This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 27-28
Theatrical performances in Yelagin Park, Swan Lake at the Mariinsky Theater, a knight tournament in Vyborg and, of course, Navy Day – this weekend is jam-packed with cool events for you to attend!
Yelagin Park Festival of Street Theaters
- July 26-28, full schedule here
- Yelagin Park
- Free admission on July 26; 50 rubles for students and 250 rubles for everyone else on July 27-28
Artists, clowns and musicians from all over the world will come to Russia’s Cultural Capital this weekend to participate in the 9th International Festival of Street Theaters. Featuring all kinds of theatrical works from short improvisations and interactive plays to clownade, acrobatics and large-scale performances, this year’s festival will definitely blow your mind away!
Navy Day Celebrations
- July 28
- Palace Square
- Free admission
St. Petersburg is the marine capital of Russia, so it’s no wonder that the Navy Day celebrations here are among the most superb in the country. The star attraction, the ship parade, will kick off at 10am on July 28 at the Blagoveshchensky Bridge; it will also be live-streamed at the Palace Square prior to a music show that will start at 1pm. Among the headliners are a local music band Markscheider Kunst, Russian singer Alexander Rosenbaum, a Russian rock band Chaif, and others. The celebration will end with fireworks near the Peter and Paul Fortress at 10.30 pm.
Ballet Planet Festival
Held simultaneously in St. Petersburg and Moscow, the Ballet Planet Festival will feature over 50 productions of the biggest hits such as “Swan Lake”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Don Quixote”, and “Nutcracker”, performed by the troupe of the legendary Mariinsky Theater and accompanied by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. The full schedule is available here.
St. Olaf Knight Tournament in Vyborg
- July 27-28, from 11am to 6pm
- Tickets: 700 rubles for two days
The clang of swords, the glitter of armor, and the minstrels’ songs... The St. Olaf Knight Tournament, held in the Vyborg Castle on July 27-28, will give you an opportunity to travel back in time and experience the atmosphere of the Middle Ages! Take part in an archery tournament, listen to medieval music and purchase unique handmade souvenirs. To learn more about the city of Vyborg and how to get there, read our article.