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Free admission to the Hermitage St Petersburg EventsFree admission to the State Hermitage Museum
First Thursday of each month
The State Hermitage Museum

On the first Thursday of each month the Hermitage grants free entrance for all individual visitors.



First Thursday of each month:
19 March
16 April
21 May
18 June
16 July

The Hermitage is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious museums. The museum houses over 3 million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment.
Once you are in the museum on the first Thursday of the month, take your free ticket at the box office and enjoy exploring world’s richest art collection.
It is worth noting that preschool children, schoolchildren, and students irrespective of citizenship visit the Hermitage free of charge at any time.
Remember, the “free” action is not extended to guided tours.

Venue: The State Hermitage Museum
Address: 2, Palace Square (Rus: Дворцовая Площадь, 2)
Event cost: Free


St Petersburg Events Ballet Festival MARIINSKYXIX International Ballet Festival MARIINSKY
11 March – 22 March 2020
Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Ballet Festival is the world’s greatest ballet event, and one not to be missed by the serious ballet lover.



The festival attracts stars of world ballet to Saint Petersburg. Traditionally, each festival opens with a ballet premiere and it ends with a grand concert.
11 glorious evenings of classical ballet and contemporary dance perform by Mariinsky Ballet stars and invited stars of international ballet.

Venues: the Mariinsky Theatre
Event cost: Prices vary

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summer navigation season St Petersburg EventsSummer Navigation Season
April – November 2020
Neva River

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.



As the Neva river is covered with ice between mid-December and early April, ships are unable to navigate the river.
With the spring arrival, the river turns into a busy “highway” with a wide range of different vessels from passenger tour boats to cargo ships.
Over a dozen city bridges are drawbridges, which should be raised every night during the navigation season according to a stable schedule. Once you are in Saint Petersburg, follow the schedule to avoid being stuck in one part of the city.
The bridge raising is one of the best city show. A walk along the embankments at this time or a ride on a cruise boat will leave an unforgettable impression about St. Petersburg at night.

Venue: Neva River
Event cost: Free


festival of icebreakers St Petersburg EventsFestival of icebreakers
April 2020 (To be confirmed)
English Embankment and the Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment

The main event of the festival will be a spectacular parade of icebreakers, which will show the beauty and power of the Russian fleet.



The visitors could see a great variety of exhibitions and entertainment performances; a wide range of competitive, cultural and educational programs, film screenings, as well as shows and concerts.

Venues: English Embankment, Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment
Event cost: Free


Palaces of St Petersburg EventsRussian Music Seasons
11 April – 30 September 2020
Grand Duke Vladimir Palace

In the evening there is the unique opportunity to get acquainted with an exceptional and exquisite atmosphere of Petersburg’ aristocratic salons.


“Russian Music Seasons”- is an acquaintance with the masterpieces of Russian classical music.
The set list includes musical and vocal compositions that are performed live by the leading
artists of the best ensembles of Saint Petersburg.
Out guests will immerse in the history and the culture of our country in every sense.
In the ancient palace of one of famous noble families guests can not only listen to
enchanting classic music performed by virtuosos of our city, but also enjoy the intimate mood
not of overcrowded concert hall but of mansion which was home for many generations of
Russian aristocracy and place where lots of famous persons gathered to discuss art, culture and
Glass of sparkling champagne and pleasant piano concert before the main performance will
prepare guests for the perfect evening in old traditions of Russian cultural capital.

The set list includes masterpieces of Russian and foreign classical music. Virtuosos of the
leading theaters of St. Petersburg will perform famous compositions of Russian composers and
composers whose life is connected with Russia. Each performance is complemented by a short
story about the history of the composition performed.

The artists of the main theaters of St. Petersburg are laureates of international competitions,
honored artists and young talents of Russia. They will take part in an exciting concert program.
The program includes: a string chamber orchestra, piano or violin solo performances, male and
female vocalists and others.

Venues: Grand Duke Vladimir Palace
Duration: :Arrival at 7:00 p.m., Beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Concert length: from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (without intermission)
Recommended dress code – cocktail

April: 11, 17
May: 16, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30.
June: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29.
July: 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25, 27, 29.
August: 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31.
September: 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30.
*Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Event cost: 7000 rub
Buy ticket –


St Petersburg Events PaskhaPaskha (Easter)
19 April 2020
Throughout Saint Petersburg

The Orthodox festival and holiday celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.



