In July the good people at Etnomir have the “World of Taste” festival that will have foodies spoilt for choice with cuisines from all corners of the globe. The kite festival also sounds pretty fun and colorful! August has the following lined up: Vegfest, Ice Cream celebration and the Festival of Ethnic Fashion and Dance – all self-explanatory! And all this just 110km out of Moscow near Kaluga.
Getting there: Trains leave from Kievsky Railway station (metro Kievskaya) to Balabanovo and the journey takes 1,5 hour. You can also travel by marshrutka (minibus). Marshrutka's leave from Kievsky Railway station about every 40-60 minutes and the journey takes 1,5 - 2 hours.