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Thursday 27 June 2019
24 June 2019 - 30 June 2019
June 2019
01.06.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
28.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

SPRING BOOK BAZAAR

In 2019, the traditional Spring Book Bazaar at the National Palace of Culture will be held for the thirteenth time.
The biggest publishing houses in Bulgaria will take part in it. During the event meetings between readers and popular Bulgarian authors will be held, and numerous readings,
discussions and exhibitions will also be organized.
The event aims to bring together readers, their favourite authors and publishers. It encourages young authors to develop and participate actively in the cultural life of the
capital by presenting their works to a wide audience.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
24.04.2019 - 02.06.2019

Exhibition VIVIAN MAIER „In her own hands”

Vivian Maier was an American street photographer оf Austro-Hungarian origin on the side of her father, Charles von Maier, and French on the side of her mother, Maria aussaud.
She photographed street scenes, and mainly the working-class districts where she came into contact with life; portrait after portrait of strangers and people with whom she
identified and gave a split second of eternity as her gaze briefly met theirs; a gesture, an expression, a situation; the grace of small things within reach.
Vivian Maier also photographed the world of children, a universe that had been her own for so long. She worked as a children’s nanny in New York and then Chicago from the early 1950s to the 1990s. For her, the world of children is a world of freedom where time no longer exists; forms, rhythms, materials, like objects found on her long walks; in black and white, and then in colour from the 1960s onwards, adding a variation the musicality of colours - and playing on its attributes.
Another important part of her work is her search for identity through self-portraiture. Among Vivian Meyer's works there are many such portraits in different variations and types  Masters of Photography – Vivian Maier “in her own hands” is organized in partnership with Sofia Municipality and it can be seen in Sofia City Art Gallery.
Exhibitions
28.05.2019 - 02.06.2019

SPRING BOOK BAZAAR

In 2019, the traditional Spring Book Bazaar at the National Palace of Culture will be held for the thirteenth time.
The biggest publishing houses in Bulgaria will take part in it. During the event meetings between readers and popular Bulgarian authors will be held, and numerous readings,
discussions and exhibitions will also be organized.
The event aims to bring together readers, their favourite authors and publishers. It encourages young authors to develop and participate actively in the cultural life of the
capital by presenting their works to a wide audience.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
04.06.2019
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
05.06.2019
Notable Dates
05.06.2019

OFFICIAL CHANGE OF THE GUARD IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENCY

In front of the Presidency
The ceremonial change of the guard in front of the Presidency marks the national and public holidays in Bulgaria. The official change of the guard takes place on the first Wednesday of every month at 12:00 o’clock.
Festivals
05.06.2019

LAKMÉ

Opera by Léo Delibes
Director: Plamen Kartaloff
Conductor: Francesco Rosa
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3h30min.
Intermissions: 2
Music and Dance Events
05.06.2019

Russian Fairy Tales

Russian Fairy Tales
Impressia Vocal Ensemble and Yanko Marinov – piano.
In the program: works by M. Balakirev, Tchaikovsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, S. Rachmaninoff, I. Stravinsky and others.др.
Music and Dance Events
05.06.2019

DROPKICK MURPHYS

DROPKICK MURPHYS will finally come to Bulgaria.
Their long-awaited first concert will be at the Winter Sports Palace. Having released nine studio albums, DROPKICK MURPHYS have become the most famous American Celtic punk band and their latest album - 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory (2017) proved to be the most successful one in the over 20-year history of the band.
Music and Dance Events
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
06.06.2019

Variations

The program includes works by some of the most remarkable authors of the twentieth century - Alfred Schnittke and Max Reger, the last titan of the late Romanticism.
Marin Goleminov - Variations on a theme by Dobri Hristov
Alfred Schnittke - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Max Reger - Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Mozart;
Conductor: Pavel Balev;
Soloist: Peijun Xu, viola
Music and Dance Events
06.06.2019

Fake Hero – Todor Kolev's Classic

This is a performance based on Todor Kolev's most popular and beloved songs presented with new arrangements and performed by Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra with conductor Dimitar Kosev and Ruse State Opera Ballet with choreography by Zornitsa Petrova, Misho Yosifov’s Band and Angel Zaberski.
Soloists: Nencho Balabanov, Poli Genova, Dimo from PIF. With the special participation of Hilda Kazasyan
Music and Dance Events
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
07.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

