Stoyan Stoyanov

International Meeting of Tourism (IMT) 2018

Since 2012 Plovdiv Municipality organizes International Meeting of Tourism in cooperation with Ministry of Tourism, private companies, local and national authorities. The forum emphasizes on variety aspects of the tourism development in the city and the region of Plovdiv, presenting the diversity of its tourist product. It introduces the opportunities for cultural, religious, weekend, wine, spa and other types of tourism. IMT Plovdiv gathers heads of local, regional and national tourism authorities, tourism professionals from all around the globe with immense experience within the field and representative of worldwide recognized media.
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Hills of Rock Exclusive: STING at the Ancient theatre - 19-20/06/18

LIMITED AMOUNT OF TICKETS ALREADY ON SALE! The Ancient theatre will host two concerts by Sting next summer - on June 19 and June 20, 2018! This is one of 80 big projects part of the Cultural calendar by Municipality of Plovdiv for 2018! The concert of the legendary musician, composer, author and actor is supported by Municipality of Plovdiv and included in HILLS OF ROCK EXCLUSIVE. The venue has been chosen by Sting himself! The fans of Sting will be able to hear all his hits within one, brilliant show. We are expecting you. PLEASE NOTE THAT A TOTAL AMOUNT OF 6 000 TICKETS IS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH CONCERTS! BUY YOUR TICKET NOW ON EVENTIM.BG OR TICKETPRO.BG
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Plovdiv Game Jam - 26-28/01/2018

Fri, January 26, 2018 - Sun, January 28, 2018 Venue: Technical University Plovdiv Plovdiv Game Jam is a part of the Global Game Jam (GGJ) - the world's largest game creation event. It is open to anyone interested in video games - professionals, students or just people with talent! The idea behind the event is to get together a mix of people with different backgrounds, interests and skills, and motivate them to work together on an idea - to plan and execute the concept of a game in 48 hours. Just for the sake of the challenge! You can find the program for the event, read about the speakers or check the games, made at previous events on our website. The team of PGJ and our general sponsor Repulse is looking forward to welcome you and jam with you in January 2018!
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Oscars in Music - 28/01/2018

Sun, January 28, 2018 Venue: City House of Culture 'Boris Christoff' Beginning: 7:00 p.m. The Oscars in Music with Militsa Gladnishka and Philip Avramov with the attendance of Philcharmony of Pleven Conductor: Levon Manukyan Scenario and multimedia: Julia Manukyan Piano and orchestra: Georgi Miltiyadov Film music of: Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Dirty Dancing, Flashdance, James Bond, Armageddon, Rocky, Star Wars, Dr. Zhivago, Lord of the Rings and many others.
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International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA - 21-25/02/2018

The International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA ranks among the biggest economic events for agribusiness in South Eastern Europe. It brings together the most creative and successful companies and research institutes from the industry. It is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Bulgaria. The event will feature 425 exhibitors from 24 countries, 45 000 visitors and 20 business events. The event is being held together with the exhibitions of Vine Growing and Wine Producing 'Vinaria', Exhibition of Food and Drinks, Packaging, Machines and Technologies 'Foodtech', Exhibition of Equipment for Hotels, Restaurants, Cafeterias and Commercial Facilities 'Horeca', Exhibition of High Quality Italian Food and Wines 'Tastes of Italy' and International Beekeeping Exhibition 'Api Bulgaria'.
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Vinaria - 21-25/02/2018

The 26th International Exhibition of Vine Growing and Wine Producing VINARIA will present collections of wine cellars, new technologies and equipment for planting vineyards, cultivation and processing of grapes, packaging and storage of the products. Attendants will be able to meet 148 exhibitors from 18 countries, as well as 45 000 visitors from 10 countries. Organizer: International Fair Plovdiv; under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Bulgaria Main partner: National Vine and Wine Chamber Vinaria 2018 is being held parellel to the following events: -International Agricultural Exhibition AGRA and Specialized Exhibition of Organic Farming BIOAGRA -International Exhibition of Food and Drinks, Packaging, Machines and Technologies FOODTECH -International exhibition of Equipment for Hotels, Restaurants, Cafeterias and Commercial Facilities HORECA PLOVDIV -Exhibition of High Quality Italian Food and Wines TASTES OF ITALY -International Beekeeping Exhibition API BULGARIA
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XI National Culinary Contest - 19/04/2018

