Moscow Events and Festivals

(Moscow, Central Federal District, Russia)

Photo of a fireworks display near St. Basil's CathedralYear-round special events are held in Moscow and many of the visitors to the capital of the Russian Federation will always find endless things to do, ranging from seasonal summer festivals, to rock concerts staged at the Concert Hall on Prechistenka.

Other notable events in Moscow are staged at entertainment venues such as the Palace of Congresses (Dvorets S'ezdov), which boasts some 6,000 seats and also goes by the name of the State Kremlin Palace, the All Russian Exhibition Centre on the Prospekt Mira, and the International Rerikh Centre on the Malyi Znamenskii Pereulok.

Picture of Victory Park the location of many celebrationsMany of Moscow's biggest festivals and sporting events take place in its surprisingly large number of stadiums, such as the Luzhniki Olympic Complex, also known as the Grand Sports Arena or the Central Lenin Stadium, and boasts a staggering capacity of almost 85,000 seated spectators, making it the biggest sports stadium in Russia.

The Lokomotiv Stadium on the Bolshaya Cherkizovskaia Ulitsa is another of the most prominent stadiums in Moscow and can seat some 25,000 people, with both a large soccer pitch and covered ice skating rink, while the Sokolniki Exhibition Centre hosts more than 20 exhibitions each year, along with many other events, conferences and conventions.

Moscow Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015