8th Balkan Wine Festival 2019

In front of the National Palace of Culture
An urban wine festival will be held for the first time in front of the National Palace of Culture. There you will be able to taste different types of wine from the Balkans, Europe and the world, have fun with friends, listen to live music and more:
Thematic stand-by program
Photo Gallery, Children's Corner, Festival Shop
Festival Bookstore, Wine Drawing
... and many more surprises.
100 wineries from the Balkans will present over 1000 types of wine in the "Wine Town" in front of the National Palace of Culture.
Sofia will embrace the rhythm of the Balkans - music, flavors and aromas will merge and conquer the visitors of the 8th Balkan Wine Festival 2019!
Festivals
07.06.2019 - 10.06.2019

Pinocchio 2019 - festival

Children and Adolescents Theater Festival
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
07.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
07.06.2019

CARMEN

Opera by Georges Bizet
Director: Plamen Kartalov
Conductor: ZHORZH DIMITROV
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
07.06.2019

Mirrors

Concertmaster: Pavel Zlatarev
Conductor: Virginia Atanasova
With the special participation a ballet trio – choreographer: Angelina Gavrilova.
Music and Dance Events
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
08.06.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
07.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

8th Balkan Wine Festival 2019

In front of the National Palace of Culture
An urban wine festival will be held for the first time in front of the National Palace of Culture. There you will be able to taste different types of wine from the Balkans, Europe and the world, have fun with friends, listen to live music and more:
Thematic stand-by program
Photo Gallery, Children's Corner, Festival Shop
Festival Bookstore, Wine Drawing
... and many more surprises.
100 wineries from the Balkans will present over 1000 types of wine in the "Wine Town" in front of the National Palace of Culture.
Sofia will embrace the rhythm of the Balkans - music, flavors and aromas will merge and conquer the visitors of the 8th Balkan Wine Festival 2019!
Festivals
07.06.2019 - 10.06.2019

Pinocchio 2019 - festival

Children and Adolescents Theater Festival
Festivals
08.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Coffee Festival 2019

Sofia Coffee Festival aims to immerse you in the world of coffee from 10 am to 8 pm on 08.06.2019. You will have the unique opportunity to meet the biggest coffee producers and learn interesting facts about this refreshing drink - how and where it grows; how it is processed and prepared; to taste different flavors and blends from around the world; to see and choose the best coffee machines - for your home, office, restaurant or hotel, so that you can surprise your guests and family.
The second day of Sofia Coffee Festival will be on 09.06.2019 from 10 am to 6 pm. At the end of the second day, a raffle with multiple prizes will be held: special coffee bags from around the world, coffee machines, and many more gifts for everyone who has bought a ticket.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
08.06.2019

HÄNSEL UND GRETEL

Opera for children by Engelbert Humperdinck
Stage: Small stage
Entrance: 30, Dondukov Blvd.
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
08.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Sinfonietta

Guest conductor – Kiril Lambov;
Soloists: Srebrina Mineva - soprano, Dimitar Zashev – tenor.
The concert is organized under the honorary patronage of His Excellency Dr. Ahmed Al Madbuh - Ambassador of Palestine in Bulgaria
In the program: A. Lyadov, Tchaikovsky, K. Lambov.
Free entry
Music and Dance Events
08.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
08.06.2019

25 years Vanya Moneva Choir

Bulgaria's favorite folk ensemble celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Conductor: Vanya Moneva
With the special participation of Maria Ilieva
Featuring: Valchan Valchanov – oboe;
Works by G. Andreev, R. Boyadzhiev – son, A. Tekeliev, K. Kyurkchiyski, S. Mutafchiev, N. Kaufman, P. Lyondev
Music and Dance Events
08.06.2019

CARMEN

Opera by Georges Bizet
Director: Plamen Kartalov
Conductor: ZHORZH DIMITROV
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
08.06.2019

ANDRE RIEU

André Rieu comes back to Sofia with his fantastic show and a completely new programme as part of his 2019 tour. The world-famous performer is undoubtedly one of the most popular musicians of our time. He is known as the "King of the Waltz" from Mexico to Australia. Last year more than 700,000 tickets were sold for his concerts, and thus turning 2018 into one the most successful years in his career, and Rieu - one of the most acclaimed artists in the world. In June 2018 he performed in front of around 22 000 Bulgarians at two concerts in Sofia becoming the first artist to sell all tickets to Arena Armeec Hall in three days.
Music and Dance Events
08.06.2019

PHILIP KIRKOROV PREMIERE "I + R. My Second I”

The king of Russian pop music will present his new show "New Project “I + R ". My Second I" in 5 Bulgarian cities in June.
The concert will include both his most beloved hits and his latest songs that topped the Russian radio charts, such as Ibiza and others.
Music and Dance Events
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
07.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

