The 7th emblematic for the summer season – Watermelon Festival, which is traditionally held in the village of Nikyup near Veliko Tarnovo, is coming. The Watermelon Festival will take place on August 4.
Every year guests from all over the country come here. The festival is accompanied by a lot of music and dancing people. Every year, guests have the opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of local and visiting watermelon producers, a procession with watermelon lanterns, carving demonstrations and so on. The organizers also plan to have a watermelon eating contest and many other surprises. Besides the carving demonstrations, there will be also body art painting and many games. Some of the games include rolling watermelons, guessing their weight and colour and bowling with watermelons. The village of Nikyup is known for growing high-quality local watermelons – sweet and with a thin peel.
Luxury cinema will return the shine of the Iskra community centre in Veliko Tarnovo.
Four luxury cinema halls will be featured in the newest cinema, which will opens doors at the Iskra Chitalishte in Veliko Tarnovo on the 5th of October. Hall 1 will be the largest screen in the city with an impressive 12 meters wide and 5 meters high. Investors promise the highest quality picture and sound, betting on 4K technique, which is the future of cinema. There will be also a rich movie program as well as 3D screenings.
More than 5 thousand participants and over 400 collectives will participate in the festival “Folklore Izvor”, which will be held in early August in the village of Tsarevets, Veliko Tarnovo region. This year, students of the professional folklore schools in Kotel, Shiroka Luka, Varna, Sofia, Bourgas and others will also dance in the forum.
The beginning of the International Folklore Festival Veliko Tarnovo was held in 1998. Since its inception, the festival has the status of “Festival of CIOFF” (International Council of Organizers of Festivals for Folklore and Traditional Arts). It is one of 270 recognized by the CIOFF numerous festivals around the world. The status, the perfect organization, the attractive program and the exceptional response are the reason for the International Folklore Festival in Veliko Tarnovo to become one of the most prestigious events for Bulgaria and the world.