FESTIVALS

April
OrganumFestival of Organ Music «Organum»
A purpose of the International Festival of Organ and Chamber Music «Organum» is to promote classical arts and music among residents and visitors in the city of Sumy.
April
BulatInternational Festival of Folk Songs «Bulat»
The main purpose of the annual Festival of Folk Songs «Bulat» is the promotion of author (bard) songs and poetry in Ukraine, cultural enrichment and aesthetic education of young people.
May
Chekhov festTheatre Festival «Chekhov fest»
During the festival the best performances of Ukrainian and foreign theaters create a unique theatrical atmosphere in the city.
mid-June
Old FortressFestival of Historical Reconstruction «Old Fortress»
Town of Trostyanets in Sumy Region hosts annual International Festival of Historical Reconstruction «Old Fortress. Travel Through the Centuries». During the two-day knight tournament you can watch exciting fights with swords, spectacular battles and competitions of archers.
June 27-28
Thrumpets of UkraineUkrainian Festival of Brass Music «Thrumpets of Ukraine»
In June city of Sumy hosts annual Festival of Brass Music «Thrumpets of Ukraine» dedicated to the Constitution Day. Music festival brings together more than ten best brass bands and orchestras from Ukraine and other countries.
June
Land-Art FestivalLand-Art Festival «Space of the Frontier Region»
During the festival, a unique Land-Art Park «Space of the Frontier Region» (the first in Ukraine) in the township of Myropillya of Sumy Region hosts about 50 objects created by the best land-art artists from Ukraine, Poland and Russia.
July-August
City in ColorsStreet-Art Festival «City in Colors»
Youth Street-Art Festival «City in Colors» is held annually in the city of Sumy and aims transforming urban structures into street-art objects. In 2013 organizers asked artists to paint trolleybuses and an electrical substation building.
October
A Different LookFestival of Social Advertising «A Different Look»
The first two Festivals of Social Advertised «A Different Look» were held in the city of Sumy, and now the festival travels around Ukraine. Festival organizers ask young competitors to «create social ads in order to tell others what do you care about».
November
Bach-festFestival of Classical Music «Bach-fest»
A purpose of the International Festival of Classical Music «Bach-fest» is to promote classical arts and music among residents and visitors in the city of Sumy.
November
Chekhov festTheatre Festival «Chekhov fest»
During the festival the best performances of Ukrainian and foreign theaters create a unique theatrical atmosphere in the city.