8th Balkan Wine Festival 2019

In front of the National Palace of Culture
An urban wine festival will be held for the first time in front of the National Palace of Culture. There you will be able to taste different types of wine from the Balkans, Europe and the world, have fun with friends, listen to live music and more:
Thematic stand-by program
Photo Gallery, Children's Corner, Festival Shop
Festival Bookstore, Wine Drawing
... and many more surprises.
100 wineries from the Balkans will present over 1000 types of wine in the "Wine Town" in front of the National Palace of Culture.
Sofia will embrace the rhythm of the Balkans - music, flavors and aromas will merge and conquer the visitors of the 8th Balkan Wine Festival 2019!
Festivals
09.06.2019 - 10.06.2019

Bacchus StrEAT Fest!

Come to Sofia on June 9-10 to have fun, eat tasty food and enjoy nice drinks.
Bacchus StrEAT Fest is the largest outdoor gourmet festival. This year the event will be bigger and more enjoyable as there will be more exhibitors, it will last for longer and will welcome more visitors.
Throughout the whole weekend - favorite restaurants with international and original cuisine, great wine, interesting products of Bulgarian producers, craft beer, delicious bread, ice creams and sweet temptations, special coffee, superb barbecue as well as summer cocktails, a playground, a jazz band, an afternoon party with DJs and more.
On June 9 you will be able to listen to the ten-member band Angel's Gipsy Orchestra, and on June 10 – a swing septet led by Vili Stoyanov - a trombone, will ensure your good mood.
Festivals
07.06.2019 - 10.06.2019

Pinocchio 2019 - festival

Children and Adolescents Theater Festival
Festivals
08.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Coffee Festival 2019

Sofia Coffee Festival aims to immerse you in the world of coffee from 10 am to 8 pm on 08.06.2019. You will have the unique opportunity to meet the biggest coffee producers and learn interesting facts about this refreshing drink - how and where it grows; how it is processed and prepared; to taste different flavors and blends from around the world; to see and choose the best coffee machines - for your home, office, restaurant or hotel, so that you can surprise your guests and family.
The second day of Sofia Coffee Festival will be on 09.06.2019 from 10 am to 6 pm. At the end of the second day, a raffle with multiple prizes will be held: special coffee bags from around the world, coffee machines, and many more gifts for everyone who has bought a ticket.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
09.06.2019

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (The Magic Flute)- FOR CHILDREN

Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - adapted for children
Stage: Small stage
Entrance: 30 Dondukov Blvd.
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
09.06.2019

LE CORSAIRE

Ballet by Adolphe Adam
Conductor: Boris Spasov
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 2:00 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
09.06.2019

Philharmonic Artists and Friends IV

Dieter Flury - flute
Jacques Ibert: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra;
Gergana Ivanova – flute;
Penderecki - Concerto for Flute and Orchestra;
Svetlomir Zdravkov - conductor
Music and Dance Events
09.06.2019

ANDRE RIEU

André Rieu comes back to Sofia with his fantastic show and a completely new programme as part of his 2019 tour. The world-famous performer is undoubtedly one of the most popular musicians of our time. He is known as the "King of the Waltz" from Mexico to Australia. Last year more than 700,000 tickets were sold for his concerts, and thus turning 2018 into one the most successful years in his career, and Rieu - one of the most acclaimed artists in the world. In June 2018 he performed in front of around 22 000 Bulgarians at two concerts in Sofia becoming the first artist to sell all tickets to Arena Armeec Hall in three days.
Music and Dance Events
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019

Sofia Mono 2019

9th Edition.
Sofia Mono presents popular solo performances of
some of the best actors in Bulgaria in G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park. You will have the opportunity to meet the writers and other talented artists.
With the participation of Yoanna Bukovska, Zahari Baharov, Marius Kurkinski, Kamen Donev and other favorite actors!
Free entry
There will be a children’s program at 1:30 pm.
1.06 CHANGING - an influential and powerful solo performance by Yoanna Bukovska - Davidova, based on the book Changing by Liv Ullmann, marking her 80th birthday.
2.06 I, THE PEST - a very entertaining comedy starring Marian Bachev and Alexander Kadiev. A hired assassin and a suicidal person in two adjacent hotel rooms …
3.06 CHAMKORIA - with the participation of Zahari Baharov and directed by Yavor Gardev. One of the top performances of the season, part of the festival for the first time.
4.06 COZINESS - a film by Kamen Donev. It tells of two friendly families whose relationship deteriorates after one wins the lottery jackpot.
5.06 BLACK BIRD with Marius Kurkinski unites three stories by Haytov - "Longing", "The Keeper of the Oranges" and "The Black Bird".
6.06 THE LOVER, Harold Pinter. Featuring Radina Kardzhilova and Deyan Donkov. A family in real life, for the first time together on stage, they will tell the story of the couple Sarah and Richard. Suitable for people over 16.
07.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON FOLK ART
08.06 THE VIEWS OF ONE TEACHER ON EDUCATION - The two performances are undoubtedly some of the greatest solo performances. Featuring Kamen Donev. Last dates of the season!
09.06 - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - William Shakespeare. The performance is presented for the first time in front of the people in Sofia. The park serves as decor and everything happens around the audience.
Starting time of the evening performances – 9 pm
Festivals
09.06.2019 - 10.06.2019

