Smelt festival in Saint Petersburg

13 April 2017

On May 13 and 14, citizen and guests of St. Petersburg will not only enjoy their favorite fish but also have fun participating in various contests and competitions.

This year the Smelt festival will be celebrated at "Lenexpo". Visitors will be greeted by an exhibition of caricature paintings about fish.

Guests can taste a "general ukha" сooked by original governor general's recipe.  Prominent figures of culture and art will cook fish soup together.

All those who wish can try themselves at fishing by hand at the pool full of living smelt.  The lucky one, who will catch the fish, will get his catch. In the "Sport - smelt" cluster there will be races on rubber boats, arm-wrestling, tug-of-war, weight-lifting and other activities.

Fishmarket will arrange a sale of smelt at the low sale prices. Souvenir stores will please the tourists with special holiday offers.

This days on the shore of Gulf of Finland fishermen will reveal the most lucky fish catcher.