Upcoming Lviv

Golden Lion Theatre Festival

Issue 115, September 2018.
The annual Golden Lion Theatre Festival is not just a carnival, but a European theatrical tradition in its own right. It has also become one of the most prestigious forums in modern Ukrainian cultural circles. The festival dates to 1989, when the Ukrainian Festival of Alternative Non-State Theatres was first held in Lviv.

GDG DevFest Ukraine

Issue 115, September 2018.
GDG DevFest Ukraine – Central and Eastern Europe’s biggest, community-driven conference focused on Google technologies – will take place in Lviv on 12-13 October. Organisers expect over 1,000 engineers, managers, and entrepreneurs to come together to learn and share their experiences about Android, web, and cloud technologies in one phenomenal atmosphere. This year the event is moving to Planeta Kino’s comfortable seven-hall cinema, so get ready for a whole new conference experience! Just imagine sitting with your friends in a cozy cinema chair, surrounded by perfect sound and enjoying the speaker’s presentation on the five-story-tall screen. You don’t even need to imagine; just head over to the GDG DevFest Ukraine this fall!

Lviv Fitness Convention

Issue 115, September 2018.
Known widely as the pinnacle event for Western Ukraine’s fitness industry, the Lviv Fitness Convention has for several years provided a multi-day educational convention experience where thousands of fitness professionals get inspired and educated at hundreds of sessions packed with innovative concepts and the latest in fitness trends.

Lviv Coffee Festival

Issue 115, September 2018.
The Lviv Coffee Festival is back for its twelfth year! Showcasing Lviv’s unique and rich coffee heritage, the Lviv Coffee Festival typically features over 100 artisan roasters, gourmet food stalls, a wide range of brewed drinks, beans, gadgets, and machines available for purchase at the KavaExpo coffee fair. Some of Western Ukraine’s best baristas are set to host workshops and tastings while local acts will provide live music, entertainment, and art. Whatever you choose to do, you’re sure to end each day buzzing.

‘Autumn Lviv’ Dog Show

Issue 115, September 2018.
Leopolitan animal lovers and guests of the city are invited to a weekend of world-class displays at the 2xFCI-CACIB Autumn Lviv dog show on 6-7 October. The first day of the event will feature special shows dedicated to the American Akita, Xolotzcuintle, and Continental Toy Spaniel Papillon, while the second day will put the spotlight on the German Boxer.

Vernissage Cat Show

Issue 115, September 2018.
It turns out that cat lovers have wanted to show off their furry companions long before the Grumpy Cat hit Instagram. The first documented cat show happened at London’s Crystal Palace in 1871. It was one of the first times that cats were elevated beyond their traditional status as rat-catchers.

Lviv International Book Fair & Literature Festival

Issue 115, September 2018.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Lviv International Book Fair and the 13th anniversary of the Literature Festival. More popularly known at the Publishers Forum, the event brings together over 1,000 publishing houses and more than 100 writers from over 25 countries to present their newest books and classical masterpieces.

West Tattoo Fest

Issue 115, September 2018.
The West Tattoo Fest has turned into the biggest, best, and most utterly awesome event in Western Ukraine’s tattoo world and it’s returning to the Western Ukrainian capital on the 28-30 September weekend.

The Stylist Hair & Beauty Forum

Issue 115, September 2018.
The Stylist Hair and Beauty Forum provides a unique opportunity for hair and beauty professionals of all levels to enhance their knowledge and skills, develop relationships with industry members and suppliers, and gain valuable inspiration.

Lviv Bike Expo

Issue 115, September 2018.
Ukraine’s first B2B bike expo will take place in Lviv from 27-29 September. Since its start eight years ago, the Kielce Bike Expo has become one of Europe’s most important bicycle industry exhibitions. The event’s success has led organisers – Targi Kielce and the Polish Cycling Association – to take on bigger challenges and this September the Lviv Bike Expo makes its debut. Partnering with Gal Expo and Boomerang Boardshop, the event hopes to boost Leopolitans’ love for bikes and cycling.