Bacchus StrEAT Fest!

Come to Sofia on June 9-10 to have fun, eat tasty food and enjoy nice drinks.
Bacchus StrEAT Fest is the largest outdoor gourmet festival. This year the event will be bigger and more enjoyable as there will be more exhibitors, it will last for longer and will welcome more visitors.
Throughout the whole weekend - favorite restaurants with international and original cuisine, great wine, interesting products of Bulgarian producers, craft beer, delicious bread, ice creams and sweet temptations, special coffee, superb barbecue as well as summer cocktails, a playground, a jazz band, an afternoon party with DJs and more.
On June 9 you will be able to listen to the ten-member band Angel's Gipsy Orchestra, and on June 10 – a swing septet led by Vili Stoyanov - a trombone, will ensure your good mood.
Festivals
07.06.2019 - 10.06.2019

Pinocchio 2019 - festival

Children and Adolescents Theater Festival
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
12.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
12.06.2019
Music and Dance Events
12.06.2019

Frosh Quartet and Evgeni Bozhanov

Frosh String Quartet
Evgeni Bozhanov – piano;
MIE MIKI – Accordion;
Purcell - Four-Voice Fantasia
A. Piazzolla - 5 pieces for solo accordion
Dmitri Shostakovich - Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57
A. Piazzolla - Concerto for piano, accordion and string quartet Aconcagua
Music and Dance Events
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
13.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
13.06.2019

Boundless Dancing

A dance performance of students and lecturers from the Contemporary Choreography Program at South-West University Neofit Rilski - Blagoevgrad
Free entry
Music and Dance Events
13.06.2019

PRINCE IGOR

Opera by Alexandеr Borodin
Director: Plamen Kartalov
Conductor: Pavel Klinchev
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
13.06.2019

Pictures at an Exhibition Cycle

Bernhard Crusell - Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra op.11
Mozart - Concerto for my piano and orchestra E-flat major K 482;
Mussorgsky/ Leo Funtek - Pictures at an Exhibition – for piano and orchestra
Conductor: Uroš Lajovic;
Soloist: Borislav Yotsov, clarinet;
Plamen Mangova, piano
Music and Dance Events
14.06.2019

Concert of Sredets Chamber Choir - Sofia

Conductor: Alexander Kuymdzhiev
Music and Dance Events
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
14.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Jazz Formation and Slavey Quartet

An outdoor stage in front of Sofia History Museum
Music and Dance Events
14.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Sinfonietta

Guest conductor: Agona Chopi – Kosovo
A joint project of New Bulgarian University and Nadezhda MCI“
Music and Dance Events
14.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Sinfonietta

Guest conductor – Kiril Lambov
Music and Dance Events
14.06.2019

GISELLE

Ballet by Adolphe Adam
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 2h 30min
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
15.06.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
15.06.2019 - 16.06.2019

OM Yoga Show II

Borisova gradina Park
Sports Events
15.06.2019 - 16.06.2019
Sports Events
15.06.2019 - 16.06.2019
Sports Events
01.06.2019 - 15.06.2019

WORLD THEATER IN SOFIA

13th edition World Theater in Sofia is a platform which presents international theatre and dance productions. Meetings with the audience and students of art, screenings and critical debates are also organized. The main objectives of the platform are to demonstrate new theatrical and interdisciplinary forms; to present artists from the world, mainly European, stage; to establish contacts between foreign and Bulgarian artists; to create conditions for subsequent collaborations, training of professionals and amateurs; to build new audiences and provoke a critical debate on world / European theater and dance art practices.
Festivals
15.06.2019

Asian Culture Festival

Borisova Gradina Park
Asian Culture Festival will present the art and culture of 16 Asian countries and will take place on June 15 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Summer Stage and the surrounding alleys in Borisova Gradina Park. The festival is organized at the initiative of the Embassy of Indonesia in Bulgaria and this year it is dedicated to the noble cause of For Our Children Foundation - a safe family environment for all children and support for the parents from the very first moment their child is born. The raised money will be used to support vulnerable families at risk of separation and will save at least 15 children from being abandoned.

