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

(Click here for events in 2017)


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- JANUARY 2016 -

Kukeri Parade (Bulgaria - Razlog), Jan. 1

Florina Annual Dance (Greece), Jan. 2    Video

Prespes Villages Tour (Greece - Florina), Jan. 2 - 5

Moisidis Folklore Tour (Greece), Jan. 3 - 10

Kalofer Epiphany Celebration (Bulgaria - Kalofer), Jan. 6    2016 Video    2015 Video

Pontic Dance Workshop (Greece), Jan. 9    Video

Macedonian New Years Party (USA - Los Angeles area), Jan. 9

Pontic Dance Seminar (Greece), Jan. 9 - 10

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad), Jan. 10    FB page    Video    Video

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Yardzhkilovtsi), Jan. 13 - 14

Golden Festival (USA - New York city), Jan. 15 - 16

Romanian Dance Workshop (USA - St. Louis), Jan. 15 - 17

Hellenic Dance Festival (USA - Florida), Jan. 15 - 17

Kukeri Festival and Parade (Bulgaria - Simitli), Jan. 16    Video1    Video2

Singing Class (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 16

Breznik Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Breznik), Jan. 16    Video

International Folklore Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Jan. 16 - 20

Dance-ensemble auditions, male and female (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 17

Heritage Festival (USA - California), Jan. 22 - 23

Bulgarian Dance Workshop (Switzerland), Jan. 23

Veselo Festival (USA - Oregon), Jan. 23 - 24

Greek Dance Workshop (Germany), Jan. 23 - 24

Zornitsa Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 24

Rhodope Concert (Bulgaria - Kurdzhali), Jan. 25

Koutev Ensemble female dancers audition (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 25

Rhodope Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 26

Ezerets Choir 20th Anniversary Concert (Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad), Jan. 26

Pirin Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Kyustendil), Jan. 27

Belco Stanev Class (Germany), Jan. 27

Pirin Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Burgas), Jan. 28 - 29

Kukeri Carnival Tour (Bulgaria), Jan. 28 - Feb. 5

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

Croatian Extravaganza (USA - Los Angeles), Jan. 29 - 31

Folkdance Ball (USA - Wisconsin), Jan. 29 - 31    Program

Mummers Festival (Bulgaria), Jan. 29 - Feb. 1

Koenig Dance Workshop (USA - California), Jan. 30

'Hopni Tropni' Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jan. 30

Junior Tamburitzans Performance (USA - St. Louis), Jan. 30

Pontic Dance Workshop (Germany), Jan. 30 - 31

Greek Dance Workshop (Germany), Jan. 30 - 31

Bulgarian Dance Classes (Germany), Jan. 30 - 31

15 Years of Greek Dancing Celebration (Greece), Jan. 31


- FEBRUARY 2016 -

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Ismail Lumanovski and Inspector Gadje (USA - Seattle), Feb. 4

Varimezovi Performance (USA - Seattle), Feb. 5

"Kukove" Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Rakovski), Feb. 5 - 6

Wine Festival (Bulgaria - Ilindentsi), Feb. 6

Ismail Lumanovski and Inspector Gadje (USA - San Francisco), Feb. 6

Horoteka (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 6

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Pobeda), Feb. 6 - 7

Greek Dance Workshop (Switzerland - Basel), Feb. 6 - 7

Romanian Dance Workshop (Poland - Poznan), Feb. 6 - 7

Bulgarian Music and Dance Performance (USA - Seattle), Feb. 7

Homemade Wine Contest (Bulgaria - Varna), Feb. 11

40th FDF (USA - Los Angeles area), Feb. 11 - 14

Ensemble Lyulin 30th Anniversary Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 12

Laguna Folkdance Festival (USA - Los Angeles), Feb. 12 - 14

Romani Music and Dance Workshop (Germany), Feb. 12 - 14

Balkan Dance Workshop (USA - Florida), Feb. 12 - 15

Serbian and International Dance Evening (USA - Wisconsin), Feb. 13

Verea Horoteka (USA - Chicago), Feb. 13

Tamburitza Festival (USA - San Francisco), Feb. 13 - 14

Wine and Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Veselinovo), Feb. 14

