The Balkan Calendar
listing Balkan festivals, workshops, tours and other events
in the U.S., Europe and around the World

(Updated 8/29/17)

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- JANUARY 2017 -

Epiphany Festival (Bulgaria - Kalofer), Jan. 6

The Golden Festival (USA - New York city), Jan. 13 - 14

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Razlog), Jan. 14

Surva Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Pernik), Jan. 29 - 31    program


- FEBRUARY 2017 -

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Verea Arts Contest (USA - Chicago), Feb. 18

Trakia Ensemble performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 18

Kukerlandia Festival (Bulgaria - Yambol), Feb. 23 - 26    video    program


- MARCH 2017 -

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Laguna Folkdance Festival (USA - Los Angeles area), Mar. 3 - 5

Goran Bregovic Performance (USA - Chicago), Mar. 5

"Pesponedelnik" Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Shiroka Luka), Mar. 5    video    video2

Albanian Dance Workshop (Germany - Darmstadt), Mar. 11 - 12

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Haskovo), Mar. 18

Chicago Spring Festival (USA - Chicago), Mar. 24 - 26


- APRIL 2017 -

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Verea Festival (USA - Chicago), Apr. 21 - 23

Shiroka Luka Graduation Concert (Bulgaria - near Smolyan), Apr. 29    video

Romani Dance Party (USA - New York), Apr. 29


- MAY 2017 -

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BalkanFolk Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo), May 11 - 21

Rose Festival (Bulgaria - Kazanluk region), May 13 - Jun. 4

Dance Tour (Turkey, Greece), May 16 - 26

Dance Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 20

Nina K. Romania-Bulgaria Tour (Romania, Bulgaria), May 23 - Jun. 7

International Folklore Festival (Romania - Slobozia), May 25 - 28

Study Abroad (Bulgaria), May 28 - Jun. 9

60 Year Celebration (Bulgaria - Kalofer), May 31

Rose Valley Tour (Bulgaria), May 31 - Jun. 5


- JUNE 2017 -

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June Folkdance Camp (USA - Wisconsin), Jun. 1 - 4

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria - Kazanluk), Jun. 1 - 5

Pirin and Dobrudzha Ensembles Joint Perfomance (Bulgaria - Dobrich), Jun. 2

Serbian Festival (Canada - Vancouver), Jun. 2 - 4

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 2 - 5

Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Kranevo), Jun. 2 - 7    video

Nestinarstvo Fire-walking Ritual (Bulgaria - Bulgari), Jun. 3

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Jun. 3

Koutev School 50 Year Celebration (Bulgaria - Kotel), Jun. 3    program    video

Spassov Quintet (Bulgaria - Varna), Jun. 4

"Shope Song" Festival (Bulgaria - Lokorsko), Jun. 4

Trakia Ensemble performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jun. 5

Romania and Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria, Romania), Jun. 5 - 16

Bulgarian language course (USA - Pittsburgh), Jun. 5 - Jul. 14

EuroFolk Festival (Bulgaria - Hissarya), Jun. 8 - 12

International Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Haskovo), Jun. 9 - 11

Zornitsa Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 10

Folk Music and Dance Performance (Bulgaria - Dalbok Izvor), Jun. 10

Bulgarian Festival (USA - Philadelphia), Jun. 10

Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Jun. 10

Zlatne Uste with Demiran Cerimovic (USA - New York), Jun. 10

Rila Festival (Bulgaria - Rila), Jun. 10 - 11

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Varna), Jun. 16 - 17

Strandzha Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Tsarevo), Jun. 16 - 18

Rusalii Festival (Bulgaria - Petrich), Jun. 16 - 18

Youth Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko), Jun. 16 - 30

Dance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Gorna Oryahovitsa), Jun. 17

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Nikolovo), Jun. 17 - 18

Dance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Pomorie), Jun. 17 - 18    video

Mendocino Folklore Camp (USA - California), Jun. 17 - 24

Greek Dance Workshop (Belgium - Brussels), Jun. 18

Krushevo Guitar Workshop (FYROM - Krushevo), Jun. 20 - 22

"Braid" Folklore Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Jun. 20 - 24

Gaida Concert (Bulgaria - Varna), Jun. 21

Bolyarska Shresta Wedding Party (Bulgaria - Lyaskovets), Jun. 21 - 23

Euro-Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko), Jun. 21 - 26

Folklore and Medicinal Herbs Festival (Bulgaria - Kiselchovo), Jun. 22 - 25

Wildflower Festival (Bulgaria - Smolyan area), Jun. 22 - 28

Youth Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Ruse), Jun. 23 - 25

Symbol and Ritual Festival (Bulgaria - Kotel), Jun. 23 - 25

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Yagodovo), Jun. 24

Rusenski Carnival (Bulgaria - Ruse), Jun. 24

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Lovech), Jun. 24

Dance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Jun. 24

Lavender Herbs and Oils Festival (Bulgaria - Karlovo), Jun. 24

Dance Club Festival (Bulgaria - Devin), Jun. 24 - 25

Petropavlov Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Lyaskovets), Jun. 24 - 25

Cherry Festival (Bulgaria - Kyustendil), Jun. 24 - 25

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Lozen), Jun. 24 - 25

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Vratsa), Jun. 24 - 25

BNR Folk Orchestra Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 25

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 25 - Jul. 6    <- Waitlist only.