Festivals
15.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Jazz Formation and Adriana Benova

Outdoor stage in front of Sofia History Museum
Music and Dance Events
15.06.2019

The Three Little Pigs

Music by Alexandar Raichev
Stage: Small stage
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
15.06.2019

ORGAN PALETTE

Janka Hekimova, оrgan
Works by J. S. Bach, W. A. Mozart, Cesar Franck, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Ferenc Liszt
Music and Dance Events
15.06.2019

PRINCE IGOR

Opera by Alexandеr Borodin
Director: Plamen Kartalov
Conductor: Pavel Klinchev
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Duration: 3hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
15.06.2019 - 16.06.2019

OM Yoga Show II

Borisova gradina Park
Sports Events
15.06.2019 - 16.06.2019
Sports Events
15.06.2019 - 16.06.2019
Sports Events
16.06.2019

A STORY WITH DUCKS, MECHO AND LISA

Opera by Georgi Kostov
Stage: Small stage
Entrance: 30 Dondukov Blvd.
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
16.06.2019

ZORBA THE GREEK

Ballet by Mikis Theodorakis
Stage: Big stage
Entrance: 1 Vrabcha Street
Durations: 2 hours
Intermissions: 1
Music and Dance Events
16.06.2019

ClassicArt - Favorites

ClassicArt String Quartet & Ensemble - Favorites
With the participation of Victoria Tsotskova - piano
Music and Dance Events
16.06.2019

MANOWAR

MANOWAR are coming back to Sofia with an exclusive show as part of their phenomenal farewell world tour The Final Battle 2019. The long-awaited comeback after almost 10 years.
The metal band have won numerous gold and platinum awards and have over 35 tours as a leading group with between 10,000 and 50,000 sold-out tickets.
Music and Dance Events
18.06.2019

CapitaLiterature 2019

The Red House, Pavilion 19, the British and American Studies Resource Center at Sofia University, the City Library
The 11th edition of CapitaLiterature will focus on contemporary immigrant literature. It will include writers and book editors, as well as literary managers of organizations and events that work to improve the environment for translated literature and pay special attention to the world in the context of the largest migration crisis since the Second World War. Literary professionals from Bulgaria, Germany, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate in a diverse program of events carefully planned to serve the needs of the professional audience in the city and to attract the broad and youthful public.
Festivals
18.06.2019 - 19.06.2019
Festivals
18.06.2019

Concert of Goleminov Quartet

Program: Dimitar Tapkov and Dmitri Shostakovich
Music and Dance Events
18.06.2019

Kuban Cossack Choir

Russia’s oldest music and dance ensemble – the world-famous Kuban Cossack Choir, will have their first tour in Bulgaria. The choir was founded in the city of Yekaterinodar, present-day Krasnodar, 207 years ago - on 14 October 1811, under the name of the Black Sea Host Singing Chorus. The ensemble includes over 100 singers, dancers and musicians. Artistic director and chief conductor of the choir is Prof. Viktor Zakharchenko.
All singers, musicians, dancers and soloists will come together for the the concerts in Bulgaria and perform the "Best in 200 Years".
Music and Dance Events
18.06.2019 - 19.06.2019
Festivals
19.06.2019

Spring palette

Bogdana Popova /piano/, Alexander Somov /violoncello/.
In the program:
Claude Debussy - Sonata for Cello and Piano;
Frank Bridge - 3 Pieces;
Bohuslav Martinů - Variations on a Theme of Paganini
Ludwig van Beethoven - Sonata №2;
Lukas Foss – Capriccio;
Music and Dance Events
19.06.2019

VANGA: HUMAN AND PHENOMENON

Unknown and untold until now prophecies of Vanga will be presented in the film about the legendary clairvoyant. Along with her well-known prophecies, the new film features archive footage for the future of Russia, Bulgaria, America and Japan. There is a clear message from Vanga about the world facing a Third World War.
Music and Dance Events
19.06.2019

WAR AND PEACE – Quarto Quartet

Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 8
Tchaikovsky — String Quartet No. 1
Quarto Quartet
Music and Dance Events
20.06.2019

THE ROMANTIC XX CENTURY

Erich Korngold - Concerto for violin and orchestra;
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony 1;
Conductor: David Crescenzi;
Soloist: Yana Deshkova, violin
Music and Dance Events
21.06.2019 - 23.06.2019

International Festival for Children Performers "Believe, Want, You Can"