Albanian Dance Workshop (USA - California), Feb. 15

Musical Portrait of Nikolay Doktorov (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 18    Video

Pirin Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 18

Horoteka (Canada - Montreal), Feb. 20

Macedonian Dance Class (USA - Anaheim), Feb. 20

Bulgarian Dance Workshop (Germany - Frankfurt), Feb. 20 - 21

Celebration of Relish and Wine (Bulgaria - Bansko), Feb. 24

Kukerlandia Festival (Bulgaria - Yambol), Feb. 25 - 28    Program    Video

Folk Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 26

Balkan Days (Germany - Munich), Feb. 26 - Mar. 12

Kyriakos Moisidis Workshop (U.K. - Winchester), Feb. 27

Baba Marta Celebration (USA - San Francisco), Feb. 27

Serbian Folk Festival (USA - Los Angeles), Feb. 27

Serbian Dance Workshop (Spain - Granollers), Feb. 27 - 28

Greek Dance Workshop (Belgium - Brussels), Feb. 27 - 28    <- Almost sold out.

Dances of Asia Minor (Spain), Feb. 27 - 28

Lonsdale Street Greek Festival (Australia - Melbourne), Feb. 27 - 28

Bulgarian Picnic (USA - Los Angeles), Feb. 28

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Sredets), Feb. 28

Liberation Day Celebration (Spain - Valencia), Feb. 28

Koutev Ensemble concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Feb. 28

Liberation Day Celebration (Bulgaria - Sopot), Feb. 29 - Mar. 3


- MARCH 2016 -

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Holiday Concert (Bulgaria - Karlovo), Mar. 1

Tupan and Gaida Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 3

Day of Music (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 3

Liberation Day Celebration (Bulgaria - Varna), Mar. 3

Trakia Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Mar. 3

Ethno-jazz Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 3

"Pesponedelnik" Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Shiroka Luka), Mar. 3 - 6    Video    Video2

Costumes Exhibition (Bulgaria - Burgas), Mar. 3 - Apr. 15

Carnival Feast (Greece - Athens), Mar. 4

Rembetika Concert (Sweden - Stockhold), Mar. 4

ANOIXI Dance Workshop (USA - N. Carolina), Mar. 4 - 6

Folk Dance Contest (Italy - Rimini), Mar. 4 - 7

Balkan Night Northwest (USA - Seattle), Mar. 5

Liberation Day Party (USA - Philadelphia area), Mar. 5    Video

Liberation Day Party (USA - Atlanta), Mar. 5

Liberation Day Party (USA - St. Louis), Mar. 5

Rakia Holiday (Bulgaria - Apriltsi), Mar. 5

"Pesponedelnik" Kukeri Tour (Bulgaria - Shiroka Luka), Mar. 5 - 6

Greek Dance Workshop (Belgium), Mar. 5 - 6    Dutch    French

Turkish Dance Workshop (Germany - Berlin), Mar. 5 - 6

Naoussa Dance Seminar (Greece), Mar. 5- 15    Program

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Tazha), Mar. 6

Serres Dance Seminar (Greece), Mar. 6 - 17

Folklore Party/horoteka (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 8

Arts and Crafts Exhibit (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 9 - Apr. 20

Sofia International Film Festival (Bulgaria), Mar. 10 - 31

National Children's and Youth Folklore Competition (Bulgaria - Ruse), Mar. 11 - 12

Macedonian Dance Class (Germany), Mar. 12

Verea Horoteka (USA - Chicago), Mar. 12

Belco Stanev Workshop (Germany), Mar. 12 - 13

Kukeri Festival (Bulgaria - Karlovo), Mar. 12 - 13    Video

Desi Dobreva Concert (USA - Detroit), Mar. 13

Forgiveness Day Celebration (Bulgaria - Troyan), Mar. 13

Ansemble Macedonia Performance (FYROM - Skopje), Mar. 13

Vocal and Instrumental Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 16

Trakia Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 17

Neli Petkova Performance (USA - Seattle), Mar. 18

Children's Dance Competition (Bulgaria - Shumen), Mar. 18 - 20

Children's Folklore Contest (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Mar. 18 - 20

