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.)
Smelt fish festival is an annual event of Pacific Russia food. During the Smelt festival, Vladivostok restaurants offer guests a traditional Pacific Russian dish — fried smelt — served in a classic or a restaurant’s signature way, challenging the superiority of St. Petersburg smelt in Russian gastronomy.
Location: Vladivostok restaurants
Phone: +7 908 993-04-24
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.
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.