Ceremonial Festival (Bulgaria - Etropole), Jun. 27 - 28

Moisidis Dance Seminar (Greece - Papa Nero), Jun. 27 - Jul. 5

Young People's Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Chavdar), Jun. 30 - Jul. 2

Rila Mountain Festival (Bulgaria - Borovets), Jun. 30 - Jul. 2

Haidut Gencho Folklore Party (Bulgaria - Hissarya), Jun. 30 - Jul. 2

Wine Festival (Bulgaria - Burgas), Jun. 30 - Jul. 2


- JULY 2017 -

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Folk Picnic (Bulgaria - Varshets), Jul. 1

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Sandanski), Jul. 1 - 2

Koutev Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jul. 4

Romanian Dance Seminar (Romania - Timisoara), Jul. 4 - 14

Jazz Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo), Jul. 6 - 8

Strandzha and Trakia Ensembles Joint Performance (Bulgaria - Burgas), Jul. 7

Pautalia Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Kyustendil), Jul. 7 - 9    reg form

Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Velingrad), Jul. 8 - 9

Balkan Music and Dance Workshop (France - La Lacelle), Jul. 8 - 12

Galichnik Wedding Tour (FYROM), Jul. 10 - 16

Village Harmony Camp (Bulgaria - Dobrinishte), Jul. 10 - 24

Galichnik Wedding (FYROM), Jul. 12

Door County Folk Festival (USA - Wisconsin), Jul. 12 - 16

Folklore Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 13 - 17

Manevski Macedonian Folk Seminar (FYROM - Vevchani), Jul. 13 - 22

Ethnic Arts Festival (Bulgaria - Karandila), Jul. 14 - 15

Brass Bands Festival (Serbia - Guca), Jul. 14 - 16    video

Kaba Gaida Festival (Bulgaria - Ravnogor), Jul. 15 - 16    video

Serbian language course (Serbia - Valjevo), Jul. 15 - Aug. 4

Stockton Folk-dance Camp (USA - San Francisco area), Jul. 16 - 23

Dance and Culture Tour (Turkey, Greece), Jul. 16 - 23

Moisidis Giannina Project (Greece - Ioannina), Jul. 18 - 28

Bulgarian language course (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jul. 18 - Aug. 12

Serbian language course (Serbia - Podgorica), Jul. 18 - Aug. 12

Zagreb Folklore Festival (Croatia), Jul. 19 - 23

Macedonian Summer Camp (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 19 - 29

Zornitsa Workshop (Bulgaria - Bansko), Jul. 19 - 31

Roma Summer Workshops (Serbia - Valjevo), Jul. 19 - Aug. 2

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Chelopech), Jul. 20 - 23

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo), Jul. 21 - 23

"Folk Postcard" Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 21 - 25

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Gabrovo), Jul. 22

Tarakluka Festival (Bulgaria - Tarakluka), Jul. 22 - 23

Children's Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Kmetovsi), Jul. 22 - 23

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Ribaritsa), Jul. 22 - 23

Tchan Folkdance Seminar (Bulgaria - Bankya), Jul. 22 - 29

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Kyustendil), Jul. 23 - 26

Balkan Dance Tour (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 23 - 29

Stockton Folk-dance Camp (USA - San Francisco area), Jul. 23-30

Rhodope Workshop (Bulgaria - Ravnogor), Jul. 23 - 31

Dora Stratou Summer Workshop (Greece - Athens), Jul. 24 - 28

Nedyalko Nedyalkov Kaval Workshop (Greece - Crete), Jul. 24 - 29

Macedonian Pearl Folk Seminar (FYROM - Berovo), Jul. 25 - Aug. 3

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Kyustendil), Jul. 27 - 30

Dorkovo Folklore Festival (Bulgaria), Jul. 28 - 30    video

Lark Camp (USA - California), Jul. 28 - Aug. 5

Tzvetkov Dance Workshop (Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad), Jul. 28 - Aug. 7

Stanev Folk Tour (Bulgaria - several cities), Jul. 28 - Aug. 8

Tribute to Vassil Bebelekov (Bulgaria - Shiroka Luka), Jul. 29

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Peshtera), Jul. 29 - 30

Dance Festival (Greece - Athens), Jul. 29 - 30

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Vidin), Jul. 29 - 30

"Ilinden Days" Festival (FYROM - Bitola), Jul. 29 - Aug. 2

Kaba Gaida Workshop (Bulgaria - Rahovitza), Jul. 30 - Aug. 5

RomaFest Camp (Romania - Tirgu Mures), Jul. 30 - Aug. 5

Ivan Varimezov Gaida Workshop (Greece - Crete), Jul. 31 - Aug. 5

Tzvetanka Varimezova Singing Workshop (Greece - Crete), Jul. 31 - Aug. 5

Rhodope Summer Academy (Bulgaria - Shiroka Luka), Jul. 31 - Aug. 14


- AUGUST 2017 -

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Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Tsaravets), Aug. 3 - 6