Thu, April 19 - Fri, April 20, 2018 Venue: International Fair Plovdiv Here comes the time for th 11-th Culinary Contest 2018! Apart from the traditional fields of contests for Bulgaria's Best Culinary Team, Best Chef and Pâtissier, this year there will be held a contest for Bulgaria's best Pizza Chef. The main aspects of the Culinary Contest will be Bulgaria's best Young Chef, Baker and Pâtissier, as well as best waiter. The National Culinary contest features international participants and jury from all around the Globe
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Wine & Gourmet - 5-6/5/2018

Sat, May 5, 2018 - Sun, May 6, 2018 Venue - Old Town The 4th edition of Wine and gourmet parade, the event which combines traditional Bulgarian wines and fine cuisine, will be held at the Old town of Plovdiv. The opening will take place on Sat, May 5 at 12:00 p.m. In 2017, over 7 000 visited the Old town to taste wines from 19 cellars and dishes by 12 professional chefs! During the two days of the festival, the visitors will be able to get acquainted with the wine traditions of our ancient city and enjoy a real gastronomic experience!
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Plovdiv Marathon & Half Marathon 2018 - 29/04/2018

Sun, April 29, 2018 Beginning: 8:00 a.m. Venue: 1, Stefan Stambolov Square, Plovdiv 4000 Welcome to the third edition of the most inspiring running event in the oldest European city Plovdiv! Marathon fee registration and information September 11, 2017 to February 1, 2018 - €25 February 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018 - €30 Half Marathon fee registration and information September 11, 2017 to February 1, 2018 - €15 February 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018 - €20 Team registration fee (3 and more runners) Marathon fee participation: €23 to be paid up to 31 March 2018 Half Marathon fee participation: €13 to be paid up to 31 March 2018 Prize fund The Marathon Plovdiv winners in Men’s and Women’s category will receive a money prize as follows: I place - 3000 BGN (approx. 1500 €) II place – 2000 BGN (approx. 1000 €) III place – 1000 BGN (approx. 500 €) Half Marathon Prize fund Men's / Women's I place - 800 BGN (approx. 400 €) II place – 500 BGN (approx. 250 €) III place – 300 BGN (approx. 150 €)
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Spring Fair of Crafts and Festival of Bread - 17-20/05/2018

Thu, May 17 - Sun, May 20, 2018 Venue: Rayko Daskalov Str. - Main Shopping Street During the bi-annual fair of crafts, the Main Shopping Street (Rayko Daskalov Str.) turns into a craft center, recreating the atmosphere of past. Over 100 craftsmen dressed in traditional clothes, demonstrate the minutest details of their works, thus presenting the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and preserving its traditions. During the spring edition, children can participate in workshops in Wood-carving and felting. In 2018, a Festival of Bread will take place together with the Fair of Crafts. Masters from Bulgaria and abroad will work in street bakeries, making typical for their countries bread.
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OPERA OPEN 2018 - June - September 2018

