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Minsk is Celebrating the 950th Anniversary this September

Publish Time:2017-08-16 11:07:16Source:Minsk Tourism Department

【Introduction】:First mentioned in 1067, Minsk is celebrating the 950th anniversary this year. This will be a great holiday for both the citizens and the guests of Minsk. All the celebration events will take place on the 9th-10th Sep, 2017.

First mentioned in 1067, Minsk is celebrating the 950th anniversary this year. This will be a great holiday for both the citizens and the guests of Minsk. All the celebration events will take place on the 9th-10th Sep, 2017.

The city is happy to invite everyone to Minsk anniversary celebration! Here is the list of major events taking place in Minsk, Sep 8-10, 2017:

Musical project "The show of the singing fountains"

Date: Sept 8, 2017, 21:00

Museum & Park complex "Pobeda"

The show of the singing fountains is an international musical project in which 3 powers – water, music and light- meet. A wonderful mix of fountains streaming up to live music combined with incredible laser show will become a prominent event in the city anniversary celebration. The concert programme includes the performance of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus with the participation of masters of the arts of Belarus.

International festival of aeronautics

Date: Sept. 8-10, 2017

More than 30 hot air balloons will participate in the festival. The programme of the festival will last for 3 days. 4 sports flights are planned. Aeronautics competitions will become the decoration of the celebration which both the citizens and the city guests will remember for a long time.

The concert of the honored group of the Republic of Belarus Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus

Date: Sept 9, 2017, 20:00,

Location: the area near the Palace of Sports

The programme includes the works of the Belarusian composers, classics of all the epochs and styles, modern symphonic pieces of music, pop compositions.

International festival of historical reconstruction "Ancient Minsk"

Date: Sept. 9 - 10, 2017, 11:00

Location: The green area at the crossroads of Pobediteley and Masherov Avenues

The festival programme including breathtaking contests is full of the events reflecting the noble atmosphere of the knight tournament and suggests getting into the history spirit. The festival is a theatrical spectacular interactive event with the participation of different creative teams.

Project "Minsk on foot"

Date: Sept. 9 - 10, 2017, 11:00, 15;00, 17:00

Location: Upper Town, Town Hall

All citizens and city guests are invited to participate in free walking tours around the Old Town. This is a wonderful chance to discover the capital history and to learn a lot of new and fascinating facts about Minsk

International tournament on power extreme MINSK OPEN CUP - 2017

Date: Sept 9, 2017

Location: the area near the Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Ave.

Power extreme is developing rapidly, involving every day a growing number of athletes, attracting the attention of a growing number of spectators.

"Who is the strongest” - That's the eternal question. To be a spectator at the tournament on a power extreme and get a lot of positive emotions and adrenaline - this is a great continuation of the festive day!

Minsk Half Marathon

Date: Sept 10, 2017

Location: the start will be given near the Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Ave.

Minsk Half Marathon gives a unique chance to look at Minsk in an unusual way: when else can one have a warming-up just in the middle of a central avenue?

A Tanker Day

Date: Sept. 10, 2017, 14:00,

Location: Museum & Park complex "Pobeda"

A Tanker Day is a holiday for those who are interested in the history of the country and for whom it is important. The event programme includes the performances of the popular musical bands, playgrounds, military equipment expositions, dozens of rides for adults and children.

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