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Aug. 4 - 5

Gaida Festival (Bulgaria - Gela), Aug. 5 - 6    2015 video    2013 video

Prespes Dance Seminar (Greece - Florina), Aug. 5 - 17

Folklorama Festival (Canada - Winnipeg), Aug. 6 - 19

Sziget Festival (Hungary - Budapest), Aug. 9 - 16

Virgin Mary Festival (Bulgaria - Dobrich), Aug. 12 - 13

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Sveti Vlas), Aug. 14 - 18

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Sveti Vlas), Aug. 17 - 27

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Belitsa), Aug. 18 - 19

"Festival of the National Costume" (Bulgaria - Zheravna), Aug. 18 - 20    2016 video    2015 video

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko), Aug. 18 - 25

Salt Festival (Bulgaria - Bata), Aug. 19

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Gugutka), Aug. 19

Mainewoods Dance Camp (USA - Maine), Aug. 20 - 26

International Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Burgas), Aug. 21 - 25

Dance and Culture Workshop (Greece - Ikaria), Aug. 23 - 31

Kabilé Performance (USA - Princeton), Aug. 25

Pirin-Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Sandanski), Aug. 25 - 27

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Tsarevets), Aug. 26

Kabilé Performance (USA - New York), Aug. 26

Apolonia Arts Festival (Bulgaria - Sozopol), Aug. 26 - Sep. 5

Kabilé Performance (USA - Vermont), Aug. 27


- SEPTEMBER 2017 -

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Panhellenic Folklore Festival (Greece - Soufli), Sep. 1 - 3

Two-Part Singing Festival (Bulgaria - Nedelino), Sep. 1 - 3

Primosko Pearl Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko), Sep. 1 - 4

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Balchik), Sep. 1 - 6

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Polski Trambesh), Sep. 2

Gaida Festival (Bulgaria - Koprivshtitsa), Sep. 2 - 3

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Borovo), Sep. 2 - 3

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Berkovitsa), Sep. 2 - 3

Kabilé Performance (USA - Vermont), Sep. 3

Kabilé Performance (USA - New York), Sep. 4

Kabilé Performance (USA - New York), Sep. 6

Crete Folk Festival (Greece - Hersonissos), Sep. 8 - 12

Balkanik Festival (Romania - Bucharest), Sep. 8 - 10

Kabilé Performance (USA - Virginia), Sep. 9

Bulgare Ensemble performance (Bulgaria - Burgas), Sep. 12

Transylvania Tour (Romania), Sep. 12 - 23

Kabilé Performance (USA - Pennsylvania), Sep. 13

Dance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Popovtsi), Sep. 16

Kabilé Performance (USA - Massachusetts), Sep. 16

Bulgarian Cuisine Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 17 - 22

Kabilé Performance (USA - Illinois), Sep. 18

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Balchik), Sep. 21 - 24

International Festival of Brass Orchestras (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo), Sep. 22

Kabilé Performance (USA - New York), Sep. 22

Rakia Festival (Bulgaria - Oreshak), Sep. 22 - 24

Rugs and Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Shishkovtsi), Sep. 22 - 24

Plum and Rakia Festival (Bulgaria - Troyan), Sep. 22 - 24

Yogurt Festival (Bulgaria - Momchilovtsi), Sep. 22 - 25

Kabilé Performance (USA - Ohio), Sep. 23

Puppet Festival for Adults (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Sep. 24 - 29

Kabilé Performance (USA - Wisconsin), Sep. 27

Dance Groups Festival (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Sep. 30 - Oct. 1


- OCTOBER 2017 -

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Greek Dance Workshop (Belgium - Brussels), Oct. 7 - 8

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Voditsa), Oct. 7 - 8

Bulgarian Treasures Tour (Bulgaria), Oct. 8 - 15

Children's Music Festival (Bulgaria - Kyustendil), Oct. 13 - 14

Pumpkin Festival (Bulgaria - Sevlievo), Oct. 14

Kabilé Performance (USA - California), Oct. 20

Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Mikrevo), Oct. 20 - 22

Kabilé Performance (USA - California), Oct. 22

Kabilé Performance (USA - California), Oct. 24


- NOVEMBER 2017 -

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Belco Stanev Workshop (U.K. - Sheffield area), Nov. 10 - 12

Kutev, Pirin and Trakia Ensembles Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Nov. 13

Kutev, Pirin and Trakia Ensembles Performance (Bulgaria - Varna), Nov. 15

Kolo Festival (USA - San Francisco), Nov. 24 - 25

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Pazardzhik), Nov. 25