The City Day in Voronezh will be celebrated by the citizens on Saturday, September 15. Traditionally, the main events of the celebration will be held at the sites in the city center. Voronezh residents and city guests will be able to take part in exhibitions, quizzes, master-classes, performances of city ensembles and many other events. The City Hall published the celebration programme on Tuesday, September 11.

Traditionally, solemn divine services dedicate to the health of the city and its citizens will be held in Voronezh cathedrals in the morning. The celebration opening ceremony will take place at 10:30 on the stage near the Opera and Ballet Theatre. The gala concert will feature the performance of city’s open choreographic festival “Dancing City”.

In the city center, from Koltsovaky to Petrovsky public gardens, there will be thematic streets: “Retro Automobile Street”, “Felix the Cat Street”, “Confectionary”, “Children’s Radio Street”, “Pryanichno-Sazhinskaya Street”, “Safety Street”, “Water Treatment Street”, “Ship Modeling Street”, “English Language Street”, “Water, Lighting and Music Street”, “Blacksmith and Foundrymen Square”, “Craftsmen Street”, “Folklore Street”, “Orthodox Street”, “Jazz and Blues Street”. In addition, the “History of a City” station of free tours for residents and guests of the city fill operate near the Nikitin Monument from 11:00 to 17:00.

The City Day celebration will be timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Voronezh State University. The main site of the celebration will be Soviet Square where citizens will be able to participate in dance and sports master-classes, intellectual games, performances of Voronezh band Cover Brothers and Alla Dukhova’s dance troupe starting at 12:00. In addition to entertainment, there will also be an educational programme: lectures and a science experiment show by a team of young scientists called Creative Science, and the “New Horizon” short film festival.

On the City Day, Admiralteyskaya Square will turn into a rock-festival square where youth music bands will perform for Voronezh residents from 14:00 to 21:00. There will also be quizzes and fairs.

At the end of the evening, citizens will be able to watch performances of the city guests. A gala concert featuring Anna Pletneva, “Vintage” and DJ Groove will start on Soviet Square at 18:00, and Turetsky Choir will perform on the stage near the opera And Ballet theatre from 200:00 to 21:00. the evening will end with fireworks: at 21:00, citizens will see fireworks dedicated to the City Day, and at 22:00 – in honor of the 100th anniversary of the VSU.