The Arkhangelsk street theatre pageant is one of the most critical and colorful cultural activities of the city which commonly lasts 7 or 10 days. Traditionally the competition is opened by a crazy carnival which will become an area of unit between invited artists and city residents, who put together their personal costumes, mask with a high-quality pride. For the festival days the city transforms into one huge outdoor stage where all avenue art inclinations are mixed. Almost 20 organizations are offering their inventive work. The competition committee tries to make a wonder for the general public each 1 year through inviting the most interesting organizations from all around the international. So the pageant becomes an event that nobody can omit.
The festival is famous overseas and it was a first step for lots companies who started out its vendors in Arkhangelsk. Incontestable proof of it could be the reality that in 1992 the task Arkhangelsk International Street Theatre Festival becomes provided via the World Decade for Cultural Development label proclaimed by way of UNESCO. The pageant has a wealthy history, it turned into visited by more than a hundred and eighty businesses remaining two decades from: the United Kingdom, the USA, Italy, France, Poland, Spain, Germany, Japan, Australia, the Czech Republic, Canada, Argentina, Georgia, Holland, Belgium, the Republic of South Africa, India, Slovenia, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Belarus, Brazil, Turkey, Armenia, Israel, Austria, Ukraine, Ivory Coast and of course Russia.