This Weekend in St. Petersburg: July 13-14

Tours of the most elegant and romantic sailboats, classical and contemporary music in cool venues, and an amazing summer fair at the Sevkabel Port – you’ll find it all in our weekly roundup of the city’s best Saturday and Sunday events!

Baltic Yachting Week. Credit: fiesta.city

Baltic Yachting Week 2019

  • July 10-17
  • Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Free admission

St. Petersburg is known worldwide as the marine capital of Russia and this week, July 10-17, the city hosts one of the biggest sea festivals in Europe, Baltic Yachting Week. Held for the third time in the very heart of the city, near the walls of the Peter and Paul Fortress, the event features tours of the “Lady L”, “Hope”, and “Poltava” sailboats, as well as lectures and interviews with sailors, workshops on knotcraft and the basics of shipbuilding, the show of kitesurfers, a spectacular music and light show, and fireworks.

Classical Music Festival in Summer Garden

  • July 14, from midday to 7pm
  • Summer Garden
  • Free admission

A truly magnificent place as it is, this Sunday, the Summer Garden will turn into a paradise for classical music aficionados. From midday to evening, the alleys of the garden will be filled with music written by St. Petersburg’s most renowned composers and performed by laureates of international music competitions.

Gamma Festival

  • July 11-14
  • Planetarium 1, Lumiere Hall, club Blank, Stepan Razin Brewery
  • Tickets: 1,300-2,600 rubles

Musicians and artists from 18 countries will come to the Northern Venice this weekend to participate in one of the country’s largest festivals of modern music and culture. Check it out to listen to experimental music, admire contemporary art installations by famous artists, and listen to lectures by coordinators of successful cultural projects and musical festivals. Among the headliners are Surgeon, Rafael Anton Irisarri, Samuel Kerridge, The Empire Line, The Exaltics, Bear Bones, Lay Low, Unbalance, to name but a few.

Summer Market by the Sea

  • July 13-14, from midday to 10pm
  • Sevkabel Port
  • Free admission

Whether you want to buy a nice handmade souvenir for your loved ones, get some fancy clothes, or just wind down a bit, you’ll find it all at the Market by the Sea. Housed at one of the city’s trendiest public spaces, the Sevkabel Port, this fair offers a wide selection of handmade clothes, cool accessories, ceramics, eco-friendly cosmetics, as well as books, honey, sweets, and lots of other foodstuffs! Purchase some unique handmade souvenirs, and enjoy the atmosphere of the former industrial site turned into a new vibrant urban area!

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