Chicago Balkan Festival (USA - Chicago), Mar. 18 - 20

Balkan Music Night (USA - Massachusetts), Mar. 19

"Magic of Bulgaria" Celebration (USA - Boston), Mar. 19

10th National Folkdance Clubs Competition (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 19    Video1    Video2    Video3    Video4

Folklore Benefit Concert (Bulgaria - Varna), Mar. 19

Folkdance Competition (Bulgaria - Ruse), Mar. 19    Video

Folkdance Festival (USA - Seattle), Mar. 19 - 20

Desi Dobreva Concert (USA - Baltimore), Mar. 20

Folk Competition (Bulgaria - Sredets), May 20

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Mar. 20 - 22

Folklore Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 22

Spring Concert (Bulgaria - Kotel), Mar. 23

Greek Dance Seminar (Greece - Arahova), Mar. 23 - 27

Bulgarian and Macedonian Music and Dance Workshop (Bulgaria, FYROM), Mar. 23 - 28

Petur Ralchev Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 24

Folk-music Concert (Bulgaria - Varna), Mar. 24

Greek Dance Seminar (Greece), Mar. 24 - 27

Zlatne Uste and Balkan Express (USA - New York), Mar. 25

Bulgarian Folk Talent Competition (Bulgaria - Kalofer), Mar. 25 - 27

Bulgarian Folklore and Traditions (U.K. - London), Mar. 26

Spring Dance Day (Bulgaria - Velingrad), Mar. 26

Festival of Amateur Folkdance Clubs (Bulgaria - Haskovo), Mar. 26

Greek Evening (France - Marseille), Mar. 26

Desi Dobreva Concert (USA - Atlanta), Mar. 26

Koutev Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 28

Ethno-jazz Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Mar. 29

Folk-music Concert (Bulgaria - Kalofer), Mar. 29

Turkish Film Festival (USA - New York), Mar. 31 - Apr. 3


- APRIL 2016 -

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National Folklore Competition (Bulgaria - Kotel), Apr. 1

Greek Dance Workshop (Germany - Berlin), Apr. 1 - 3

Folk Performers Competition (Bulgaria - Varna), Apr. 1 - 3

Turkish Music Institute (USA - New York), Apr. 1 - 5

BalkanFest 2016 (USA - Los Angeles area), Apr. 2

Desi Dobreva Concert (USA - Miama), Apr. 2

Macedonian Dance Workshop (Netherlands - Amsterdam), Apr. 2

Gorana Dance Ensemble Anniversary Performance (USA - New York), Apr. 2

Greek Dance Workshop (USA - Boston), Apr. 2 - 3

Week-long Rhodope Tour (Bulgaria), Every Monday, Apr. 4 - Sep. 26

Tribute to Ivan Todorov Folklore Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Apr. 6

Koutev Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Apr. 6

Desi Dobreva Concert (Canada - Toronto), Apr. 8

Desi Dobreva Concert (Canada - Montreal), Apr. 9

Spring Concert (Bulgaria - Samokov), Apr. 9

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Georgia), Apr. 9    Video    Video2    14 min audio from latest album

Belco Stanev Workshop (U.K. - Sheffield), Apr. 9 - 10

Greek Dance Workshop (France - Paris), Apr. 9 - 10

Macedonian Dance Workshop (Germany), Apr. 9 - 10

Balkan Dance Seminar (France), Apr. 9 - 16

Desi Dobreva Concert (Canada - Ottawa), Apr. 10

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - N. Carolina), Apr. 11

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Washington DC), Apr. 12

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Cleveland), Apr. 13

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Kentucky), Apr. 14

Balkan Trafik Festival (Belgium - Brussels), Apr. 14 - 17

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - San Francisco), Apr. 15

Desi Dobreva and Bulgarika Concert (USA - New York), Apr. 15

Zlatne Uste Concert (USA - New York), Apr. 15

Balkan Music Concert (France - Paris), Apr. 15

Montana Folklore Competition (Bulgaria - Montana), Apr. 15 - 16

Easter Arts and Crafts Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), Apr. 15 - 17