Paskha is how Russians call Easter, the main holiday of the Russian Orthodox Church. Believers end 40 days of fasting with midnight church services. During Paskha is customary to eat “Kulich” and “Paskha”, special yeast fruit cakes.
Variuos fairs are opened on St Petersburg’s pedestrian streets. Visitors can try traditional Russian Easter dishes and learn what customary Easter gifts for friends and relatives are.

Venue: Park near the Kazan Cathedral, Malaya Konyushennaya street
Event cost: Free


Rehearsals of Victory Day military parade
22, 24, 26, 30 April 2020
Palace Square

Saint Petersburg visitors will be able to see military hardware rolling across city’s streets during the rehearsals of Victory Day parade.



Infantry troops first start the Parade reherarsals on April 22 and 24, 2020 at 16:00 . On April 26 and 30 at 16:00 the training will continue together with the military machines. More than 100 units of military equipment, both Soviet and modern, will be involved.

The Combined Military Orchestra will work most of all days on 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 29 of April and 10 of May at 10:00. 350 musicians will drill combat coordination, the implementation of techniques and troop set ups. As well as the performance of military marches. It is possible that the rehearsal schedule for the 2020 Victory Parade on May 9 in St. Petersburg may change slightly closer to the date . But it is absolutely certain that the parade rehearsal will take place on May 7 at 10:00.

Where to see
You can admire rehearsals of the Victory Parade in St. Petersburg from several places in the Palace Square area. The most convenient locations are ramps on the Southern facade of the Hermitage. As well as the Hermitage Square from its southern side. It’s worse to observe this from the Capella, from the General Staff Building and the Air Defense Building. Alexander Garden is also at your disposal. During rehearsals, almost nothing is blocked for free access, unlike the day of the May 9th Parade itself. But if you don’t feel like being pushed and and squeesed, buy an entry ticket to the Hermitage and watch it all from its windows. The view is less interesting from thec window s of the Exhibition Halls, which are now located in the General Staff Building.
Remember, on these days some public transport routes may be changed.

Venues: Palace Square
Event cost: Free


St Petersburg Events labour day Spring and Labour Day
1 May 2020
Throughout Saint Petersburg

In the former Soviet Union, 1 May was International Workers’ Day and was celebrated with huge parades in Russian cities.



After the collapse of communism the annual parade gave way to less political festivities.

Remember, that May 1-5 are official days-off. On these days most of public offices are closed and some public transport routes may be changed due to street events.

Venue: Nevsky Avenue, park Babushkina, Palace Square
Event cost: Free

St Petersburg Events victory dayVictory Day
9 May 2020
Throughout Saint Petersburg

Victory day or 9 May marks the day when the German military surrendered to the USSR in Berlin in 1945.



This day became the end of the Second World War (also known as the Great Patriotic War) for the USSR. Military parades are held annually throughout the country to celebrate this day. Special parties, performances and concerts are organized for veterans as well. As a sign of respect and remembrance people give red carnations to veterans in the street and wear black-and-yellow St. George ribbon on their clothes.

Victory Day military parades will be held in 26 Russian cities. The St Peterburg’s one will start at 10:00 on Palace Square. Nevsky Avenue – the main street of the city – holds the parade of Veterans.

Remember, that May 9-11 are official days-off. On these days most of public offices are closed and some public transport routes may be changed due to street events.

Venues: Different locations around St Petersburg
Event cost: Free


opening ceremony of fountains St Petersburg EventsOpening Ceremony of Peterhof’s Fountains
16 May 2020

Every year visitors of St. Petersburg have a great opportunity to see a traditional opening and closing festival of the fountains in Peterhof.


The Opening Ceremony of Peterhof’s Fountains it is a grand Spring Festival which gives rise to the Fountain Season. Each fountain will be turned on one by one. The show will be accompanied by musical performances, fireworks and celebrations.

Note! The actual launch of the fountains is scheduled for the 28th of April.

