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The gala-concert “25 peaks of Almaty” devoted to the City Day will took place in Almaty on 18 September
02 september 2016

During the celebration of the 1000 th anniversary of Almaty in September the citizens and guests of the city will be the spectators of very rich cultural and entertaining program including various events from musical festivals and exhibitions to large-scale sport contests.

Thus, the VIIth annual music festival in the open sky “Orchestras Parade” will take place on September 2, 3 and 4 in Abai Square at 7.00 pm. The first day of the festival will be opened by the Kazakh academic orchestra of folk instruments named after Kurmangazy conducted by Arman Zhudebayev and folklore-ethnographic ensemble “Sazgen sazy”. The next day the citizens and guests of the city will listen to the hits of the 80-s, that won the listener’s hearts all around the world. The compositions will be revived in the performance of the State wind orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan conducted by Kanat Akhmetov. The final day of the festival will pass to the sounds of the State Academic symphonic orchestra playing.

The III Almaty books festival KitapFest will take place on September, 3 from 10.00 am till 5.00 pm in the Square in front of the Academy of Sciences (Valikhanov/Shevchenko Streets), where creative meetings with the Kazakh poets and writers will be held. According to the words of the organizers, pleasant surprises are awaiting the visitors of the books festival.

International Festival under the aegis of UNESCO “Children are drawing the World. Asia will be held on September 4 – 8” will take place, where more than 7000 young artists from the countries of Central Asia and Asia-Pacific regions will participate.  

The City Day celebration will take place on Sunday, on September 18. The annual city festival of apples “ALMA fest -2016” will be held from 11.00 am till 6.00 pm, consisting of seven large grounds with various cultural and entertaining events from every visitor.

“ALMA OTBASY” - children attractions, various games, family starts and jolly animators will not leave the smallest visitors of the festival unattended. “ALMA АRT” is the open-air gallery where the best artists of Almaty will demonstrate their skills . Special contest will be organized among artists. “АLMA-ETHNO” is a theatrical performance in which the visitors will be able to plunge into traditions and customs of the Kazakhs. In the same zone the guests will taste the dishes of national cuisine. “АLMA-ZHASTAR” is attractive for modern informal youth and various subcultures. Special contest of street dances will be organized. For lovers of singing the zone “АLMA-КАRAOKE” will be opened, where one will be able to recollect old songs about Almaty and compete with other visitors in song contests. Concert program of the Apple Festival will take place in the zone “АLMA-EUEN”, where on the large stage the stars of the Kazakh bandstand will sing their best songs. The main ground of the Apple Festival will be “АLMA-BAZAR”, where more than 20 farms of Almaty region will deliver 100 tons of apples of 26 sorts.

The same day in the frames of the celebration of the City Day the festive event “25 peaks of Almaty” will take place in the new Ice Palace “Almaty Arena” with the participation of delegations of UNESCO, of twin-cities and others. The final of the celebration will be the festive fireworks show “Apple Fire”.


Date and place


1 .

Music festival in the open sky “Orchestras Parade”

September 2,3,4

Abai Square

2 .

Annual books festival “Кitap Fest”

September 3,

Ch.Valikhanov Square

3 .

International festival “Children are drawing the World. Asia”

September 7, 16:00

SATOB named after Аbai

4 .

Otbasy kuni – Family Day

September 10, 12.00

Central park of culture and recreation


International scientific-practical conference “Almaty in the current of history”

September 15

Conference Hall


Contest of traditional music “Kumis Kemei – Zhez Tandai’ held under the aegis of 25-th anniversary of Independence

September 15

Traditional Art Theatre «Аlatau»


Kazakhstan music festival “Gakku Dausy”

September17, 20.00

Astana Square


City traditional festival of apples

“Alma Fest -2016”

September 18, 11.00-15.00.

Park of the First President


Festive gala-concert, devoted to the 1000 th anniversary of Almaty within the celebration of City Day

September 18, 19.00

Ice Palace

Festive fireworks


Fireworks show Apple Fire”

September 18, 21.00

Athletic village,

Astana Square,

Kok-Тоbe, 22.00


Eurasia musical award “Muzzone 2016”

September 22, 19.00

Ice Palace

«Almaty Arena»


Beibit Korgan Concert

September 23, 19.00

Ice Palace “Almaty Arena”


VIIIth International contest of singers of Bibigul Tulegenova

September 19-26

SATOB named after Abai


International cinema festival “Eurasia” together with Almaty cinema festival “Sozvezdie Shakena”

September 24-30,

TEC “Dostyk Plaza”


Traditional music festival in chamber genre

“Auen fest”

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