The 2019 Balkan Calendar
listing Balkan festivals, workshops, tours and other events
in the U.S., Europe and around the World

(Updated 1/14/19)


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- JANUARY 2019 -

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Petrich), Jan. 1

Greek Dance Seminar (Germany - Balingen), Jan. 2 - 6

Greek Dance Seminar (Greece - Drama), Jan. 4 - 9

Epiphany Festival (Bulgaria - Kalofer), Jan. 6

Folkdance Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 9

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Razlog), Jan. 12

Mystery of Bulgarian Voices Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 12

Orthodox New Year's Party (USA - Los Angeles), Jan. 12

Bulgare Ensemble performance (Bulgaria - Starosel), Jan. 13

Spassov Folk Quintet Performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jan. 13

Vevcani Carnival (FYROM - Vevcani), Jan. 13 - 14

Pazardzhik Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Pazardzhik), Jan. 14

The Golden Festival (USA - Brooklyn), Jan. 18 - 19    program

Folkdance Festival (USA - Belmont), Jan. 18 - 19

Dance Awards Ceremony (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 19

Greek Costumes Workshop (Germany - Stuttgart), Jan. 19 - 20

Balkan Dance Party (USA - Boston), Jan. 20

Mystery of Bulgarian Voices Performance (UK - London), Jan. 24

Rhodope Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Smolyan), Jan. 24

Greek Dance Seminar (Switzerland - Baden), Jan. 25 - 26

Surva Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Pernik), Jan. 25 - 27

Dance Seminar (Bulgaria - Varna), Jan. 25 - 27

Mystery of Bulgarian Voices Performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jan. 26

Goran Bregovic Performance (France - Brest), Jan. 31

Folklore Festival (Montenegro - Herceg Novi), Jan. 31 - Feb. 4


- FEBRUARY 2019 -

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Goran Bregovic Performance (France - Rennes), Feb. 1

Rakia and Magic Festival (Bulgaria - Ganchovets), Feb. 2 - 3

Folkdance Festival (Japan - Tokyo), Feb. 9

Wildfowl Tour (Bulgaria), Feb. 9 - 16

Zdravei Bulgarian Festival (Australia - Fulham Gardens), Feb. 10

Croatian Festival (USA - Los Angeles), Feb. 15 - 17

Wine Festival (Bulgaria - Melnik), Feb. 16 - 17

Greek Dance Seminar (Belgium - Brussels), Feb. 16 - 17

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Karlovo), Feb. 17

Winter Hiking Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Feb. 21 - 24

Greek Dance Seminar (Switzerland - Baden), Feb. 22 - 23

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Tundzha), Feb. 22 - 24

Kolofest (USA - Los Angeles), Feb. 23

Bulgare Ensemble performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 26

Kukerlandia Festival (Bulgaria - Yambol), Feb. 28 - Mar. 3    video


- MARCH 2019 -

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Goran Bregovic Performance (UK - London), Mar. 1

Laguna Folkdance Festival (USA - Los Angeles area), Mar. 1 - 3

Greek Music and Dance Party (France - Peyrolles-en-Provence), Mar. 2

Film Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 7 - 17

Bulgarian Spring Break Tour (Bulgaria), Mar. 8 - 16

Mystery of Bulgarian Voices Performance (Netherlands - Amsterdam), Mar. 12

Mystery of Bulgarian Voices Performance (Netherlands - Eindhoven), Mar. 14

Greek Dance Workshop (Germany - Berlin), Mar. 16 - 17

Orpheus Talent Competition (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Mar. 21 - 24

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 22 - 24

Bulgarian Festival (UK - London), Mar. 23

Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Ruse), Mar. 23

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Haskovo), Mar. 23

Spring Festival (Bulgaria - Velingrad), Mar. 23

Kachamak Festival (Bulgaria - Shumnititsa), Mar. 23 - 26

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Haskovo), Mar. 24 - 25

Chicago Spring Festival (USA - Chicago), Mar. 29 - 31

Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 30

Lazarovden Festival (Bulgaria - Balchik), Mar. 31


- APRIL 2019 -

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Children's Folklore Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina - Banja Luka), Apr. 1 - 6

