments of archers, alebarests and arbalests.
Venue: Museum complex "Dudutki", the village of Ptich, Pukhovichi District
Contact Information: www.dudutki.by

July 29 – 30Art-picnic Freaky Summer Party
An annual summer festival of positive smiles and active movements in the format of a cozy picnic with good friends.
Venue: Dreamland Park, 80 Orlovskaya St
Contact Information: www.artpicnic.by

AUGUST

August 12 - Zhytsen
Harvest Festival with a unique rite "Zavіvanne Barady" (Beard curling) accompanied with singing and dancing in a ring. Everyone will be able to try to mow and reap using a sickle. A real peasant fair of agricultural products will be held on this day.
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by

August 19 - Spasauka-Lasauka
Holiday Feast of apple juice during which each participant will be able to consecrate fruits and vegetables, as well as taking part in an interactive program of the festival.
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by

August 19 - 20 - the Festival "The Way of the Vikings 2017"
The program of the Festival includes: a camp of Vikings, a market of masters, interactive zones, etc.
Venue: country estate complex "History Park of Sula" the village of Sula, Stolbtsy District
Contact Information: www.parksula.by

August - Mirum Music Festival 2017
Mirum Music Festival means a cast of brilliant musicians, wonderful weather, food court, entertainments. In other words, it is what makes the summer of thousands of Belarusians and foreign guests quite unforgettable.
Venue: the museum "Castle Complex" Mir", the town of Mir, 2 Krasnoarmeyskaya St
Contact Information: www.mirummusicfestival.by

SEPTEMBER

September 9 - 10Minsk is 950
The celebration of the Day of Minsk is a significant cultural, spiritual, political and national event.
Venue: squares, streets and avenues, concert halls, parks and public gardens of Minsk
Contact Information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by

September
International festival of the historical reconstruction "Mіnsk Starazhytny"
The festival is held with the aim of preserving and developing cultural and intellectual environment based on the domestic and European historical traditions.
Venue: the green area at the intersection of Pobediteley Av and Masherov Av
Contact Information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by

September 9 Folk-fest "Kamyanіtsa"
Folk-fest "Kamyanitsa” is a traditional folk festival at which one can listen to the singing by the best Belarusian and foreign ethnographic folk-groups, buy products made by Belarusian craftsmen, taste dishes of the Belarusian cuisine.
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by

September - Brazilian-Belarusian Street-art Festival "Vulica Brasil" (Brazil street)
"Brazilian Street" is becoming more lively so that the Belarusian capital can be presented with still more colours..
Venue: streets of Minsk
Contact Information: www.vulica-brasil.by

Septemberthe Minsk half marathon "Minsk Polo Marathon"
"Minsk Polo Marathon" is a unique opportunity to see Minsk from an unusual side: when will one have another opportunity to warm up in the middle of the central aVenue?
Venue: The start will be given at the Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.polomarathon.by

Septemberthe International Biathlon Festival "Race of legends - stars of biathlon for peace"
The festival will be held with the participation of Olympic champions from different countries that have already left their professional sports career for good.
Venue: Republican Olympic Winter Sports Training Center "Raubichi"
Contact Information: www.biathlon.by, www.biathlonclub.by

September
the International Power Extreme Tournament "MINSK OPEN CUP – 2017" dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Minsk
Power Extreme is becoming more and more popular, involving a growing number of athletes, attracting attention of a growing number of spectators.
Venue: the playground near the Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.belstrong.by

September - International Boxing Tournament in memory of the Honorary Master of Sports of the USSR, Honored Coach of the Republic of Belarus V.V.Botvinnik
This tournament has become a kind of school of education of young generation of athletes and respect for the veterans of the sport and their great services to their country.
Venue: Multifunctional cultural, sports and entertainment complex "Chizhovka-Arena", 19 Tashkentskaya St
Contact Information: www.boxingbelarus.by

September - November
- International tournament "Open Championship of Minsk and Minsk karate pre-eminence "Sanker Cup 2017" within "Japanese Autumn in Belarus"
Sanker Cup is one of the biggest tournaments in karate (WKF) in Eastern Europe. Traditionally, the competition involves European and Asian teams.
Venue: Multifunctional cultural, sports and entertainment complex "Minsk-Arena", 111 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.sanker.info

