Where to go in Kyiv: Summer 2018 – Top Events – Kiev Private Tours
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Where to go in Kiev - summer 2018. Best places to visit in Kiev with locals of Guide me UA travel agency
11 Jun

Where to go in Kyiv: Summer 2018 – Top Events

We bet you cannot think of the summer with so many large festivals, stars performing and bright concerts. Sounds doubtful? Then check our selection of the best Kiev events for summer 2018.

Best Kiev Events for Summer 2018

VDNKh Summer

In summer, all we want is to spend time under the sun, and not in a dusty office. New seasonal project VDNKh Summer provides you with plenty of opportunities for a beautiful weekend in the fresh air. There are so many entertainments and ways to have fun that you can never cope with it in just one weekend.

There are many locations for families with children in the territory that will please everybody: petting zoo Animal Park, the farm of insects Planet of butterflies, scientific and entertainment center Country of robots, spherical theater Teleport360, children’s smart playground Lemurashnik, exhibition of antiquities Paleomax, and swing park KACHELI. Those who wish to spend an active day with friends should try paintball on Ganz, ropes park SkyPark or riding a horse in the equestrian club “Duke“. To escape from the heat, go to Pirs 39 or Sad Gamakov (rus. Garden of Hammocks).

By the way, on 6-9 June VDNKh will host a huge international Agroexhibition, which will be interesting not only for the professionals, but also for families. Not sure? Just imagine the delight of children who for the first time see a huge combine harvester whose wheels are twice as tall as their dad! Join, it will be interesting!

When: June 1 – August 31
Where: VDNKh (Akademika Glushkova Avenue, 1)
Price: free admission

Deep Purple

June 6 is a special day for all fans of rock. As part of the tour The Long Goodbye Tour, which finishes the 50-year musical history of Deep Purple, the legends will perform in Kiev. Over the years the musicians have become members of the Rock’n’roll Hall of Fame and recorded albums that music lovers around the world enjoyed for years – In Rock, Machine Head and Made In Japan. By the way, these records brought the band to the top of the world music charts, and the song Smoke On The Water got the status of an absolute hit of all time. At the concert, fans of Deep Purple will hear their last studio album inFinite, as well as other legendary purple hits.

When: June 6, 8pm
Where: Sports Palace (Sports Square, 1)
Price: 1300 – 4500 UAH

Franz Ferdinand

In 2001, the emergence of Franz Ferdinand on the British scene was welcomed with much hype and rhetoric: “Here they are – the saviors of rock’n’roll!” With their great hit Take Me Out, Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand revolutionized the sound. This is the first time musicians will perform in Kiev, and they will present their fifth album Always Ascending.

When: June 13, 28pm
Where: Art Zavod Platforma (1 Belomorskaya Street)
Price: 1290 – 2490 UAH


Wanna take a Gastro Tour in the Ukrainian Capital?

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Every country is proud of its cuisine. Ukraine is not an exception. A selection of Ukrainian food is bright enough: dumplings, salo, borsch, vodka, pickles. We assure, you will be pleasantly surprised by the taste of all this.


White Nights

These two nights of freedom and dancing are difficult to forget. The night is brighter than the day! – this is the slogan Ulichnaya eda team is using every year to open and close the season of summer parties. It brings together thousands of people with different musical tastes who like to dance and have fun. More than 100 artists of different music genres, 5 dance floors, many photo zones and art installations, light show and the atmosphere of the best European parties. This will be the biggest party of the year full of impressions.

When: June 15 – 16, 8 pm
Where: Art Zavod Platforma (1 Belomorskaya Street)
Price: 450 – 650 UAH


This year BeLive Festival will be held for the first time. Nevertheless, from the first year it shocked everyone by its scale. At one location, it brings together the most popular entertainments of the big city: art, cinema, standup, blogging and much more. Of course, special attention will be paid to music. In addition to popular Ukrainian artists such as Latexfauna, Lyapis 98, Kazka, Alina Pash, the festival will feature Hurts, Jamiroquai and Everything Everything!

When: June 21 – 24, 4pm
Where: NSC Olimpiysky (55 Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street)
Price: 1550 – 1750 UAH

Atlas Weekend

Last year Atlas Weekend became a real pilgrimage site for fans of quality music and mental recreation. During the 5 days of the festival, there were 200 participants, the top artists of Ukraine and the real world legends: The Prodigy, RÖYKSOPP, Kasabian, Nothing but Thieves, Alex Clare, John Newman, Three Days Grace, Boombox, The Hardkiss, Monatik, Brainstorm, Noize MC and many others.

