7 Things To Do In Minsk To Make Last Summer Weekend Unforgettable

This weekend is full of fun activities. No matter what the weather’s like BelarusFeed recommends to go outside and make the most of the last summer weekend.

There’s a little bit of everything for people in Minsk.

Armenian culture festival

To eat and dance.

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On Saturday, plošča Svabody will turn into a small cozy Armenian courtyard with delicious treats and festal music.

This year the much-loved festival will grow even bigger. It will last till midnight and spread along the Svislach River and Zybitskaya Street.

Photo zones, master classes, the national cuisine tasting, games and dancing are just some of the activities that will await you there.

When: 12pm, 25 August

Where: the Upper Town, 23A plošča Svabody

Price: free

Battle of the machines at the “Stalin Line”

To watch in awe.

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Just like in the movies and even better! This is what you’ll say after visiting “Battle of machines 5” at the legendary Stalin line.

Fearless drivers will gather at the arena with only one purpose in mind – to become the last one who will leave the battlefield as a winner.

With almost no rules, the show is promised to be spectacular!

When: 25 August, 11am

Where: The Stalin Line, Loshany village, Minsk district, P28 highway 

Price: BYN 15 for adults and BYN 7 for kids if you book tickets before 24 August; on the day of the event it will cost BYN 17 for adults and BYN 7 for kids older than six

Fireworks Festival

To relax.

Surely, Navalnytsa is a family holiday but wait till the evening.

In the afternoon, there will be various sports games and quests, playground, rides and a wakepark for kids.

The parents can enjoy themselves at a lounge-zone, eat some snacks at an international food court or have barbecue on the beach.

Don’t miss the grand show when the night falls – teams of pyrotechnists will compete for the Grand Prix of the International Fireworks Festival.

When: 12pm, 25 August

Where: Lahoysk ski resort

Price: BYN 35 for a standard ticket, BYN 150 for a group of 5 people; children under 12 accompanied by parents – for free

Games Festival

To play.

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Petanque, bughouse chess, dominoes, backgammon, Rubik’s cube assembly, table tennis, kicker, jenge, tic-tac-toe and scissors-paper.

And it’s not even the end of the list! Duels and tournaments of real table-top profs to electric sound of Papa Bo Selektah. Food and drinks included.

When: 25 August, starting 2pm

Where: Korpus, 9 Praspect Masherava, room 8

Price: free for fans and spectators, to participate in all tournaments – BYN 5

Classics and rock in the open air

To rock.

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To listen to powerful guitar riffs and melodic violin tunes – be at Minsk City Hall this Saturday.

The Presidential Orchestra of Belarus will mix classics and rock hits as you’ve never heard before.

When: 25 August, 8.30pm

Where: Minsk City Hall

Price: free 

Cultural market

To shop.

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Forget gaudy knickknacks, this time only things with soul are on sale. Pocketbook-friendly prices make this market even more attractive.

Take your kids, friends or the whole family with you. An eventful entertainment programme will satisfy even the most exigent visitors.

When: 26 August, 1pm

Where: Korpus, 9 Praspect Masherava, room 8

Price: free

Khmelnov Fest 

To have fun.

The annual fest is about catching songs, hearty dishes and beer that flows like water.

The square in front of the hotel “Belarus” will become a place where anyone can enjoy themselves.

While the girls will have free make-up, professional barbershoppers will give stylish haircuts to local fashionists.

The pioneers of Soviet rock music “Mashina Vremeni” (“Time Machine”) will add some rock, blues, and folk tunes to the evening.

When: 25 August 25, starting 12pm

Where: Starastinskaja Slabada

Price: adults for BYN 7, children under 12 – for free; children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Source: TUT.BY