Festivals and events
Every year more than 170 events take place in the Leningrad Region: historical reenactments of different epochs, music and cinema festivals, ethno-holidays, bike rides, spectacular competitions, regattas.
Every year, in late June and early July, two historical festivals of the early Middle Ages are held. Spectacular fights and mass battles, a costume contest, an archer's tournament, a demonstration of crafts, a concert of folk groups, contests and games take place in the walls of the Staraya Ladoga fortress.
The Russian national film festival "Window to Europe", traditionally taking place in the city of Vyborg, presents new documentary and animation films.
Annually in Gatchina at the film festival "Literature and Cinema" novelties of movies-screen versions of literary works are demonstrated.
One of the most significant events of the summer in Vyborg is the chamber music festival "Evenings in Monrepos". The event, which has become traditional, gathers connoisseurs of musical classics on the shores of the Gulf of Finland every year.
The annual Tatar national holiday "Sabantuy" takes place in Vsevolozhsky district in the village of Saryga. Guests can take part in mass festivities, games and interesting contests.