Upcoming Lviv

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.

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.