Book the tour to the opening ceremony and enjoy a stunning colorful spectacle. Do not miss the opportunity to see a pyrotechnic show with a theatrical performance in the Lower Park near the Grand Palace of Peterhof.

Price of the tour:
1 PAX – 12500 rub
2 PAX – 7000 rub per person
3-4 PAX – 5100 rub per person
5-8 PAX – 4000 rub per person
9 PAX or more – 2900 rub per person

The price includes:
– Entrance fees to the Lower Park
– Ticket to the closing ceremony
– Hotel pick up/drop off
– Transfer to Peterhof museum
– English-speaking guide

The price doesn’t include:
– Food and beverage


Museums at night St Petersburg EventsMuseums at Night
16 – 17 May 2020
Museums of St Petersburg

On May 20, over 80 cultural institutions will be accessible all day long until late at night.



Museums at Night is an annual festival designed to encourage people into museums, galleries and heritage sites by showing off the best they have to offer.
Museum Night in St. Petersburg lasts from 6 p.m. on 16 May till 6 a.m. on 17 May. Some museums have prepared an evening program (from 6 p.m. till 11 p.m.) for those who want to go to bed earlier. Night program museums (open from 6 p.m. till 6 a.m.) invite those who are ready for a long night walk in St. Petersburg.

Please note! On the night of 19 May, 2018, the metro is open around the clock.

Venues: Visit the official website for the museums-participants.


Tulip Festival
16 – 17 May 2020
Yelagin island

Tulip Festival is a great spring holiday that turns Yelagin island into a residence of various flower colors.



Tulip Festival has become one of the brightest spring events in the city. Elagin island will turn into the largest flower garden of several thousand square meters.
Florists and designers will create a truly fantastic atmosphere.
Gardeners were inspired by the aesthetics of Diaghilev’s famous Russian Seasons.

Venue: Kirov Central Park, Elagin Island, 4
Event cost: Free


smelt festival St Petersburg EventsFestival of Smelt
16 – 17 May 2020
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.



Smelt is the unofficial symbol of St Petersburg. The first smelt festival was held in 1708, but the tradition was consigned to oblivion. It was revived in 2003 when the city celebrated its 300-year anniversary. Nowadays the Smelt Festival attracts thousands of guests to the famous LENEXPO exhibition center.

Venue: LENEXPO exhibition center
Address: 103, Bolshoi Avenue, Vasilyevsky island(Rus: Большой пр. В.О. 103)
Entrance fee: 300 rub


St Petersburg Events stars of white nights

The Stars of the White Nights Festival
17 May – 26 July 2020
Mariinsky Theatre

The Stars of the White Nights festival is considered one of the best classical music events in the world.


The festival was founded by Valery Gergiev, the director of the renowned Mariinsky Theater. Year after year, the festival gathers best artists to share their talent and perform classic masterpieces. Apart from classic theater performances on the Mariinsky’s stage, numerous outdoor events are held throughout the city and fill the air with the spirit of the world’s best performers. Over its 25-year history “The White Nights Stars” has proven to be one of the largest and most interesting musical events in the world.

Please note! As the festival is very popular, tickets must be booked in advance.

Venue: Mariinsky theater
Event cost: Prices vary


St Petersburg Events city daySt. Petersburg city day
27 May 2020
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.



There is traditional celebrating with a parade on Palace Square, historical displays, public concerts and fireworks show on the background of the Neva River.

Venues: Different locations around St Petersburg
Event cost: Free


Ceremony changing guard St Petersburg EventsCeremony of changing of the guard
the end of May – October 2020
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.



The guard duty in Peter and Paul Fortress has existed since the first months of its foundation. It was only in October of 1926, when the commandant’s supervision of the fortress was abolished. Initially the ceremony was performed by the soldiers and officers from the regiments, dislocated in St Petersburg, then by the soldiers from the permanent city garrison and by the guard regiments since 1720s.
The focal points of this performance are parade and trooping of the flags of the Russian Federation and St Petersburg.
The guard is mounted on the territory of Naryshkin Bastion after the traditional 12 o’clock cannon shot.