Bankya
On June 23 there will be a concert from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mineral beach in Bankya

Festivals
21.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Jazz Formation and Yana Chakalska

Sveta Troitsa (Holy Trinity) Park – outdoor stage
Music and Dance Events
21.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Sinfonietta

Guest conductor – Kiril Lambov
Music and Dance Events
21.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
21.06.2019

JUBILEE GALA CONCERT - 10 YEARS OF OPERA IN THE PARK

In the program:
Popular and favorite fragments of world opera masterpieces.
Featuring soloists, a choir and an orchestra of Sofia Opera and Ballet.
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
Music and Dance Events
21.06.2019

LORD OF THE DANCE

Michael Fletley's unforgettable show, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, will once again enchant the Bulgarian audience.
The performance continues to inspire the audience with the incredible mix of dance and music, blending traditions and modernity into a classical tale, recreated on the stage by a highly talented dance team.
There will be a huge flat-screen, special effects in lighting, dancing robots and world-class acrobats.
Music and Dance Events
21.06.2019

Lili Ivanova

This year, the biggest sports halls in Bulgaria will be the stage for Lili Ivanova’s concerts. The residents of Sofia will have three opportunities to go to her concerts - on June 21, the outdoor concert will take place in the summer theater of Sofia, at Swan restaurant, Pancharevo and on December 8th and 9th there will be 2 consecutive concerts in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia.
Music and Dance Events
22.06.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
21.06.2019 - 23.06.2019

International Festival for Children Performers "Believe, Want, You Can"

Bankya
On June 23 there will be a concert from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mineral beach in Bankya

Festivals
22.06.2019 - 23.06.2019

Art of Advertising Festival

City Garden
The Art of Advertising Festival is organized by Young, Talented, Capable Foundation. Its focus is the creation of quality marketing communication by pupils and students for companies and organizations, outdoors in Sofia.
Its 2nd edition will take place on June 22-23 in the City Garden. The students will have the opportunity to recreate their work on real projects for leading Bulgarian and foreign companies as well as present themselves to a wide audience. The festival will enable participants to gain professional experience, create contacts, express and discover themselves, which will later help them fulfil their potential.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria and is held under the patronage of Mrs. Fandakova. It is included in the cultural events calendar of the capital.
Festivals
22.06.2019
Music and Dance Events
22.06.2019

Opera in the Park - LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD

Musical fairy-tale by Alexander Vladigerov
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
22.06.2019

DON PASQUALE

Opera by Gaetano Donizetti
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
Music and Dance Events
22.06.2019
Music and Dance Events
22.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
21.06.2019 - 23.06.2019

International Festival for Children Performers "Believe, Want, You Can"

Bankya
On June 23 there will be a concert from 11 am to 2 pm at the Mineral beach in Bankya

Festivals
22.06.2019 - 23.06.2019

Art of Advertising Festival

City Garden
The Art of Advertising Festival is organized by Young, Talented, Capable Foundation. Its focus is the creation of quality marketing communication by pupils and students for companies and organizations, outdoors in Sofia.
Its 2nd edition will take place on June 22-23 in the City Garden. The students will have the opportunity to recreate their work on real projects for leading Bulgarian and foreign companies as well as present themselves to a wide audience. The festival will enable participants to gain professional experience, create contacts, express and discover themselves, which will later help them fulfil their potential.
The festival is the only one of its kind in Bulgaria and is held under the patronage of Mrs. Fandakova. It is included in the cultural events calendar of the capital.
Festivals
23.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK - DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (The Magic Flute) - FOR CHILDREN

Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - adapted for children
Stage: G.S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age
Music and Dance Events
23.06.2019
Music and Dance Events
23.06.2019

Fire strings - Concert

European Music Festival 2019
Soloist: Nemanja Radulović, violin
Double Sens Ensemble;
Program: Vivaldi, Tchaikovski, Rimsky-Korsakov, Dvorak, Khachaturian, Serbian Folk Music
Music and Dance Events
24.06.2019

Nativity of John the Baptist (Enyovden – Enyo’s Day)

The Nativity of John the Baptist is celebrated on the longest day of the year. From this day on up to December 25 the day becomes shorter.

In folk tradition, this holiday is linked to cults of the Sun and the healing power of nature. It is believed that on this day the Sun bathes in the river or the sea, plays and goes back towards the winter. That’s why it is said that Enyo puts on nine coats and goes to ask God to bring the winter. It is believed that on this day the picked flowers and herbs have healing powers, so women get up early and go to the mountains to collect some herbs. They make a huge wreath out of the flowers and jump through it with the children as this is believed to bring health.

