Weekend program: during the Night at the Museum event, the Exhibition-Forecast, the Interactive Museum Complex Buran, the "Russia – My History" exposition at the historical park, and the "Russia Does It Alone" exhibition in pavilion No. 26 can be visited for free on Saturday from 6:00 pm to midnight. Other events: the LEGO® Star Wars™ family festival, the Shakespearean play Romeo and Juliet performed by artists from Brazil, China, South Africa, India, and Russia, and exhibition by Maria Klyueva in support of the Life Route charity foundation.
Each spring, the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy turns into a garden town. This year, VDNH will enjoy the blossoming of two million flowers: peonies, phloxes, begonias, alyssums, chamomiles, etc. Traditionally, the first to adorn the flower beds of the principal exhibition venue in Russia are tulips: today they number around 800,000 in VDNH. Normally they blossom by the end of April or the beginning of May, but due to the cool weather conditions this year in Moscow, it is only now that tulips are starting to please the guests of VDNH.
Weekend program: the guests of the House of Crafts will get acquainted with the art of ebru and create their own paintings on the water; at the TAKEOFF exhibit, you will be able to see installations, audio and video work of modern artists dedicated to the future, and at the exhibition "Maximum close-up" at the Polytechnic Museum, where the best scientific images of 2016 are presented, you will be able to see a complex model of African gray parrot's blood-vascular system.
Programme for the holiday weekend, 6-9 May : a grandiose light show will be projected onto the Main Entrance Arch, and a concert will be given by the Aleksandrov A.V. Academic Song and Dance Ensemble of the Russian Army on Victory Day; music from the war years will be heard and theatrical performances will be seen in Ostankino Park, and The Alley of Memories can be visited as well.
On May Day celebrations, Pavilion No. 75 of VDNH became a magic place — where vampires, princesses, elves, monsters, superheroes, and all kinds of villains gathered. Moscow Comic Convention & Cyber World took place here from April 29 to May 1. The Festival united the virtual and real worlds on one platform, and hosted over 30,000 fans of comic books, anime, science fiction, fantasy, cosplay, movies and computer games.
The fountains were placed into operation at VDNH at noon on 29 April 2017. Four cascades, the People's Friendship, the Stone Flower, the Rocket, and the Boy with a Fish, were placed into operation this year.
May holiday calendar: VDNH EXPO Pavilion No. 75 will host the Moscow Comic Convention for any fans of comics, anime and fantasy, and Ostankino park will serve as the venue for Charity White Flower Day. The opening of the 'Flight. An Exhibit Forecast' featuring the works of young artists, and Thaw (Ottepel) restaurant will feature a holiday plein-air where the Balkan Bubamara Brass Band will perform.