The 12th International Folklore Festival will be held in Veliko Tarnovo from 18 July – 2 August. Activities include concerts, ethnic dancing, shows and conferences to showcase cultural traditions of the region. The International Folklore Festival also features the famous Tsarevets sound and light show.
Each year the Lessedra Gallery in Sofia hosts the World Art Print Annual. Gathering and exhibiting contemporary works from all over the world, the event aims at stimulating research into paper, inks and other materials used in printmaking. Open weekdays by appointment only from 1500-1900 through 30 August.
One of the biggest jazz events in Bulgaria is the Varna Summer International Jazz Festival. Musicians from Bulgaria, the Black Sea region and beyond perform at the city’s Archaeological Museum for three consecutive days. Doors open daily at 2030 from 31 July – 2 Aug. Entry free of charge.
For the more technically inclined, ICSOFT 2009, the 4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, convenes at the Inter Expo Centre in Sofia from 26-29 July. There is a full schedule of sessions in each of 5 tracks, including Enterprise Software Technology, Software Engineering, Distributed Systems, Data Management, and Knowledge-Based Systems.