Festivals in August and Independence Day 2019 in Lviv!

August 15-31, 2019

The off-peak season in Lviv is a feeling of carefreeness and relaxation, a soulful atmosphere, delicious coffee on the blossomed terrace of one of the coziest cafes, new acquaintances, and a flood of positive emotions at festivals. The last month of Lviv summer will give you unforgettable moments. Taurus hotel invites you to pack your suitcases and come to Lviv to enjoy coffee, Lviv music, and festive events held on the occasion of the Independence Day.

On August 15-31, 2019, the heady air in Lviv will be full of charming musical motifs at the 6th International Festival "Music in Old Lviv"! The best Ukrainian, Polish, and US orchestras will be performing in the Saints Peter and Paul Garrison Church (Jesuit Church), Latin Cathedral, Temple of John the Baptist, Lviv National Philharmonic, courtyard and mirror hall of the Potocki Palace, Pinzel Museum – in total, there will be more than 10 music events. Ancient walls will create unique acoustics, which will once again prove that Lviv is cut out for classical music.

On August 16-18, 2019, the most anticipated annual festival of this summer – Zahidfest – will be held. Those will be three days of crazy energy and relaxation in the wild while listening to the sounds of vibrant music. "Magic Valley", located in the village of Rodatychi, 40 km away from Lviv, is the permanent location of the festival. You will be able to listen to the music by foreign and Ukrainian artists, including Vopli Vidopliassova, TARTAK, Zdob Si Zdub, Odyn v Kanoe, O.Torvald, Vivienne Mort, Palina, Gogol Bardello, etc. on the three independent Zahidfest stages – the Main Stage, Indie Stage, and Rock Stage. The price of tickets is from UAH 500.

On the 28th anniversary of the Independence Day, every place in Lviv will be imbued with holiday spirit. Celebrations will last for 2 days in different locations of the city. Festive concerts will take place in the historic city center, in the Lviv Organ Hall, in the Lviv National Philharmonic, at the "Arena" stadium. Themed events, flash mobs, colorful embroideries, happy smiles of passers-by, combination of ancient traditions with modernity – all of this will delight your eyes and soul.

On August 21-25, "Etnovyr" International Folklore Festival, which is the main event dedicated to the Independence Day of Ukraine, will be once again held on Rynok Square. Folk groups from different parts of the world will present the culture of their countries in Lviv. Workshops, demonstrations of folk costumes, city parades, dozens of dance groups, choirs and orchestras from around the globe will share a piece of their authentic culture with you. This will be a spectacular event.

On August 24 at 19:00, at the "!FESTrepublic" (24-26, Staroznesenska St.), you will be able to enjoy a presentation of a unique show by a renowned musician Yevhen Filatov from "The Maneken" and Nata Zhyzhchenko from "ONUKA". Their works combine organic electronics, topical pop music, and Ukrainian ethnic motifs. The cost of tickets is UAH 400.

If you have one ripe watermelon, then take it with you and visit the Watermelon Festival, which will be held on August 24 in the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Central Culture and Recreation Park. Watermelon eating, food court, watermelon Mantra Party, Art workshops, contests and entertainment, children's area, and lots of fun are waiting for you in the park. In order to be able to take part in the festival, lovers of juicy watermelons must bring one ripe watermelon with them.

See you in Lviv, a city of fantastic events, and at the Taurus Hotel, which will make sure that your vacation is full of relaxation, delicious moments, and pleasant experience. Choose a room according to the "Wellness", "Comfort and Relax", or "Business" package and receive gifts: one hour of relaxation in the Taurus SPA center, a pearl or whirlpool bath, or a dinner at the Taurus Restaurant.

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