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Filip Kirkorov with a show in Veliko Tarnovo on July, 3rd

filipFilip Kirkorov will have a concert in Bulgaria’s old capital on July, 3rd. The visit is part of his summer tour in the country and has 4 stops – Burgas, Varna, Veliko Tarnovo and Sofia

His impressive show is called Drugoy (Someone else). The stage for his concert is on 6 levels and one of the most breath-taking moments during the act is the 360 degree rotation of Kirkorov in a metal centrifuge similar to a spacecraft module. The show uses 3D technology, light, animation and computer effects and there are also huge jumbotron screens. Continue Reading

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Samovodskata charshia celebrates Enyovden

download (3)Enyovden (Enyo’s day) is a festival related to the summer solstice. It takes place on 24th June and coincides with St. John Baptist’s Day. It is both a religious feast and a traditional folk ritual. On Midsummer Day the sun is believed to end its journey towards summer and, after rotating three times it turns towards winter. In ancient times there was the popular belief that herbs gathered before sunrise on Enyovden have stronger healing powers than those gathered on any other day of the year, so medicine women went to the meadows and in the woods early in the morning to pick herbs. According to the tradition, on Enyovden children and adults ’bath’ in the dew in order to be strong and healthy. Young women twine a wreath of flowers and herbs and everybody passes through it three times as a ritual for health and fertility. Continue Reading

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Dixie Jazz Fest brings jazz and funk musicians to Veliko Tarnovo

599357_474855375860866_1473952002_nThe seventh Dixie Jazz Fest will happen from 10th  till 12th July. The organizers are promising three hot summer nights full of jazz, funk and groove as well as live acts from very good Bulgarian musicians and foreign participants.

The stage will be set up at Assenevtsi Monument. The festival kicks off at 7.30 pm on 10th July with an exhibition of the photos that have captured some of the hottest moments of last year’s show.The hosts from Royal Dixie Band will be the first to play. Well-known Bulgarian bands and young artists as well as guests from Serbia, Romaina and Switzerland will also be performing during three days of the fest.Dixie1

Each evening after the news_6655_1968428632djaz 1concerts are finished the party is to be continued at 1653903_626026660778804_747263769_nMelon club with live jam sessions. All the events on the festival programme are free.

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First Park Festival in Veliko Tarnovo


Boruna Park

Veliko Tarnovo is a very beautiful town that has always enchanted foreigners with its tiered architecture. In October 1907 the popular National Geographic magazine published the travel notes of the American traveller Felix J. Cox entitled Tarnovo – the town of the hanging gardens; the author was smitten with the splendour of the town. Many professional gardeners have worked in the old capital of Bulgaria at the beginning of last century; they’ve created one of the most exquisite and distinguished parks in the country.

In order to revive this tradition and put it in a modern day perspective Veliko Tarnovo Municipality is organizing the First Park Festival in the town. It will be held on June, 21st from 11 am at Boruna Park, near Asenevtsi Monument. Continue Reading

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Beerfest in Veliko Tarnovo

biraProject Art Summer 2014 will delight us with a beer festival and lots of live music from 13th till 15th June. The event will take place at Asenevtsi Monument, aka Konnitsite; 5 bands and the 2012 World Beatbox Champion Skiller will perform on the stage. The show starts on Friday, 13th June from 8 pm. On Saturday live acts kick off at 5 pm. Football fans will able to watch The World Cup matches live from Brazil on a big screen. It’s going to be a great festival with lots of live music, beer and of course football. Come and join the party.

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Tsarevets Fortress hosts the open air opera festival Stage of the Ages


Stage of the Ages

Madame Butterfly, Giselle, Zorba the Greek, Gianni Schicchi and Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) are the five operas we are going to see this year during the summer opera festival Stage of the Ages which will be held at Tsarevets Fortress. The largest festival in Veliko Tarnovo will take place from 2nd till 10th August.

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Stage of the Ages

Puccini’s Madame Butterfly will open the show; it will be performed on 2nd and 3rd August from 9 pm. On 5th August opera fans will be able to see Adolf Adam’s Giselle. Admirers of fine ballet art can savour Zorba the Greek by Mikis Theodorakis on 6th August. On 9th and 10th are the presentations of Pietro Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. Continue Reading

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Latin fiesta in Veliko Tarnovo

images (9)Three days of Latin dancing for the citizens and guests of Veliko Tarnovo! The Latin fiesta is going to take place from 5th till 7th June and is organized by a local dance centre. The festival is called Un beso Fiesta and will offer lots of Latin rhythm, fun and good mood for all the visitors and citizens of Veliko Tarnovo. The event is free and everyone can participate; it will take place near Asenevtsi monument and the Art gallery.



Ten of the biggest Latin dances schools in Bulgaria will take part alongside guests from dancing academies from Greece and Romania. The fiestas will kick-start on June, 5th from 6 pm with salsa teaching classes for kids and later for grown-ups. From 8 pm De Fuego Orchestra, the most enchanting salsa music band in Bulgaria, will perform some of the dancers’ favourite Latin songs. Continue Reading