This Weekend in St. Petersburg: March 2-3
Happy March! Let’s celebrate the joyous fact that spring has finally sprung with these fun springtime events in St. Petersburg.
Spring Dreams Tulips Exhibition
Nothing symbolizes spring better than flowers, especially tulips. Bold scarlet and ivory-white, luminous pink and deep maroon, fiery tangerine-red and soft yellow, these elegant blossoms with layers of silky petals boast a truly enormous variety of colors and textures and amaze people all over the world. To admire the sea of these colorful beauties, check out the ‘Spring Dreams’ exhibition at the St. Petersburg Botanical Garden. The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm on March 1-10. Tickets cost 200 rubles and include a tour through the Garden’s amazing subtropical route with hundreds of azaleas in full bloom!
Spring Chords Piano Concert
Great news for music aficionados out there! This Saturday, March 2, the legendary Derzhavin estate museum-mansion hosts the ‘Spring Chords’ piano concert by Tatiana Zhak and winners of international music competitions. The hall will be filled with the sounds of the piano, flute, violin, alto, cello, and bass. The concert kicks off at 4pm. Tickets cost 600 rubles and can be purchased here. Use the ВЕСНА promo code to get 30% discount.
The ‘St. Petersburg’s unusual lobbies and courtyards’ walking tour
What can be more romantic than wandering through the maze of St. Petersburg’s small streets and courtyards, peeping into the most gorgeous lobbies on your way? The ‘St. Petersburg’s unusual lobbies and courtyards’ tour through the historic center of the Northern Venice will take you back in time to the pre-revolutionary Russia and give you the insight into the history of this magnificent city and the lifestyle of its inhabitants. The tour starts near the Vladimirskaya metro station at 11am and 2.30pm on March 2-3 and March 7-9. Tickets cost 780 rubles and can be bought here.
Finally, there will be a couple of fairs that you might like:
- the St. Petersburg fair at the Sevkabel Port will offer a wide variety of designer clothes, accessories, ceramics, cosmetics, and souvenirs (the fair is open from midday to 9pm on March 2-3, admission is free);
- the Handmade fair at the St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex boasts various handmade crafts, souvenirs and many other pretty things made by local craftspeople, as well as hosts a range of workshops on decoupage, quilling, embroidery, xylography, knitting, etc.
Enjoy your weekend!