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Los Angeles), Apr. 16

Balkan Music Concert (Luxembourg), Apr. 16

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Varna), Apr. 16

Folkdance Competition (Bulgaria - Sofia), Apr. 16

6th National Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnavo), Apr. 16

Crete Dance Seminar (Italy), Apr. 16- 17

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Nevada), Apr. 18

Folkdance Festival (Turkey - Manisa), Apr. 18 - 24

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Nevada), Apr. 19

Esma Redzepova in Concert (USA - Washington DC), Apr. 20

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Boston), Apr. 20

Esma Redzepova in Concert (USA - Washington DC), Apr. 21

Rhythms of the Balkans Series, Part 3 (Bulgaria - Sofia), Apr. 21

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Philadelphia), Apr. 21

Costumes Festival (Bulgaria - Razlog), Apr. 21

Accordion Competition (Bulgaria - Novi Pazar), Apr. 21 - 23

Children and Youth Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Apr. 21 - 25

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - New York), Apr. 22

Verea Bulgarian Dance Ensembles Festival (USA - Chicago), Apr. 22 - 23

Esma Redzepova in Concert (USA - New Jersey), Apr. 23

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Pittsburgh), Apr. 23

Folkdance Competition (Bulgaria - Kotel), Apr. 23

Folk Groups Performance (Bulgaria - Parvomay), Apr. 23

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Svilengrad), Apr. 23

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Chicago), Apr. 24

Esma Redzepova in Concert (USA - New York), Apr. 24

Palm Sunday Celebration (Bulgaria - Svetnitsa), Apr. 24

Rila Mountains Festival (Bulgaria - Borovets), Apr. 24 - 26

Fanfare Ciocarlia (USA - Minneapolis), Apr. 26

Neli Andreeva Live performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Apr. 26

Esma Redzepova in Concert (USA - Seattle), Apr. 26

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

Orthodox Easter Tour (Bulgaria), Apr. 28 - May 4

Sounds of Dalmatia Concert (Canada - Ontario), Apr. 29

Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival (U.K.), Apr. 29 - May 2

International Dance and Music Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Apr. 28 - May 3

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Lozen), Apr. 30

Esma Redzepova in Concert (USA - California), Apr. 30

Sounds of Dalmatia Concert (USA - New York), Apr. 30

Folklore Festival and Contest (Bulgaria - Elenovo), Apr. 30

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Miama), Apr. 30

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Oreshak), Apr. 30 - May 1

Traditional Greek Island and Asia Minor Dance Workshop (Greece), Apr. 30 - May 7


- MAY 2016 -

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Sounds of Dalmatia Concert (USA - Chicago), May 1

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Maryland), May 1

Folkdance Festival (USA - New Jersey), May 1

Thracian and Roma Dance Tour (Turkey), May 1 - 7

Macedonian Music and Dance Tour (FYROM), May 1 - 11

Greek Dance Workshop (France - Marseilles), May 4 - 8

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Virginia), May 5

Turkish Music and Dance Tour (Turkey), May 5 - 16

Cherven Traktor performance (USA - New York), May 6

Sounds of Dalmatia Concert (USA - Los Angeles), May 6

National Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Tarnovo), May 6 - 8    Program

Cheverme Festival (Bulgaria - Zlatograd), May 7    Video

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Stefanovo), May 7

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Atlanta), May 7

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Popintsi), May 7

Ivo Papazov and Orchestra Trakia (Bulgaria - Momina Klisura), May 7

Sounds of Dalmatia Concert (Canada - Vancouver), May 8

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Philadelphia), May 8

Bulgarian Picnic (USA - Boston), May 8

Orchestra Yabori in Concert (Bulgaria - Momina Klisura), May 8

International Animation Film Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 9 - 15

Prof. Rice Receives Honorary Doctorate (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 10

