Tulip Festival

APRIL 1-30
The colorful folklore and ethnographic festival of nature's awakening is held annually in Kalmykia.

All April residents and guests of the republic will admire the beauty of blooming tulips and get acquainted with the customs and traditions of the Kalmyk people.
"TOP-50 best events of the year" and one of the brightest events in Russia according to EventslnRussia.com
67,000 festival attendees in 2023
30 days of festival
13 popular tourist destinations
15 event venues

PURPOSE OF THE FESTIVAL

The main goal of the festival is to popularize and protect the tulip. The festival is positioned first of all as an ecological-ethnic festival of wildlife and national culture. This is the main difference between the Kalmyk festival and other similar festivals in Russia.

Tulip Festival in Kalmykia is not only a colorful cultural and ethnographic event that attracts tourists, but first of all, it focuses people’s attention on the need to preserve the unique red-listed tulips Gesner-Schrenk.

In 2019, the Kalmykia Tulip Festival became the winner in the category "Best Environmental Event" of the All-Russian competition in the field of event tourism "Russian open Event Expo".

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

APRIL 6
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
Opening of the Tulip Festival.
Big Concert.
15:00 – 17:00
saturday
APRIL 7
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels
11:00 – 17:00
Concert of the RK creative team
15:00 – 16:30
sunday
APRIL 8-12
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.

Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
APRIL 13
Food court, fair, retail trade. Horse riding, camel riding
11:00 – 17:00
Parade of participants and gala concert of the International Choreographic Festival
15:00 – 17:00
saturday
APRIL 14
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
Concert of regional creative groups of Kalmykia. Competitions on shavasham, "Ut dun", dzhangarchi.
13:00 – 17:00
sunday
APRIL 15-19
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
Festival of National Theaters
APRIL 20
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
Youth festival of street subcultures "STERE". Dance battles.
15:00 – 17:00
saturday
Evening concert: young vocalists and rappers, hip-hop
18:00 – 19:30
APRIL 21
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
Concert "B.B. Gorodovikov KalmSU"
15:00 – 17:00
sunday
APRIL 22-26
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
APRIL 27
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
"Concert of children's choreographic groups "Vesnushki", "Altn", "Olymp", "Gerel" and others.
16:00 – 18:00
saturday
APRIL 28
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
Rock festival with the participation of young vocalists and rock bands from Kazan "Vozdushnaya KuKuRuza" and local rock bands: "Norton", Lidzhi Goryaev, etc.
17:00 – 20:00
sunday
Flash mob on making a big tulip from artist Egor Antsupov "Matita", Moscow
APRIL 29
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
Concert of the RK creative team
16:00 – 17:30
monday
Evening concert
Ethno-rave show "HAGRIN"
19:00 – 20:30
APRIL 30
Food court, fair, retail trade. Riding on horses, camels.
11:00 – 17:00
Closing of the Tulip Festival
15:00 – 17:00
tuesday
APRIL 6
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
saturday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 7
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
sunday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 8-12
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
APRIL 13
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
saturday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 14
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
sunday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 15-19
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
Festival of National Theaters
APRIL 20
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
saturday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 21
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
sunday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 22-26
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
APRIL 27
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
saturday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 28
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
sunday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
"Little Treasures Festival."
14:00 – 16:00
(children's groups of the Administration of Elista)
APRIL 29
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
monday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
Square named after D.N.Kugultinov
Poetry Festival
APRIL 30
Ethnographic program "Ishkya ger"
11:00 – 16:00
tuesday
(kibitkas), photo zones, master classes of artisans, florists, retail trade, entrepreneurs, souvenirs
"Buddhist rotunda"
Monument to V.Tsoyu - "Open microphone of performers of songs of different genres"
Monument "Dzhangarchi Eelyan Ovla"
concert of dombrists' orchestra, master classes of playing the dombre
"Woman in Red" fashion show
12:00 – 13:30
(dedicated to tulip blossoms)
APRIL 6
Theater productions
"On the scaffolding of April"
14:00 – 15:00
saturday
(schools and theaters of Elista)
APRIL 7
Theater productions
"On the scaffolding of April"
14:00 – 15:00
sunday
(schools and theaters of Elista)
APRIL 8-12
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
APRIL 13
gastronomic recreation area, barbecue zone
14:00 – 19:00
saturday
(private property)
APRIL 14
gastronomic recreation area, barbecue zone
14:00 – 19:00
sunday
(private property)
APRIL 15-19
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
Festival of National Theaters
APRIL 20
Gastronomic festival
"MahanFest"
12:00 – 18:00
saturday
Concert (city administration+vocalists)
Dzhangariada on national kinds of sports
12:00 – 17:00
(responsible for the Ministry of Sports)
APRIL 21
KSK "Totem"
11:00 – 12:00
sunday
"RUNuralan" race
Gastronomic festival
"MahanFest"
12:00 – 18:00
Concert (city administration+vocalists)
Oirat Arena
12:00 – 12:00
Youth festival of street subcultures "STERE"
APRIL 22-26
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
APRIL 27
gastronomic recreation area, barbecue zone
14:00 – 19:00
saturday
(private property)
APRIL 28
gastronomic recreation area, barbecue zone
14:00 – 19:00
sunday
(private property)
APRIL 29
gastronomic recreation area, barbecue zone
14:00 – 19:00
monday
(private property)
APRIL 30
gastronomic recreation area, barbecue zone
14:00 – 19:00
tuesday
(private property)
APRIL 13
IKI-BURULSKOYE RMO RK
saturday
cultural and ethnographic festival "Tulip Hymn"
venue: Iki Burul village
date: April 6 or April 13
VIRGIN LAND RMO RK
Tulip Festival
PRIYUTNENSKY RMO RK
Tulip Festival
APRIL 15-19
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
Festival of National Theaters
APRIL 20
YASHALTA RMO RK
saturday
Tulip Festival
Manychesky SMO RK
CHERNOZEMELSK RMO RK
ethnographic festival "Hymn to the Tulip"
SARPINSKOE RMO RK
"Bloom my native village"
p. Adyk (ethnochot "Adyk country Bumba")
KETCHENEROVO RMO RK
Folk Art Festival
"Tulip Festival"
MALODERBETOVSKY RMO RK
PRIYUTNENSKY RMO RK
APRIL 21
YASHALTA RMO RK
sunday
Ethnographic festival "Day of the Steppe"
venue: Yashkul district, Ulan-Erge settlement
11:00ч
APRIL 22-26
Visiting popular tourist sites and cultural events:
weekdays
  • Attractions:
  • "The Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha" - Central Khurul
  • Museum of Nomadic Peoples
  • "Adyk - the country of Bumba" (Adyk village)
  • "Stepnyak" (Yashkul district)
  • "Tseren" - Ethno-park
  • "Aranzal", "Totem", "Ki Morn" - Equestrian sports clubs.
  • Plays, concerts, exhibitions and movies:
  • in the National Museum of the RK named after N.N. Palmov
  • in the National Theater of the RK named after B.Basangov
  • in the Russian theater
  • at the Kalmgosphilharmonic Society
APRIL 27
LAGAN RMO RK
saturday
"Flower of the native steppe."
venue: "Caspian Melody Park" distinctive feature: Costume procession
HORODOVIKOVO RMO
District Tulip Festival
APRIL 28
JUSTIN RMI
sunday
Cultural and ethnographic festival "Tulip"
venue: Tsagan-Aman village (hippodrome)
OCTOBER RMO
"Rice Fest" rice festival
venue: Bolshoi Tsaryn settlement (Yunost KSC)

TULIP BLOOM MAP

Tulip steppe
Turn to the lone poplar tree
Eco-parking lot
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