The White Nights and Scarlet Sails of St. Petersburg
Sail into one of Europe's most spectacular entertainment events
Every year, St. Petersburg hosts one of the most prestigious entertainment events in Europe: the White Nights Festival. Held in July, the international arts festival brings together a spectacular program of classical ballet, opera, and music concerts.
But to whet festival-goers appetites, the historic Russian city stages the equally amazing Scarlet Sails Festival. Set along the banks of the Neva River, this incredibly colorful and vibrant gala features a tall ship in full scarlet sail passing along the waterfront under a cascade of exploding pyrotechnics and dancing laser beams.
Browse this gallery and navigate your way through one of the most visually expressive festivals ever devised.