Upcoming Lviv

Authors’ Reading Month: Romania

Issue 124, June 2019.
The twentieth annual Authors’ Reading Month – the largest literary festival in Central Europe – will be held in Lviv from 1 July to 4 August. First held in Brno in 2000, the event soon spread to other cities, including Ostrava (2011), Wroclaw and Kosice (2012), and Lviv (2015).

Lviv Open Arm-Wrestling Tournament

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv’s Malevich Night Club will host the Lviv Open Cup Arm-Wrestling Tournament on 23 June. Arm-wrestling is a fierce and highly addictive combat sport. So many factors come into play – hand grip size, arm length, sheer strength, and hunger to dominate

Gorgany Race

Issue 124, June 2019.
If you’re looking for adventure, adrenaline, and extreme challenges and you want to experience the unforgettable beauty of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains – then the Gorgany Race is just right for you! Taking place each June in one of the wildest and most uninhabited parts of the Ukrainian Carpathians – Gorgany – the race allows participants to experience a nature reserve they might otherwise never get to see.

Gran Fondo Ukraine

Issue 124, June 2019.
Lviv will see the start of one of summer’s most exciting bicycling events on 14 July as Gran Fondo Ukraine rolls into the Western Ukrainian capital. Part personal challenge, part serious competition – Gran Fondo Ukraine leads riders along country roads with challenging climbs and incredible scenery.

IT Jazz Conference

Issue 124, June 2019.
While Lviv is in the whirl of the Leopolis Jazz Festival, IT investors from all over the world will be in in the city on 28 June to talk business in the classy atmosphere of the Lviv IT Jazz conference. Lviv IT Jazz is an exclusive event set to bring together government representatives, investors, and leaders of the Ukrainian IT industry to discuss the most urgent topics of investment in Ukraine, including the development of the tech sector, economy, and human potential.

Music Day 2019

Issue 124, June 2019.
The Fête de la Musique, also known as the ‘worldwide celebration of music’, is an annual music festival that takes place on 21 June in cities around the world. Created by French Minister of Culture Jack Lang in 1982, it has since become an international phenomenon celebrated in more than 800 cities in 120 countries around the world, including Ukraine and Lviv.

New Balance Colour Run

Issue 124, June 2019.
Calling all athletes and joggers, children and adults, and fans of outdoor activities, healthy living, and charity – the KM Running Club and New Balance Ukraine invite you to the New Balance Colour Run on 22 June.

Leopolis Jazz Fest ‘19

Issue 124, June 2019.
Attracting world-class performers from all over the world, the Leopolis Jazz Fest has become Lviv’s signature summer event. Immersing the city in an atmosphere of jazz since its inception, the five-day event attracts over a hundred of the world’s top jazz musicians to perform on three stages in the city centre. Now in its eighth year, the event attracts over 100,000 visitors each year and more than 200 accredited press.

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.