Time: Each Saturday at 11:55
Venue: Naryshkin Bastion of the Peter and Paul Fortress


Moscow events russia dayRussia Day
12 June 2020
Throughout Moscow

Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, which has been celebrated every year on June 12 since 1992.



On this day, in 1990, Russian parliament declared Russian sovereignty from the USSR.

Concerts and fireworks take place in many cities throughout the country. There is a big celebration and parade at Moscow’s Red Square.

Remember, that June 12-14 are official days-off. On these days most of public offices are closed and some public transport routes may be changed due to street events..

Venue: Red Square
Event cost: Free


Free admission to the Hermitage St Petersburg EventsEURO 2020
13, 17, 22 June – 3 July 2020
Gazprom Arena Stadium

The 16th draw of the European Football Championship.



A football tournament held every four years among the national teams that make up the UEFA. The tournament will be held from June 12 to July 12, 2020. In the group stage of the tournament will play 24 teams. This will be the first European Championship,
which will take place not in the territory of one or two neighboring countries, but in 12 stadiums of 12 cities of 11 states (12 national associations of UEFA).

For the first time in the history of the tournament, the 2020 European Championship will use a video assistance system for referees.

On the occasion of 60-the anniversary of the first European Championship the championship of 2020 is planned for the first time in history in various large cities of Europe, as announced by the UEFA Executive Committee on December 6, 2012 at a meeting in Lausanne
At the same time, such a promotion of the tournament in various large cities of Europe is one-time in nature: in 2024, the next European Championship will be held in the usual format.

Matches at the stadium “St. Petersburg”
Sat, June 13 – Group B: Belgium – Russia (10:00 p.m. local time)
Wed, June 17 – Group B: Finland – Russia (16:00, local time)
Mon, June 22 – Group B: Finland – Belgium (10:00 p.m. local time)
Fri, July 3 – 1/4 finals: Match 6 winner – Match 5 winner (19:00 local time)

Venue: Gazprom Arena Stadium
Address: 1, Football alley(Rus: Футбольная аллея, 1)
Event cost: 50 euro – 185 euro


Scarlet Sails St Petersburg Events The Scarlet Sails
20 – 21 June 2020
Neva River

The Scarlet Sails festival was first held in 2005 and since then has become a much-anticipated annual celebration. Book the tour



The festival is closely associated with the end of the school year. A beautiful parade of vessels sails along the banks of the Neva to the sounds of classical music and fireworks. This parade is led by the ship “The Secret,” decked out with scarlet sails much like in a fairy tale “The Scarlet Sails” by Alexander Grin. The fairy tale tells the story of a young girl named Assol. It has been predicted that she would meet a prince who will arrive on a ship with scarlet sails. A wealthy captain falls in love with Assol and learns of her story. He docks his ship with scarlet sails and makes Assol’s dreams come true.

Venue: The Neva River
Event cost: Free

Book the tour


Navy day St Petersburg Events Navy Day
26 July 2020
Different locations around St Petersburg

Traditionally, on this day decorated warships gather along the River Neva and engage in mock battles.



The regular Russian Navy was created at the initiative of Peter the Great in 1696 during a war against Ottoman Empire. Peter passed a decree on commencing the construction of a regular navy on 20 October 1696. This date is considered the official birthday of the regular Russian Navy.
During this Navy Day visitors will be able to see a parade of military ships, submarines, and civilian vessels down the Neva and get on board some of ships. In the evening fireworks will adorn the skies above the Naval Museum on Vasilyevsky Island.

Navy Day usually takes place on the last Sunday in July.

The grand Russian Navy day parade will start at 10:00 and last 1.5 h. The world’s largest submarine Dmitry Donskoy and the world’s largest surface combatant Piotr Velikiy will take place in the parade.

Palace Square:
At 8:00 the exhibitions military equipment will be open in Palace Square. Besides, visitors will be able to see a unique exhibition – a collection of ship anchors of different eras.
At 12:00 – the performance of military brass bands.
From 16:00-22.00 – a concerts of popular Russian singers.

Peter and Paul Fortress:
16:00 – the festival of navy songs, karaoke, contests, workshops.
22:30 – fireworks

The English Embankment, Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment:
12:00-18:00 After the parade the ship-participants will be moored along the embankments. Everyone will be able to get on board the ships.
By the way, at the same time, some ships will be moored at the piers of Ust-Rogatka in Kronstadt and be accessible for visits as well.

Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg:
15:00-19:00 Concerts, workshops on sea knots

The Naval Museum will offer free admission during the whole day.

Venues: Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Naval Museum, Cruiser Aurora, Park of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg and the banks of the River Neva.
Event cost: Free




40 thoughts on “St Petersburg Events



    1. russia

      Where are you from? Some nationalities have visa free entrance to Russia. If you still need to obtain visa, please contact Russian embassy or consulate in your country.

  2. Tim de Groot

    What is the place to be tonight for celebration of Russia Day in St. Pete? Any fireworks and if so at what time? Thank you.

  3. Tagiben

    Why were there fireworks tonight (1st June) in St Petersburg? We are staying until the 4th June and it would be good to know if more are planned

    1. admin

      1st of June is a Children Protection Day, hence the fireworks. During 2nd-4th of June the celebrations with fireworks aren’t expected.

  4. Melinda Szabo

    Hi there, we will arrive to St. Petersburg at 27th May, and I would like to know that exactly when and where will be the firework take place? Thank you for your answer.

    1. admin

      The fireworks will be launched at 23.00 on May 27. The launch will be made from the beach near the Peter and Paul Fortress.
      The best view points will be on the Neva banks and on the bridges.

  5. lana

    I am planning to come to Scarlet Sails celebration on 23 June. Do you by any chance know the route of the boat? I need to book a hotel or apartment and have only a vague idea where the boat will sail. Please help. Where does it come from, where will it go? thank you

  6. Sweta V

    Hi.. I plan to visit Russia from 1st May to 7th May this year.. Is it a good time to travel? Could anyone plz suggest the places that I can cover in 6days.. I was planning to go to Moscow and St. Petersburg.. Is there any place else I should consider??
    Due to Victory Day approaching closer to my travel dates, will I face travel issues or something.. Your insight will really be very helpful. Thanks

    1. admin

      “Is it a good time to travel?” Warm weather and numerous holidays make May the best month to visit Russia.

      “Could anyone plz suggest the places that I can cover in 6days.. I was planning to go to Moscow and St. Petersburg.. Is there any place else I should consider??”.
      6 days are not enough even for Moscow and St Petersburg 🙂
      However, if you are eager to cover as much as you can, go to Vladimir and Suzdal. They are belong to the Golden Ring and full of places of interests and historical sights.

      “Due to Victory Day approaching closer to my travel dates, will I face travel issues or something..”
      Don’t think so.. One of the drawbacks of the Victory day celebration is that some flights can be delayed due to aerobatic performances.

  7. Joey

    Hi, we will be visiting St Petersburg in Sep. We want to see the fountains in Peterhof. But we also understand the fountains may be closed in Sep. Do you know when the fountains will be closed in Sep this year? are the public allowed to watch the closing ceremony?

    1. admin

      The closing ceremony is usually held in mid-September. However, the actual closing of the fountains is scheduled for the end of September or mid-October depending on weather.

      “Do you know when the fountains will be closed in Sep this year?”
      Unfortunately no. It will be known in May-June.

      ” are the public allowed to watch the closing ceremony?”
      Of-course! You can buy the tickets yourself or book our tour for the closing ceremony.

  8. Jorunn Lemvik

    I wonder if it is possible to attend concerts by orthodox church choires in St. Petersburg? Next question: how is September in terms of tourist visit in St. Petersburg?

    1. admin

      Yes, choires concerts take place in some cathedrals, for instance in St Isaac’s Cathedral, State Academic Chapel of St. Petersburg, Church of the Resurrection of Christ. Here the schedule: (Rus.language, use google translate)

      “how is September in terms of tourist visit in St. Petersburg?”
      September is a good time to visit the city, especially if you come in the first two weeks of the month. The weather is still pleasant and the tourist flow is already less.

  9. Rochelle

    Hi, I will be in St Petersburg May 27-city day, are the fireworkss very beautiful and how long do they last for? My plane actually departs at 3pm so I’m wondering if I should stay another day to watch the fireworks, and the carnival. Will there be many festivities pm that day as there is not much information when u search the internet, thx for your advice.