Visited last year and again want to live 5 days with the largest musical festival of Eastern Europe? Just book the tickets!

Moreover, this year it will be even more cool! Among the headliners:

  • – The Chemical Brothers – pioneers of the Big beat will play true British Electro;
  • – Lost Frequencies – one of the world’s most famous DJs, resident of Tomorrowland, the author of hits Are You With Me and Reality holding top lines in the charts of all radio stations;
  • – Tom Odell, a talented musician who has won the hearts of Elton John, Lily Allen and Burberry creative director Christopher Bailey. The artist visited Kyiv in 2017 to support his second studio album Wrong Crowd and he is now ready for a new meeting with his Ukrainian fans;
  • – Nothing but Thieves – the favorites of Ukrainians return to Atlas Weekend after a loud performance in 2017 and two solo concerts (in Kiev and Lviv) in the spring of 2018.

ON July 7 meet BASSIDE x CARNAGE on Atlas Weekend Night stage! BASSIDE celebrated its 6 years! Congratulations to the superstar in the EDM category, the legendary DJ CARNAGE!

When: July 4-8, start 2pm
Where: VDNKh (Akademika Glushkova Avenue, 1)
Price: from 300 UAH

Kiev Full Day Tour

Walking Full Day Tour with all key sights of Kiev:

The National Opera House, The Golden Gates,  St. Michael’s Cathedral, St. Sophia’s Cathedral, The St. Andrew’s Church, Khreschatyk Street, The Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) with the story of our revolutions.



After 3 hours of walking we will allocate the time for your lunch at the best Ukrainian cuisine restaurant where you will be able to hear about the history and traditions of Ukrainian cuisine. (Lunch is not included in price)

Then we will сontinue our tour with Podol neighborhood, go down to the river, explore the oldest Kiev district, where the oldest university is located and merchants in ancient times held fairs on the Kontraktova Square.

Pick up from your hotel
Daily under request
Price: priceless experience 


Among all the summer festivals, UPark stands out with unbelievable number of world stars. In recent years, the best musicians of our time have performed on its stage: Red Hot Chili Peppers, MUSE, The Kills, Nothing But Thieves, Poets of the Fall, My Vitriol. With each new event, the number of star guests increases, and so does the amount of light, sound, screens and special effects. It is hard to believe, but this year the UPark Festival will bring together Gorillaz, Massive Attack, Bonobo, Kaleo, Tove Lo, Young Fathers.

When: July 25-26, 4 pm
Where: Dynamo Stadium (3 Grushevskogo Street)
Price: 2699 – 4700 UAH

Die Antwoord

Watching Die Antwoord music videos, it seems that shocking is the main goal of musicians. However, the duo pays no less attention to the very hip-hop music. For the first time, Ukrainians will have an opportunity to experience the charisma of these freaks from Cape Town alive and succumb to the infectious rhythms of hip-hop.

When: August 6, 8pm
Where: Stereo Plaza (119 Valeria Lobanovsky Avenue)
Price: 1599 – 3000 UAH

Okean Elzy

The big concert of the Okean Elzy on the Independence Day of Ukraine is one of the wonderful national traditions. People of different ages, languages, religions will gather at the Olympic stadium to sing in unison with Slava Vakarchuk. Moreover, this concert is a very much-anticipated event for fans of the band, because earlier the team took a creative reprieve for a year. Okean Elzy is the most popular rock band in Ukraine and abroad.

When: August 24, 8pm
Where: NSC Olimpiysky (55 Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street)
Price: 550 – 950 UAH

Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons concert in Kiev will be held on August 31

The first concert of Imagine Dragons in Kiev has become a landmark event since the first minutes of ticket sales. Not a single musical show in the history of independent Ukraine has been sold out so quickly, and there are reasons for that. Since 2008 and until now the band has been continuously producing hits that top the charts in the world. Top music publications of the world positively responded to their shows, and the number of musical awards of the band is growing every day. The band will perform in Kiev as the part of the Evolve world tour, which included stadium hits Believer and Thunder.

NSC Olimpiysky (55 Bolshaya Vasilkovskaya Street)
August 31, 8pm
Price: 1049-1549 UAH

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Kate Dobromishev

Tour Guide in Guide me UA / English language / Private Tours in Kyiv

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