Ukraine: Article: Ukraine: the Best autumn festivals
Travel to Ukraine is always nice to combine with visits to interesting events – musical, gastronomic theme, which are held all year round in different parts of the country. But the largest number of entertaining events, it is the fall. Current, already come into its own is no exception: over the next three months in different Ukrainian cities will host a number of interesting festivals. We offer you the top five, which if possible should visit this fall.
When. from 12 to 15 September, Where. the village of Koktebel. Crimea
Koktebel Jazz Festival – the largest in Ukraine jazz open air festival, which has gained the status of one of the most iconic and anticipated music events in the country. In early autumn it is already the 11th time will be held in the picturesque resort of Koktebel. located at the foot of Karadag mountains on the Black sea.
Within three days the festival will host dozens of concerts on three different stages. The main stage – NuJazz Stage will be set up on the waterfront, on the beach Junge. Voloshin stage, created for connoisseurs of modern jazz and improvised music, will be located in the garden House-Museum of Voloshin. Daily stage Open Stage, which was addressed by both young and well-known musicians from different genres, will work on the beach.
Among the participants of the Koktebel Jazz Festival this year are Patrick Wolf is one of the most colorful and emotional indie-pop artists in Britain, Submotion Orchestra – experimenters from Leeds, as well as the iconic British Bonobo, French lounge-trio Télépopmusik, Snapper group, British Sea Power and many others.
WineFeoFest – annual wine festival, which is traditionally held in mid-September in Feodosia with the main aim is to popularize the culture of the use of this worldwide beloved beverage.
In the framework of the celebration will include a presentation and tasting of wines from different wine regions of Ukraine, Turkey, Georgia, Germany, and Spain. The program also includes WineFeoFest planned fairs, tasting traditional dishes of the Crimean cuisine, exhibitions and performances by famous bands. To do this, the centre will install a few free sites.
The most interesting part of the day will be tours of wineries and attractions of the South-Eastern Crimea .
When. from 18 to 20 October, Where. Lviv. Market square
To learn about the culture of cheese making and wine-growing traditions of Western Ukraine will be in October at the gastronomic festival “the Festival of cheese and wine”, which will be held in Lviv.
For three days in the city center will run a big fair, which will be presented as products of large manufacturers and importers, and organic products produced by enterprises of the region. Cheeses brie and Camembert, wine, Chablis, Bordeaux, Roquefort, as well as traditional dishes of Ukrainian cuisine – all this and much more you can eat in the “Festival of cheese and wine” in Lviv.
The festival is also scheduled cooking classes and crafts fair.
When. from 12 October to 17 November, Where. the village of Nikita, Crimea
In the Nikitsky Botanical garden near Yalta. from mid October to mid November will be incredibly bright holiday, annually attracts tens of thousands of tourists, is the chrysanthemum .
This year the staff of the Botanical garden, as always, will plant more than 300 species of these amazing colors in different shades, shapes and sizes. And by the end of the festival will choose the most beautiful chrysanthemum, which will assign the title of “prom Queen”. Simultaneously with the chrysanthemum in the Nikitsky Botanical garden this year will be an exhibition of roses “garden of Eden”. Also at this time you can admire the blooming of the giant furcraea.
Where. the village, Kyiv. When. November 16
In mid-November in the historical-cultural center “the Kievan Rus Park”, located near Kiev. will be one of the most spectacular festivals in the country – there will be the finals of the International tournament on historical fencing “the knight of Kiev Detinets “.
The best fighters of the Ukrainian and foreign clubs of historical fencing, which underwent a complex and rigorous selection process will converge on the lists, to determine the winner of the tournament. In the event a scheduled one on one duels, as well as spectacular competitions in the “5 x 5”. The fighters will compete for the title of the strongest, nimble and hardy, and the audience will have the opportunity to witness an unforgettable event.