17th Astana Day to Feature Festivals, Competitions and Concerts


Astana Day fireworks over the Yessil River.

ASTANA – The state’s capital is going to celebrate Astana Day on July 4-6 with several days of festivals, competitions and concerts by world renowned and national stars. The event is held annually to celebrate Astana as Kazakhstan’s capital.

All the events are meant to promote Kazakh culture and ethnic features and emphasise the spirit of the city. The celebrations are being devised to show Astana not only as a comfortable and stable city for business, but as a spiritual and cultural centre in Central Asia and beyond. The city administration has worked to beautify the city ahead of the celebrations, which are focused on large-scale and affordable events intended to be within the reach of all residents and visitors.

Astana officially became the capital of Kazakhstan in December 1997. Its formal presentation to the world took place in the summer of 1998. Since 1998, Astana has grown from a town of 280,000 people to a major city of 860,000. It is expected that 1.2 million people will live in the capital by 2020.

Schedule of events on July 6:

10 a.m. -11p.m.
Astana Park Land City Parks festival, venues: Zheruyik Park, Students Park, Stolichny Park and Park Vlublennykh.

10 a.m. -11 p.m.
Pop up shop Astana 2015, venue – Baiterek Tower

10 a.m.
Astana Samaly Wind Orchestra Parade, venue: from Republic Avenue to Astana Art Galery and Town Square.

12 a.m.
Festival of the Cooking Art, venue – Town Square.

11 a.m.
Astana Is My Honour event, venue – National Academic Library.

11 a.m.
Shattyk Children’s Art Festival, venue – Kazak Yeli monument.

11 a.m. – 10.30 p.m.
Millennia Around Astana Nomadic Civilisation Festival, venue Khan Shatyr mall area.

3 p.m.
Magic Astana illusionists festivals, venue – the Palace of Peace and Harmony.

3 p.m.
Ayalagan Astana, the final of children’s musical competition, vanue – Schoolchildren’s Palace.

4 p.m.
Konіldі Astana, the night of satire and The Cup of the Capital International Festival of Humour, venue – Congress Hall.

6 p.m.
Astana Arkau Turkic music festival, venue – Astana Opera.

7 p.m.
Giselle San Carlo’s Ballet from Italy, venue – Astana Opera

7 p.m.
Magic Astana illusionists festivals, venue – the Palace of Peace and Harmony.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Salem, Astana, Kaiyrly Kesh, Astana! evening concerts, venue – Kazak Yeli monument area.

7.30 p.m.
Astana Art Fest Festival, the first international festival presenting the most up-to-date arts in the field of modern art, architecture and industrial design, venue – Water-Green Boulevard

8 p.m.
The Night of Satire, Konіldі Astana, venue – Congress Hall.

8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Nomad Fashion Astana fashion show, venue – Baiterek Square

9 p.m.
River of Sound classical music night, venue – Yessil River embankment

11 p.m.
Fireworks, venue – embankment of Yessil River, square near Khan Shatyr mall and public garden at the intersection of Abylai Khan Avenue and Pushkin Street.

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