If you have kids with a sweet tooth and want to enjoy a feel-good weekend activity, the Izmailovo Kremlin is holding the Sweet Joy festival this Saturday. The celebration is set to be a decadent day of masterclasses, concerts and kids' activities — all centered around confectionary.
As Saturday also happens to be International Children's Day, Moscow's top pastry chefs will be joined by volunteers raising for awareness children's charities in Russia.
At 1 p.m. judging kicks off for a confectionary art competition in the Art-Kremlin gallery. Visitors can view entries from Russian high school students and watch them being judged by chefs from the Moscow Culinary Association.
The Izmailovo Kremlin will open its "Tower of Good Deeds" at 2 p.m., where visitors can learn more about volunteering opportunities, enjoy a photo exhibition with portraits from children's homes and buy crafts made by some of the children living there. This part of the program will be overseen by the Good Works movement, who support children's homes in Russia.
Awards for the Sweet Joy culinary competition will be given out at 3 p.m. on the main stage, while at 4 p.m. a concert will kick off featuring dancers and singers. Entrance to the culinary competition and masterclasses is free, but visitors are encouraged to give charitable donations at the "Tower of Good Deeds" opening.
Izmailovo Kremlin. 73 Izmailovo Shosse. Metro Partizanskaya. kremlin-izmailovo.com. Saturday from 1 p.m.