Top Choice Performing Arts in Perm

Diaghilev Festival

Perm is said to be the third ballet mecca, following Moscow and St Petersburg. Every two years the Diaghilev Festival (named after the famous Russian ballet star Sergei Diaghilev) attracts arts fans with its rich ba…
Top Choice Cultural in Mavrovo National Park

Galičnik Wedding Festival

The small Mavrovo village of Galičnik is a placid rural outpost that bursts to life each July with a traditional wedding festival, when one or two lucky couples have their wedding here. It's a big two-day party that…
Top Choice Wine in Chişinău

Wine Festival

The nectar that makes Moldova tick is celebrated on the first weekend in October to coincide with the end of the grape harvest. A long block of B-dul Ştefan cel Mare is taken over by stalls selling wine, food and cr…
Top Choice Performing Arts in Ohrid

Ohrid Summer Festival

This is Ohrid's most celebrated festival and one of the biggest cultural events in Macedonia. It hits town in late July and features classical and opera concerts, theatre and dance staged at venues all over the city…
Top Choice Carnival in Rijeka

Rijeka Carnival

Rio it isn't, but the largest carnival in Croatia provides a good excuse to tarry in Rijeka between mid-January and Ash Wednesday. The festivities include pageants, street dances, concerts, masked balls, exhibitions…
Top Choice Music in Cluj-Napoca

Untold Festival

Romania's largest music festival has been scooping up awards since it began in 2015. An explosive mix of dubstep, house and EDM takes to the stage over four euphoric days. Book tickets, and accommodation in Cluj, we…
Cultural in Kyzyl


Tuva’s most dramatic festival is Naadym, usually held in and around Kyzyl in the summer months. Vastly less touristy than the Mongolian equivalent, Naadym is a good opportunity to hear khöömei concerts, watch horse …
Music in Shushenskoe

Mir Sibiri International Festival of Ethnic Music & Crafts

In July around 25,000 music fans make camp in Shushenskoe during the annual Mir Sibiri (previously known as the Sayan Ring Festival). The three-day-long folk-music bash attracts ensembles from across Siberia and the…
Cultural in Tuva


Tuvan New Year (February) is the biggest festival of the year, with sangalyr (purification ceremonies), including a huge spring cleaning, gift giving, visits to relatives and temple rituals.
Music in Tuva

Ustuu Khuree

Large world-music festival held in and around the Ustuu Khuree temple near Chadan in western Tuva.