Every FIFA Fan Fest™ Day – a new story of the big event


During all Fest days from June 14 till July 15 an eventful entertainment program for the citizens and guests of Volgograd is made. Every day of the FIFA Fan Fest™ will be special, with its own unique theme, dedicated to the most actual football and off-field topics.

Fest guests and fans will get acquainted with the big world of the international football in all of its features, see the games with the “presence effect”, get a chance to meet with Cup’s mascot Zabivaka™, learn new things about Volgograd and become not only spectators, but also active participants of this grandiose event.

Detailed information about each day’s topics you can find here

At the big stage of the FIFA Fan Fest™ – live broadcasting of the Cup’s games on the giant screen, star artists and fashion DJ’s performances, honorable guests and Volgograd favorite bands, colorful flash mobs, challenges and dance shows.

Fest Venues offer a great number of entertainment kinds to fit any taste: exciting football quest, interactive venues from partners and sponsors, gift shops, where you can buy a gift to remember this unforgettable event!

The City of Volgograd’s Display – one of the main areas of the Fest! This is an exhibition space, where guests can get acquainted with the rich history of Volgograd, learn about achievements and victories of the present time, also about plans for the future. Here you can get information about the most interesting tourist routes of the Volgograd region, visit the fascinating photo exhibition, learn about the traditions of the peoples of Povolzhye (the Volga region), history, bright events and the chronicles of preparing Volgograd for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™.

Every day of the FIFA Fan Fest™ is a massive and bright fun day! But the most eventful and grandiose program expects the guests during the key Fest dates – Opening and Closing days, days of games in Volgograd.

Key Days of the FIFA Fan Fest™

June 14, 2018. The Opening Ceremony of the 2018 FIFA Fan Fest™ in Volgograd with colorful shows, honorable guests and ambassadors of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™ presentations and the stars live acts.

June 18, 2018. The game between England and Tunisia will take place in Volgograd. On this day the program of the FIFA Fan Fest™ will be dedicated to the Cup’s mascot, the Zabivaka™ wolf. The program includes meeting with the Mascot of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia™, games and contests with Zabivaka™, the big coloring wall for art, shows by stars and local acts, interactive entertainment from partners and sponsors and special prizes from the main hero of the day.

June 22, 2018. Nigeria and Iceland will play in Volgograd. This day unites the past and the future of Volgograd. We celebrate the Memorial Day, unite in the name of football and sport in general and long for the peaceful and prosperous future of the city, country and planet. This day the venues of the Fest will host the action “The Candle of Memory”, stars and local acts will make their shows onstage, flash mobs “High Five!” and “Stronger Together” will take place as a sign of friendship, peace and unity of football fans from all over the world.

June 25, 2018. The Volgograd Arena will host the game between the Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The program of the Fest will be dedicated to the World Football Day. On this day we open a vast, complex and colorful world of football which unites people in spite of their age, color of skin, religion, views and allegiances. Spectators and guests of the Fest will learn about the styles and nature of the most popular game in different countries, get acquainted with traditions, customs and mascots of the former Cups, will make a big game travel “Around the World” and become the participants of a big dance flash mob, imitating favorite moves of the legendary football players of the planet. This day cheerleaders and free runners will act onstage.

June 28, 2018. The game between the national teams of Poland and Japan, within the framework of which the Hospitality Day will take place at the FIFA Fan Fest™. On this day we will make the guests familiar with the centuries-long traditions of hospitality in the Volgograd style. The program will include meetings with honorary guests of the city and sport stars, acts and rites by local ethno-groups, traditional masterclasses and a fun selfie flash mob of Volgograd citizens with the guests from all over the world.

July 15, 2018. The 2018 World Cup Final and the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 FIFA Fan Fes™. On this day the whole city will gather to see the live broadcasting of the Final, and the Fest Stage will turn into a festive space with colorful shows and plays, acts by world stars, presentations by ambassadors and honorary guests of the Cup, and will end up in the closing and uniting fireworks.

25 Fest Days of grandiose holidays – become a part of the new history of Volgograd!