September
- H.O.G. Rally Minsk 2017: Closing of Harley-Davidson Motor Season
On the day of the event the capital will bring together bikers from different countries. A column of motor-cyclists will run through the streets of Minsk to the site where an extensive cultural and entertainment program will be offered to the guests and participants in the event.
Venue: the playground near the Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.hog.by

OCTOBER

OctoberYuri Bashmet International Festival
Yuri Bashmet International Festival is a unique project aimed at the preservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage of national and foreign authors and performers, arousing interest of young people for masterly performance.
Venue: Palace of the Republic (1-1 Octyabrskaya Sq) and Belarusian State Philharmonic (50 Nezavisimosti Av)
Contact Information: www.bashmet-festival.com, www.palace.by, www.philharmonic.by

October - International Forum of Theatrical Art "TEART"
The visitors to the Forum will be offered the best theater productions from around the world, enjoy brilliant playing of actors and learn the names of the most famous directors.
Venue: Minsk theaters
Contact Information: www.teart.by

NOVEMBER

November - Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad"
The Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad" is a diverse palette of cinematographic art for its participants and guests, an outstanding event in the cultural life of the capital and a professional competition which has rightly won international recognition.
Venue: cinemas of Minsk
Contact Information: www.listapad.com

November - International Ice Hockey Tournament among junior teams "Cup of the President's Sports Club"
Hockey combines the speed of reaction, excitement, tremendous amounts of adrenaline and talent, because to respond quickly on the ice in heavy uniform and, in spite of this, hold well on the blade of the skates - it is nothing like the talent. Come and support your favorite team!
Venue: Multifunctional cultural, sports and entertainment complex "Chizhovka-Arena" 19 Tashkentskaya St
Contact Information: www.sportclub.by

November - International Tournament in Greco-Roman Wrestling in memory of the Olympic Champion Oleg Karavayev
Oleg Karavayev became the first Belarusian Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling which used to be called classic wrestling. In 1960, in Rome at the XVII Summer Olympics, he won in the weight category up to 57 kg. In the same year Karavayev was awarded the title of Honored Master of Sports of the USSR. He was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labour and the Medal for Distinction in Labour.
In addition to the Olympic title in the service record of the athlete there were championship titles which he won at two world championships, the Games of the peoples of the USSR as well as at seven tournaments of the Soviet Union in the individual and team competitions.
Venue: Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.wrestling.by

November - International Professional Women's Tennis Tournament "Cup of Pavlov"
This international tournament has been one of the most important annual events in the sporting life of the capital for many years and it continues the glorious traditions of the Belarusian tennis, and shows the world new bright tennis stars.
Venue: Olympic Reserve Sports School of Tennis for Children and Youth "Smena", 15 Kozlov Lane
Contact Information: www.tennis.by

November 18 - Pіlіpauskіya vyachorkі
Pilipauskiya vyachorki is a feast of the autumn-winter period. It is confined to household work. The program includes master classes for spinning and youth game "Vyachorkі".
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by

DECEMBER

December - Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum
The program of the Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum includes the best opera performances of famous theaters, as well as the premiere performances of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Venue: The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, 1 Parizhskaya Communa Square
Contact Information: www.bolshoibelarus.by

23 DecemberKalyady (Christmas)
Christmas used to rank first in the annual round of folk rituals and celebrations of the ancient Slavs. The program includes folk songs, dances, traditional music. Everyone will be able to taste ancient Belarusian dishes – kutiya (boiled rice with raisins and honey) and "Uzvar”.
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by

25 December
- Festive Christmas and New Year events
Mass events - traditional folk festivals, concerts, fireworks, matinees will be held throughout the city. The New Year and Christmas week begins with a festive procession of Santa Clauses and Snow Maidens, ceremonial lighting of the New Year’s tree in the center of Minsk - in Octyabrskaya Square.
Venue: concert halls, stadiums, parks of Minsk
Contact Information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
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