Upcoming Lviv

International Ukrainian Dance & Culture Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The International Ukrainian Dance & Cultural Festival is quickly becoming one of the coolest Ukrainian dance festivals in the world. The event brings together Ukrainians from all over the world to celebrate and share their passion for Ukrainian dance, music, and culture. In the past, groups have traveled from as far away as England, Canada, and Australia to join Ukrainian groups at the festival. Some come to perform, others tour Ukraine, while many come just to meet new friends and enjoy Lviv.

Lviv Coffee Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
Coffee is a huge part of almost everyone’s life. Most of us couldn’t function as a normal human being without a cup of coffee in the morning. But all of us caffeine addicts aren’t ashamed to admit it; in fact, we constantly flaunt our caffeine addictions by heading out to cute café after cute café and posting it all over Instagram.

LvivMozArt Music Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city will be delighted by the return of the LvivMozArt festival of classic music. Aiming to unite the best Ukrainian and world musicians, this year’s festival will feature nine days of classical and Mozart music from 3-11 August. Festivalgoers can also take in exceptional musical evenings, presentations, and recitations at seven iconic locations on Lviv’s musical map – the Lviv Opera, Philharmonia, Old Tram Depot, Dominican Church, Organ Music Hall, the spectacular Potocki Palace, and the Ruins of the Brody Synagogue in Brody (Lviv Region).

Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The annual Wiz-Art International Short Film Festival returns to Lviv from 19-25 August. Founded in 2008, the festival screens more than 100 short films each year, bringing audiences a powerful cultural and educational platform that unites Ukrainian and international filmmakers.

Levandivka’s Parajanov Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The Paradjanov Festival will return to Lviv’s Levandivka district for the fourth time from 19-24 August. Sergei Paradjanov (1924-90) was one of the 20th Century’s greatest cinema masters. Legends such as Fellini, Antonioni, and Tarkovsky labaled him a “genius”, “magician”, and “master”. He was one of the most daring and visionary directors to emerge from the Soviet Union.

Ukrainian Song Project

Issue 125, July 2019.
The Ukrainian Song Project, a spectacular musical holiday designed to promote artistic expression, national pride, and Ukraine’s diverse culture, returns to Arena Lviv on 17 August. Dedicated to the 27th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, the show will be broadcasted by several TV and radio stations in Ukraine and abroad.

Kit Gavatovycha’ Theatre Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
Lviv’s summer hot spot – B. Khmelnytsky Culture & Recreation Park – will host the ‘Kit Gavatovycha’ Theatre Festival on its summer stage from 6-8 September. Now in its fourth year, the ‘Kit Gavatovycha’ Theatre Festival is the ideal place to experience the best of outdoor theatre al fresco.

Etnovyr Folklore Festival

Issue 125, July 2019.
The Etnovyr Folklore Festival has grown into one of Lviv’s most colourful traditions. Taking place this year from 21-25 August, the event features vibrant performances of international ensembles, wonderful parades through the city centre, national cuisine presentations, dance and song workshops, and evenings of friendship.

Onuka in concert

Issue 125, July 2019.
The 24th of August is Independence Day in Ukraine and many use the state holiday to enjoy themselves to the fullest. Music lovers – save the date! Ethno-futuristic Ukrainian electro-pop band Onuka will be in Lviv to perform at !FESTRepublic Club.

Race Nation

Issue 125, July 2019.
Honestly speaking, the notion of straight-up running kind of sucks for most Leopolitans. Why spend money on running around on hot pavement when you could just … not? (To be fair, there are some studies that say that an hour of running a day may actually extend your life!) But if you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors while getting a serious workout in, it might be high time you look at signing up for an obstacle course race – Race Nation 2019.