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!
- 05 March 2018 - 30 May 2018Azerbaijan National Museum of Art
The exhibition is from the circle of “geographic” exhibitions – world art from the collection of the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art” where there are about 18000 world art pieces in the museum. This collection of Japanese art at the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art consists of about 200 museum pieces dated to XVIII-XX centuries. Among the works of Japanese collection are decorative- applied artsartistic pottery which attract particular attention.
- 16 March 2018 - 29 April 2018Gazelli Art House, London
The highly anticipated show, All is to Be Dared, is Kalliopi Lemos’ second solo exhibition with the gallery. Featuring the artist's latest body of work, the show aims to open up a contemporary discourse about the role of femininity - both historically and in the current climate - presenting us with an intimate balance of sensuality and pain, desire and constraint, love and death, rendered universal and timeless through the inspiration of the ancient Greek poetess Sappho and her capacity to capture the human psyche in all its facets, in all its complexities.
- 01 April 2018 - 10 June 2018YARAT Contemporary Art Space
Across the top floor of the exhibition space, the artist has produced an entirely new body of work that builds on her exploration of material as a tool for experimentation. The total installation of sculptures, resembling crumbling pillars, and monumental wall works create a feeling of a transient place, half ruined and half built, and one is reminded that entropy is an essential step of creation. For Mahmudova the process is everything and her textured works act as tokens of memory, each layer exposing a particular moment on the artist’s personal time-space continuum.
- 01 April 2018 - 10 June 2018YARAT Contemporary Art Space
Central to the exhibition is Pistoletto’s 2003 text ‘Terzo Paradiso’ (‘Third Paradise’), a manifesto for a harmonious future where nature and society coexist. ‘Third Paradise’ states the social responsibility to seek a more sustainable world, ‘leading everything that is artificial; that is science and technology together with art; to give back life to Earth’.
- 02 April 2018 - 28 May 2018YARAT Contemporary Art Space
The mission set forward by YARAT Academy is to educate wider audience about art with the help of the range of resources and opportunities. The lectures and workshops by foreign and local art experts will empower not only the education in this area but also trigger an ambitious opportunity for amateurs to further explore the art world.
- 12 April 2018 - 10 May 2018Azerbaijan Cultural Center, Vienna
The exhibition, bringing together Azerbaijani and Austrian art students, has been organized by the Azerbaijan Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, the Azerbaijan Cultural Center in Vienna and the Vienna University of Applied Arts. Art students from Azerbaijan and Austria worked on this project for seven months and will present their works performed in different techniques.
- 27 April 2018Crystal Hall, Baku
Jamiroquai fans rejoice, for beloved 90s funk/acid jazz group, fronted by the irrepressible Jay Kay, will be headlining this year’s opening night of concerts for the Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The set promises some of the band’s most famous feel good tracks as well as highlights from their recent album.
- 27 April 2018 - 29 April 2018Baku City Circuit
Overlooking the Caspian Sea, the 2018 Formula 1 Azerbaijan Grand Prix is run along the Baku City Circuit giving fans a view of modern architecture as well as historic buildings around the industrial city of Baku. The Azerbaijani capital delivers a thrilling experience as it joins locations such as Monte Carlo in offering a street circuit - that is, not a permanent race track, but one that takes drivers and audiences through the winding streets of Baku, from the iconic Flame Towers all the way to its beautiful Old City. Although the track is extremely narrow in some places, it also has one of the longest straights on the F1 calendar, so it’s sure to be a heart-stopping race.
- 29 April 2018Baku
This years Modern Music Festival is dedicated to the 100th jubilee of Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev. Garayev wrote nearly 110 musical pieces including ballet, operas, symphonic and chamber pieces, solos for piano and marches.
- 01 May 2018Tartar
This May, Apricot Festival will be held in Tartar. Different kinds of apricot grown in the region will be presented at the festival. The Festival will be held with support of Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Azerbaijan.
