This Weekend in St. Petersburg: May 26-27
This Sunday St. Petersburg celebrates its 315th birthday, which means there is no shortage of great events for you to attend. Here is our list of what we feel are some of the best things to do in St. Petersburg on this special weekend!
The sun is shining, cherry trees, tulips and lilacs are in full bloom, and summer is just around the corner! The May Tree medieval folk festival, which will take place in the Vyborg Castle on May 26, is just the event to celebrate these warm sunny days. Tournaments, an archery contest, folk songs and dancing, and many other activities are planned. Entrance is free, but note that you have to wear a costume or a mask to take part in the carnival. You can bring your own mask or purchase one at the entrance to the castle. To learn more about Vyborg and how to get there, read our article.
If you think that the beginning of summer is the best time to try all the ice-cream flavors, the Ice-Cream Festival is something you will definitely enjoy! The festival will be held in Ostrovsky Square from 11am to 9pm on May 26. Entrance is free, but make sure to be prepared with enough cash to satisfy all your ice-cream urges.
Another major event that you might like is the opening of the Singing Bridges Show on May 27. To celebrate the city’s anniversary, this time the drawing of the Palace Bridge will be accompanied by a live orchestra. Come and admire the beauty of this magnificent city!
Among other anniversary events planned for the weekend are a concert on the Palace Square at 9pm May 26, a drums parade on Nevsky Prospect at 12.30 pm May 27, and, of course, fireworks. Hundreds of people will gather in Ostrovsky Square at 11am on May 27 to form a big human heart to express their love for the city. Feel free to join them!
Whatever you choose, we hope you enjoy your weekend! Yours truly, ITMO.NEWS.