This is one of the biggest and most spectacular regattas on sailing yachts, which has taken place in the waters of Peter the Great Gulf since 1986. For over 10 years the Cup has had Russian Championship status in the Conrad 25 class. The competition consists of five races: Two run along the coast of Vladivostok in the Amur Bay. The other three routes are farther south and include the territory of the Maritime State Biosphere Reserve. Yachtsmen participate in the competition from cities of the Far East, Siberia, the Urals and central parts of the country. Many return year after year to once again travel through 500 miles of the Sea of Japan and admire the region’s extraordinary natural beauty.
The Eastern Economic Forum is a platform where businessmen and politicians of the Asia-Pacific Region discuss development opportunities in the Far East. The event involves about two thousand people from Russia, England, Singapore, Japan, China, South Korea, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and India. The forum examines hundreds of promising investment projects, which demonstrate opportunities for doing business in the Far East. Along with the extensive business program in Vladivostok, a few interesting cultural events are held.
Location: Far Eastern Federal State University Campus, Russky Island, Vladivostok
Every year in September famous artists and leaders of world and Russian cinema come to Vladivostok for the International Film Festival for the Asian-Pacific Region. During the festival, directors from Russia, China, Japan, the US, Singapore, Vietnam, and other countries show more than 150 films in theaters and open venues. Professionals hold master classes, artistic meetings, and presentations for cinematic arts lovers. Over the years, stars such as Gerard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Michele Placido, Vincent Perez, Michelle Barton, Daryl Hannah, and Lisa Minnelli have attended the Pacific Meridian Festival. Popular Russian actors of theater and cinema undertake a yearly tour to the Primorsky Kray to perform and interact with audiences.
Location: The Primorsky state theatre of Opera and ballet. The cinema "Ocean"
The international battle consists of racers from Russia, Japan, Thailand and China fighting for the title of best driver in the Asia-Pacific region. A fantastic pair of races for the best drifters in Russia and Asia awaits spectators, as well as a full entertainment program: A motoshow, performances by artists, contests and drawings for prizes. There will also be a rock festival held during the days of the race, with participants singing about drive, speed and cars. The headliners of the festival called PrimRockRing will be only the most honored bands in alternative rock in Russia.
Location: Tourist and recreational cluster PrimRing, Artyom
The annual Galaxy Vladivostok Marathon is one of the major running events of Vladivostok and the Far Eastern Federal District, with a unique route. The marathon for professionals and amateurs will pass across the scenic road across the Russky Island, the "Russian" and "Golden" bridges, with the finishing on the Central square of the city, certified by the international association AIMS. There are distances of 5,10, 21 and 42 km available for participants, and there is also a distance of 1 km for children and Paralympians. The prize fund of the marathon is 1 million rubles in total, and it is divided between winners in various distances. Each participant is granted a commemorative medal and a gift from event partners.
Athletes from 18 countries and 108 the cities of Russia took part in the marathon in 2018. Be sure to sing up for 2019 on the marathon's official website.
The festival is organized by Pacific Russia Tourism Alliance and is held in collaboration with restaurants, tourist agencies, taiga foods producers, parks and resorts. The event highlights the significance of the Ussuri taiga history in the culture of the region, takes place in several venues and includes three sections dedicated to gastronomy, tourism and events respectively.
During the 16 days of the festival, special deals on food and drinks made from taiga products are offered for the same price in the participating restaurants. The festival has a rich program: there are lectures, workshops, family events, and lots of other activities. More information is on the fest's website.
Tiger Day in Vladivostok is celebrated on a grand scale. The day begins with a festive carnival procession along Oceansky Prospekt, with children, students, and adults all participating in this tiger parade. A theatrical musical performance unfolds on the square, as well as attractions with environmental themes and competitions. The day ends with a concert by famous Vladivostok or Russian groups. The purpose of this holiday is to encourage the residents of the Far East, and the population of the entire planet, to reflect on the need to preserve the rare Amur tiger.
Location: Central Square, Vladivostok
from 04.10.2020 to 05.10.2020
Russky MeetUp (former Far East information technology forum) is the main meeting place for IT professionals in the Far East. It is an effective platform to discuss key issues of development in the Information Society. Here, companies can showcase new products and services in the field of IT and telecommunications as well as find professional staff. For project sponsors, there is a startup competition offering an opportunity to meet investors. The program also includes a range of other activities: round-table discussions, workshops, lectures, a cyber sport championship, a hackathon and an IT projects exhibition.
Location: Far Eastern Federal University Campus, Russky Island, Vladivostok
Annual king crab festival in Russia. For ten days all Vladivostok restaurants, selling live seafood, serve king crabs from Kamchatka. Before cooking, a crab is weighed and demonstrated to the guest, then the crab is steamed. The organizer of the festival is Zuma restaurant.
International Jazz Festival is a big annual event of the local music scene. The event has been taking place in Vladivostok each year in mid-November since 2004. The festival gathers both the musicians who are just starting out and internationally acclaimed jazzmen from Russia and the world. Marco Minnemann, Dennis Chambers, Billy Cobham, Randy Brecker, Dave Vekl, Mezzoforte, and lots of other stars of jazz have played at the festival. Get ready for this year's round of fine performances. Hurry up to secure a seat — tickets get sold out fast!
Location: Vladivostok, Philharmonic Hall (15 Svetlanskaya St.)