Interesting festivals and celebrations are held all over Belarus in summer. Among them are music and theatrical forums, festivals of folk culture, traditional crafts and national cuisine, splendid balls, knights tournaments and medieval re-enactment shows, unusual environmental festivals… While traveling, take some time to visit these top summer festivals in Belarus. Our guide will tell you about traditional cultural and tourist summer events in Belarus.
Best Summer Festivals and Events in Belarus
1. International Festival of Arts in Vitebsk
This lively festival is held in Vitebsk every July and is dedicated to the celebration of Slavic music. In addition to those from the former Yugoslav states, the event will also attract participants from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Poland. Famous singers from the region listen to and perform Slavic songs with the support of the Belarusian National Concert Orchestra. The most successful country so far in Ukraine, with five victories on its behalf.
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This popular summer festival of Belarus, which takes place in one of the “green” centers of Minsk – the Botanical Garden – will create something special for you and your children. How about you become a paleontologist one day? Or do they learn how to bow down (what if it’s missing for your child’s happiness)? Come with your children to the Botanical Garden on June 12 and 13. A festival of real professions unfolds here! Real masters teach kids their craft and everyone gets a real workbook (well, almost real) and a decent wage. In the case of “bookmarks” – in the local currency – your child can buy goods for creative works from the ART area – from the holiday sponsor.
When: June 12–13
3. Chernobyl Disaster Commemorative Day
On April 26, one of the world’s most serious nuclear disasters near the Ukraine-Belarus border will be honored. Much of the country has been and continues to be heavily polluted by the explosion. This summer event in Belarus will be followed by a gloomy procession through the streets of the cities, and a wreath and flower will be placed at the Chernobyl Chapel.
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Where: Ukraine-Belarus border
When: April 26
4. Rock for Bobrov
The main rock event of the summer is back! During the existence of the Rock for Bobrov festival, it has become so large-scale that in 2021 it will change the venue. We will meet on August 7 at Lipk Airport where we will rock with bands like Little Big, Zveri, Louna, Noize MC, J: Mors, Poshlaya Molli and Pornofilmi! The heat is coming, in every sense of the word.
Where: Lipki village near Minsk
When: August 7
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5. Top Fest
If you want to come to Minsk for a few days to enjoy the city and see its sights, August is the best time to do so. Especially if you like good music and outdoor festivals. The long-awaited Top Fest will be held on 21 August at the Dynamo Stadium in Minsk. Lesha Svik, Maruv, The Limbo, Rakhim, Fogel, Tony Tonite, Nemiga, Mona Sogz and others perform on the same stage.
When: August 21
6. Tsmok’s Way
After a one-year hiatus, the Tsmok’s Way Mythological Festival awaits all fans at the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve. Here and there you can meet the embodiment of the hero of the occasion – Lepel Tsmok, a real Belarusian dragon. Bolotnik, Kikimora, Zazovka, and other heroes of Belarusian mythology entertain the guests of the holiday. Want to learn more about these heroes, hear the sounds of mesmerizing music, and enjoy the beauty of an evening fire show? Then go to the Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve on August 21st and 22nd and take over the mysterious atmosphere of the event!
Where: Domzheritsy village, Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve
When: August 21–22
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7. Kupala Night
A long-running Slavic festival is celebrating the summer solstice, Kupala, on the night of June 21st. Many believe that the festival has pagan roots and is extremely popular with the younger generations of Eastern Europe who offer the opportunity to embark on fun water fights.
Where: Alexandria, Shklov District.
When: June 21
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8. The Vёska
Vёska is preparing three stages for you at once! This famous summer festival in Belarus features the most special and outrageous celebrities of modern times, such as Morgenstern, Slava Marlow, DaBro and Zomb. Immerse yourself in the middle of things on the Dvorovaya grand stage, or go to the Okolitsa (the names of the artists performing on the second stage are still kept secret). But we’re sure it will be fantastic!
Where: Ozertso village near Minsk
When: July 10
As usual, Alexandria gathers its friends for the wide celebration of the 2021 Cup Cup Night. Preparations for the holiday are well underway. Fans of the musical are waiting for a wonderful surprise: the organizers are busy with rehearsals for the production “Vyanok na Vadze”. It takes guests to the magical atmosphere of Kupala Night. Sensual songs explode. And, of course, exhibitions, concerts, fairs, and much more traditionally unfold within the festival. There is no similar holiday without the traditional dishes of Belarusian cuisine. By itself, he deserves to throw everything away and go to Alexandria to rest his body and soul!
Where: Alexandria agro-town, Shklovsky district
When: July 10–11
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