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1 Sep 2017

950 years of Minsk: events program

Minsk marks its 950th anniversaryIn the second weekend of September the Belarusian capital Minsk will be marking 950 years since its first mention in the chronicles. According to the historical chronicle, the Tale of Bygone Years, the legendary battle between the troops of Prince of Polotsk Vseslav the Sorcerer and the Yaroslavich dynasty took place on the Nemiga River in Mensk on 3 March 1067. The City Day celebrations will be the culmination of the large-scale cultural program of 2017. The festival will include a tilting match reenactment, art exhibitions, presentations, music festivals and theater performances, sport competitions and marathons, public and patriotic campaigns, parades and concerts… More on dates and venues, and also on the most interesting projects about the birthday of the city is in our billboard.

8 September

17.00-21.00  
Minsk 950th Anniversary Balloon Cup
Venue: Minsk-1 Airport

17.00
Professional excellence awards ceremony, a gala concert
Venue: Palace of Culture of Trade Unions (25 Nezavisimosti Avenue)

21.00
Show of Singing Fountains

Venue: Pobeda Museum and Park Complex

9 September

7.00-9.00, 17.00-21.00
Minsk 950th Anniversary Balloon Cup

11.00
Flower ceremony at Minsk-Hero City obelisk

Venue: Minsk – Hero City obelisk, Pobeditelei Avenue

10.00
Festive fair, a concert program 
Venue: near Palace of Sports

11.30
International festival of historical reenactment Minsk Starazhytny (Ancient Minsk)
Venue: the crossing of Pobeditelei Avenue and Masherov Avenue (green area)

12.00
Belarusians of the World festival
Venue: Upper Town

12.00
Minsk Youth 2017 international youth festival of street culture and sports

Venue: Park of extreme sports (1 Stoletovа Street)

14.00
Concert program dedicated to the 950th anniversary of Minsk
Venue: Upper City

18.00
Minsk Citizen of the Year awards ceremony, a concert
Venue: National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus
1 Parizhskaya Kommuna Square)

20.00
Concert by the Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus
Venue: near the Palace of Sports

23.00
Firework show

Venue: near the Palace of Sports

10 September

7.00-9.00
Minsk 950th Anniversary Balloon Cup

10.00
Minsk Half Marathon 2017

Venue: Palace of Sports, central streets of the city

11.30
International festival of historical reenactment Minsk Starazhytny (Ancient Minsk)
Venue: the crossing of Pobeditelei Avenue and Masherov Avenue (green area)

14.00
Tankman’s Day 2017

Venue: Pobeda Museum and Park Complex

12.30
7th Minsk City Disability Arts Festival

Venue: Near the Upper Town Concert Hall (23a Svobody Square)

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