Lviv Society

Vietnam Day in Lviv

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv celebrated Vietnam Day on 21 June as part of Vietnamese Cultural Year activities in Ukraine. The event was sponsored by the Embassy of Vietnam, the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, the Vietnam-Ukraine Friendship Association, and local authorities.

Leopolis Jazz Fest 2018

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv hosted one of Europe’s most popular open-air jazz festivals last month as the sixth annual Leopolis Jazz Festival was in town. World-class jazz musicians from all over the world attract over 40,000 visitors each year to the festival’s three stages – in Rynok Square, in Potocky Palace Yard, and in the B. Khmelnytsky Park of Culture & Leisure. In addition to the concerts, many other fun events were held throughout the festival, like workshops, jam sessions, and autograph sessions with the famous musicians. Festivalgoers also enjoyed the Street Music by Leopolis Jazz Fest project, which saw bands and musicians of all styles performing on street platforms throughout the city.

Ukrainian Haute Couture

Issue 114, July 2018.
Oksana Karavanska – one of the biggest names in Ukrainian fashion for over a decade – held a dazzling fashion show in Lviv as part of the Leopolis Jazz Fest. Hosted at the Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky’s gardens, this 18th Century park was opened exclusively for guests of Leopolis Jazz Fest.

Lviv Celebrates Canada Day

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv’s Rynok Square and Italian Courtyard were overrun by maple leaf-clad Canadians for Canada Day festivities on 1 July. The event featured a delicious pancake breakfast served up by Canadian troops in Ukraine and members of the Canadian Embassy.

Miss Lviv 2018

Issue 114, July 2018.
Lviv’s splendid Opera & Ballet Theatre hosted the grand finale of the Miss Lviv 2018 beauty pageant on 21 June. The glamorous event featured dazzling contestants in eye-catching swimsuits and gorgeous evening gowns.

Skoda at New Cars Fest 2018

Issue 114, July 2018.
Leopolitan car aficionados and guests of the city were excited to take in last July’s New Cars Fest, an event featuring innovations from some of the world’s leading automobile makers, including Skoda.

Aria Motors Opens New BMW and Mini Dealership in Lviv

Issue 113, June 2018.
Aria Motors, Lviv’s official dealership for BMW cars and motorcycles as well as the BMW Mini, recently opened a new conceptual auto-centre. With over 1850 m2 on a one-hectare territory, the two-storey building features nine demo cars in its spacious showroom. The maintenance area has 11 work stations for repairs and detailing, while over 2000 spare parts and accessories are on site in the new warehouse. High-speed Wi-Fi and a comfortable leisure area is available on the first floor and more than 60 cars can fit easily into the centre’s expansive parking area.

Batyars Ride Bikes

Issue 113, June 2018.
Batyar culture was on full display on 9 June as Leopolitans dove into Batyar style and culture on the annual Batyars on Bicycles retro bike ride. Participants cycled by the city’s most iconic landmarks dressed in retro outfits and took a short ‘tea time’ for a picnic in the park.

Prince of Liechtenstein Visits Lviv

Issue 113, June 2018.
The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein Alois and his wife Princess Sophia paid an official visit to Ukraine and Lviv in particular on 7 June at the invitation of President Poroshenko. The visit was the first since the two states established diplomatic relations.

Leopolis Grand Prix 2018

Issue 113, June 2018.
Summer season in Lviv officially kicked off with the running of the Leopolis Grand Prix on 1-3 June. Each year since 2011, Ukrainian retro car enthusiasts mark the first running of the legendary Leopolis Grand Prix, first held in the city in 1930 – before Lviv was even part of Ukraine. Today the retro car festival promotes motor tourism in Lviv and Ukraine and popularises the restoration of classic cars.