Bilyana, Ivet, Iveta, Denislav, Denitsa, Deyan, Enyo, Yana, Yanisa, Yanislav, etc. celebrate their name day on this date.

Religious Holidays
24.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK - MAMMA MIA!

Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Director: Plamen Kartalov
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
Music and Dance Events
25.06.2019 - 05.07.2019

Small Season 2019

Festival, with more than sixty events, for the most creative and youngest talents. Dance and theatre performances, literary and poetry readings, readings of contemporary Bulgarian plays, concerts, screenings of short and feature films, exhibitions and installations of visual artists, discussions and presentations of original creative ideas. The festival invites young and established foreign guests from Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Romania, the United States and other countries. They represent the institutions with which they are connected, their creativity and methods, they perform, participate in discussions and hold creative workshops with Bulgarian artists and thus enrich the Bulgarian context.
Festivals
25.06.2019

In Memory of the Word

Anniversary evenings of prominent representatives of Bulgarian literature – 60 years since the death of Iliya Beshkov.
Festivals
25.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK - MAMMA MIA!

Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus
Director: Plamen Kartalov
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
Music and Dance Events
25.06.2019 - 05.07.2019

Small Season 2019

Festival, with more than sixty events, for the most creative and youngest talents. Dance and theatre performances, literary and poetry readings, readings of contemporary Bulgarian plays, concerts, screenings of short and feature films, exhibitions and installations of visual artists, discussions and presentations of original creative ideas. The festival invites young and established foreign guests from Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Romania, the United States and other countries. They represent the institutions with which they are connected, their creativity and methods, they perform, participate in discussions and hold creative workshops with Bulgarian artists and thus enrich the Bulgarian context.
Festivals
26.06.2019
Music and Dance Events
26.06.2019

Chamber concert with the participation of Georgi Lazarov – violin, Bistra Vutova, violoncello and Artiharmonia Duo – Evgeni Nikolov, violin and Tatyana Mayoni, piano

Program:
Corelli - Sonata for two violins, cello and harpsichord; Handel - Suite for two violins and violoncello; Mozart - Suite for two violins and violoncello; Haydn - London Trio №3 for two violins and cello; Elgar - Pieces for two violins, cello and piano
Music and Dance Events
25.06.2019 - 05.07.2019

Small Season 2019

Festival, with more than sixty events, for the most creative and youngest talents. Dance and theatre performances, literary and poetry readings, readings of contemporary Bulgarian plays, concerts, screenings of short and feature films, exhibitions and installations of visual artists, discussions and presentations of original creative ideas. The festival invites young and established foreign guests from Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Romania, the United States and other countries. They represent the institutions with which they are connected, their creativity and methods, they perform, participate in discussions and hold creative workshops with Bulgarian artists and thus enrich the Bulgarian context.
Festivals
27.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK - DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (The Magic Flute) - FOR CHILDREN

Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - adapted for children
Stage: G.S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age
Music and Dance Events
27.06.2019

Pictures at an Exhibition

Ernest Schelling - Symphonic variations for piano and orchestra;
“Impressions of an Artist's Life”
Modest Mussorgsky / Maurice Ravel - "Pictures at an Exhibition"
Conductor: Gabriel Bebeselea conductor
Soloist: Lyudmil Angelov, piano;
Music and Dance Events
25.06.2019 - 05.07.2019

Small Season 2019

Festival, with more than sixty events, for the most creative and youngest talents. Dance and theatre performances, literary and poetry readings, readings of contemporary Bulgarian plays, concerts, screenings of short and feature films, exhibitions and installations of visual artists, discussions and presentations of original creative ideas. The festival invites young and established foreign guests from Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Romania, the United States and other countries. They represent the institutions with which they are connected, their creativity and methods, they perform, participate in discussions and hold creative workshops with Bulgarian artists and thus enrich the Bulgarian context.
Festivals
28.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK - THE THREE PIGS

Music by Alexandar Raichev
Small stage
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
28.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Sinfonietta

Guest conductor – Ognyan Mitonov
Soloists Cycle by Sofia Sinfonietta
Music and Dance Events
28.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
28.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK – Premiere - CARMINA BURANA

Ballet on music by Carl Orff
Big stage
Music and Dance Events
29.06.2019

5 KM RUN

Organized free 5 km run. Everyone can join regardless of gender and age (including disabled people, parents with strollers, as well as people with dogs on a leash).
*The main 5 km running track is located in Sofia, South park (Yuzhen park). The start and finishing lines are located on the main alley in front of the monument with birds.
Sports Events
29.06.2019

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (St. Peter’s Day)

On this day, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church honors the memory of the holy apostles Peter and Paul.

