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International Festival of the Mountain Cinema, Bansko 27th – 30th November 2008

Bansko will host the International festival of the Mountaineers Cinema, announced Natali Petrova, head of the festival. 75 films from five continents, taken from the sea bottom to the Himalayan peaks, will be presented in three halls. The documentaries show the lifestyle, art and religion of the mountain people, as well as the ecology problems of the planet.

Some of the characters of those films will attend the festival. Among them are Gustavo Tony (Italy), Borge Ousland (Norway) and...

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The Monk Cell of Paisiy becomes alive in Bansko

The spiritual-historical centre “St. Paisiy of Hilendar” will open its doors in the autumn in Bansko. Sanctification probably will be on 5th October, when is the Day of the resort. Monks from the Monastery of Zograf are also expected, said the mayor Alexander Kravarov.
At the centre of the town is restored the “St. Ivan Rilski” chapel and the monk cell in the Monastery of Hilendar where Paisiy lived. Paisiy, who were born in Bansko, is the first man of the Bulgarian...

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Bansko fell in love with Kamelia Todorova

Japanese star amazed by the ethno exotic at the foot of the Pirin Mountain

Summer thunderstorm raised the adrenalin of Kamelia Todorova yesterday in Bansko. Under the warm sun beams the famous lady made a prefect rehearsal at the town’s square. However the evening brought a pouring rain and show had to move to the indoor hall of the local community centre. Kamelia grabbed the mike and carried out numerous Bulgarian and world famous hits. Just a few moments before the rain the Japanese...

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A Week of Arts in Bansko

A festival dedicated to arts will be held in Bansko between August 8 and August 13, reports www.avtora.com.

It will include a lot of music and arts, putting jazz and painting "under the same roof". For the first time, jazz BBQs at noon will be organized with the participation of Angel Zaberski Jr. and Mihail Yosifov. This year's edition of the festival in Bansko pays attention to Bulgarian painting.

The culture forum will include an exhibition by Juliana Sotirova. During the special...

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Bansko in August: Cultural and sport program

02 August 2008 – Celebrations for the 105 anniversary of the Ilinden-Preobrajensko upraise – “Chalin Valog” Site;

02 August 2008 – XI-th fair for national art – Pirin Sings 2008 – Razlog, Predela site;

03 August 2008 – Festival of Yavorov chalet;

06 August 2008 – God’s Transfiguration
8:00 – 10:30 – Ceremonial liturgy in the “St. Trinity Church”;

08 August 2008 – 13 August 2008 –

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Bansko Jazz Fest 2008: The Official Programme

8 August

19:30h. Opening Ceremony - stage “Nikola Vaptzarov”
1. Vassil Petrov and Band of Bulgarian National Radio conducted by maestro Yanko Miladinov and special guests Mery Taneva, Bulgaria and Ben Cross, UK
2. Tavijian Brothers trio and guest vocal Eva, Macedonia - Diran Tavitjan (piano), Garo Tavitjan (drums), Alexander Ikonomov (bass), Eva (vocals)
3. Nona Yotova Band, Bulgaria - Nona Yotova (vocal), Dani Milev (guitar), Lili Yoncheva (tabla, percussion),...

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Stella Artois Professional Golf Series Start In Bulgaria

Stella Artois Professional Golf Series starts in Bulgaria on July 26 and will continue until October 4, organizers said.

During the four months four separate mini-tournaments will take place, providing an opportunity for professional and amateur golf players to participate.

The first tournament starts Saturday in the Pirin Golf and Country Club in Bansko.
%RIMG1The second competition is to take place in Blacksearama Golf Club on August 30-31, while the third tournament will be on the...

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Bansko Theatre Festival

01 July – 07 July 2008

Bansko municipal welcomes all theatre lovers on a unique event at the foot of the Pirin Mountain. The resort is about to be transformed into a theater town, offering an annual theatre festival with numerous art events. The summer theater festival aims to present the most interesting plays during the year with famous actors.

See the official...

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The FIS Congress approved the starts of the World Cup in Bansko in 2009

Bulgaria officially received the privilege to host a round of the FIS World Cup Downhill race for women for the next racing season 2008/2009. The decision was taken on an official meeting of FIS in Cape Town in South Africa.

Bansko will welcome the best downhill racers on 28th February (downhill) and 1st March 2009.
Bansko received an excellent assessment for the rounds of the European Cup, which were held in the resort last season.

This is a historic decision for the Bulgarian ski...

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Summer Tourist Season in Bansko Mountain Resort Started

Summer tourist season in Bulgaria mountain resort of Bansko started with the folklore festival 'Between Three Mountains', informed the mayor of the city Aleksander Kravarov.
He highlighted that the events coincides with the holiday of Bulgarian education and Slavic literacy - May 24.
The opening of the season starts in a holiday atmosphere full of national traditions. These celebrations are organized every year by the municipality, Karvarov added.

The realized incomes from nights spend...

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