Event Category For Visit my Bulgaria

Events & Festivals

Community and celebration is a significant part of Bulgarian culture. We gather at festivals, ceremonies and games to share emotion and build a sense of fellowship. These events are opportunities to connect with Bulgarians beyond language and cultural barriers. Shared interests bring us together for unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories, no matter our differences. 

Festival Meadows in the Mouintains in Bulgaria
Photo by Pasco Photography

Popular EVENTS

We’ve selected a handful of memorable events that only begin to scratch the surface of unforgettable festivals, gatherings, and sports happenings in Bulgaria. There are so many year-round celebrations worth discovering, but here’s a few to start with.

The village of Arbanasi

Meadows in the Mountains

MITM gathers people from near and far for a mystical music and arts festival in the mountains.

Cyclist during the event of Dunal Ultra in Bulgaria

Dunav Ultra

From the Danube River to the Black Sea, this cycling marathon is the best way to discover Bulgaria by bike.

Festival of Smilyan bean in Smilyan Village

Smilyan Beans Festival

Bulgarians love the Smilyan bean so much that we organized an entire festival to celebrate it.

A participant of the Pirin Ultra event in Bulgaria.

Pirin Ultra

Skyrunning on the edge of the Pirin Mountain cliffs is a thrilling marathon experience like no other.

Traditional Bulgarian dance called horo

Zheravna Festival

In the beginning of the year, masked dancers called kukers dance to the music to ward off evil.

Beglika festival - Music Festivals in Bulgaria

Beglika Festival

On the shores of the Beglik Dam, this festival hosts a community of nature-lovers and alternative artists.

Selected EXPERIENCES

If you’re not sure where to start, or maybe if you want to experience a variety of events in Bulgaria, we recommend putting your trust in one of our event experts, who will ensure you leave Bulgaria with stories and memories to last a lifetime. 

Dunav Ultra Tickets

Dunav Ultra Tickets

MITM gathers people from near and far for a mystical music and arts festival in the mountains.

Buzludzha monument

Buzludzha Festival

Follow the link to purchase tickets for the festival, which will take place in August 2024.

Festival of Smilyan bean in Smilyan Village

Art Residency Stay

Bulgarians love the Smilyan bean so much that we organized an entire festival to celebrate it.

Have a look at our popular ARTICLES

If you’re particularly interested in a given category of events, we’ve gathered up some lists and articles on the ones that you surely shouldn’t miss during your time in Bulgaria. Whether it’s cultural, music, food, or sports, there’s surely an interesting event for you.

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