Dance Seminar (Bulgaria - Borovets), Apr. 4 - 7

Greek Dance Workshop (U.K. - Calver), Apr. 5 - 7

Folkdance Festival (Spain - Gandia), Apr. 5 - 7

Wine and Food Festival (Bulgaria - Varna), Apr. 12 - 14

Romanian Dance Workshop (Germany - Berlin), Apr. 13 - 14

Serbian Dance Workshop (U.K. - London), Apr. 13 - 14

Cooking Competition (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Apr. 18 - 20

Balkan Trafik Festival (Belgium - Brussels), Apr. 24 - 28

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Suvorovo), Apr. 27 - 28

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Vratsa), Apr. 28 - May 1


- MAY 2019 -

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Animation Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 7 - 12

BalkanFolk Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo), May 9 - 19

Greek Dance Workshop (Germany - Berlin), May 10 - 12

Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), May 11 - 12

'June' Folkdance Camp (USA - Illinois), May 16 - 19

Greek Dance Seminar (Switzerland - Baden), May 17 - 18

Serbian Festival (USA - Washington DC), May 17 - 19

Greek Conference (Canada - Montreal), May 17 - 20

Goran Bregovic Performance (France - Merignac), May 18

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), May 19 - 30    ← Waiting-list only.

Folklore Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), May 23 - 27

Folklife Festival (USA - Seattle), May 24 - 27

Folk Festival (Greece - Neos Marmaras), May 26 - 31

Rose Valley Tour (Bulgaria), May 29 - Jun. 3

Greek Dance Seminar (Germany - Schnega), May 30 - Jun. 2

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria - Kazanluk), May 30 - Jun. 3

Rose Festival (Bulgaria - Kazanlak), May 31 - Jun. 2

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), May 31 - Jun. 3

Moisidis Dance Seminar (Greece - Neoi Poroi), May 31 - Jun. 10

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Topolovgrad), exact date TBA.


- JUNE 2019 -

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Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Jun. 1

Children's Ballet Festival (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jun. 1 - 4

Sting in Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 1

Bulgarian Study Abroad courses (Bulgaria - Stolat), Jun. 1 - 26

Sting in Concert (FYROM - Skopje), Jun. 2

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

Bulgarian language course (USA - Pittsburgh), Jun. 3 - Jul. 12

Rose Valley Workshop (Bulgaria - Karavelovo), Jun. 4 - 12

Choir Workshop (Bulgaria - Balchik), Jun. 5 - 9

Rhodope Meadows Festival (Bulgaria - Polkovnik Serafimovo), Jun. 6 - 9

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Hisarya), Jun. 6 - 10

International Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Haskovo), Jun. 7 - 9

Greek Dance Seminar (Greece - Skala Potamias), Jun. 8 - 18

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 9 - 20

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Lozenets), Jun. 10 - Sep. 10

Greek Dance Seminar (Greece - Thassos), Jun. 11 - 18

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Kiten), Jun. 12 - 16

Greek Dance Festival (Greece - Paralia), Jun. 14 - 18

Mendocino Folklore Camp (USA - California), Jun. 15 - 22

Youth Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko), Jun. 16 - Jul. 7

Euro-Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Tsarevo-Kiten), Jun. 19 - 24

Greek Dance Seminar (Switzerland - Baden), Jun. 23

Cherry Festival (Bulgaria - Kyustendil), Jun. 22 - 23

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 23 - Jul. 4

Folklore Festival (Albania - Durres), Jun. 26 - 30

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Nessebar), Jun. 27 - Jul. 7


- JULY 2019 -

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Folk Festival (Serbia - Belgrade), Jul. 2 - 8

Ethno Festival (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jul. 5 - 7

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Sozopol), Jul. 5 - 15

Macedonian Dance Seminar (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 8 - 17

