You’ll find a range of events relating to the world of Baku, in the city and around the world on these pages. If you’ve got an event you’d like to be listed, let us know!
- 12 April 2018 - 01 October 2018Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku
Some 60 photos are demonstrated at the exhibition. Photos shot by Reza Deghati in different years in Azerbaijan, France, Egypt, Turkey, China, Afghanistan etc. are on display. These photos describe stories and feelings of people belonging to different cultures and destinies in various countries. Works displayed in the park of the Heydar Aliyev Center invite visitors to take a visual and artistic journey to humankind.
- 24 May 2018 - 01 August 2018Gazelli Art House, Baku
Celebrating the upcoming centennial anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, Gazelli Art House Baku will host a group exhibition of key artists from Azerbaijan, aiming to re-actualise the historical memory within a contemporary discourse. New works will be produced as a response to imagery sourced from the National Museum of History of Azerbaijan and the National Archive Department. Artists will include Rashad Alakbarov, Chingiz Babayev, Irina Eldarova, Farhad Farzaliyev, Orkhan Garayev amongst others.
- 26 May 2018 - 06 January 2019YARAT Contemporary Art Space
YARAT Contemporary Art Space, for the first time presents an exhibition of works by leading Azerbaijani painters Mikayil Abdullayev, Rasim Babayev, Sattar Bahlulzade, Gennady Brijatyuk, Nadir Abdurahmanov, Kamal Ahmed, Ujal Hagverdiyev, Igor Zhuk, Javad Mirjavadov, Boyukagha Mirzazade, Ashraf Murad, Toghrul Narimanbekov, Nadir Gasimov, Eldar Gurban, Maral Rahmanzade, Altay Sadigzade, Ogtay Sadigzade, Tahir Salahov, Khalida Safarova, Mahmud Taghiyev, Taghi Taghiyev, Farhad Khalilov, Gayyur Yunus at the Museum of XX-XXI Century Azerbaijani Painting.
- 04 June 2018 - 02 December 2018Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku
Fashion Habitat, presented by the Alexandre Vassiliev Foundation, illustrates the relationship between fashion and nature. The exhibition will include up to 400 pieces related to the 18th-21st-century garments and accessories, such as footwear, headwear, handbags, jewelery, etc. It will comprise of several sections including themes of the jungle, savannah, seaside area, rainforests, and other natural habitats. The show is also to include samples from worldwide famous brands like Paco Rabanne, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Lanvin, Givenchy, Thierry Mugler. Personal items of Bettina Graziani or an American actress Shirley MacLaine will also be on display.
- 08 June 2018 - 18 September 2018YAY Gallery, Baku
Talented artists Amrulla Israfilov, Aida Mahmudova, Niyaz Najafov, Eldar Gurbanov, Sabina Shikhlinskaya, Mir Nadir Zeynalov will showcase their works inspired by human body and the landscape. The exhibition shows landscapes, in which nature obtains human features and the human body is objectified creating a perception that is detached from any gender identification dissolving into earthly forms and colours.
- 15 July 2018 - 20 July 2018Heydar Aliyev Palace, Baku
The 33rd World Conference of the International Society for Music Education ( ISME) will be held in Baku. The conference will take place in the Heydar Aliyev Palace, the Baku Musical Academy and the Azerbaijan National Conservatory from July 15-20.
- 26 July 2018 - 29 July 2018Sea Breeze Resort & Residences
The annual music festival "ZHARA" was held for the first time in 2016 and immediately received the status of the most anticipated and extensively discussed summer events. Considering the size of the audience, the festival has become the largest music event in the CIS countries.
- 25 August 2018BakuPromoting a healthy lifestyle is among priority issues in every nation because it is extremely important for safe and healthy generation. In August this year, Baku will host "Healthy Azerbaijan Festival", co-organized by the Culture and Tourism Ministry and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
- 26 August 2018Shahdag Mountain Resort
This years Urban Festival will be held in Shahdag Mountain Resort. The festival will gather graffiti artists, break dancers, extreme bike and skateboard riders.
- 27 August 2018Gabala
The sixth International Jam Festival will be held in Gabala, a mountainous region of Azerbaijan. Jam producers from all over the country and abroad will descend onto the city bringing with them hundreds of varieties of natural marmalades and jams.
- 02 September 2018Baku
This year's International Pilaff Festival will highlight a variety of Azerbaijani cuisine and its crown dish pilaf, as well as similar rice dishes of different countries.
- 07 September 2018Galadjig Village, Ismayilli
With the support of the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Azerbaijan, Carpet Weaver Day will be held in the Galadjig Village of Ismayilli.
- 18 September 2018BakuOn September 18, National Music Day in Azerbaijan, musical events will be held in several cities across Azerbaijan and whilst the main ceremony will take place in Baku as part of Uzeyir Hajibeyov's International Music Festival.
- 01 October 2018 - 10 October 2018Quba
This year, Apple Festival will be held in Azerbaijan's northern region of Guba. Apple is a symbol of Guba, where almost everything is devoted to this juicy fruit. The people of Guba claim that there are more than 40 different varieties of apples there. The annual festival attracts visitors from across the country, while foreign travelers also try to catch up this colorful and ‘tasty’ event. Dozens of farmers and gardeners will bring their best apples to compete in various competitions, such as the biggest apple or the most delicious apple jam.
- 01 October 2018 - 10 October 2018Guba
Azerbaijani carpets, which were proclaimed a Masterpiece of Intangible Heritage by UNESCO in 2010, are renowned worldwide for their beautiful designs and vivid colors. Within the framework of the Festival, the history and stages of the development of carpet weaving in the region will be presented to the guests. It will also be possible to purchase carpets at the event.
- 14 October 2018 - 28 October 2018Baku
This years Baku Jazz Festival will host musicians from more than 12 countries. During the festival guests will enjoy jazz cinema, master classes, seminars, conferences, jam sessions and a jazz art exhibition. The festival will be held across several different stages around the city. To find out more visit: http://bakujazzfestival.com/