JUNE

June 23-25 - Open air festival "Kupalskae Kola"
This is the largest folk festival in Belarus with a long history that combined ancient traditions and rituals with modern theatrical concerts and incredible ethnic music.  A benevolent friendly atmosphere and incredible emotions await all the participants.          
Location: country complex "Komarovo", Minsk district, Urozhainaya village
Contact information: www.kupalskajekola.com, www.komarovovillage.by
 
June 24 - Ancient Kupalle
The holiday "Kupalle" is considered one of the most significant and colorful holidays in Belarus. It is difficult to imagine the present "Kupalle" without jumping through the bonfire, singing, weaving wreaths and searching for "Paparats-Kvetka". We invite all comers to join the ancient rite.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
June - International Caravaners' Forum
To get to know them closely and to understand who the caravaners are, we invite you to the International Forum, which will once again be held in Belarus.Each participant of the Forum will have a rich sports and cultural and entertainment program.
Location: to be determined
Contact information: www.caravaning.by, www.ucb.by
 
June 16-17 - Kupalle open-air "SvyataSontsa"
The holiday "Kupalle" is covered with legends and myths, ancient pagan and Christian traditions, beliefs of our ancestors are mixed in its rites. The soul of the Belarusian people is revealed in the most vivid manner in the traditions and rituals of "Kupalle".
Location: Museum complex "Dudutki", Pukhovichi district, Ptich village
Contact information: www.dudutki.by

June - September - Summer music and tourist season in the Upper Town
We invite you to spend time in the historical center of the capital. Without changing the tradition, in summer, new events, concerts, creative projects will take place on the sites of the Upper city. The street musicians will also continue to please the passers-by with their music. 
Location: territory of the Upper town
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
 
JULY

July 3 - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus 
On this day there is a holiday with all the scope of folk festivals and fairs, attractions, concerts, sports, fireworks in the squares, parks and the streets of Minsk. You will be able to see the military parade in the center of the city during the day, and in the evening enjoy the beauty of the festive salute.
Location: squares, avenues, concert venues, parks and miniparks in Minsk
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by, www.minsktourism.by

July 7 - Kupalle
You will get a chance to plunge into the atmosphere of the celebration of "Kupalle", to attend a master class on weaving wreaths from wildflowers and herbs, to participate in real Kupalle fortune-telling.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
July 21 - Zazhynki
Zazhynki is an ancient rite, which referred to a good harvest. You will get acquainted with the traditions associated with harvesting, hear the harvest summer songs performed on traditional musical instruments.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
July - International cycling competitions "Minsk Grand Prix" and Minsk Cup (highway)
The upcoming competitions in cycling "Minsk Grand Prix" will bring together a truly stellar team! Join us to see and cheer for the best of the best.
Location: the beginning at the Palace of Sports, PobediteleyAve., 4
Contact information: www.minskcyclingclub.com
 
July - International Festival "Our Grunwald"
The annual festival of culture and music will immerse the guests and participants in the medieval traditions of our ancestors. A rich and bright program, within the framework of which there will be chivalrous unmounted and mounted tournaments on medieval canons, massive chivalrous battles, archery tournaments will wait for you.
Location: Museum complex "Dudutki", Pukhovichi district, Ptich village
Contact information: www.dudutki.by
 
July 28-29 - Art picnic Freaky Summer Party
The annual summer festival of positive smiles and active movements in the format of a cozy picnic with good friends. Music, street-food, master classes, playgrounds and a wonderful mood. Join with your friends and the summer mood is guaranteed!
Location: to be determined
Contact information: www.artpicnic.by

July - September - Summer music and tourist season in the Upper Town
We invite you to spend time in the historical center of the capital. Without changing the tradition, in summer, new events, concerts, creative projects will take place on the sites of the Upper city. The street musicians will also continue to please the passers-by with their music. 
Location: territory of the Upper town
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
 
AUGUST

August 19
- Spasauka-Lasauka
You will be able to taste apples, honey, bread, dishes of national Belarusian cuisine and consecrate fruits and vegetables at the festive event "Spasauka-Lasauka". On this day, visitors will be able to get acquainted with the traditional rituals that were characteristic for those days.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
August - Viking Way Festival
The masters' market, the Viking camp, duels and theatrical battles, archery tournaments and a variety of master classes - all this awaits you at an exciting festival!
Location: to be determined
Contact information: www.minsktourism.by
 
August 25 - Harvest festival "Zhytsen"
At the harvest festival everyone can join the real agricultural rite. There will be traditional harvest songs and live instrumental music, master classes on weaving wreaths from spikes, dancing and playing program for adults and children in the program of the festival.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by

August - September - Summer music and tourist season in the Upper Town
We invite you to spend time in the historical center of the capital. Without changing the tradition, in summer, new events, concerts, creative projects will take place on the sites of the Upper city. The street musicians will also continue to please the passers-by with their music. 
Location: territory of the Upper town
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
 
SEPTEMBER

September - Holiday of the city of Minsk
Celebration of the Day of the City of Minsk is a lot of cultural events and festivities, fireworks and concert venues throughout the city.
Location: square, avenues, concert grounds, parks and miniparks of Minsk
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
 