Folk-arts Camp (Bulgaria - Dobrinishte), Jul. 8 - 22

Door County Folk Festival (USA - Wisconsin), Jul. 10 - 14

Galichnik Wedding (FYROM), Jul. 12

Macedonian Festival (USA - New York), Jul. 12 - 14

Dance and Music Festival (Hungary - Budapest), Jul. 12 - 15

Serbian language course (Serbia - Valjevo), Jul. 14 - 20

Serbian language course (Serbia - Valjevo), Jul. 14 - 27

Serbian language course (Serbia - Valjevo), Jul. 14 - Aug. 3

Zagreb Folklore Festival (Croatia), Jul. 17 - 21

Tzvetkov Dance Workshop (Bulgaria - Devin), Jul. 19 - 29    ← Waiting-list only.

Folk Festival (Serbia - Cacak), Jul. 20 - 24

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo), Jul. 20 - 27

Macedonian Dance Seminar (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 20 - 29

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Dobrich), Jul. 21 - 24

Stockton Folk-dance Camp (USA - San Francisco area), Jul. 21 - 28

Jazz Festival (Bulgaria - Varna), Jul. 21 - 29

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

Dorkovo Folklore Festival (Bulgaria), Jul. 26 - 28    video

Lark Camp (USA - California), Jul. 26 - Aug. 3

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Samokov), Jul. 27 - 28

Stockton Folk-dance Camp (USA - San Francisco area), Jul. 28 - Aug. 4

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

Macedonian Music and Dance Seminar (FYROM - Skopje), Jul. 30 - Aug. 7

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Varna), Jul. 31 - Aug. 4

Tchan Folkdance Seminar (Bulgaria - Pavel Banya), exact dates TBA.


- AUGUST 2019 -

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Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Tsaravets), Aug. 1 - 4

Folklore Festival (Romania - Sibiu), Aug. 1 - 5

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Aug. 1 - 5

Bulgaria Family Tour (Bulgaria), Aug. 2 - 11

Pirin Sings Festival (Bulgaria - Predela), Aug. 3 - 4

Gaida Festival (Bulgaria - Gela), Aug. 3 - 4    video1    video2

Folklorama Festival (Canada - Winnipeg), Aug. 4 - 17

Konstantinou Dance Workshop (Greece, FYROM), Aug. 5 - 17

Jazz Festival (Bulgaria - Bansko), Aug. 6 - 10

Sziget Festival (Hungary - Budapest), Aug. 7 - 13

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Ihtiman), Aug. 15 - 16

"Festival of the National Costume" (Bulgaria - Zheravna), Aug. 16 - 18    video

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Nessebar), Aug. 22 - Sep. 1

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

Karakachani Festival (Bulgaria - Karandila), Aug. 24 - 25

Greek Dance and Drumming Seminar (Greece - Magnisia), Aug. 24 - 31

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Aug. 25 - Sep. 5

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Burgas), Aug. 26 - 30


- SEPTEMBER 2019 -

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Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Golden Sands), Sep. 5 - 10

Gaida Festival (Bulgaria - Koprivshtitsa), Sep. 6 - 8

Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Tipchenitsa), Sep. 8

Music and Dance Festival (Croatia - Zaton), Sep. 7 - 10

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 8 - 19

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Silistra), Sep. 13

Peppers Festival (Bulgaria - Kyrtovo Konare), Sep. 14

Culinary Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 15 - 20

Folk Festival (Greece - Neos Marmaras), Sep. 17 - 22

Plum and Rakia Festival (Bulgaria - Troyan), Sep. 21 - 23

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

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

Haiduti Festival (Bulgaria - Zlatograd), Sep. 22

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 22 - Oct. 3

Archeological Treasures Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 29 - Oct. 6


- OCTOBER 2019 -

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Bread Festival (Bulgaria - Strazhitsa), Oct. 16

Stone and Compass Tour (Bulgaria), Oct. 18 - 27

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Mikrevo), Oct. 25 - 27

Greek Dance Workshop (Greece - Orma), Oct. 27 - Nov. 3


- NOVEMBER 2019 -

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Kolo Festival (USA - San Francisco), Nov. 29 - 30

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Pazardzhik), Nov. 30


- DECEMBER 2019 -

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