Balkan Fever (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 11

Valya Balkanska in Concert (Canada - Ottawa), May 11

American in Bulgaria Lecture (USA - New York), May 12

World Cup of Folklore (Bulgaria - Veliko Turnovo), May 12 - 22    Video

Valya Balkanska in Concert (Canada - Montreal), May 13

Serbian Festival (USA - Washington DC area), May 13 - 15

International Folkdance Festival (Serbia), May 13 - 16

Spring Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 14

Valya Balkanska in Concert (Canada - Toronto), May 14

Folklore Show (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 14

"Trakia Sings and Dances" Festival (Bulgaria - Haskovo), May 14

Mini-Rozhen Festival (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), May 14 - 15    Sat. Stage 1    Sat. Stage 2    Sun. Stage 1    Sun. Stage 2

Valya Balkanska in Concert (Canada - Calgary), May 15

EuroFolk Performance (Bulgaria - Veliko Turnovo), May 15

Silistra Ensemble 50th Anniversary Performance (USA - Silistra), May 16

Marmaris Folk Festival (Turkey), May 16 - 20

Koutev Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), May 19

"Antika Bulgaria" Festival (USA - San Francisco), May 20

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Seattle), May 20

Humor Carnival (Bulgaria - Gabrovo), May 21

Workshop with Tsvetanka Varimezova (USA - San Francisco area), May 21

Trakia Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), May 21

Folklore Concert (Bulgaria - Burgas), May 21

Valya Balkanska in Concert (Canada - Vancouver), May 21

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Dragoman), May 21 - 22

National Folklore Competition (Bulgaria - Burgas), May 21 - 22

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), May 22 - Jun. 2    <- Waitlist only.

Nina Kavardjikova Tour (Romania, Bulgaria), May 24 - Jun. 8

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Las Vegas), May 25

Koutev Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), May 26

Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival (USA - New York), May 26 - 28

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Dupnitsa), May 26 - 29

Koutev Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Etropole), May 27

Tamburitza Concert (USA - Chicago), May 27

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - Arizona), May 27

Festival of Amateur Folkdance Clubs (Bulgaria - Sveti Vlas), May 27 - 28

Northwest Folklife Festival (USA - Seattle), May 27 - 30

Balkan Fest (USA - San Diego), May 27 - 30    Video

Festival of Amateur Dance Clubs (Bulgaria - Pernik), May 28

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Razgrad), May 28

Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Kazanluk), May 28

Rose Festival Celebration (Bulgaria - Karlovo), May 28

Macedonian Dance Workshop (Germany - Berlin), May 28 - 29

Greek Dance Workshop (Belgium - Brussels), May 28 - 29    Registration form

Dance in Strandzha (Bulgaria - Malko Turnovo), May 28 - 29

"Europa Roots" Balkan Festival (USA - San Diego), May 28 - 29

Rose Festival and Nestinari Tour (Bulgaria), May 28 - Jun. 8

Rose Festival Celebration (Austria - Friedrichshof), May 29

Valya Balkanska in Concert (USA - San Francisco), May 30

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), May 30 - Jun. 6

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), May 31 - Jun. 7

Macedonian language course (USA - Arizona), May 31 - Jul. 15

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language course (USA - Arizona), May 31 - Jul. 15

Turkish language course (USA - Arizona), May 31 - Jul. 15


- JUNE 2016 -

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National Dance School Anniversary Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 1

Theodosii Spassov Quintet (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 1

Children's Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 1 - 5

National Folk-arts Festival (Bulgaria - Kalofer), Jun. 1 - 5

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 1 - 6

June Folkdance Camp (USA - Wisconsin), Jun. 2 - 5

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 2 - 6

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 2 - 7

Nestinari (firewalkers) Ceremony (Bulgaria - Bulgari), Jun. 3

Folk Dance Weekend (USA - California), Jun. 3 - 5

Rose Festival Program (Bulgaria - Kazanluk), Jun. 3 - 5

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 3 - 6

Rose Festival Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 3 - 7

Dance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Jun. 4

Folklore Performance (Bulgaria - Dobrich), Jun. 4

Botev Poetry Festival (Bulgaria - Kalofer), Jun. 4

Bulgarian Festival (USA - Philadelphia), Jun. 4

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Tvarditsa), Jun. 4

Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 4 - 5

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Arbanassi), Jun. 4 - 5

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Petrich), Jun. 4 - 5

National Dance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Tsarevo), Jun. 4 - 5

