When gentlemen visit Ukrainian women, they often rave about the country’s rich culture upon their return. Every week there seems to be some sort of fun festival.
Are you dating any ladies living in Sevastopol, Yalta, or Lviv? Ask if they’ll be going to these events this week.
Fresh Fest – July 15-22
Fresh Fest is the First International Festival of Healthy Lifestyle taking place in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. Along with musical entertainment and sports activities, organizers plan to focus on personal growth and spirituality.
Rock climbing, archery, and Brazilian martial art capoeira are on the daily schedule of activities, in addition to lectures on healthy lifestyle and various psychological aspects of personal development. Yoga, business training, and nutrition classes will also be available.
Concerts will feature performances by Kazakh rapper Misha Mavashy, Russian rapper D-Man 55, Ukrainian hip-hopper Deny Montana, and Vlad Astakhov.
Yalta Summer Jam – July 17-21
The sixth annual summer dance festival in the southern Ukrainian resort city of Yalta is named Back 2 Back to reflect the nature of this year’s competition - the dancers will perform in teams of two. MCs, DJs, beatmakers, and even basketball freestylers will also participate in the event.
Locking, popping, hip hop, a beatbox battle, a rhymer battle, a beatmaker battle, and a DJ battle are some of the competitions that will take place. Breaking contests will include Top Rock, Footwork, Kids Battle (Teacher-student), and B-Girls Battle.
The festival awards its contestants "seagulls" instead of points. The eight teams earning the most seagulls will participate in a crew battle. Other entertainment will include a flea market, a photo exhibition, a graffiti jam, and themed workshops.
LvivKlezFest – July 18-September 1
The fifth international festival of Jewish music – LvivKlezFest – is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the establishment of the state of Israel. Organizers prepared a varied entertainment program for the guests of the festival in an attempt to revive the lost musical culture and the history of the city.
The festival in Lviv has a rich program aimed at both fans of Klezmer music and those interested in the history of the city and its Jewish Quarter, as well as those eager to indulge in traditional Jewish cuisine.
Along with the music program, guests will have a unique opportunity to test their strength and skill in a variety of Jewish workshops, and even witness a fun Galician Jewish wedding.
Try to plan your next Ukrainian vacation around fun festivals like these to experience as much of the unique culture as you can.