Summer Guide To 7 FREE Open Air Festivals In Minsk

Minsk summer festivals are gearing up to throw open their gates and welcome thousands of people longing for music, wild dances, gastronomic experiments, new acquaintances and unforgettable emotions.

BelarusFeed made a list of must-see festivals that won’t cost you a penny!

1. Concerts near Grand Opera and Ballet Theatre

A beautiful venue, terrific acoustics, and world-class talent.

Every Sunday, from May 6 to June 17, free orchestra performances take place near the Grand Opera and Ballet Theater.

Be there to enjoy the best capital’s classical concerts from 17.10pm to 17.40pm in the open air.

2. Peshekhodka 

A new season of Street Music Festival had already started at the Minsk Upper Town.

Every Saturday from 2pm to 22pm musicians from around the city share good vibes and music of their souls with anyone willing to listen.

They can be easily found near Minsk Town Hall, Pereulok Muzykal’nyy, “Cherdak” bar, “Caretny Dvorik” and next to the terrace of “Upper Town” concert hall.

Other locations, names of musicians and time of perfomances can be found at the official page of the fest in VK.

3. Jazz evenings at the Town Hall

Started back in 2013, the jazz evenings quickly became a landmark event for Minsk.

This year musicians from Belarus, the USA, Germany, Brazil, France, Israel, Cuba and Russia will be playing at the festival.

“Latin American Jazz”, “Traditions and Modernity” and “Some Like it Hot” tunes will fill the air near the Town Hall.

Jazz evenings are extremelly popular among locals, so make sure you turn up in advance on June 23, 30 June and 7 July.

4. Days of National Cultures

Starting from June Minsk’s downtown hosts a series of national culture festivals.

The countries that take part in the event include Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, South Korea, and Italy.

Sweden was the first to showcase its culture and traditions on 2 June. For Estonia and Great Britain it will be the first time ever.

The countries are preparing lots of activities, treats and surprises to entertain and feed their guests.

5. Belkinoleto

Belkinoleto is free screenings of movies shot by young and aspiring Belarusian directors.

Usually its program is extremely diverse and sparks hot discussions between cinema lovers in the yard of the historical museum.

This year it starts on 22 June, shows are traditionally – on Friday evenings.

6. Blues. Summer

Best Minsk bluesmen, great scene, more than 5 hours of live music and free entry.

On 30 June the summer patio of TNT Rock Club  will turn into a real open-air festival.

The Silicon, Big Daddy Blues, The Road Dogs, Cross.B.Band and Bowling Jack will be waiting there for you.

Street food and drinks at the terrace will keep you charged and awake throughout the night.


If you’re in Minsk in August, book Saturday the 12th!

Third A-fest organized by Alivaria, a Belarusian beer maker, will take place at Lošyсki Park and last till midningt.

The headliners of this year are the British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and the Belarusian band “Bez Bileta”.

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