Festival is held in the Golden Sands Resort. It is the most famous beach resort in Eastern Europe.
It is 18 km away from Varna (Bulgaria). Varna is the sea capital of Bulgaria. Possibility for a half day tour to Varna – visit of the Dolphinarium, Aquarium, Zoo, Roman Baths, the Stone Forest, museums, Grand Mall Varna - shopping mall , or a sea yacht tour and more.
Aquapolis - Golden Sands. Balchik - the Palace of the Romanian Queen Maria and the Botanical garden, Cape Kaliakra and the fortress; Mussel farm and much more. The entrance fees to tourist attractions and transport are paid by the participants.

General Rules

The festival Ethno Rhythms 2021 is held at various points in the Golden Sands resort - parade,
group presentations, open-air concerts.
PARTICIPANTS are from community centers, cultural clubs and amateur groups from Bulgaria and abroad. We expect participants from dance, vocal and instrumental folk groups including traditional authentic folk groups and groups for interpreted modern folklore. There are no age restrictions for participation. There is no limit on the number of participants. Accompanying attendants can also join. Presentation of folklore groups 15 – 20 minutes. The group should carry a flag to their country.

The objectives of the festival and the creativity meetings are:
- to encourage the cultural exchange between nations and communities; to develop personal
creativity; to promote Bulgarian and foreign folklore.

The PROGRAM of the Ethno Festival offers free participation in:

-creativity meetings
- participation in the festive parade along the main alleys of the resort and in the festive folk program during the two - three evenings.
- participation in the Evening of the communities – a presentation of each community in front
of the other participating cultural communities, gift and memorabilia sharing, diplomas and
- Workshop and Dances of the Peoples"
- Walking-tour to Aladzha Monastery
-Workshop „ Sea Presents" - summer workroom for applied arts
- Candy workshop
- presentation of Bulgarian wines / for adults /
- free swimming pool and a playground
-Free time – excursions, beach and nightclubs in the sea resort Golden Sands

Note: The participation in the various activities of the program is optional and free.


Accommodation is in the three-star hotel located in the center of the sea resort Golden Sands, Varna, Bulgaria - air conditioning in the room, TV cable, fridge, Wi-Fi free in the lobby, tourist tax. The hotel offers a possibility for an extension of the stay.

1. The participation fee per participant is EUR 106. In the fee is included full board - 3 nights in
hotel***, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
2. The participation fee per participant is EUR 128. In the fee is included full board - 4 nights in
hotel***, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
3. The participation fee per participant is EUR 150. In the fee is included full board - 5 nights in
hotel***, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The price does not include transportation , transfer to the hotel, parking and personal expenses.
Rooms are triple, quadruple and a limited number of doubles (double rooms for managers). Single room surcharge EUR 20 per day. For a group of 25 people there is one free place (25 + 1).


  • 02/09/2021 - 07/09/2021


02/09 - 07/09
  • 4 days (3 nights) = 106 € per person
  • 5 days (4 nights) = 128 € per person
  • 6 days (5 nights) = 150 € per person


How to get there

There is a large international airport in Varna. Sofia - Varna has daily flights.

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