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Parvomay), Jun. 4 - 5

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

Candy Apple Jazz Band (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 6

Bulgarian language course (USA - Pittsburgh), Jun. 6 - Jul. 15

Bulgarian language course (USA, Bulgaria), Jun. 6 - Aug. 12

Three Trakia Ensemble Performances (Bulgaria - Shumen, Silistra, Razgrad), Jun. 7 - 9

Kiten Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Kiten), Jun. 8 - 12

Koutev Ensemble female dancers audition (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 9

Culinary Festival (Bulgaria - Velingrad), Jun. 9

International Folklore Festival (Romania), Jun. 9 - 12

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Byutan), Jun. 10

International Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Haskovo), Jun. 10 - 12

Folkdance Panorama (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 11

Bulgarian Festival (USA - Chicago), Jun. 11

Rose "Horoteka" (USA - Boston), Jun. 11

Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Shumen), Jun. 11

Folklore Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Devin), Jun. 11 - 12

Serbian Festival (Canada - Vancouver), Jun. 11 - 12

Folklore Performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jun. 14

Adriatic Tour (Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro), Jun. 15 - 29

Classics of Wedding Music (Bulgaria - Sofia), Jun. 16

International Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Pazardzhik), Jun. 16 - 19

International Folk Dance and Music Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Jun. 16 - 20

Folkdance Seminar (Crete - Lassithi), Jun. 16 - 20

International Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko/Kiten), Jun. 16 - 26

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

Weekend of Folk-music Bands (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jun. 17 - 18

Festival of the Southwest (Bulgaria - Razlog), Jun. 17 - 19

Living Water Festival (Bulgaria), Jun. 18 - 19

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria - Sandanski), Jun. 18 - 19

International Culture and Music Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Jun. 18 - 22

Mendocino Folklore Camp (USA - California), Jun. 18 - 25

Koutev Ensemble Anniversary Performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jun. 19

Wildflowers Festival (Bulgaria - Smolyan), Jun. 20 - 28

Herbs and Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Etar), Jun. 24 - 25

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

International Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Tsarevo), Jun. 24 - 26

Goran Alacki Workshop (FYROM - Krushevo), Jun. 24 - 26

International Festival of Folk Music and Customs (Bulgaria - Dolen), Jun. 24 - 26

Rila Mountains Festival (Bulgaria - Borovets), Jun. 24 - 26

Folklore Wedding Celebration (Bulgaria - Vratsa), Jun. 24 - 26    Video

Crete International Folklore Festival (Greece), Jun. 24 - 28

Macedonian Dance Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Jun. 24 - 28

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Smolyan), Jun. 25

Taverna Night (USA - New York), Jun. 25

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Jun. 26 - Jul. 7    <- Waitlist only.

Moisidis Dance Seminar (Greece - Papa Nero), Jun. 27 - Jul. 6

Istria Music Festival (Croatia), Jun. 30 - Jul. 3

Summer Festival (Netherlands), Jun. 30 - Jul. 3


- JULY 2016 -

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National Folklore Celebration (Bulgaria - Razgrad), Jul. 1 - 3

Traditional Dance Festival (Greece - Preveza), Jul. 1 - 3

Folkdance Clubs Festival (Bulgaria - Pleven), Jul. 2

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Jul. 2

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Lozen), Jul. 2 - 3

Varna Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Varna), Jul. 3 - 8

Romanian Dance Seminar (Romania), Jul. 5 - 15

Ohrid Folklore Festival (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 7 - 11

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

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Karnobat), Jul. 9

Velingrad Dance Festival (Bulgaria), Jul. 9 - 10

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Gradishte), Jun. 9 - 10

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

Albanian Folklore Seminar (Albania, Kosovo), Jul. 10 - 21    Brochure

Village Harmony Tour (Bulgaria), Jul. 10 - 24

Galichnik Wedding (FYROM), Jul. 12

Door County Folk Festival (USA - Wisconsin), Jul. 13 - 17

Rozhen Festival (Bulgaria), Jul. 15 - 17    Festival program (in Bulgarian)

