"KOSTOSKI" - INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS (Folklore, Majorettes, Orchestras, Choirs, Modern dance) OHRID - MACEDONIA

24-28.IV.2020

19-23.VI.2020

02-06.VII.2020

10-14.VII.2020

24-28.VII.2020

05-09.VIII.2020

11-15.VIII.2020

17-21.VIII.2020

08-12.X.2020

15-19.X.2020

Dear friends,

With great pleasure we invite you to participate to "KOSTOSKI" - International festivals Ohrid - Republic of Macedonia.

Due to the great interest, the festival is held on ten dates:
  • 24-28 april 2020;
  • 19-23 june 2020
  • 02-06 july 2020
  • 10-14 july 2020
  • 24-28 july 2020
  • 05-09 august 2020
  • 11-15 august 2020
  • 17-21 august 2020
  • 08-12 october 2020
  • 15-19 october 2020

Choose a festival date that suits you best and make a reservation before the number of participants is fulfilled.

Ohrid

Ohrid is a city in Macedonia, which it is the largest city on Lake Ohrid and the eighth-largest city in the country where the Ohrid festival is held. Ohrid once had 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and has been referred to as a "Jerusalem of the Balkans". The city of Ohrid is rich with history, picturesque houses, monuments, folklore traditions, festivals, natural beauties and tourism is predominant. The most famous jewelry in Macedonia are the Ohrid pearls which are produced by 2 families from Ohrid. In 1979 and in 1980 respectively, Ohrid and Lake Ohrid were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Ohrid is one of only 28 sites that are part of UNESCO's World Heritage that are Cultural as well as Natural sites.

Lake Ohrid

Lake Ohrid represents one of the most beautiful lakes in the Balkans, the largest depth of 286 meters is measured between the villages Pestani and Trpejca, about 5 km from the lake shore. The Ohrid lake is located at an altitude of 695 meters, the maximum water transparency is amazing 22 meters.

Festival Purpose

The aim of Kostoski international festival Ohrid is to show the culture, music, folklore clothes, songs, dancing and tradition of different countries from all over the world, and at the same time the participants to gain new friendships at the Ohrid festival, and to get acquainted with the beauties of the city of Ohrid and Ohrid Lake. Every year, KOSTOSKI international festival of dance and songs is organized by Kostoski tourist bureau in the most beautiful city in Macedonia - Ohrid. Kostoski international folklore festivals each year has many ensembles from different countries.

📌Are you looking to participate to: Ohrid folklore festival, majorettes/modern dance festival, orchestra festival or Ohrid Choir festival???

You came to the right place! Kostoski international festival Ohrid is open for:

  • Folklore ensembles: -All kinds of folk dance and singing ensembles.
  • Majorettes
  • Choir: - All kings of choirs
  • Orchestra - All kinds of orchestras, like: wood and brass Bands, folk music orchestras , symphonic orchestras, chamber music orchestras, marching bands, percussion ensembles, Jazz bands, wind ensembles, string orchestras etc.
  • Modern dance - All kinds of modern dance ensembles
  • etc..

Program for the Festival

1 Day

Accommodation of groups and short meeting with the Head of every group for the details of Ohrid festival, free day

2 Day

Sightseeing of Ohrid with tourist guide
Parade of the groups and performance of all groups of the festival(Folklore dance groups, Majorettes, Orchestras, Choirs, Modern dance groups)

3 Day

Visiting the Monastery of St. Naum with tourist guide (St. Naum can be reached by road or by boat)

4 Day

Free Day, Closing of the festival, giving gifts and diploma for participation to the festival

5 Day

Dispatch of guests


Festival Accommodation

  • Accommodation will be in Hotels with 3 *** & Apartments
  • The rooms are with 3, 4, 5 beds, each group will get 2 double rooms that can be used for the management and drivers.
  • For more double rooms you need to pay extra of 5 euros per person per day
  • There is a possibility of extending and shortening your stay

Rules of the Ohrid Festival

  • Kostoski international folk dance and music festivals Ohrid is open for: folklore groups, choir, orchestras, modern dance groups, majorettes, etc.
  • There is no age limit and the number of participants in a group is not limited.
  • Each group should carry with it: a flag of its own country, an sign with the name of the group and a CD or USB or live music.
  • Every group need to prepare a program with duration from 5 minutes to 20 minutes.
  • Kostoski international folk dance festival Ohrid is not competitive, everybody can participate.
  • If you participate, you should fill and send a complete application form and pay an advance of 20% of the total amount for reservation, and the rest of the money you pay when arriving in Ohrid.

Festival Organizer

KOSTOSKI TOURIST BUREAU OHRID

Note: The organizer of the festival reserves the right to change the festival program

For more information for the festival and Price, contact us.

Below you can read part of many reccommendations from satisfied participants of the festival.


Great hospitality,beautiful town and lake,awesome people and great tour

Posted by Vedran KoLic on Friday, 16 August 2019

Nice festival, that gives a chance to showcase less known dances.

Posted by Izabela Jozefiak on Monday, 15 July 2019

Great service very good guide

Posted by Kiril Koroveshovski on Wednesday, 24 April 2019

O experienta frumoasa in locuri minunate, perle si oameni draguti!??

Posted by Daniela Teodora on Saturday, 24 August 2019

Great hospitality, host and guide, great people, food, view.. beautiful town and lake... All recommendations ????????

Posted by Hrvoje Horvat on Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Organizare perfecta, ghid excelent, un festival si un ora? foarte frumos, multumim pentru invitatie, au fost cateva zile superbe.

Posted by Solomon Traian on Monday, 15 July 2019

Gjoko jest bardzo dobrym przewodnikiem! Chetnie dzieli sie swoja wiedza i odpowiada na najrozniejsze pytania ;) Polecam!

Posted by Martyna Mroczka on Sunday, 16 June 2019

Un oras frumos, cu oameni minunati, iar lacul ofera oportunitati pentru petrecerea unui sejur de vis. Locul unde poti sa asisti la cel mai frumos festival de folclor. Il recomand tuturor.??

Posted by Mariana Arsene on Thursday, 13 June 2019

Nagyon szep a varos es Kostoski segitsegevel meg ismerhetuk a tortenelmet es erdekes meseket hallhatunk. A fesztival...

Posted by Gal Krisztina on Monday, 26 August 2019

Ohrid is one of the most beautiful locations where I have been. A town very nice, clean, quiet and prices for all...

Posted by Florin Draghiciu on Monday, 26 August 2019

Ohrid egy tokeletes nyaralohely. Az ido mediterran, a to csodas, a hegyek festoiek, a varos gyonyoru es kulturalis...

Posted by Kecskes Irenke on Monday, 26 August 2019
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