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Saint Petersburg City Day

Submitted by Visit Plus on Mon, 01/01/2024 - 04:54

City Day in St. Petersburg is celebrated in the second half of May. This is the biggest city holiday and it is celebrated on a grand scale. The full program for 2024 will only become known in mid-May, but we have already collected information about many events.

On this day, many interesting events take place in the city: open-air concerts, performances by artists, festival parades, fireworks. Interesting events are organized in different parts of the city, but the best places to visit this day are Nevsky Prospect, Palace Square, Peter and Paul Fortress and part of Vasilyevsky Island. The main condition for a successful holiday is good weather.

May 27 is most often a working day, so the main events for the public take place the following weekend. On May 27, official events take place, such as laying flowers at the monument to Peter the First (The Bronze Horseman) on Senate Square.

In 2024, May 27 falls on Monday. In 2024, most of the interesting events dedicated to the city day (it seems that) will be distributed over two pairs of weekends, May 18 - 19 and May 25 and 26.

St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the First on May 27, 1703. (It was May 16, 1703. The calendar was slightly changed later.) The beginning of construction of the Peter and Paul Fortress is considered the founding day of St. Petersburg.


May 18, 2024. Spring fountain festival in Peterhof. At 13:00, the Spring Fountain Festival will take place at the Grand Cascade in the Lower Park.

May 16 - 19, 2024. St. Petersburg International Book Fair will be held on Palace Square.

May 16 - 18, 2024. Transport festival SPbTransportFest. On the Manege Square you will be able to see old and new transport equipment.

May 18, 2024. Parade of old and vintage cars along the city streets and Nevsky Prospekt. Cars from city fleets and private collections will take part in the parade. You will be able to see the equipment after the parade on Manezhnaya Square.

May 18-19, 2024. The Tulip Festival is planned to be held in the Kirov Park on Elagin Island.

May 25 and 26, 2024 (11:00 -21:00). Ice cream festival on Ostrovsky Square. Ostrovsky Square is located next to Nevsky Prospect, near the Alexandrinsky Theater. The nearest metro station is "Gostiny Dvor".

On May 26, 2024 at 10:00 a charity race organized by the Petersburg Diary publishing house will take place in Primorsky Victory Park.

May 25, 2024. The Western High-Speed Diameter Festival - WSSDfest - is planned to be held in St. Petersburg. (Runners run and bike race.)

May 25, 2024 (11:00 - 17:00). Medieval festival - Knight tournaments - Alexander Nevsky Cup in Murinsky Park.

May 25-26, 2024. The spring festival Ceramania and POPCORN MARKET will be held on the territory of the public space Sevkabel Port.

May 27, 2024. A solemn ceremony of the midday cannon firing, as well as a festive concert, will take place on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress. (The nearest metro station is Gorkovskaya.)

The following events have taken place in previous years, but we do not know if these will take place this year.

Festive fireworks. Fireworks launch at the Peter and Paul Fortress in the evening. The best places to watch the fireworks are the Palace Embankment, the Palace Bridge and the eastern tip of Vasilyevsky Island.
Nearest metro station: Admiralteyskaya.

The performance of the Big choir on the Palace Square. Learn more about Palace Square in St Petersburg.

Parade on Nevsky Prospect. Traffic is usually closed for several hours on Nevsky Prospect. Participants in the parade may be different. It can be: brass bands, circus artists, athletes, cyclists, motorcyclists, vintage cars. Motorcyclists and vintage cars may also conduct their own separate parade.
The nearest metro stations are Nevsky Prospect and Gostiny Dvor.

Concert “Classical music on Palace Square”. The concert on Palace Square has become traditional in recent years. You can hear the performance of the orchestra, opera singers and performances by other artists.

celebration Nevsky Prospekt St. Petersburg In 2011, the city of St. Petersburg, Russia celebrate 308 years. Not a very great age. In the world there are many cities with a longer history. But during these 308 years St. Petersburg has become known to people living in different countries. Love it many of those who live here who have studied here or visited here. In his birthday we wish him prosperity.
photo from SPb In recent years, the City Day celebrations in St. Petersburg celebrated on a grand scale. The celebration began May 27 with the laying of wreaths at the monument to the city's founder.
concert on Nevsky Prospekt On Saturday 28 May the main street Nevsky Prospect was closed to traffic. Nevsky Prospekt is walking zone only twice a year: the holiday Day of the City "and in celebration of school leavers"Scarlet sails ".
boat old The festivities started with a parade on Nevsky Prospekt. Unfortunately the rainy weather did not allow to make good photographs. Later the weather improved. In several places on Nevsky Prospekt were arranged scene where the musicians performed. On Palace Square artists all day long gave concerts for the public.
vanha laiva Suomesta From Finland to St. Petersburg arrived a few old ships. They arranged parade on the Neva River. Ancient ships of Finland drew attention to the public. Citizens welcome our guests from Finland.

On Sunday, May 29 celebration will continue.


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