What awaits the guests of the city and Kharkiv citizens on the city day

By the end of the summer, Kharkov has traditionally pleased citizens and visitors with festive events dedicated to City Day. The holiday is timed to the date of the liberation of Kharkiv from occupation – August 23, so on this day Kharkiv people do not forget to honor the memory of the liberators. Two other important dates for Ukraine coincide with the Kharkiv holiday – National Flag Day and Independence Day, so the celebration will last several days.


August 22


Celebrations in Kharkiv will begin the day before the main date – on the evening of August 22, in Arrow Square. There will be a concert, a fire show and the end of the promenade – a light show that will be broadcast on a suspension bridge. The weather on this day promises to be hot, but just in case, bring along a warm thing – the evening at the water can be cool.

August 23


At 8 am, flowers will be laid at the Glory Memorial in Forest Park. Although the official laying is planned for 8, at any time you wish to honor the memory of Kharkiv liberators at any time.

At 10 o’clock on the Constitution Square there will be a flash mob dedicated to the Day of the National Flag of Ukraine, which is also celebrated on August 23.


From 4pm on Freedom Square will be a holiday town with food courts and many locations for fun and relaxation.

At 7 pm, a concert of Ukrainian performers will begin in Liberty Square, and a detailed program of performances will be published on August 15.

On August 23, Kharkiv Metro will continue its work until 01:00 to make it easier to get home after the celebration.


August 24


On the Independence Day of Ukraine on the Square of Freedom will continue the activities according to the same schedule: From 16:00 the holiday town will work as well, and at 19:00 a concert is scheduled. This time, artists from Hungary, Israel, Turkey, the US and China will be invited.

August 25

On the last day of the festivities, there will still be food courts and entertainment venues on the square, and local performers will perform at the concert at 7pm.

Sports events August 11-25

Two weeks of August will be filled with sports activities, and some of them will be dedicated to the holidays: August 17 – the Badminton Liberation Cup, August 18 – the Liberation Marathon.

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