Festivals and cultural events in Bansko and Razlog
Cultural events are organized in Bansko and Razlog destionation. Most of them has a rich history and they deserve to be a part of one energizing and spiritual vacation in Katarino SPA Hotel.
21st – 22nd June – Francofolies Blagoevgrad
International Festival for Contemporary Francophone Music. The festival was founded in 1985 by Jean-Louis Foulquier in the town of La Rochelle. In 2015, Blagoevgrad is ranked next to such host cities as: Montreal /Canada/, Spa /Belgium/, New York, Buenos Aires and Berlin.
It's worth spending a SPA day in Katarino and an evening of Francofolies in Blagoevgrad! It will only take you 45 minutes by car.
24th -30th June – Theatre celebrities
The best theatrical performances in Bulgaria, for which tickets are often not available and are sold months in a row earlier, take place. The festival is the result of the efforts and artistic lobby of the famous actress Nona Yotova.
17th-19th July – International Chamber Music Festival
A remarkable event of the highest professional rank. It was founded in 2018 by Marina and Nikolai Friedman, who are professional musicians and lecturers at the Conservatory of Israel. Thanks to their contacts in the international music community, guests and residents of Razlog as well as the destination have the opportunity to hear world-class virtuosos. We strongly recommend the event to our classical music fans.
2nd -5th August – Neo path. Chamber music in Kovachevitsa
Kovachevitsa is wonderfully located, just like Katarino Hotel & Spa, on the southern slope, but in the Rhodopes. With its incredible architecture of stone houses, nature and panorama of Pirin Mountain, this village is a true keeper of the Bulgarian spirit. The festival has been taking place since 2018 and bears the mark of Europe's remarkable festivals, an attestation given by the European Union's Culture Program.
Kovachevitsa is 70km away from Katarino on the road to Gotse Delchev.
8th -12th August – Internation Jazz Festival Bansko
The music of free people
In 2020 the 23rd edition of the festival will be held. It takes place on the town square in Bansko with free-of-charge entrance. Showing respect to traditional Bulgarian music, the first edition of the Jazz Festival brings to the stage the famous Bansko ensembles to make a bridge to a world culture. The programme covers all styles of jazz and over the years has succeeded in creating a new generation of music lovers in the region who love, feel, listen and play jazz.
At the end of August - Bansko Opera and Classical Music Festival
Again the main town square hosts the event in Bansko. Entrance – free of charge.
6th -7th September. Balkan Festivals in Bansko
The rhythm of the Balkans and the performances of great Balkan stars gather the largest audience in the destination.
20th -24th November - Bansko Film Fest
International festival of the mountain cinema. 19 fests have already been held. It is successful due to the interesting cinema production, live meetings, book presentations and photo exhibitions. The entrance is free of charge. It takes place in Bansmo Cultural Centre.