Upcoming Lviv

Leopolis Jazz Fest 2019 - Rynok Square Stage

Issue 123, May 2019.
Leopolis Jazz Fest is back! Lviv’s biggest event of the year – an international open-air jazz festival – returns to the Western Ukrainian capital from 26-30 June. With 100+ world-class musicians performing on three stages in Lviv’s downtown core, the mega-event draws nearly 50,000 visitors to the city each year. This year Lviv Today highlights the Rynok Square stage, which draws large crowds with its free price of admission.

Virtuosos Music Festival

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv is famed for its many musical festivals and this year the city will delight music lovers with another edition of the Virtuosos Academic Music Festival. First launched in 1981, this classic music festival remains a highlight of Western Ukraine’s cultural calendar.

EURO 2020 Qualifying in Lviv

Issue 123, May 2019.
The Ukrainian national football team is returning to Lviv after a strong start to the EURO 2020 qualifying tournament. Ukraine currently leads Group B after a two-game road trip that saw the team beat Luxembourg and draw Portugal. Lviv hosts the Serbian national team on 7 June and Luxembourg on 10 June.

UnderHill Music Festival

Issue 123, May 2019.
The UnderHill Music Festival combines modern electronic and pop music from artists from around Ukraine and across Europe. Located in the village of Pidhirya in the Ivano-Frankivsk region, the UnderHill Festival will dazzle attendees over the 15-16 June weekend with three scenes: UnderDay, UnderNight, and UnderGround. Some of Ukraine’s biggest artists will grace the stage, including Dzidzio, Skai, Druha Rika, Olya Polyakova, and Boombox.

Children’s KinoFest

Issue 123, May 2019.
The Children’s KinoFest is an annual festival of international films designed to support the creation and discussion of thoughtful, provocative, and intelligent film for youth aged 4-18. Since its inception in 2014, Children’s KinoFest has become the largest and most respected film festival in Ukraine specifically dedicated to children and their families. Each year children’s films from dozens of countries reach more than 40,000 people through festival screenings in Kyiv and a tour of 20 Ukrainian cities, including Lviv. This year’s festival will take place from 31 May – 9 June.

Garmyder Festival

Issue 123, May 2019.
Lviv’s picturesque Horihovyi Hay Park will host the creative Garmyder Crafts Festival on the weekend of 1-2 June. This jolly event delights Leopolitan craft lovers and guests of the city with a variety of indoor and outdoor crafts and food stalls.

Molokiya Half Marathon

Issue 123, May 2019.
The Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon will race through the city on 9 June. Leopolitan runners and guests of the city will be able to race the full 21 km main course, a 10 km relay race, or a 4.2 km fun run. Besides the thousands of runners that the event attracts every year, hundreds of business teams also take part in the fun.

Lviv Project & Product Management Day

Issue 123, May 2019.
There is no better way to succeed in any professional sphere than through constant self-education, exchanging experiences with peers, and paying attention to detail – and conferences are the perfect place to do all those things!

Westland Festival

Issue 123, May 2019.
Westland is a massive eight-hour, non-stop electronic music festival that is set to delight Leopolitan music lovers and guests of the city with a lineup packed with some of the biggest names in electronic music on 31 May. You won’t want to miss Cosmic Gate, one of Germany’s most illustrious electronic music duos.

WABBA World Championships

Issue 123, May 2019.
The 2019 WABBA (World Amateur Bodybuilding Association) World Championships will take place in Lviv from 14-16 June.