Save the date: the fascinating events in Armenia that will make you pack your bags

Mark your calendar this year. Armenia – a charming country known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality – has an exciting lineup of events for 2024.

With easier visas for UAE tourists and daily direct flights from different airlines, it is now easier than ever to indulge in Armenia’s wonders.

Considering a quick getaway? These experiences will take your stay to the next level.

Morricone Conducts Morricone

Experience the iconic compositions of the legendary, Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone for the first time in Armenia, performed by the esteemed Roma Sinfonietta under the baton of Andrea Morricone. This captivating concert is part of the 25th Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival.

When: Sunday 26 May

Where: Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concerts Complex, Yerevan

Price: From AED 92

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Yerevan Wine Days & Yerevan Gastro Show

Taking place on the same day, guests will be able to attend these two unmissable shows at once. The Gastro Show brings famous chefs and sommeliers together for live master classes, while the country’s biggest wine festival will be in full bloom with exquisite wine tastings and vibrant concerts.

 When: Friday 07 – Sunday 09 June

Where: Saryan, Tumanyan, Moskovyan streets, Yerevan

Price: Free entrance

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Yerevan Color Fest

This fun celebration is the best way to kick off the summer. Dance to the beat of local DJs, immerse yourself in colorful clouds, and take in the stunning scenery of Armenia. Perfect for a fun holiday with friends or an unforgettable family experience.

 When: June 15

Where: Yerevan

Price: To be confirmed

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HayBuis Armenian Herb and Flower Festival

In Armenia, herbs are the heart of every dish. Get ready to celebrate these special ingredients in true local fashion – from learning about different herbs and their use to attending a traditional tea party and cooking classes.

 When: June 29

Where: Yenokavan, Tavush Region

Price: Free

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This ancient pagan festivity is still very much alive today. In honour of Astghik – the goddess of water, love, beauty, and fertility – people of all ages take the streets of Armenia and pour water over each other in a fun celebration. Don’t forget your towel…

 When: July 07

Where: Everywhere in the streets of Armenia

Price: Free

 AirFest 2024

Prepare to be captivated by spectacular air shows, including airplanes, hot air balloons, helicopters, and paraplanes. Visitors will also enjoy aeromodelling showcases, thrilling drone demonstrations, immersive VR experiences, and live bands to keep the vibes sky-high.

 When: August 17

Where: Stepanavan Airport, Lori Region

Price: Free

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 Discover Armenia from the Sky

Every year, this bright ballooning festival lights up the Armenian sky. More than 20 hot air balloons – local and international – will participate in this breathtaking celebration across the beautiful skies of Armenia. Join this colorful fairy tale!

 When: October 12

Where: Yerevan, Garni, Aparan

Price: To be confirmed

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 This is a selection of some exciting events, but Armenia has a lot more underway. Explore other festivities and stay up-to-date with the vibrant scene here:

Thanks to Armenia opening its doors to tourists around the globe, most UAE residents can enter the country visa-free – while others can quickly get a visa upon arrival. Many UAE airlines offer daily flights to Armenia – including Flydubai departing from Dubai, Air Arabia from Sharjah, and Wizzair from Abu Dhabi.


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