Water lantern festival 

Experience the magic of the water lantern festival at Yusupov Garden: here, you’ll get to make your sacred wish, admire a spectacular fire and fireworks show, and expose your ears to some hauntingly beautiful music. In the awe-inspiring atmosphere, imbued with the spirit of 19th-century galas, dreamers and all those who believe in miracles will gather together to launch their lanterns onto the water, hoping for their desires to be fulfilled, as the legend has it. Apart from the launch itself, there will be music, food stalls, art installations, and much more.

The start of the mini-golf season

  • May 6, 12 pm (participants gather at 10:30 am)
  • Nikolskiye Ryady
  • Free entrance or 1,500 rubles for participation in the tournament

The clock says it’s time for some golfing. Whether you’re a newbie or a pro, we’re sure you wouldn’t want to miss a chance to play a round or two at the freshly-reopened Nikolskiye Ryady. Back in business, this trendy venue is celebrating the new season with a golf tournament for adults and kids alike. As always, winners will take home a prize pack with gifts and all the participants will be able to treat themselves to some delicious eats and drinks.

Land and Sky: Viktor Ilyin’s retrospective

  • Until June 18, 11 am - 7 pm (Mon, Wed, Sat, Sun), 12-9 pm (Tue, Thu, Fri)
  • 300 rubles (200 rubles for students) – purchase here

For an indoor experience, head to the beloved ROSPHOTO for a large-scale retrospective of Viktor Ilyin, a celebrated Kazakhstan- and St. Petersburg-based photographer and an influential figure in Russian art photography. With over 100 exhibits, the display reconstructs the creative path of the artist, covering more than 27 years of his creative output. 

Popcorn Market 

For three days, Sevkabel Port will turn into a bustling hub of activity, offering a splendid shopping and dining experience. The market will feature a diverse range of garments, accessories, and decor items created by Russian designers and offer an exciting lineup of events for adults, kids, and even their furry friends (there’ll also be another dog-friendly market next door, if you're interested). Hungry fairgoers will be delighted with the fair classics: burgers, waffles, soups in edible cups, and SEVEN types of French fries with a variety of toppings for every taste.

Sakura season at St. Petersburg Botanical Garden

Blossoms unfurl and the trees are awash with pink petals – the full bloom is on! There are a number of locations throughout St. Petersburg where you can enjoy the blossom season, including the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden, which makes a perfect spot for a blossom viewing (keep track of the handy charte on their website!) in addition to some other wonders of spring. 

Neoclassics. Ludovico Einaudi and Hans Zimmer

Join in for an out-of-space experience at St. Petersburg Planetarium! This Saturday, the planetarium invites you for a live organ and piano concert that will feature the renowned film scores of Ludovico Einaudi and Hans Zimmer, accompanied by a full-dome space show.