The choice of festivals in Belarus is growing – in June and July there’s something cool on every weekend.
August and September are less loaded but also have some awesome stuff coming. Take advantage of two more warm months to enjoy outdoor events!
Sprava – 12 August
It is an art, history and nature festival in a beautiful setting of Chereyskoe Lake in Vitebsk region.
During the four days of the festival its guests will learn carpentry, try land-art, tour the 950-year-old village Cherea, practice yoga and meditate in the tranquility of Belarusian nature.
The main day of the festival is 12 August. There will be a concert with popular Belarusian bands Shuma and Port Mone as headliners.
And – surprise, surprise – a French chef Boris Boyanar, who is married to a Belarusian girl and lives 5 km from there, will be cooking local snails according to French recipes.
When: 9-13 August, main program on 12 August.
Where: village Belaya Tserkov, the peninsula near Chereyskoe Lake (Chashniki District, Vitebsk Region).
Price: 25 Br (~$13).
A-Fest – 12 August
A-Fest is organized by Alivaria, a Belarusian beer maker, and will be held for a second time.
The event is free and has an interesting musical line-up with popular Belarusian bands and English singer and songwriter John Newman as the headliner.
When: 12:00-20:00, 12 August
Where: Lošyсki park (Loshitsa park) in Minsk
Mirum Music Festival – 19 August
Mirum Music Festival is one of the most expected music events in Belarus.
First of all, it is held near the walls of Mir Castle, so you can combine rest and sightseeing. Secondly, its music program impressive: this year Mirum is headlined by Jamala, the Ukrainian winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Naviband, the sweet duo who won hearts at Eurovision 2017, will also be there!
When: 19 August
Where: Mir Castle
Price: 31.50 Br (~$16)
P.s. Bring plaids, travel coffee mugs and kids – the atmosphere at the festival is very cosy. You might also want to consider a visit to Nesvizh , which is only 30km away, the next day.
Vulica Brasil – 2 September
The main street art festival of Minsk is keeping the program in secret. The only thing we know is that it this time will he held earlier than in the previous years (which is good).
Artists will start creating murals on 17 August, so you can pass by once in a while and observe. All the main events, including dance, music and food festival, will take place on 2 September.
Here’s how we celebrated Brazilian last year!
When: 17 August-3 September, main program on 2 September.
Where: Kastryčnickaja street in Minsk
Lidbeer – 9 September
As you can guess, Lidbeer is the festival of the popular drink. They say that last year Belarusian “Oktoberfest” was one of the largest events in Belarus haveing gathered over 100,000 guests.
This year the organizers promise a twice bigger food court, a large camping and many-many fun.
A special bus will be bringing guests from Minsk.
When: 9 September
Where: Lida, Grodno region
Price: FREE, gala concert – 11.5 Br (~$6)
Dranikfest – 30 September
Belarus is known for its love of potatoes and everything cooked with potatoes – and this event is dedicated to them!
A picture is worth a thousand words, they say, so just have a look at the photos from last year’s Dranikfest.
When: 30 September
Where: ethnographic complex Zelenaya Roshcha (Green Grove), Mogilev