The Silver Necklace of Russia! Travels! May!

26 April 2021

Spend your May weekends in the towns of the Silver Necklace of Russia.

Collect vivid impressions of the gems of the North-West: join free excursions in Veliky Novgorod and St. Petersburg, set off on a gastronomic and musical journey through the Kaliningrad region, Komi or Karelia, watch a mesmerizing drone show in the Northern capital, or celebrate the beginning of the summer season by flying down a ski slope wearing a bikini in the Murmansk region!

International Drone Festival

When: 02 May 2021

Where: St. Petersburg, water area of the Neva river

The night sky of St. Petersburg will be illuminated with the bright lights of the International Drone Festival. The magic show is a part of the festive program dedicated to the opening of the new tourist season. By the way, anyone can send a drawing project to the organizers - the best works will be integrated into the show.


Khibiny-Bikini 2021

When: 02 May 2021

Where: Murmansk region, Kirovsk, Northern and Southern slopes of the Mount Aikuaiventchorr

Every year the most anticipated and beloved by all Costumed Bikini Ski Run on the slopes of Mount Aikuaiventchorr gathers in Kirovsk many participants and guests. Traditionally, the participants have a free use of the ski lift and changing rooms. Detailed program and conditions for participation are available in the official group of the ski complex "BigWood" in VKontakte:


"Music and Food Week" on Kant Island in Kaliningrad

When: April 30 to May 10, 2021 (from 11.00 to 22.00)

Where: Kaliningrad, Kant Island.

The first May holiday fair is getting closer! All 11 days of the fair we will play live and electronic music non-stop. By tradition, many pavilions with signature snacks and drinks will appear on the island. Next to them there will be souvenir shops where you can buy jewelry, accessories and other handmade gifts. Free admission.

The VI Marine Gastronomy Festival "FISHTIVAL"

When: April 30 to May 03, 2021

Where: Kaliningrad region, Zelenogradsk, Alleya Druzhby

Gastronomy Festival: more than 50 fish and seafood concepts on the menu and more than 47 thousand guests; master classes on working with local produce from chefs from all over the country; two regattas - a children's sailing race and a kite race for adults; study and preservation of the Kaliningrad cultural gastronomic heritage; acquaintance with Baltic water sports; dishes from smelt, oysters, salmon, cod, pike perch, marlin, mussels, sockeye salmon, coho salmon, mackerel, bonito, tuna, flounder and other kinds of fish.


When: May 01, 2021

Where: Republic of Komi, Yb village, Syord town, 19/1 Finno-Ugric Ethnocultural Park

The program of events includes: folk games of the Finno-Ugrians; interactive program "Reindeer Herder Spring"; master classes; “Fit for labour and defence” physical training standard examination.

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May Day holidays in the historical park "Bastion"

When: 01-02 May 2021

Where: Republic of Karelia, Sortavala, Priozernaya, st.

“The Black Bear Fortress” Museum of the Viking Age is presenting the history of the ancient “Maypole festival”. This holiday is a part of the history of the park, and nowadays you can set off on a fascinating journey into the early Middle Ages, take part in a master class on making "dream catchers", visit a playground, as well as enjoy excellent drinks prepared according to ancient recipes. The Maypole, on which everyone can hang a ribbon and make a secret wish, will be at the center of celebration.

"I`m moving to Veliky Novgorod"

When: 02 and 09 May 2021

Where: Veliky Novgorod, Sennaya sq., 5.

Free bus tour by Arkady Zaitsev, where you can learn about the glory and exploits of Alexander Nevsky, see the ancient districts of the Trade Side, Poozerye, Yuryev Monastery, Rurik's settlement, visit modern city districts, get acquainted with the history of the development of the urban environment, social infrastructure and new residential quarters of Veliky Novgorod.

Tour duration: 1.5 hours.

Moreover, from May 1, tour boats start navigating the Volkhov River and Lake Ilmen! It is a relaxing boat trip that will allow you to enjoy the views of ancient Novgorod from an unusual angle.

The Opening of Tourist Season in St. Petersburg

When: 01-02 May 2021

Where: St. Petersburg

On May 2, tour operators of St. Petersburg offer free walking tours in different parts of the city. Especially for this event, a plan of walking tours with reference to metro stations was developed.

Registration for the excursions takes place at

The Leningrad Region offers to spend the first weekend of May on the territory of the Old Ladoga Fortress and see the wooden church of St. Dmitry Solunsky, St. George's Church with a XII century fresco, the oldest street in Russia - Varyazhskaya, a monument to the great princes Rurik and Oleg of Novgorod and unique for the region Gorchakovshchinsky waterfall.

Look up even more ideas for traveling to the North-West of Russia at With you can ask any question to the staff of Tourist Information Centers through messengers, and receive bonus points at Tourist Information Centers of the Russian North-West.