- 01 May 2018 - 06 May 2018Nizami Cinema Centre, Baku
The British Council Azerbaijan in partnership with the British Embassy in Azerbaijan and Nizami Cinema Centre will host the fourth British Film Spring, bringing the best and brightest new UK films to an Azerbaijan audience. The festival will be held as part of a series of events to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the British Council in Azerbaijan. This year, eight remarkable and very diverse films including Breathe, Daphne, Notes of Blindness, David Browie is, City of Tiny Lights, England is Mine, The Carer, and Crooked House will be screened at the festival.
- 01 May 2018 - 31 May 2018Baku
At the Baku Shopping Festival, buyers have a wide array of products to purchase including electronics, clothes, appliances, cosmetics, furniture and more. These are products featured in a special campaign, from leading global brands from more than 400 stores all over Baku. During the festival, not only are buyers able to buy specially discounted products but also enjoy profitable shopping with ‘Tax Free’ system applied to certain goods and shops. The event is open to all Azerbaijan citizens as well as all visitors.
- 03 May 2018Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku
At his first show in Baku, Goran Bregović accompanied by his orchestra is to present the tunes he had composed for famous movies along with other compositions enjoying a great deal of international popularity. The concert program featuring a broad variety of rhythms and tunes includes compositions like Kalashnikov, Bella Ciao, Maki Maki, etc. Tickets are available at the Heydar Aliyev Center’s Box office or online at www.heydaraliyevcenter.az
- 03 May 2018 - 07 May 2018Baku
The Tour D'Azerbaidjan is a 2.1 multi-stage bicycle race of the UCI Europe Tour. Each day, participants start on a new phase of the race. The race is held in 7 regions of Azerbaijan and finishes in the capital, Baku.
- 12 May 2018Shahdag
OffRoad Drive will be held in Shahdag Mountain Resort on May 12, 2018. Local OffRoad communities will take part in the event.
- 13 May 2018Baku
The course of Baku Marathon 2018 will over the distance of 21km from Flag Square to Baku's Olympic Stadium. A total of 15,000 people will run, including politicians, athletes, celebrities and other opinion leaders.
- 15 May 2018Baku
Baku will host "Youthvision 2018" International song contest in May where more than 80 talented singers from all over the world will gather in Baku. The song contest aims to reveal the talented creative youth, ensure efficient organization of leisure of youth, support and develop international relations in the sphere of youth policy. The contest, to be organized with the support of Youth and Sports Ministry of Azerbaijan. http://www.youthvision.az/
- 01 June 2018Regions across Azerbaijan
Festival of Minority Nations will be held in several regions and cities of Azerbaijan. Different musical collectives from Astara, Masalli, Qakh, Shaki will participate in the festival.
- 01 June 2018Heydar Aliyev Center, Baku
The Heydar Aliyev Center is to welcome recognized opera singers Yana Melikayeva and Askar Abdrazakov. The concert will offer a unique opportunity for classical music lovers to enjoy fascinating voices and magnificent performance. The soloists will perform pieces from various operas along with famous romantic songs. Some pieces are to be presented in duet accompanied by the U.Hajibeyli Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra with Fuad Ibrahimov as a conductor.
- 05 June 2018 - 09 June 2018Baku
For the first time, Baku will host the BMX World Championship. UCI BMX World Championships are the world championships for BMX racing (bicycle motorcross) held under the regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the sport's international governing body. The UCI BMX World Championships are held annually and the winner of each event is crowned the BMX Cycling World Champion.
- 15 June 2018Khachmaz
Now in its third year, the International Dolma Festival is one of the most delicious events in Azerbaijan. The festival will feature several stands with different kinds of dolma, such as aubergines, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers as well as made of cabbage leaves, apple and quince and more. Azerbaijan will present more than 300 kinds of dolma from forty regions of the country. The best cooking will be awarded with special awards and the guests will enjoy a concert program with the participation of folklore groups.
- 18 July 2018Sabirabad
This years Watermelon Festival will be held in Sabirabad on July 18. Different kinds of watermelon grown in the region will be presented at the festival. The event will be held with support of Ministry of Culture & Tourism of Azerbaijan.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.