Immersive Cultural Festivals in Bulgaria this Season
Join the vibrant local celebrations and traditions
Book Top Experiences and Tours in Bulgaria:If youʻre booking your trip to Bulgaria last minute, we have you covered. Below are some of the top tours and experiences!
- From Sofia: Plovdiv Full-Day Guided Tour
- Varna: 3-Hour Black Sea Cruise With Lunch and Drinks
- Nessebar: 4-Hour Boat Tour incl. Fishing, Lunch & Drinks
- From Sofia: Rila Monastery and Boyana Church Group Tour
- Bansko: Thermal Pool Escape
1. Rose Festival
The Rose Festival in Bulgaria celebrates the country's rich rose-growing heritage. The event takes place in the town of Kazanlak, known as the Rose Valley. Visitors can witness the blooming of the famous Bulgarian roses, participate in rose-picking rituals, and enjoy parades, concerts, and beauty contests.
2. Rozhen National Folklore Fair
The Rozhen National Folklore Fair is one of the largest folklore festivals in Bulgaria. It brings together performers from various regions, showcasing traditional music, dances, crafts, and cuisine. Visitors can enjoy live performances, browse through artisanal products, and participate in workshops.
3. Thracian Festival of the Sun
The Thracian Festival of the Sun is an extraordinary event celebrating the rich Thracian heritage in Bulgaria. Visitors can witness reenactments of ancient rituals, experience traditional Thracian music and dance, and explore archaeological sites related to Thracian culture.
4. Bansko Jazz Festival
The Bansko Jazz Festival is a must for jazz lovers visiting Bulgaria. It takes place in the charming town of Bansko and attracts world-class jazz musicians. Attendees can enjoy open-air performances, jam sessions, and immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere of this renowned music festival.
5. Sofia Film Fest
The Sofia Film Fest is the largest international film festival in Bulgaria. It features a diverse selection of films from around the world, including competitive and non-competitive sections. Film enthusiasts can attend screenings, meet renowned filmmakers, and explore the vibrant cinema scene in Sofia.
6. Varna Summer International Music Festival
The Varna Summer International Music Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious music festivals in Bulgaria. Held in the beautiful coastal city of Varna, it offers a range of classical music performances by renowned Bulgarian and international musicians, providing a delightful experience for music lovers.
7. National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore
The National Festival of Bulgarian Folklore is a celebration of Bulgarian traditional music, dance, and customs. It takes place in the town of Koprivshtitsa and attracts ensembles from all regions of the country. Visitors can immerse themselves in the vibrant folklore traditions of Bulgaria.
8. Sofia Pride Parade
The Sofia Pride Parade is an annual event that promotes equality, inclusivity, and LGBTQ+ rights in Bulgaria. It brings together people from all walks of life to celebrate diversity and support the LGBTQ+ community. Participants can join the vibrant parade and enjoy various cultural activities.