The Scarlet Sails 2021

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The most popular highlight of the White Nights Festival is a yearly event called Scarlet Sails in Russian. It celebrates the high school graduates of Saint Petersburg and marks the official beginning of the summer holidays. The event will be held on the 25th of June to 26th of June, 2021 After the many open-air concerts have ended, a ectacular show takes place on the river Neva with its climax the appearance of a magnificent scarlet-draped sailing ship.


The Scarlet Sails graduates’ holiday is held in two stages: a big concert with elements of a theatrical performance on Palace Square (beginning at 22:00, entrance by invitation tickets) and a grandiose light-music pyrotechnic multimedia show in the Neva water area (beginning at 0:40, free entrance). Night show — a play on the water, where the main event is the passage along the embankments of the ship with red sails. His solemn movement is accompanied by specially prepared light show, fireworks and water performances. The whole show is fully synchronized with the music.