City Day in St. Petersburg is celebrated in the second half of May. This is the largest city holiday in St. Petersburg. It is celebrated on a large scale in recent years.
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.
In 2019, May 27 falls on Monday. Date of the major events for the citizens has not yet named, but it can be assumed that the festival will be held on Sunday 26 May. Follow the information on the Internet.
We recommend booking a place to stay (hotel, hostel, apartment) on these days in advance if you are planning a trip to St. Petersburg in May. The best places will be booked long before the holiday.
You can choose and book a guided tour in advance, via the Internet.
St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the First on May 27, 1703 (it was May 16 at that time). Festive events for residents of the city are organized in the nearest (to this date) weekend. The founding of the city is considered the beginning of the construction of the Peter and Paul Fortress.
May 27 is most often a working day. Therefore, the main events for the public are held in the coming 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.
City Day is celebrated in St. Petersburg on a large scale. Some events have already become traditional, but every year something new appears. The list of activities for the current year usually appears in mid-May.
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.
24.05.2019 17:00 The performance of the Big choir on the Palace Square. Learn more about Palace Square in St Petersburg.
25.05.2019 Ice Cream Festival on Ostrovsky Square. Ostrovsky Square is located near Nevsky Prospect, near the Alexandrinsky Theater.
26.05.2019 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.
26.05.2019 21;00 Concert "Classic music on the Palace". 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.
Transport festival. The SPbTransportFest festival will take place from May 23-25. The parade of retro transport will take place in the city. Nevsky Prospect will pass the old cars, buses, trolley buses, trucks and cars, represented by city services, collectors and museums. May 25, 2019. At the end point of the route, an open exhibition of retro-technology will be organized on Inzhenernaya Street.
May 26, 2019, Grand Bike Parade. The Grand Bike Parade will be held in St. Petersburg on May 26, 2019. Bicycle parades have been held in St. Petersburg since 2016. Last year more than 18 thousand people took part in the parade. Finish: Park 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg.
On Sunday, May 29 celebration will continue.