The unique 3D mapping show The Greatness of Asen will delight all the guests and residents of Veliko Tarnovo on 24th September. The show will be the culmination of a colourful and unique programme marking the day we celebrate the Independence of Bulgaria, which is traditionally held in the old capital on September 22. It starts at 8.30 pm and the venue is the Asenevtsi Monument. The 3d show tells the story of Veliko Tarnovo using lasers which are projected on the façade of the Art Gallery; it last 17 minutes.
Image: Veliko Tarnovo Municipality
The Gallery café-bar and fans of good music will celebrate the birthday of Freddie Mercury – 5th September. Everyone who likes his music can join the event on Monday, from 8 pm at the gallery café-bar located near the Asenevtsi/Horsemen Monument. Throughout the evening his greatest hits will be played and a video wall will show his music videos. Do not miss an exciting night in which we will mark the immortality of this genius music!
A grill-flavoured fest with lots of music and beer will be held near the Peter and Paul Monastery, not far from Veliko Tarnovo. The event will take place from September, 2nd till September 6th.
This is 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. Each day concerts start at 7 pm except on the 6th when the music programme starts at noon.
The special guest star this year is the renowned Serbian singer Ceca Veličković; she will perform on September, 3rd. Tickets can be purchased at www.eventim.bg and cost 15 and 50 leva. The concerts itself starts at 8 pm.
Access to the other concerts of the event is free.
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality is to build a Wall of Love, which can become a real attraction and increase the number of tourist sites in the town. People in love will incorporate their love into it rather than locking padlocks to state their feelings. As you know people worldwide ‘lock’ their love with padlocks and put them on bridges, including Stambolov’s Bridge in Veliko Tarnovo. The project is already deposited with the authorities for approval. The wall will probably be located at Boruna Park, near Asenevtsi Monument, and will even bring good income to the local treasury. It will be built from stone and bricks and will also provide a stage/balcony where lovers can take photos. Anyone who loves someone may write their name on a brick and lay it in the wall. It is expected that one brick will cost around 3 leva.
The village of Mindya annually holds a rock fest. The event is organized by the notable political commentator Evgeni Daynov who owns a house in the village. He came up with the idea in 2009. Mindya Rock Fest 2016 will be a three-day event taking place at the end of August – 26th, 27th and 29th.
Some of the names to perform this year are Chaplin’s Dream, Delta Roosters, Kamen Katsata (Kamen the Barrel) and the Supernaturals, Blues Traffic, Cotton Pickers, Restart, Double Bit, Tortilla Flat and Vasko Krapkata (Vasko the Patch) with Poduene Blues Band.
The entrance for all concerts is free.
The municipal council of Veliko Tarnovo approved the investment proposal of Ukrainian entrepreneurs for the creation of a Bulgaria in Miniatures Park. The municipality will provide a plot of land for the construction of the park.
Recently a Ukrainian business delegation met with the Mayor of Veliko Tarnovo Daniel Panov and the deputy mayors Snezhana Daneva-Ivanova and Gancho Karabadjakov. The idea for the entertainment complex was presented to them and the local councillors. The investment is expected to be approximately € 2 million.
Bulgaria in Miniatures Park will span over 60,000 sqm of land and will enable tourists to explore iconic historical and architectural masterpieces in the country without actually visiting them. It will be located in the area below the Baldwin Tower at Tsarevets Fortress. The models are to be 80, in 1:35 scale. Some of the miniatures which you will be able to see in the park are the ones of Tsarevets Fortress and the Asenevtsi Monument in Veliko Tarnovo, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the National Assembly Building in Sofia, the Dormition of the Mother of God Cathedral in Varna, the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, Baba Vida Fortress, the Bachkovo and Rila Monasteries, the Monument of Freedom at Shipka and others.
Nikyup will once again become the capital of watermelons – the Fifth Watermelon Fest will take place on 6th August. Nikyup is famous for growing some of the sweetest watermelons in Bulgaria. The official kick-start of the fest is at 6 pm. Various singing groups and dancing ensembles will perform during the event keeping up the good spirits. There will be also carving demonstration showing interesting techniques for the transformation of a watermelon into a sculpture. A number of competitions will also take place – watermelon eating, watermelon rolling and watermelon weight guessing contests. A procession with watermelon lanterns will also take place. 5 tonnes of watermelons are expected to be eaten during the fest.