Events calendar

  • from 29.12.2017 to 30.12.2017

"MANDARIN MARKET"

It’s not a fruit shop, it’s one of the biggest New Year’s fairs in Vladivostok. Every year since 2013 "Mandarin market" opens its gates for citizens and guests of the capital of Primorsky region. Usually "Mandarin market" involves over 50 local sellers and designers who present their products including clothing, gifts, souvenirs, toys, floristic decorations and more.

Infrastructure of the fair lets people spend a whole day there. The fair has a lounge-zone with food, sweets and drinks. There are also cooking classes and family programs.
Location:
Vladivostok, Sedanka City Mall
Site:
https://mandarinmarket.ru
  • january 2018

Winter rally sprint championship

The annual winter Rally Sprint Championship is held at the PrimRing Sports Complex. More than 150 racers from Primorsky Kray cities participate in the competitions. The covered tracks are arranged in such a way that they become as close as possible to the winter conditions faced by drivers in the Far East — ice, packed snow and loose snow. Vehicles must be operated with extreme caution in such circumstances. Entry into the race is free for spectators, and everyone can take advantage of the warm cafe with hot food and drinks, ride on a quadricycle or play paintball. For children there is an indoor ice rink.

Location:
PrimRing Sports Complex, Artyom
Phone:
+7 (423) 260-01-10
Site:
www.primring.ru
  • 19.01.2018

EPIPHANY

One of the most ancient holidays of the Christian church, concluding the Christmas-New Year’s season. It is widely accepted that the Baptism water has curative properties and keeps them throughout the course of the year, healing corporal and spiritual illnesses. Every year on January 19 people go swimming in a hole cut in the ice in Vladivostok. Hundreds of Orthodox citizens come to the waterfront at Sportivnaya Gavan, where there is a font for ablution, changing stalls and the organized sale of hot tea. Several police units, ambulances, rescue workers and firefighters provide security for the night.

Location:
Sportivnaya Gavan waterfront, Vladivostok
  • from 12.02.2018 to 18.02.2018

MASLENITSA (SHROVETIDE FESTIVITIES)

Vladivostok celebrates Maslenitsa with traditional folk festivals, blini, and burning effigies. Hundreds of residents gather in the seaside city’s central square to bid farewell to winter. The square is transformed into a venue where the strongest and most agile compete in skills such as pillow fighting, rope pulling, and trying to conquer an icy pole to win a rooster. Residents and guests of Vladivostok can watch, participate (or both) in the traditional Shrovetide fun and games.

Location:
Central Square, Vladivostok
  • 16.02.2018

New Years by the Lunar Calendar (Chinese New Year)

"Chuntsze" or "Spring Festival" falls on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It is considered primarily a family holiday, the most important one in China and in a number of East Asian countries. It is no accident that the Chinese call New Year’s Eve, "the night of meeting after a separation." There is no more important moment in the year than when the whole family gathers around the holiday table, with its abundant variety of dishes, for New Year's dinner.

The magnificent tradition of celebrating the New Year by the lunar calendar came to Vladivostok with immigrants from China in the late 19th century and continued for a little over 40 years. Since then, however, despite all the changes and relative freedom in choosing holidays, parades with dragons have not returned to the streets of our seaside capital. Truthfully, though, on the list of events where one can still try his luck making wishes, Chinese New Year holds a special place in the hearts of Vladivostok residents.

  • 24.02.2018

VLADIVOSTOK ICE RUN – III ICY HALF MARATHON

The annual ice running festival takes place along the frozen waters of Vladivostok and Russian Island. Running enthusiasts of varying levels can take part in the competition and test their strength in one of the three distances: 5K, 10K, or 21K.
Runners can expect a challenging program with a one-of-a-kind charm — not to mention ice, snow, wind, and other delights of a seaside climate. On the way to becoming one of the cherished finishers, the healthy-lifestyle adherents encounter tents with hot tea and nourishment installed every five kilometers along the race route. Kilometer markers are also present, of course, but the aromas of tea and food work better than any guidepost. At the finish line, all participants are awarded commemorative medals to affirm their personal achievement.

Location:
Vladivostok, Russian Island, rowing base "Novik"
Phone:
8 (800) 505-47-20
Site:
en.vladivostokice.run

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