Free admission to the State Hermitage Museum
First Thursday of each month (Currently unavailable)
The State Hermitage Museum
On the first Thursday of each month the Hermitage grants free entrance for all individual visitors.
Summer Navigation Season
April – November 2021
April to November, drawbridges are opened for a few hours during the night to let ships pass through. This is one of the best city show.
Opening Ceremony of Peterhof’s Fountains
22 May 2021
Every year visitors of St. Petersburg have a great opportunity to see a traditional opening and closing festival of the fountains in Peterhof.
Museums at Night
22 May 2021
Museums of St Petersburg
On May 22, over 80 cultural institutions will be accessible all day long until late at night.
29 – 30 May 2021
Tulip Festival is a great spring holiday that turns Yelagin island into a residence of various flower colors.
Festival of Smelt
May 2021 (To be confirmed)
LENEXPO exhibition center
During two days tourists will have an opportunity to feast on all kinds of dishes cooked with this simple fish from soups to main courses to salads.
St. Petersburg city day
27 May 2021
Throughout Saint Petersburg
St.Petersburg is going to celebrate its 314th anniversary. On this day in 1703 Peter the Great laid the first stone of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
Ceremony of changing of the guard
the end of May – October 2021
Naryshkin Bastion at the Peter and Paul Fortress
The modern ceremony of the guard mounting, developed by the military headquarters of St Petersburg, is a tribute to an old tradition.
12 June 2021
Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, which has been celebrated every year on June 12 since 1992.
The Scarlet Sails ✪
19 – 20 June 2021 (To be confirmed)
The Scarlet Sails festival was first held in 2005 and since then has become a much-anticipated annual celebration. Book the tour
The Stars of the White Nights Festival
July 2021 (To be confirmed)
The Stars of the White Nights festival is considered one of the best classical music events in the world.
25 July 2021
Different locations around St Petersburg
Traditionally, on this day decorated warships gather along the River Neva and engage in mock battles.