In the village of Rayuvtsi – the pearl of the Elenski Balkan. It is called the Bulgarian Stonehenge because of the megalithic complex built in 2017. There will once again be an exciting and unforgettable festival filled with music and dance. “Rayutsi 2023” will be held on August 26, Saturday, at the picturesque Valcha Polyana above the “Yovkovtsi” dam. The organiser is the “Stars Under the Stars” foundation. The programme and the participants will be kept secret until the end, so the surprise is even greater. However, the foundation announced one of the events in advance.
Events and Festivals
The 15th edition of “Mindya Rock Fest” begins – the largest free rock and blues festival outside Sofia
If you are looking for entertaiment Veliko Tarnovo visit the village of Mindya. In two days, the audience will enjoy the performances of selected and quality band. Also there will be cold beer and hot kebabs, as every year. Two pubs will be open with plenty of seating for those who get tired.
Bands with decades of history and those formed relatively recently will share the stage at this year’s Mindya Rock Fest. The fest, which is the largest free non-capital blues and rock festival, begins on Friday, August 25. Thus, a 15-year-old tradition will be continued, which was not interrupted even due to the restrictions due to the coronavirus. Then the fest was actually streaming from the house of the political scientist Prof. Evgeni Dainov in Mindya. But it has already returned to its natural format.
The second edition of the “48 Hours Varusha South” festival Veliko Tarnovo covers 80 events at different locations in Veliko Tarnovo!
The “48 Hours Varusha South” festival, with its first edition, showed what a community event is. In which every participant can find their theme and place. This festival is a community initiative whose mission is to present good examples of good neighbourliness. And also the symbiosis between the present and the history of the neighbourhood.
The program includes numerous events. Within 48 hours, present the opportunities available to the neighborhood for sports and activities for the whole family. Games, connection with nature, educational initiatives, culture and entertainment for all ages.
“Something tasty with a carrot” – taste the unique traditional Bulgarian food
This unique festival is dedicated to vegetables. Also, it is organised only in Bulgaria and will have its 18th edition in Zlataritsa. With it, the city honours its Gurbetchii gardeners, with the help of whom the local church and school were built. In the past, every year, 600–700 people went on gurbet, but they came back and helped with the common affairs.
This year, Tsar Zelenchuk will be the carrot. Therefore, the organisers from the Municipality challenge all future participants to prepare a garden or vegetable soup of their choice. Applications for participation in the Municipal Administration are now being accepted; the deadline is August 25.
The international folklore festival Veliko Tarnovo will celebrate its 25th consecutive edition in a spectacular way.
The international folklore festival Veliko Tarnovo starts on July 23 up to July 29 at the Summer Theater in the old capital. Concerts starting at 8 p.m. and admission free. Groups from Costa Rica, Egypt, China, India, Georgia, Colombia, Morocco, Hawaii, Mexico and Bulgaria will take part in the program. The slogan of this year’s edition is “Friends will be friends”, announced Stiliyana Yorgova, director of the International Folklore Festival. “Stories like this will remain in time and look for their continuation, not only because the Festival, as we all call it, is a celebration and established tradition for generations already. This is a magic that must be experience”, says Yorgova.