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The Regional Nightlight Hotspot
Parties, Concerts, and Electronic Music Festivals
Armenia is a great place for the nocturnal, with restaurants shutting late and various late-night spots accessible till dawn. So let Armenia be your next destination when searching for exuberant nightlife experiences all around the globe.
Feel the ecstatic vibrancy of Armenia all year round
From late-night meals, fancy drinks, and midnight dances to spontaneous themed parties in the city center and Dancing fountains - Armenia will surprise you with its wide range of nightlife experiences.
Yerevan is home to an abundance of low-key, cozy cocktail bars, each with signature drinks or unique twists on classic favorites. You can find cocktail bars on practically every street in the city; all you have to do is take a stroll and pick any bar of your choosing. But be warned: casual acquaintances soon become friends in Armenia, and friends rapidly become family. So don't say we didn't warn you!
Yerevan boasts a vibrant jazz scene, with various live music venues dotted about the city just waiting to be found. Enjoy the rhythmic jazz scene, whether you're on a romantic date night during the week or an exhilarating evening with friends on the weekend.
In practically every season, Armenia has a plethora of festivities that always overlap into a vibrant evening. Yerevan Wine Days, Armenian Spirits Festival, and Areni Wine Festival are just a handful of famous events that always end up spilling into nights of drinking, singing, making new friends, and dancing the night away!
Yerevan is always happening for those who appreciate the fine arts and cultural activities. There is always something to do for those that want to spice up their evening, like Opera, ballet, theater, exhibitions, performances, and more. The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, simply known as Opera to the locals, always hosts local and international artists at an affordable price. Start your evening with a classy performance and see where the evening takes you.
Don’t want the crazy parties? Want something more low-key? Want something the whole family will enjoy? You’ll love Yerevan’s dancing fountains! Although there are a few smaller ones, the most famous one by far is in Republic Square, where almost every evening, you can enjoy a sound and light show with the fountains moving to the sway of the music. This event brings the whole city together - visitors, locals, young, elderly, and families - in a relaxed and friendly environment. Armenia truly comes alive at night!
Upcoming events and festivals
Khatchaturian International Festival
The Khachaturian International Festival is one of the very few widely celebrated classical music festivals in the region.
Thu, Nov 16 - Sat, Dec 16
Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall, Yerevan
P.Tchaikovsky Swan Lake Ballet
The narrative of the Swan Lake ballet by P.Tchaikovsky revolves around the affection that blossoms between a youthful Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette.
Tue, Dec 05 - Sat, Dec 09
A.Spendiaryan Opera and Ballet National Academic Theater