Folklore Excursion (Greece - Thessaloniki), Jul. 15 - 20

Folklore Performance (Bulgaria - Veliko Turnovo), Jul. 16

Manevski Macedonian Folk Seminar (FYROM - Vevchani), Jul. 16 - 25

Serbian language course (Serbia), Jul. 16 - Aug. 5

Serbian language course (Serbia), Jul. 16 - Aug. 26

Pirin Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Razlog), Jul. 17 - 19

Moisidis Pella Project (Greece), Jul. 18 - 28    Registration form

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

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

50th Zagreb Folklore Festival (Croatia), Jul. 20 - 24

Macedonian Summer Camp (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 20 - 30    Registration form

Macedonian Folklore Seminar (FYROM - Ohrid), Jul. 21 - 30

Greek Dances Seminar (Greece - Crete), Jul. 23 - Aug. 3

Athens and Delphi Tour (Greece), Jul. 24 - 28

Istanbul Tour (Turkey), Jul. 24 - 28

Tchan Folkdance Seminar (Bulgaria - Velingrad), Jul. 24 - 31

Rhodope Workshop (Bulgaria - Ravnogor), Jul. 24 - 31

Dora Stratou Summer Workshop (Greece - Athens), Jul. 25 - 29

Ivan Varimezov Gaida Workshop (Greece - Crete), Jul. 25 - 30

Tzvetanka Varimezova Singing Workshop (Greece - Crete), Jul. 25 - 30

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

Golden Peach Festival (Bulgaria - Sliven), Jul. 28 - 31

Ohrid Children's Festival (FYROM), Jul. 28 - Aug. 1

Dorkovo Folklore Festival (Bulgaria), Jul. 29 - 31    Video

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

Lark Camp (USA - California), Jul. 29 - Aug. 6

Tsvetkov Dance Seminar (Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad), Jul. 29 - Aug. 8    English    Dutch    French

Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Gabravo), Jul. 30

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


- AUGUST 2016 -

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Rhodope Summer Academy (Bulgaria - Shiroka), Aug. 1 - 15

Montana Folklore Competition (Bulgaria - Montana), Aug. 4 - 7

Gela/Rhodope Tour (Bulgaria), Aug. 4 - 12    Itinerary

Verea Dance Ensembles Festival (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Aug. 5 - 6

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

Gela Gaida Festival (Bulgaria), Aug. 6 - 7    Video from 2015    Video from 2013

Serbian language course (Serbia), Aug. 6 - 26

Sziget Festival (Hungary), Aug. 10 - 11

Guca Brass Bands Festival (Serbia), Aug. 11 - 13    Video

Turkish Dance and Culture Tour (Turkey), Aug. 12 - 22

Mainewoods Dance Camp I (USA - Maine), Aug. 14 - 20

Crafts Fair (Bulgaria - Troyan), Aug. 15 - 18

Transfiguration Festival (Bulgaria - Veliko Turnovo), Aug. 19 - 21

"Festival of the National Costume" (Bulgaria - Zheravna), Aug. 19 - 21    2016 video    2015 video    2014 video

Mainewoods Dance Camp II (USA - Wisconsin), Aug. 21 - 27

Ikaria and Samos Dance Workshop (Greece), Aug. 21 - 29

International Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Burgas), Aug. 22 - 26

Folklore Subor (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Aug. 27

National Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Stara Zagora), Aug. 27 - 28

Atlanta Bulgarian Festival (USA - Atlanta), Aug. 28


- SEPTEMBER 2016 -

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Black Sea Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko), Sep. 1 - 10

Appolonia Arts Festival (Bulgaria - Sozopol), Sep. 1 - 10

Two-Part Singing Festival (Bulgaria - Nedelino), Sep. 2 - 4

Doe Dans World Music Festival (Netherlands), Sep. 2 - 4

Haiduti Subor (Bulgaria - Hisarya), Sep. 2 - 4

Balkanalia Festival (USA - Oregon), Sep. 2 - 5

"Primosko Pearl" Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Primorsko), Sep. 2 - 6

