Kizhi Regatta is the first festival of traditional shipbuilding and shipping in Russia. Traditional and modern boat races are one of the most beautiful event held on Kizhi Island in summer. Contestants from historical villages of Kizhi area, Petrozavodsk, Saint-Petersburg and other cities of Russia and Finland compete for the main prize. Traditional “kizhanka” boats unique in beauty and navigable qualities are a real gem of the regatta. Participants of the Kizhi Regatta pass a distance of 1,7 km around the southern
tip of the island skirting the main exposition of the Kizhi Open Air Museum.