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Month of food, music, and treasure hunting in Almaty

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Let us all show some love to the City of Apples on its birthday. To celebrate the Day of Almaty, locals and guests of the city are invited to 50 events, from musical performances to quests.

The celebration traditionally opens with the open air Orchestra Parade that takes place on August 25, 26 and 27 at the Abay Square in front of the Republic Palace (crossing of Abay and Dostyk streets). The musical event is followed by the festival of contemporary art Artbat Fest (pedestrian part of Zhybek-Zholy street near Tsum mall). Among new events taking place in Almaty are festivals such Watermelon Festival on August 29 in front of the Museum of Kazakh National Instruments (in the 28 Panfilov's Park).

A subway has been nicely integrated into the city infrastructure in past few years. This year, a number of musical concerts will be hosted at metro stations of Almaty.

For the active ones, Apple Quest offers exciting assignments and treasure hunting games with hints and tips hidden in  museums of Almaty, metro stations, theaters and parks.

Among other interesting events are the festival of music Gakku Dausy, musical awards EMA 2015, the Eurasia Film Festival and Carnivals of Dolls.  

Below Tengrinews.kz lists the most exciting events taking place throughout the month in Almaty.

Orchestra Parade Festival  - August 25, 26, 27 on Abay Square at the corner Abai and Dostyk Avenues

Artbat Fest Contemporary Art Festival – August 27 – September 27 at Arbat, pedestrian part of Zhibek Zholy street

Yelena and Victor Vorobyevs Exhibition of Contemporary Art – August 27- September 20 at Kasteev’s Museum of Art, Satpayev street across from Rahat Palace Hotel. 

Arbuzniy Festival (Watermelon Festival) – August 27 in front of the Museum of Kazakh National Instruments, in 28 Panfilov's Park, 24 A Zenkova street. 

Culinary Battle – August 29 in the park near Abay’s Opera House on 110 Kabanabai Batyr Street.

ILoveAlmaty city competition for the best art object – September 4-13

Gastronomical Festival Tasty Alma-Ata – September 5 in the park between – Abylai Khan – Kazbek Bi – Panfilov- Aiteke Bi streets.

Music in the Metro – September 7-15 at seven Almaty subway stations.

Symphony Orchestra Concert – September 11 at Zhambyl’s Phillaromic Hall, 23 Tole bi Street.

2nd Music Festival Gakku Dausy – September 13 at Astana Square, Tole Bi street between Panfilov street and Ablylai Khan street.

Nurly Zhol – Oner Zholy Exhibition – September 14 at Zhibek Zholy metro station. 

Multimedia Exhibition Dream Alma-Ata – September 16-26 at Dostyk Plaza on the corner of Dostyk Avenue and Zholdasbekov street. 

Festival of Apples – September 20 at the Park of the First President 

City Taste Fair – September 20 at the Park of the First President

Night at the Museum – September 20 at Almaty’s museums

4th Carnival of Dolls – September 20 to 26 at State Theatre of Dolls on 117 Klochkov Street. 

Festival of Folk and Ethnic Music Ensembles dedicated to the 550th Anniversary of Kazakh Khaganate – Septmeber 23-25 at at Zhambyl’s Phillaromic Hall on 23 Tole bi Street.

City Sunrise International Exhibition – September 25 – October 25 at Villa Boutiques & Restaurants on 140A Al Farabi Street.

By Gyuzel Kamalova

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