In Ekaterinburg, many significant events are held annually:
Business Events, Fairs, Festivals.
The XXXII World Summer Universiade of 2023 will be held in Еkaterinburg.
World Summer Universiade 2023
— international and national student sports competitions held by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). On July 2, 2019 in Naples (Italy), a contract was signed for the right to host the Universiade between the organizers — FISU, the Russian Student Sports Union, ANO Universiade—2023, the Administration of the city of Ekaterinburg and the Government of the Sverdlovsk Region.

The World Summer Universiade will be held in Ekaterinburg from
August 8 to 19, 2023. The competition program involves competitions in 18 sports. 246 sets of medals will be played.
Business Events
Large-scale Russian events with participation of representatives of federal agencies of executive authority are held in the region on the yearly base, including:
  • The International Industrial Trade Fair INNOPROM, the largest trade fair in Russia held in Ekaterinburg annually since 2010. Since 2011 it has been held on the base of the Ekaterinburg-Expo Exhibition Complex. In 2012 the INNOPROM Trade Fair was assigned the federal status by the Government of Russia.
  • The 100+ Forum Russia International Forum of Highrise and Unique Construction — the international professional congress and exhibition on planning, construction, funding and exploitation of highrise and unique constructions of any use.
  • WorldSkills Hi-Tech, the National Championship of cross-cutting blue-collar professions of high-tech industries — the most largescale competition of professional excellence in Russia for young specialists at the age of 18–28 who work at the largest domestic industrial enterprises. The competition has been held in Ekaterinburg since 2014.
  • The Russian-Chinese Expo has been held annually since 2014 by the alternation of the host countries: Russia (Ekaterinburg) and China (Harbin). In 2018, the exhibition became the largest platform for bilateral communication between Russia and China. The key topics of the forum are interregional cooperation between Russia and China, as well as bilateral partnerships in the financial, agricultural, scientific, technical, technological spheres, in mechanical engineering and high technology.
Fairs, Festivals
Annually the region hosts:
  • Ural Music Night is a largescale festival that has been held annually since 2015 with the par- ticipation of more than 2,500 musicians. In 2019, 300,000 people attended the Ural Music Night.
  • The Crazy Days Festival — a Russian version of LaFolle-Journee invented by Rene Martin more than 20 years ago. The Festival originates from Nantes (France). The Festival brings together hundreds of performers and the audience of dozens of thousands: there are concerts last less than an hour, affordable prices for tickets, concert halls in the very center of Ekaterinburg and outdoor festival performances.
  • Stenograffia is an international street art festival held annually in Ekaterinburg on the first weekend of July. Truly international. Turns walls and street spaces into works of art, fuel for a regional identity, an occasion to see the familiar is unusual, like the first time.
  • The Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art is one of Russia's largest international projects in this field. A constant theme of the project is the industrial specifics of the Urals. The opening of the fifth Ural Industrial Biennale took place in 2019 in Ekaterinburg at the current Optical and Mechanical Plant. The theme of the project was «Immortality.»
  • «Pokrovsky Frontier» is an annual military-historical festival, in the framework of which the largest reconstruction of the battles of the Civil and Great Patriotic War takes place in the Sverdlovsk Region. The regional military-historical festival, held to preserve historical memory among the population of the Ural Federal District, patriotic education of youth, the development of folk crafts, cultural and gaming areas and crafts, as well as the strengthening of interregional and international relations.
  • The Irbitsky Fair arose in the 1630s in the settlement of Irbitskaya and throughout the 19th century in terms of trade, was second only to Nizhny Novgorod Fair. Thousands of Russian and foreign merchants gathered here. Today, the Irbit Fair attracts visitors with its goods, sports games and unique performances.
  • The International Scything Tournament — the festival takes place in the historical homeland of the Russian scythe — in the village of Arti, where an indispensable agricultural tool has been produced for more than 200 years. The main event is a field competition in national costumes for scything for speed, endurance and skill. Within the festival, master classes are held on scything and beating braids.
  • Nevyansk inclined tower day is an annual holiday celebrated in Nevyansk since 2003. The Demidov inclined tower is one of the most visited sites in the Middle Urals, a unique creation that has no analogues in Russia or in the world. Interactive, theatrical performances and master classes from folk artisans are an integral part of the holiday.
  • Builder's Day in Ekaterinburg. In 2019, more than 60 thousand guests came to the Ekaterinburg Park named after Vladimir Mayakovsky on the Day of the builder to see a show of equipment and learn the secrets of construction specialties.