Opera Open is a big opera festival that annually takes place at the Ancient theatre of Philippopol. Its ambitious and diverse program includes multiple genres and international participance. Please find below a draft program for the festival in 2018: June 9, 2018 - La Forza del Destino (Power of Destiny) / Spare date: June 10, 2018 June 23, 2018 - Edip Tzar' (King Edip) / Spare date: June 24, 2018 June 27, 2018 - The Flying Douchman / Spare date: June 28, 2017 June 30, 2018 - Ballet Show 'Swan Lake' / Spare date: July 1, 2018 July 7, 2018 - Helen of Troy / Spare date: July 8 , 2018 July 11, 2018 - Symphonic Concert July 14, 2018 - Opera Show 'Traviata' - Spare date: July 15, 2018 July 21, 2018 - Opera show 'Ottelo'/ Spare date: July 22, 2017 July 25, 2018 - Opera show 'West Side Story'/ Spare date: July 26, 2018 July 28, 2018 - Opera show 'Aida' / Spare date: July 29 , 2018 July 31, 2018 - Ballet Gala August 30, 2018 - Musicle 'Chicago' September 1, 2018 - Opera Gala / Spare date: September 2, 2018 This event is part of the program of Plovdiv - European Capital of Culture 2019. Opera Plovdiv reserves its right to change the program.
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Mood for Food - 14-16/06/2018

Mood for Food Festival – 14-16 June Мood for Food is a series of festivals and events, united by the topic of food as a social factor. The project unifies entertainment, education, traditions and innovations in one – in the center of it we put true communication and food. Mood for Food is the culmination of a two years project that aims to create unique opportunity for people to communicate, to enjoy food and to have fun. With this food festival we want to present Plovdiv as the beating heart of different culinary cultures that have been gathered there for centuries.
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Days of Thracian Culture - 20-26/06/2018

The project 'Days of Thracian Culture' will take place in June 20-26 in Cultural Center 'Trakart' and 4 open-air venues. The program is focused in two fields - Musical program on four open-air stages and the International Scientific Conference 'When the Sun was a God', including lectures in Thracology, movie projections and accompanying events: concerts, theatre, exhibitions, dances and others. демонстрации, изложби, танци. Тракийското културно наследство на нашите предци, носители на самобитна култура и традиции ни задължават да откриваме и да се възхищаваме на достиженията на техните декоративно–художествени качества и да ги популяризираме в достъпна форма. Верен на тенденцията в дейността си „Синтез на античност и съвремие”, “Тракарт” кани културолози, работещи в изследователската си дейност да представят пред широка публика своите нови открития в тракологията и тракийската култура.
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Hills of Rock 2018 ft. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and many more - 20-22/07/2018

The second edition of the Rock festival 'Hills of Rock' has had its date set for July 20 and 21, 2018 and will feature bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and many many more. Judas will play all their hits and present a fascinating multimedia show on July 21, 2018. Iron Maiden will give us one exclusive evening saved for them only during 'Hills of Rock Exclusive' - June 22, 2018. Tickets already available! ROCK ON! This event part of the program of Municipal Foundation 'Plovdiv 2019'.
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Autumn Fair of Crafts - 20/09/2018 - 23/09/2018

During the bi-annual fair of crafts, the Main Shopping Street (Rayko Daskalov Str.) turns into a craft center, recreating the atmosphere of past. Over 100 craftsmen dressed in traditional clothes, demonstrate the minutest details of their works, thus presenting the cultural heritage of Bulgaria and preserving its traditions. During the crafts fair in Autumn 2018, there will take place a 'Dolls' workshop - masters from all around Bulgaria will produce dolls out of wool, various tissues, corn leaves and other. The items will be donated to children in University Hospital 'St. George'.
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Sounds of the Ages: Sons Of Apollo & Orchestra - 22/09/2018

On Saturday 22nd September, SONS OF APOLLO will be performing at an exclusive show in the magnificent Roman theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The new American supergroup featuring members of DREAM THEATER, MR. BIG, GUNS ‘N ROSES, and JOURNEY will present live the songs from its sensational debut album 'Psychotic Symphony' followed by a 'By Request Covers Set' where the band will be joined by the renowned Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra founded nearly 70 years ago and made up of over 100 highly qualified musicians. The prestigious evening will be promoted by the Bulgarian independent radio station radio TANGRA MEGA ROCK and the covers set orchestrated by conductor LEVON MANUKYAN who wrote the first metal ballet and had played with and orchestrated the likes of OPETH, DEVIN TOWNSEND, KATATONIA and more. Tickets are already available through Eventim.bg
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