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 Koprivshtitsa

Re-enactment of the April 1876 Uprising

Koprivshtitsa's April 1876 uprising against Ottoman oppression was part of a chain reaction of events that eventually secured Bulgaria's independence. Each 1 May, costumed locals perform the Re-enactment of the Apri…
Cultural in Veliko Târnovo

International Folklore Festival

The city's most popular festival brings acts from Bulgaria, the Balkans and beyond for a program of folk music, dancing and street parties. Details and exact dates available from mid-April.
Food & Drink in Troyan

Plum Festival

Troyan's plum brandy (slivova rakia) is famed across Bulgaria. Over a week in late September, the powerful tipple is celebrated with fairs, traditional music and craft demonstrations in Troyan's main square and also…
Food & Drink in Shumen

Watermelon Festival

Watermelon carving, melon-themed menus and competitions to find the biggest gourd are among the highlights of this annual festival in Salmanovo, 12km south of Shumen.
Cultural in Veliko Târnovo

Holiday of Amateur Art Activities

Also called the Balkan Folk Festival, this crafts and culture extravaganza is held over 10 days and has been going strong for more than 20 years.