Sofia Architecture Week (November 26- December 2)

Sofia Architecture Week (November 26- December 2) is an annual international festival of architecture and in 2011 celebrated a fifth anniversary edition. It started as a two-day conference in September 2008, and became a week-long platform to meet and exchange ideas in architecture, interior, landscape and urban environment. The main purpose of the event is to bring together broad public for a professional debate on sharing, applying and initiating sustainable architectural and social practices. The intense and varied program includes presentations, exhibitions, discussions, workshops, screenings and interventions in urban areas, as well as creative workshops for the kids.

Each year Sofia Architecture Week presents trends in contemporary architecture with a focus on a specific topic – in 2012 it is the interaction between culture and architecture in the context of the application of Sofia for European Capital of Culture in 2019. Participants and audience of the festival will be invited to monitor, investigate and model the relationships between spaces for culture and their authors, users, managers, public and creative content.

International Folklore Festival in Sofia

Conducted by the Sofia Municipality, under the patronage of the President of Sofia Municipal Council, the International Folklore Festival in Sofia is one of the cultural events with international and national importance, particularly aiming at preserving the national image through Bulgarian folklore.

There are representatives of different cultures from around the world on this forum. Hundreds of dancers, musicians, singers become involved in this magical international force that unites them – the great love of the folklore, created over the centuries by their ancestors. Participants of the festival are from all over the world – Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

It is held annually in July in Sofia and lasts for at least 5 days.