A monument of the legendary Valchan Voyvoda (military commanders of Slavic populations) was officially open last Saturday in the village of Rayuvtsi in Elena Balkans. This is the only monument of the famous haydutin (a romanticised hero figure who steals from, and leads his fighters into battle against the Ottoman Empire). The memorial statue is full-length and made of white stone; it towers over Yovkovtsi Reservoir at Valchova Polyana (meadow). Valchan is one of the most famous Bulgarian rebels who devoted 80 years of his life to revel activity. All the money which Valchan Voyvoda obtained was given away for the liberation of Bulgaria and education of the Bulgarian population. He was born on January 7th, 1775 and died on March 23rd, 1879 at the age of 104.
A grill-flavoured fest with lots of cheerful music will be held near the Peter and Paul Monastery close to the town of Lyaskovets, not far from Veliko Tarnovo. The event will take place from September, 1st till September 6th.
This will be a special celebration dedicated to the quality and tradition of Bulgarian taste accompanied by nice music and the aroma of tasty temptations sizzling on the BBQ. Bulgarian producers will present traditional meat products and dishes, and foreign chefs will show their masterpieces at the event.
Тhe celebrations dedicated to the official holiday of Kilifarevo have started with the opening of the Children’s Academy of Arts. The fest is traditionally marked in the last week of August. On Wednesday, August 26th, from 10 am at the Municipal Water Day will be held at the swimming complex. The Bicycle Vacation Race will be on Thursday; it will take place at the new bicycle lane near the stadium.
Every Saturday of August and September the Tsarevgrad Tarnov Municipal Tourism Agency offers the residents and guests of Veliko Tarnovo the unique opportunity to watch the Tsarevgrad Tarnovo – Sound and Light Audio-Visual Show with a glass of wine from the VIP terrace overlooking Tsarevets Fortress at the cost of 16 leva. On 15th, 22nd and 29th August the attraction can be seen from 9.30 pm; on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th September 2015 the show will be aired from 9 pm.
Tickets can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre near the main post office or on-line at www.soundandlight.bg.
The second round of V1 Challenge Bulgaria Road Racing Championship will be held in Veliko Tarnovo on August 9 / Sunday / from 4 pm till 8 pm. The unique event will happen in the very centre of the town – at Mother Bulgaria Square. The makeshift track will be 650 m long. Everyone is sure to feel the adrenaline rush watching the Volkicars racing and the drift show that is to follow.
Tomorrow, August 6, Thursday, from 9 pm world-famous jazz musicians will gather in a quartet to entertain the citizens and guest of Veliko Tarnovo – the venue being Asenevtsi Monument. The famous Bulgarian jazz drummer Dimitar Dimitrov is the initiator of the quartet. The other three musicians are Matt B. Marantz – saxophone, who has performed with the likes of Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and Jason Moran.; Alex Goodman – guitar, who won the award for best guitarist in Montreux last summer and his last album was nominated for a Grammy award and Georgi Georgiev – bass. For the last 20 years he’s been living and performing in the US. Before he left Bulgaria, he was a bass teacher and lecturer in jazz history lecturer at the National Academy of Music and New Bulgaria University. Dimitar Dimitrov himself is one of the prime European drummers who divides his time between the US and Bulgaria and has worked with a number of international stars including Randy Brecker and Michel Legrand. Admission to the concert is free.
The installation process of the surface of the new running track at Ivaylo Town Stadium in Veliko Tarnovo is now complete. Next week the horizontal markings for the running lanes will be drawn. After that the running track which is one of the most advanced in the country will be ready for use. The athletics track conforms to the highest standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).