Cultural in Kazanlâk

Rose Festival

The culmination of weeks of petal picking throughout the May/June rose season is this celebration in Kazanlâk's main square: folk dancing, rose-scented produce, live music and a procession led by a 'Rose Queen'. Nea…
Cultural in Plovdiv

Kapana Fest

Plovdiv's artiest neighbourhood hosts street parties, open-air musical performances and late-night carousing during this vibrant five-day festival of culture. Expect anything from conceptual art to folk costume fash…
Music in Bansko

International Jazz Festival

This enormously popular music festival, held from around 6 to 13 August, brings smouldering saxophonists and riotous jazz ensembles, both Bulgarian and international, to the heart of Bansko. Major events are held on…
Music in Varna

Varna Summer International Music Festival

One of the country's leading festivals of orchestral and chamber music, as well as ballet, is held every year in June and July. Events are held at the Open-Air Theatre, the City Art Gallery and the Festival Hall.
Art in Burgas

Burgas Sand Sculptures Festival

Artists create fantastic sand sculptures each summer in July. The works are put on display through the end of summer at Ezero Park, near the northern end of Maritime Park.
Art in Sozopol

Apollonia Arts Festival

This is the highlight of Sozopol’s cultural calendar, with concerts, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, film screenings and more held across town.
Music in Smolyan

Meadows in the Mountains

This dreamy festival of live music, DJs and folkloric touches is quickly gathering acclaim for its open-minded crowd and Rodopi Mountains location.
Film in Sofia

Sofia International Film Festival

Movie buffs descend on the capital each March for a celebration of international independent films.
Music in Ruse

March Music Days Festival

Two weeks of classical music at venues across the city.
Wine in Melnik

Golden Grapes Festival

It's hardly Bacchanalian – this is small-town Bulgaria, after all – but this annual knees-up gathers local wine producers to showcase their wares and tempt tourists with wine tastings, all set to a backdrop of singi…