Alfa Jazz Fest 2014
Alfa Jazz Fest is a festival on an international scale that will take place in Lviv. The festival will not only bring the world’s best jazz artists together; it will plunge the city into the spirit of European-level music performance during an incredible summer weekend. A huge jazz-wave will sweep over the old town, covering its highest roofs with excitement and euphoria. New traditions will arise: Lviv will overflow with groovy jazz that will become a trademark of the city. From now on Europe will open its summer fests under Lviv blue sky with Alfa Jazz.
Lviv has always been famous as the city of coffee. On the 28th-30th of September the coffee culture of our city the Third festival of coffee will promote. Bathed in the aroma of coffee, you can taste the drinks and enjoy the conversations that are integral attributes of the coffee culture.
10-14 September 2014, an event having no rivals in the artistic life of Ukraine was launched in Lviv –"Week of Contemporary Art" “7”. From now on, a large-scale topical art project aimed at the promotion and development of the modern Ukrainian art will take place in our city every year. The Week is a space, a search, and a way to generate innovative trends in art.
Location: The Palace of Arts, Copernicus st., 17.
This year during the festival there would be an improvisational chocolate factory, the best confectioners will demonstrate the complicated process of chocolate making for everyone to see.
Date: January 7-9, 2015
Location: Rynok Sq., the northern side
On the 7-9 of January, the inner courtyard of Pototski Palace will be filled with the great aroma of a huge number of home-baked doughnuts, and there will be a very warm homey atmosphere. All guests will have the chance to learn the history and the best recipes of this delicious Christmas dish as well as just have a really good time.
In spite of questionable ratings, Taras Shevchenko remains the spiritual father and mentor for all Ukrainians. He is also a reference in the literary and artistic sphere, and everyone can learn to appreciate his poems, prose, and artistic representations.
The IV Festival of Pysanka (Easter eggs) in Lviv
1 of April - 27 of April
At the time of the festival Lviv turns into a “Museum of Eggs” open air, where different materials are used for Eggs creating (with branches, flowers, balloons, chocolate, polystyrene, wood, etc.). The main idea of the Festival is manufacturing and decorating an essential symbol of Easter - Pysanka.
“Where else can it be so good for us?” This symbolic question is answered every year during the Lviv City festivities by the simple phrase: “Only in Lviv.” A great number of original events have become representative of this day, such as, street theater productions, dancing and entertainment, festivals : “Lviv – Handicraft Capital”, or “Street Music”.
“Flugery L’vova” (“Weather-Vanes of Lviv”) – the 11th International Jazz Festival
The 10th Ethno-jazz festival “Flugery Lvova” is the most exquisite and extraordinary event in the city. And as usual the event will be happening in the very heart of Lviv- in the City Hall Courtyard.
Year after year, it is expands and the amount of its participants – ethno and jazz bands – grows.
Lviv Fashion Week
It has become a tradition in Lviv to host Fashion Weeks in the spring and fall each year. For three days, you will be appraising up to thirty collections of Ukrainian and foreign designers. Fashion-shows are followed by exhibitions of contemporary art – paintings, drawings, photography, thus creating the overall special artistic atmosphere of the events.
Location: Lviv Regional Philharmonic Society Concert Hall (7, Tchaikovsky Street).
Every year, the Virtuosos Lviv International Musical Festival, which can already boast almost a thirty-year-long history, gathers a record-breaking number of world-level music stars. Every concert is a truly significant event.
The 6th “Wiz-Art” International festival
Dates: 23-27 July, 2015.
Location: Location: Lviv Palace of Arts (17, Copernicus Street)
That is a festival of short films produced during the previous year: fictional films and animations, video art, experimental movies and video artists’ presentations.
Lviv Christmas Fair
Dates: the 10th of December 2014 – the 15th of January 2015.
Location: prospect Svobody, Rynok square
The Annual Christmas Fair is a center of celebration, which offers many interesting events: carols, games, sweets and mulled wine, a traditional Ukrainian meal “varenyky”, souvenirs and presents, and of course a warm festive atmosphere.
introduction of compulsory free day on Sunday and 16 holidays per year
first mention of Saint Onuphrius Monastery
Ivan Fedorov printed in Lviv first Ukrainian books - "Apostle" and "Bukvar" (Primer)
FC "Karpaty" won USSR Cup
second external row of defense walls around city was built
In Zhovkva suburb of Lviv Hasidic synagogue was built. It is preserved till our days