Kuprinsky literary festival, which has become traditional, is held annually since 1984 and is timed to the birthday of the writer.

In 2020, the festival is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of the writer and will be held in Penza and Narovchat.

Traditionally, these days in Penza and Narovchat are theatrical tours, meetings of residents and guests of the region with poets, writers, artists, laying flowers at the monument to AI Kuprin, the ceremony of awarding the Kuprin prize "Garnet bracelet" and other events