Bulgarians believe that the saints Peter and Paul were twin brothers. The feast is preceded by a two-week fast. Traditionally, on St. Peter’s Day, in every home is slaughtered the youngest chicken – the so-called “Peter’s chicken”. Usually, women give away part of it along with apples in honor of the saint. It is believed that St. Peter is the keeper of the gates of heaven.

His older twin brother - St. Paul, controls the lightning strikes and sets on fire the sheaves in the fields. He can cause terrible forest fires, hailstorms and floods.

Everyone named after these two saints celebrates their name day on this date.

Religious Holidays
29.06.2019

Movie Nights in Rotunda park. Screening of the movie Heights.

Every Saturday till August 31, Bulgarian films will be broadcast in Rotunda Park. The movie screenings will be preceded by a short film.
Music evenings will take place before the movie with Mario Spassov and children of the music teacher Elisaveta Popova.
Music and Dance Events
25.06.2019 - 05.07.2019

Small Season 2019

Festival, with more than sixty events, for the most creative and youngest talents. Dance and theatre performances, literary and poetry readings, readings of contemporary Bulgarian plays, concerts, screenings of short and feature films, exhibitions and installations of visual artists, discussions and presentations of original creative ideas. The festival invites young and established foreign guests from Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Romania, the United States and other countries. They represent the institutions with which they are connected, their creativity and methods, they perform, participate in discussions and hold creative workshops with Bulgarian artists and thus enrich the Bulgarian context.
Festivals
29.06.2019
Music and Dance Events
29.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK - WINNIE-THE-POOH

Musical for children by Andrey Drenikov
Price of tickets: children – BGN 10, adults – BGN 10.
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
29.06.2019

Sofia Quartet and Dimitar Burov

Special guest at Sofia Quartet’s concert is the violinist Dimitar Burov;
The program will feature works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Shostakovich.
Music and Dance Events
29.06.2019

Sofia Wind Orchestra - Concert

Borisova Gradina Park
In cooperation with Culture Directorate of Sofia Municipality

Music and Dance Events
29.06.2019
Music and Dance Events
29.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK – CARMINA BURANA

Ballet on music by Carl Orff
Big stage
Music and Dance Events
30.06.2019

Mountain biking

Knyazhevska Forest and Lower station of the lift
Sports Events
25.06.2019 - 05.07.2019

Small Season 2019

Festival, with more than sixty events, for the most creative and youngest talents. Dance and theatre performances, literary and poetry readings, readings of contemporary Bulgarian plays, concerts, screenings of short and feature films, exhibitions and installations of visual artists, discussions and presentations of original creative ideas. The festival invites young and established foreign guests from Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Spain, Romania, the United States and other countries. They represent the institutions with which they are connected, their creativity and methods, they perform, participate in discussions and hold creative workshops with Bulgarian artists and thus enrich the Bulgarian context.
Festivals
30.06.2019

Farmers’ Markets Oborishte – summer season

After 5 years of successful farmers’ markets in the capital and around the country, now for the first time, the farmers’ markets are part of the cultural events calendar of the capital. This is possible thanks to the long-standing partnership between Sofia Municipality and Pazari Yug EAD and their joint efforts to change the idea that the markets are just about trade - they are actually a cultural and social phenomenon, a tourist attraction and a daily necessity for the people in the city
This year, there will be events every month. During the summer season they will take place on Sunday - June 30, July 28 and August 25, from 11 am to 7 pm at Oborishte Street, behind St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
Familiar and new producers from all over the country will be presented. There will also be an art zone and cosmetic and beauty productstraditions and crafts, music, and thematic workshops for people of all ages.
For more details visit the page of the event!
https://www.pazari-yug.bg
Festivals
30.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK - A STORY WITH DUCKS, MECHO AND LISA

Opera by Georgi Kostov
Stage: G. S. Rakovski Military Academy Park
The performance is suitable for children from 3 to 12 years of age.
Music and Dance Events
30.06.2019

Concert of Sofia Soloists Chamber Ensemble - Premieres

Conductor: Plamen Dzhurov;
Soloists:
Mincho Minchev – violin; Nikalay Minchev – violin; Miroslav Dimov – percussion;
Program:
Mihail Goleminov – Four Plays;
Emil Tabakov - Concerto for percussion and string orchestra;
Michael Tippett - Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli;
Giya Kancheli - A Little Daneliade;
Ticket-only event
Music and Dance Events
30.06.2019

OPERA IN THE PARK – CARMINA BURANA

Ballet on music by Carl Orff
Big stage
Music and Dance Events