    1. admin

      Usually, plenty of events take place on this day, including bike parades, street concerts, carnavale, etc. The program of activities isn’t announced yet.
      The last couple years there were no fireworks on the City Day. However, this year the city will celebrate its 315th birthday. Perhaps, this year will be an exception.

  10. PB

    We will be in St. Petersburg for just a few hours, 8am-3pm en route to Moscow by train, on May 9th. Because of the Victory Day activities, will it be possible to walk around at all? Will we be able to see much of St. Petersburg’s lovely buildings?
    Thank you.

    1. admin

      If you travel by train and you don’t need to go to/from the airport, then you will have enough time to walk around. Normally, main streets are closed and some public transport routes are changed due to street events.

  11. Abdulaziz Alheraiqi

    I will be in saint petersburg Russia
    between 1/2 to 16/2 2018
    I wonder if there is live courses in
    AI and machine learning and what is most important meeting or conference
    held in Saint Petersburg in these dates

  12. Abdulaziz Alheraiqi

    I will be in saint petersburg Russia between 1/2 to 16/2 2018
    I wonder if there is live courses held in Saint Petersburg in these dates

  13. Tara

    Are there any large events planned for late March to mid-April? I would like to visit then, but want to know about the demand for and availability of hotels at this time.
    Thanks you.

    1. admin

      The accurate dates of most festival aren’t announced yet. Stay tuned for new events. We update the page each month.

      The only festival with a known date is Paskha (Easter). Paskha is the main holiday of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2018, it will be held on April 8th.

  14. Ahmed Pahad

    I will be in Saint Petersburg from 27 – 30 December.
    What events and festivals are on during that time?

  15. Poy

    Hello. I plan to visit Saint Petersburg from 1-4 May 2018. For 1 May which is Labor day, will the Peterhof palace, the Catherine palace, and Hermitage museum open on this day?

    Thank you very much!

    1. admin

      Hi Poy,

      The Hermitage is closed on Monday and May 9 (Victory day). However, on 1-4th of May it may have shortened working hours.
      Concerning Peterhof, there are still no exact information on the opening hours in 2018. You have to wait until February-March.

  16. janice wilson

    I am coming to Leningrad (St. Petersburg) from Canada to celebrate the centennial of the amazing Russian Revolution I hope to join in on whatever is happening, especially on November 9th.

  17. vince simonet

    Hi, are there any other events celebrating the November revolution in St Petersberg, from the 4th to the 7th of November?


  18. Ambita Chenai

    Hello. When do the new year lights on the streets come on in St.Petersburg?
    Thank you

    1. admin

      In late December, closer to the new year holidays the city will be lit by numerous lights

  19. Jittapa

    Hi, I am planning to join scarlet sails event 2018 but I am not sure what exact date or period. My plan is 26th May – 2nd June 2018. Could you please advise me?

    1. admin

      The accurate dates will be announced in March-April. However, based on the experience of previous years, the Scarlet Sails 2018 will likely be held either on June 15-17 or on June 22-24.

  20. Ann

    We’re going to visit St. Petersburg from 2nd to 9th November,
    Any events planned for that days?

    1. admin

      We cant say exact dates of the events scheduled on October-November. They will be known in September. Stay tuned for upcoming events. We update the page each month.

  21. Matias

    Hi, i will be in st petersburg between 14th and 16th september. I cant find tickets for visit the palace on that dates. Will the palace be open on that days? Thanks.

    1. admin

      Hi Matias!
      The Peterhof staff told that the palace will be open on 14th of August for a whole day, but on 15th and 16th of August it will be most likely open until noon because of the closing ceremony of the fountains.

  22. Yushi


    Is there any cultural event that we can attend in Russia during Winter Time?

    We are planning to visit St Petersburg & Moscow from 27Dec 2017 – 4 Jan 2018.

    Thank you.


    1. admin

      Dear Yushi,

      The period you mentioned is one of the brightest in Russia and St Petersburg. Begining from 31 December the New year holidays start. They are widely celebrated throughout Russia and offer winter leisures, fairs, and even street concerts. Stay tuned for upcoming events. We update the page each month.


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