First of all, check out our guide to safe and socially distant activities around sunlit St. Petersburg. Also, remember the International Debut Film Festival we mentioned last weekend? Good news, it is still going on – so don’t forget to check out this week’s program if you miss cinema like we do! 

Street Art Weekend 

  • August 21, 8pm to 7am; August 22, 2pm to 6am; August 23, 2pm to 10pm
  • Street Art Museum
  • Free entrance

Can’t live without contemporary art but are hesitant to go to a gallery at this time? No need to worry, as this weekend you can see street art being born right in front of you at St. Petersburg’s very own Street Art Museum. Apart from the obviously present street art, the event will feature live music (you can see the bands performing each day here – link in Russian) and street food. To make it not only a cosy but also an all-around safe summer event for everyone, you have to wear a mask and keep your distance from people at the site, as per the current requirements

Book Alleys 

This book festival usually lasts for around a month every summer but this year, naturally, it had to be postponed only to come back triumphantly – if only for a couple of weeks. An ideal place to pick up some books in Russian if you wanted to practice it – and at better prices than in stores, too! This weekend’s program will feature live music and poetry sessions as well as the usual company of fellow bookworms and paperback enthusiasts. Don’t forget to be safe and sanitize your hands regularly.

All Together Opera International Festival 

Another annual event is the All Together Opera International Festival hosted by the city’s Music Hall. This year, the open-air event is available both to a limited number of visitors that happen to be at the site of the performance – and online for everyone wishing to dip their fingers into the deep waters of the ocean that is opera. This weekend will see the Festival’s closing performance, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a true gem for both weather-beaten opera goers and those only starting their way down this wonderful path.