July 23, 2016, at the sixth festival of the river Don in glory of Don songs were sung, fish soup cooked, fish was fried. During the day five interactive platforms worked at the embankment: "As Cossacks cooked a fish soup", "All paints of the Don earth", "Cameras at the ready", "Attention! Motor!" "Family cinema". Master classes, sports competitions and tenders, and also theatrical and musical performances were held. The excursion programs devoted to river Don history were offered residents of Rostov and city visitors.
Culinary skill on preparation of the Don fish soup was provided by inhabitants from different districts of the city and the next rural territory – Aksaysky district. Everyone could try dishes of the Don kitchen.
Handicraftsmen showed to public national crafts, representatives of national diasporas of the city pleased guests with the creativity and souvenirs. And in the zone "Donlivud" prepared together with organizing committee of the International festival of motivational cinema "Bridge of cultures" (Bridge of Arts) suggested to act in at film – changed clothes of "actors" for ancient clothes and offered them roles. Directors, operators and make-up artists worked with film debutants from among guests of a festival on the film platform arranged in ancient style. The festival has come to the end late at night. The flare show and fireworks became the culmination of a holiday.
The following tourist holiday will take place on August 6, in Azov. Within the XII All-Russian festival of military and historical clubs devoted to the Azov obsidional sitting of the Don Cossacks of 1641 historical reconstruction of storm of the fortress (program
) will take place.