With summer slowly losing force, autumn starts to gain momentum and sunbathing gets substituted for festivals. The city’s heart starts pumping blood again as the people return to their den and bring their good summer mood with them. Ever since Plovdiv won European Capital of Culture 2019 things have taken a livelier turn and all sorts of gatherings have become abundant. Here’s a warning- September will not promise peace and quiet. This is not the best month for those who want to have a leisurely weekend. Rather, it’s more for the party goers. As the month advances so do the festivals. Here are a few tips on what to expect and where to go.
This year is the eleventh edition of an all-time favourite among Plovdiv people and Bulgarians in general. Each year the festival has a different creative layout and offers a vast array of performances around town. The streets of Plovdiv bustle with laughter, joy and pure emotions. The night becomes the day and expects you to go along with it. There is also an opening party right at midnight in the State Opera building on the main square. Info here.
You can find more information about the event on their website.
If you are fan of architecture and innovation or just want to experience something completely different, then this is the festival for you. Each edition focuses on what particular topic and while last year it was the craft neighbourhood The Trap, this year the limelight falls on the Maritza river and its forgotten role in the lives of the town folk. The Un-Common river taps on all five senses and offers a diverse program suited for young and old. You can check out their website for more information on the locations and exhibitions.
After the success of the first edition of this festival back in May, now we see a quick follow-up that is bound to amaze us on all fronts. After the rebirth of this neighbourhood last year the events and businesses don’t stop to pop up. This festival makes the transition from summer to autumn all the more bearable especially due to its unmatched atmosphere. The day sees many workshops and handmade products on offer, while the night takes things on the next level and strokes our ear with the music of some of the best Bulgarian performers.
For more information check out their facebook page.