Pirin-Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Sandanski), Sep. 3 - 4

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 4 - 15

Crete Folk Festival (Greece), Sep. 16 - 20

Greek Dance Seminar and Tour (Greece - Mykonos), Sep. 16 - 25

Serbian Festival (USA - Portland Oregon), Sep. 17 - 18

Taste of Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 18 - 23

Rick Steves Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Sep. 18 - 29

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

Montenegro Music and Dance Festival (Montenegro), Sep. 22 - 26

Hanioti Festival (Greece), Sep. 23 - 28

Rakia Festival (Bulgaria - Oreshak), Sep. 24

Serbian Dance Classes (Germany), Sep. 24 - 25

Tsvetkov Dance Workshop (Germany - Berlin), Sep. 24 - 25

Turkish Festival (USA - Washington DC), Sep. 25

Folk Festival (Bulgaria - Yagodova), Sep. 25


- OCTOBER 2016 -

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Oplenacka Berba Festival (Serbia), Oct. 7 - 9

Turkish Dance Workshop (Germany), Oct. 8 - 9

Treasures of Bulgaria Tour (Bulgaria), Oct. 9 - 16

Dance Festival (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Oct. 15

Folk Tour of Greece (Germany), Oct. 15 - 28

Belgrade Ethno-Fest (Serbia), Oct. 21 - 23

Jubilee Concert (Bulgaria - Sofia), Oct. 29


- NOVEMBER 2016 -

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Greek Dance Workshop (Germany), Nov. 5 - 6

Bulgarian Dance Workshop (Germany), Nov. 19 - 20

Student Folklore Festival (Bulgaria - Varna), Nov. 25

Kolo Festival (USA - San Francisco), Nov. 25 - 26

Bulgarian Songs Concert (France - Ramonville), Nov. 26

Chinari Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Nov. 28


- DECEMBER 2016 -

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Elena Dimitrova Dance Workshop (USA - California), Dec. 1

Folklore performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Dec. 4 or this link

Elena Dimitrova Dance Workshop (USA - California), Dec. 4

Nikolina Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Dec. 5

Dance-school Performance (Bulgaria - Sofia), Dec. 9

Bulgarian Folklore Performance (Spain - Mallorca), Dec. 9

Choral Performance (Bulgaria - Varna), Dec. 10

Bulgarian Horoteka (Canada - Montreal), Dec. 10

Horotropzi Holiday Concert (USA - California), Dec. 11

Holiday Concert (Bulgaria - Varna), Dec. 12

Bulgarian Holiday Party (USA - Las Vegas), Dec. 14

Ludo Mlado Holiday Party (USA - Boston area), Dec. 16

Holiday Concert (USA - Las Vegas), Dec. 18

Children's Holiday Concert (Canada - Toronto), Dec. 18

Sliven Ensemble performance (Bulgaria - Kotel), Dec. 19

Trakia Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Dec. 19

Pirin Ensemble Performance (Bulgaria - Blagoevgrad), Dec. 19

Spassov Quintet (Bulgaria - Plovdiv), Dec. 23

Moisidis Workshop (Germany), Dec. 29 - Jan. 1, 2017

Greek New Years Party (Germany - Stuttgart), Dec. 31

Bulgarian New Years Party (USA - Detroit area), Dec. 31

Bulgarian New Years Party (USA - Washington DC), Dec. 31

Bulgarian New Years Party (USA - New York area), Dec. 31

Ashkenaz New Years Party (USA - San Francisco area), Dec. 31

Slavic New Years Party (USA - Dayton), Dec. 31

Bulgarian New Years Party (USA - New York area), Dec. 31


- JAN 2017 -

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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. 27 - 29


- FEB 2017 -

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


- MARCH 2017 -

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

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

Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria, Haskovo), Mar. 18

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


- MAY 2017 -

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

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


- JUNE 2017 -

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Folkdance Festival (Bulgaria, Pleven), Jun. 3

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


- JULY 2017 -

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

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

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

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


- NOVEMBER 2017 -

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