Here comes the last spring weekend! We heart Moscow has chosen the best for your entertainment – festivals of food, films and kites, ice cream holiday and the Children’s Day celebrations.
INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY IN MOSCOW PARKS
Mosgorpark Facebook page
International Children’s Day is celebrated on June 1 that will be Monday this time. Thereforemost of the festive events dedicated to the holiday will be held on May 30 and 31. There will be divertive entertainment program in Moscow parks – festivals, competitions, workshops, concerts and much more.
Thus, the Gorky Park will turn into the Letters Country, in which children will be able to learn a lot about its ‘inhabitants’, and also try on different professions, participate and games and dance. The Sokolniki Park will host an ice cream holiday; Krasnaya Presnya Park will hold events for cartoon lovers. The Bauman Garden will hold a festival of art schools. It will be dedicated to theater, art and dance. Visitors will be able to watch performances and participate in workshops.
Performances in English based on tales Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and others will be shown in Kuzminki Pak. Children rock festival will be held in the Fili Park. The Hermitage Garden will invite spectators to the dance ensemble performances and Goncharovsky Park will hold competitions in street dance.
You can see the full program of festive events in Moscow parks here.
ICE CREAM HOLIDAY IN SOKOLNIKI
The annual celebration of ice cream, which takes place in the Sokolniki Park has very diverse program, intended for all ages. First, there will be a lot of ice cream. More than one hundred types – 20 tons of ice cream – will be delivered for the celebration.
In addition to ice cream degustation, there will be different festive towns that will offer numerous attractions: rides, contests, relay races, performances of musicians and circus artists, children’s art troupes and more.
Saturday, May 30
The Sokolniki Park, Sokolnichesky Val, 1
FOODIEZ OF MOSCOW FESTIVAL
Foodiez of Moscow Facebook page
Krasnaya Presnya Park invites everyone to visit the first gastronomic festival Foodiez of Moscow, which will bring together the best chefs and the best restaurants from Russia and Europe. This festival combines haute cuisine, as well as important manifestations of contemporary culture – architecture, design, music and fashion.
Festival’s guests will be to try dishes by famous chefs, learn, the basic concepts and trends of culinary and how to cook new dishes. There will also be the Art Festival, which will host an exhibition of temporary architecture and design. it will be shown only in the framework of the festival.
May 30 and 31
Krasnaya Presnya Park, Mantulinskaya St., 5, p. 2
Further details can be found here.
MOSCOW BIKE PARADE 2015
Let’s Bike It! Facebook page
V Moscow Bike Parade will pass in the capital on May 31. This large-scale event aims to support the development of cycling and advocates for safe driving cyclists. Over 20,000 cyclists will travel along the Garden Ring and other central streets and boulevards of the capital.
Last year, the parade’s route has been reversed for the first time in its history and the participants drove along the Garden Ring. 10 thousand cyclists participated in that race.
Anyone over 14 can take part in the parade. Participant will gather at 12:00 at Academician Sakharov Prospect. The parade itself will start at 14:00.
More details about the contests and surprises that await the participants at the event’s site.
Sunday, May 31
Akademika Sakharova Prospect
BEAT FILM FESTIVAL
Beat Film Festival Facebook page
Beat Film Festival that shows mainly documentaries, has been held every year since 2010. This year, festival films will be screened in Formula Kino Horizon cinema, Muzeon Summer Cinema and Center for Documentary Films.
This year, the audience will see 18 films of documentary genre. In addition, it will be possible to communicate with filmmakers, artists and those who move the documentary cinema machine in Russia and abroad.
Schedule and details can be found at the site.
COLORFUL SKY KITE FESTIVAL
Colorful Sky site
One of the most fun summer entertainment is launching a multi-colored kites. You will be able to experience those pleasant moments at the festival of kites Colorful Sky.
The festival will be held during the weekend that will allow visitors to choose the most appropriate time. Kites show that will open the program will present the most unusual kites in the form of dragons, birds, fish and so on. Kites will be guided by professional aerobatic team, and you will see in the sky dancing, stunts and fights by kites. Each visitor will be able to join the run.
Everyone will be able to make their own kites at a special master class and walk through the Garden of Wind. There you will see the beauty and plasticity of the dancing in the wind colored ribbons, flags and other installations.
May 30 and 31
Tsaritsyno museum-reserve, Dolskaya Street, 1
All additional information can be found here.