September - International festival of historical reconstruction "Minsk starazhytny"
The audience will see chivalrous battles, horse fights, storming the fortress. In the "City of Masters" you can not only purchase replicas of weapons, armor, equipment, but also take part in their creation.
Location: green area at the intersection ofPobediteleyAve. and Masherova Ave.
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
 
the beginning of September - Folk-festival "Kamyanitsa"
Traditional folk-festival, where you can listen to the performance of the best ethno-folk groups of Belarus and abroad, buy products of Belarusian masters, taste dishes of Belarusian cuisine.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
September 22 - Rite "Bagach"
We invite you to plunge into the atmosphere of the ancient agricultural holiday, which was celebrated in honor of the end of harvesting. Folk rituals, songs, dances and master classes await you.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
September - Brazilian-Belarusian Street Art Festival "VulicaBrasil"
Minsk is a bright city! "Brazilian Street" in Minsk comes to life to give even more colors to the Belarusian capital. As part of the festival, street artists will create their incredible street art projects in the Belarusian capital.
Location: streets of Minsk
Contact information: www.vulica-brasil.by
 
September - Minsk half-marathon "Minsk Polo Marathon"
"Minsk Polo Marathon" is a unique opportunity to see Minsk from an unusual side: when will there yet be an opportunity to warm up right in the middle of the central avenue?
Location: the beginning at the Palace of Sports, PobediteleyAve., 4
Contact information: www.polomarathon.by
 
September - H.O.G. Rally Minsk 2018: Closure of the Harley-Davidson motor season
A grand event dedicated to the closing of the motor season, will bring together bikers from different countries. There will be demonstration exhibition performances of famous bikers and showmen, a show program with the participation of artists of the Belarusian stage, rallies of souvenirs from Harley-Davidson.
Location: ground near the Palace of Sports,PobediteleyAve., 4
Contact information: www.hog.by
 
September - International tourist exhibition "Tourist business-2018"
Participating in the exhibition of tourist services, you will get the opportunity to take part in presentations, round tables, seminars on the most urgent problems of the tourism industry.
Location: Belexpo,PobediteleyAve., 14
Contact information: www.belexpo.by

September - Summer music and tourist season in the Upper Town
We invite you to spend time in the historical center of the capital. Without changing the tradition, in summer, new events, concerts, creative projects will take place on the sites of the Upper city. The street musicians will also continue to please the passers-by with their music. 
Location: territory of the Upper town
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
 
OCTOBER

October 14 - "Pakrouskikirmash"
This holiday is determined to the end of field work. You will be able to take part in the dance and game program, as well as purchase keepsake.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
October - Yuri Bashmet International Festival
One of the main ideas of the festival is to provide an opportunity for young talented musicians to perform on the same stage with world famous experts. The audience will immerse themselves in the fascinating world of classical music!
Location: Palace of the Republic, Oktyabrskaya Sq., 1-1; Belarusian State Philharmonic Society, Nezavisimosti Ave., 50
Contact information: www.bashmet-festival.com, www.palace.by, www.philharmonic.by
 
October - International Forum of Theater Art "TEART"
Do you like theatrical art? The best theatrical productions from around the world, a brilliant game of actors and the loudest director's names will wait for you at the forum!
Location: Minsk theaters
Contact information: www.teart.by

NOVEMBER

November - Music contest "Junior Eurovision Song Contest - 2018"
Belarus will host the contest for the second time. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is the annual international television song contest, which is attended by representatives of the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union.
Location: Minsk-Arena, PobediteleyAve., 111
Contact information: www.minskarena.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by
 
November - Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad"
Film festival "Listopad" is deservedly considered one of the visiting cards of the cultural life of the city.  The international jury, the films that have become the prize-winners of the prestigious film festivals of the world, and together with them the debut works, which amaze with their innovation.      
Location: cinemas of Minsk
Contact information: www.listapad.com
 
November - International tournament in memory of Olympic champion Oleg Karavaev on Greco-Roman wrestling
This international tournament bears the name of Oleg Karavaev, who became the first Belarusian Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, which used to be called classical.
Location: Palace of Sports, PobediteleyAve., 4
Contact information: www.wrestling.by
 
November 11 - SvyataKavalya
On the holiday you will see how one can create the finest products with the help of fire, a red-hot metal bar and a hammer, get acquainted with the traditions of this skill.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
November 18 - Pilipauskiyavyachorki
A wonderful holiday of the autumn-winter period, which is devoted to household chores. You will be able to participate in creative workshops on spinning, as well as an exciting youth game "Vyachorki".
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by

DECEMBER

December - Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum
The grandiose holiday of the opera from year to year gains soldouts and gives fans of opera art a unique opportunity to meet with opera stars and musicians of the first magnitude.
Location: National Academic Bolshoi Theater of Opera and Ballet, ParizhskoyKommuny Sq., 1
Contact information: www.bolshoibelarus.by
 
December 22 - Kalyady
Within the framework of this event, you can go Christmas caroling, take part in different master classes and carol quests, see the traditional batleika, treat yourself with the ritual porridge "kutya" and herbal decoction, and try a real Christmas fortune-telling.
Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village
Contact information: www.etna.by
 
December - International competition "Baby Cup" in rhythmic-sportive gymnastics
Children's emotions, bright costumes, plastic and grace - future stars of rhythmic gymnastics will show their skills at the traditional children's tournament Baby Cup.
Location: Palace of Sports, PobediteleyAve., 4
Contact information: www.bga.by, www.sportpalace.by
 
since December 25 - Festive Christmas and New Year's events
In anticipation of the Christmas holidays Minsk turns into a fairy city and shines in the splendor of New Year's illumination! City parks, skating rinks, squares await you for winter fun and traditional festivities, while cafes and restaurants will treat you with delicious national and European cuisine.
Location: concert venues, stadiums, parks in Minsk
Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
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