The Scarlet Sails Festival 2018 will take on Saturday, 23rd of June
The Scarlet Sails is the most massive and famous public event during the White Nights Festival. The tradition is highly popular for spectacular fireworks, numerous music concerts, and a massive water-show including battle among tens of boats full of pirates on the waters of Neva River.
The Scarlet Sails show celebrating the end of school year 2007 was attended by more than one million people. In 2010 public attendance grew up to 3 million, and entertainers were such stars as Cirque du Soleil, Mariinsky Ballet and Antonio Banderas among others.
This tradition began here after the end of WWII, when several Leningrad schools united to celebrate the ending of a school year in connection with symbolism of the popular 1922 children's book Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin. At the first celebration a boat with scarlet sails was sailing along the English Embankment and the Admiralty Embankment towards the Winter Palace. Although it was designed to update the rusty revolutionary propaganda, the «Scarlet Sails» tradition eventually evolved into a massive demonstration of freedom from «schools and rules» and became the most popular public event ever since, celebrating the ending of school year annually.
Crowds of about one million people are treated to a wide variety of free entertainment provided by the city of St. Petersburg. Entertainment also includes appearances by popular rock stars, as well as St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, ballet, and other classical acts, performing on several stages simultaneously during the days of the event. The show also includes a series of large-scale events on the waters of Neva river, such as rowing and motorboat races, and a massive battle with pirates culminating with appearance of a tall ship sporting spectacular «Scarletsails». The show has been always the essential part of the White Nights celebration.
The Scarlet Sails 2016 has won two EuBea Prizes (Cultural Event & Public Event categories) during International Festival of Events and Live Communication that took place in St. Petersburg in 2016.
EuBea Festival – the International Festival of Events and Live Communication – recognises and promotes excellence in events and live communication across Europe. It is the essential meeting place and networking event where the whole European event community gathers during three inspiring days culminating in the awarding of prizes to the best events of the year.
Heads of event agencies, corporate event directors, senior representatives of event associations, trade media from 29 European Countries attend the Festival to celebrate creativity, exchange ideas and best practices, and create business opportunitie
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