One of the highlights of the year is the celebration of Day of the City in May. The festivities begin in the morning. The event is officially opened by a parade of enterprises, residents and guests of the city. Columns start from Komsomolskaya square go along Muravyov-Amursky street, Karl Marx street and get to Lenin square. The festive concert "Happy Birthday, Beloved Khabarovsk!" is held on the city ponds. At the same time, entertainment programs take place on Komsomolskaya square and Lenin square. Traditionally, the International Military Music Festival "Amur Waves" is held on the same dates. And in the evening the sky over Khabarovsk is painted in bright colorful lights during the launching of a salute at the Amur embankment.