Belarus just hosted the 2018 edition of the “SHIMKO Gathers Friends” Festival. This event takes place every year, in the second half of July, along the waterline of the Islach River. What is this festival all about? First of all, it is worth mentioning that the festival is organized by Kirill Shimko, a very popular strongman in Belarus and one of the people that hold a record in the Book of Records. Thus, it seems only natural for the festival to be about health, music, and family time, being dedicated to these very important chapters in everyone’s life.
This festival turned out to be a real success even from its first edition. Ever since then, it is constantly growing and attracting more and more attendees. This year, more than 40 countries have been invited to take part at the event, through their official delegations, from both the European continent and outside it. Also, approximately 70 representatives of media, starting with radios and magazines, and going to TV and news stations, will make sure that those who can’t make it to the festival will still be able to experience the atmosphere at its location. Also, believe it or not, thousands of people are interested not just in the festival, but also in a healthier lifestyle, and that is almost 50,000 people.
The producer of the SHIMKO festival, Igor Szucs, stated that everyone involved in the preparation of this event did their best to make sure that only the most talented people were going to present their programs at the festival. This way, success will be guaranteed, together with the entertainment of the audience. What could people see at the SHIMKO festival? Producer Igor Szucs said that the array of available programs is not just diverse but also enlightening and fun. But, besides this, he said that the festival represents a great opportunity for numerous economic agents representing a multitude of brands and companies in the wellness and health domain. To make things even easier, all the representatives of the countries that participate in the event received a free visa for a period of 5 days. Thus, people coming from 80 countries, 39 of them being from Europe alone while the rest from all over the globe, were welcomed in Belarus for this period without a problem.
Those that had the incredible chance of being part of this festival as service or product providers had the possibility to present their offer to a very high number of potential customers. The economic environment of the festival was enhanced by the fact that seminars, presentations, and various meetings took place with the purpose of connecting brands and companies with potential clients. But, of course, there were sporting events as well, at which the audience was invited to participate. There was something to do for each person at the festival, starting with adventurers in search of excitement and adrenaline, to fun activities, fitness, self-defense, and many others.
But the SHIMKO festival is much more than this. It has everything you need to have an enjoyable and unforgettable time, regardless of your personal needs. Thus, attendees were able to taste delicious dishes, participate in various contests, like The Biggest Tattoo, Archery, Arm wrestling, Single combat, Hot air balloon flight, Retro cars exhibition, and many more. There was live music as well, performed by cover groups very well known in the area, and a section where people can catch their breath and unwind, with a cup of refreshing tea. All in all, the SHIMKO festival is one of the best you can be if you are an adept of a healthy lifestyle or if you just want to meet new people and get engaged in a wide range of incredible activities. And don’t worry if you missed this year’s event, as there’s another one coming next year.