Skopje is the capital of the Republic of Macedonia, the City that lies in the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, at the crossroad of important communications, a city with 2000 years old tradition. Skopje is a modern city with a population of almost one million and presents Macedonia’s major political, economical, educational, and cultural center. It continues to be a focus for new residents, economic development, construction, and refurbishment. Skopje urban area extends across the Skopje valley for approximately 30 kilometers (18.75 mi) in width and comprises 10 municipalities.
Skopje also is a very attractive tourist destination with its fortress, cultural and historical monuments, archaeological sites, sports halls, caves in the canyon of the River Treska and Lake Matka, and a health spa in the eastern part of the city.
The intention of our invitation is to celebrate life, love, and friendship through dance and music. The festival light motive is to gather all veteran groups from all over the world and remind ourselves of the events worth remembering.
The International Folk Dance Festival “Skopje” will be held in Skopje from 24th July till 28th July 2021. This festival is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances and music performed by folkloric groups.
At the festival can participate in folk or modern dance groups, vocal, instrumental groups, and choirs with 30-32 participants per group older than 16 years.
During the Festival each Group will be part of 2 concerts in the center of the city Skopje. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city, excursions, or simply enjoying on the beach.
Free excursions: Swimming pool, ZOO, Millennium cross cable car visit.
The objectives of the festival and the creativity meetings are to encourage cultural exchange between nations and communities, to develop personal creativity, and to promote local and foreign folklore.
The accommodation of the participants will be organized with new modern dorm rooms located near the center of the city on a Full Board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner). The groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 2 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. If the group wants to extend the stay they need to send their request to the organizer.
The application deadline is 10 June 2021.
After receiving your application, we will send you the official invitation for participating in the Festival. We will also assist you in obtaining a visa for Macedonia if necessary.
The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. The copyright of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions.
- 24/07/2021 - 28/07/2021
24/07 - 28/07
- 5 days (4 nights) = 75 € per person
How to get there
The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Macedonia and back. The groups coming by bus should use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys and excursions around the city.
The festival can organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from Skopje airport, during the festival days, and back to the airport in Skopje. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed upon according to their number. You can also arrive through Ohrid, Tirana, or Thessaloniki Airport which are close to Skopje.
The participant group has to arrive in Skopje on the 24th of July 2021 (starting with lunch) and leave on the 28th of July 2021 after having breakfast.
Each member must have a travel insurance policy.
Things to do
It will be our pleasure to make your trip an unforgettable experience!
We can provide the following services for your group:
- accommodation during the trip (in case you need a sleepover on your way to the chosen destination)
- accommodation during the festival event you attend
- travel and transportation tips and assistance
- purchasing airplane and bus tickets
- organizing transportation for a group or individuals
- assist and advise in the procedure of issuing visas (if needed)