The material and spiritual culture of the city was formed under the influence of members of different ethnic groups living in the Carpathian region, including Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Romanians, Germans and Jews. This vividly affected the development of arts, architecture, music and customs. As for painting, the Transcarpathian artists were influenced by Western schools.
Each year Transcarpathia holds more than 160 festivals, most of which take place in Uzhhorod. The most famous of these are “Sakura Fest”, “Sun Drink” and “Transcarpathian Beaujolais”.