Last modified: October 26, 2022

Bulgaria Cultural Events Calendar

Bulgaria Cultural Events Calendar – Here is a selection of cultural events in Bulgaria. Certainly, the focus is on local festivals of folklore, opera, classical music, jazz and ballet.

Covid-19 pandemic changed cultural life. Numerous events had been postponed or cancelled. Some festivals will take place, but with strict anti-Covid measures in place. Here is a list of events in the period March- November 2022.

Often, we all ask the same questions. Is there light at the end of this long coronavirus tunnel? How long can we endure in isolation? What will the new normal look like? Is it going to affect our cultural life and local budgets for culture? Let’s hope that our Cultural Events Calendar List becomes longer with time! And we can enjoy cultural events together.

Cultural Events List

26th Sofia International Film Festival10 – 31 March 2022Sofia
Master of Art І Film Festival07-28 April 2022Sofia
Orthodox Easter Day 24 April 2022 Throughout Bulgaria
9th Street Art Fire Show Festival 28 April-02 May 2022Plovdiv
European Orchestra Festival 05 – 08 May 2022Plovdiv
One Dance Week Festival13 May – 05 June 2022Plovdiv
Young Wine Fest14 – 15 May 2022Plovdiv
Gabrovo Carnival21 May 2022Gabrovo
Rose Festival in Karlovo27 – 28 May 2022Karlovo
Rose Festival in Kazanlak04 – 05 June 2022Kazanlak
Kapana Fest23 – 26 June 2022Plovdiv
Opera Open19 June – 14 September 2022Plovdiv
Ennyoff’s Day Celebrations24 – 26 June 2022Etara open-air museum cl. Gabrovo
Ennyoff’s Day: Wild herbs Celebrations25 June 2022Karlovo
Varna Summer Music Festival25 JuneVarna
Wrong Fest Music Festival01 – 03 July 2022Plovdiv’s Rowing Canal
Vitosha 2022 – Sofia International Folklore Festival 11 – 16 July 2022Sofia
Opera Festival “Stage of the Ages” 09 July – 10 September 2022 Veliko Tarnovo
Sofia Summer Fest11 July – 28 September 2022Sofia
XVIII International Folklore Festival21 – 23 July 2022Kyustendil
Plovdiv Jazz Summer03 – 05 August 2022Plovdiv
XII Authentic Bulgarian Folklore Festival05 – 07 August 2022Koprivshtica
Shake That Hill Festival 26 – 28 August 2022Plovdiv
Jazz Burgas Festival26 – 27 August 2022Burgas
Plovdiv Beer Fest01 – 06 September 2022Plovdiv
XVIII International Arts & Crafts Fair02 – 04 September 2022Etara open-air museum cl. Gabrovo
TheatAir Street Arts Festival 02 – 04 September 2022Plovdiv
Fish & Wine Festival09 – 11 September 2022Burgas
Love Swing Dance Festival22 – 25 September 2022Plovdiv


Urban Wine Fest Varna 15 October 2022 Varna
Urban Wine Fest Plovdiv 22 October 2022Plovdiv
Urban Wine Fest Sofia 29 October 2022Sofia
Plovdiv Jazz Fest Autumn 2022 04-07 November 2022Plovdiv
Young Wine Fest 25-27 November 2022Plovdivsof


Sofia Opera House Repertoire
Sofia Music Theater Programme
State Opera Plovdiv Programme
Stara Zagora State Opera Programme
Bansko Jazz Fest
Mummers Festival Pernik