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2024 Calendar of Festivals in Uzbekistan

Welcome to the wonderful and original world of sounds, a mixture of smells and the brightest colors. Uzbekistan is a country with a rich cultural heritage and history, and its festivals are a reflection of this. Here are some of the festivals celebrated in Uzbekistan.

Festivals of Uzbekistan immerse in culture and introduce both the past and the present of the country.

 

Disclaimer: The following calendar is based on information received from organizers of events, local tourism boards and other sources. Changes and cancellations may occur with no prior notice due to any reasons. It is strongly advised to check dates and location before finalizing your travel plan with organizers of the events whose contacts are provided below.

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April Dates TBD | Lazgi International Dance Festival

Get acquainted with Uzbek national dances, visit pavilions dedicated to dance art, a demonstration of national musical instruments and costumes, handicrafts, works of fine and applied art, sculpture samples, feature films and documentaries, audio and video discs, books, albums, photographs, as well as trade them on the territory of the Ichan-Kala complex.

 
April 05-10, 2024 | International Laughter Festival “Tabassum”

Organization of the International Laughter Festival “Tabassum” every two years with the aim of promoting askia and national art of humor at the world level.

Location: Fergana city

 
April 09-10, 2024 | Festival of Embroidery

Demonstration of national embroidery products.

Location: Bukhara District | www.buxoro.uz | +998 65 2215550, +998 71 2050600

 Festival of Embroidery Bukhara
 
April 18-20, 2024 | International Ethnographic Festival “Iloq”

Organization of the International Ethnographic Festival “Ilok” in

the village of Urgaz, Akhangaran region with the involvement of

foreign tourists

Location: Tashkent region, Akhangaran district

 
April 18-19, 2024 | Festival of National Costumes

Organization of the exhibition with the aim of promoting the

ancient national and modern clothes of Khorezm, demonstrating a combination of national and modern styles.

Location: Korezm District, Urgench | www.xorazm.uz | +998 62 2246736

Festival of National Costumes
 
April 25-27, 2024 | International Ethno Festival “5 qit'a jilosi”

Organization of ethno-festival with the aim of uniting folklore collectives included in the UNESCO list and considered to be the most valuable in the member states of the World Tourism Organization. Regional groups recommended for participation commissions of the World Tourism Organization will participate, and measures will be taken to in cooperation with the World Association, Folklore Festivals (WAFF).

Location: Samarkand

 
May 10-12, 2024 | Ethno and modern fashion week

The event is organized in order to develop tourism activities by organizing ethnotourism and cultural heritage, international competition, ethno games, national crafts and jewelry fair.

Location: Baysun district

 
May 16, 2024 | Gijduvan Festival of Ceramics and Cooks

Demonstration of the famous Gijduvan ceramics, methods of preparing national dishes by skilled chefs, holding master classes.

Location: Gijduvan | www.buxoro.uz, www.motach.uz | +998 65 2215550, +998 71 2050600

Gijduvan Festival of Ceramics
 
May 18-19, 2024 | International Flower Festival

Event is organized in order to develop floriculture and horticulture in the territories of the republic, and to attract tourists.

Location: Namangan city | www.namangan.uz | +99869 2270722, 71 2050600

International Flower Festival Namangan
 
April Dates TBD | Boysun Spring International Folklore Festival

The cultural event, which takes place in spring in the picturesque mountainous place of Boysun, has been given the status of an International Folklore Festival. Held every two years, the festival demonstrates not only samples of the national cultural heritage, but also introduces the folklore and intangible cultural wealth of the peoples of the world. This good initiative contributes to the preservation, development, and popularization of priceless samples of the fine arts of the nation, further increasing the interest of the younger generation in national folklore.

 
see in 2025 | Gold Embroidery and Jewelry Festival

The first international festival of Gold Embroidery and Jewelry will be held in Bukhara on May 22-25, 2023 in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. With further reiteration every two years.

Within the framework of the festival, a review competition, a presentation and exhibitions, theatrical concert and entertainment programs, cultural and educational, propaganda and explanatory events will be organized.

The objectives of the festival are to identify talented artisans, accelerate the development of gold embroidery and jewelry, attract tourists, organize folk festivals and performances by folklore ensembles and groups of tightrope walkers, askiyachi and comedians, craftsmen's lessons, artists' alleys and others. Another aim of the festival is to bring jewelry and art to the international level as a national brand, to attract tourists through the demonstration of national cultural traditions of our people, to promote the festival around the world and to promote it. illuminated. Presentations in this area, information about the history of each region, lifestyle, models of artisan towns, reflecting the traditions of the school of handicrafts, household items, exhibitions of products created by artisan designers are regularly covered.

 
May 23-26, 2024 | Silk and Spices

The Silk and Spices Festival is an annual celebration held in Bukhara, a city on the Great Silk Road. Thousands of years ago, caravans loaded with silk and spices went from China to Europe, passing through mountain passes and lifeless deserts, stopping in blooming oases. Bukhara was one of those cities through which the trade route from East to West necessarily passed. In addition, the best masters of pottery, chasing, carpet weaving, gold embroidery and other crafts lived here.

At the Silk and Spices festival you will find yourself in the world of an oriental fairy tale. At the opening, a festive procession usually takes place, where people dress up in national costumes, artists, dancers, acrobats and strongmen perform. Detachments of medieval warriors line up near the walls of the Ark fortress, and caravans of camels and horses pass along the street connecting the trading domes of Bukhara. All this creates the impression of traveling a thousand years ago.

Location: Bukhara | www.buxoro.uz | +998 65 2215550

Silk and Spices Bukhara
 
June Dates TBD | Tashkent Food Fest

The event will take place at venues near the Hyatt Regency Hotel and the National Library. It will present more than sixty brands of national and European cuisines, as well as coffee shops and steakhouses.

Particular attention at the festival will be paid to soft drinks and ice cream, which are necessary in such a heat. It is planned that ten well-known manufacturers of these sweets will take part in the event. In addition, guests will be able to taste more than five types of pilaf.

At the same time, during all ten days of the fest, visitors will have a varied entertainment program, including performances by Uzbek pop stars, prize draws, dance shows and much more.

 
Dates TBD| Chimgan ECHO

The International Ecological and Tourism Festival "Chimgan-ECHO" begins its countdown in 1977, has a long history and established traditions. For more than 40 years, the festival has transformed from the framework of a purely song contest into a broader program, including promotion of support for the ecology of the native land, with the traditional environmental action "We are for clean Chimgan!" -tourists" and people who are far from the culture of recreation, accumulating, especially in the winter period of recreation.

Location: Tashkent region, Bostonliq district

 
June 13-15, 2024 | Lavender Uzbekistan

The event will include a walk through the lavender gardens, an exhibition of handicrafts based on lavender flowers and scents, commemorative photo shoots, tastings of lavender juice, tea and ice cream, and other interesting programs.

Location: Ferghana region, Uchkuprik district | www.fergana.uz, www.motach.uz | +998 78 1506060, +998 71 2050600

Lavender Uzbekistan
 
August Dates TBD | International Festival of National Dishes

A gastronomic holiday called “Welcome to Bustanlik” will take place on August 11 at the territory of the all-season resort Amirsoy Resort.

More than 6,000 guests are expected to attend, including more than a thousand representatives of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other CIS countries.

International Festival of National Dishes
 
May 20-22, 2024 | International festival of ethno games

Event is organized in order to serve the development of tourism through the development and popularization of national sports games in our country.

Location: Tashkent city

 
Dates TBD | International forum and exhibition Pottery and Handicraft

Forum and exhibition-trade, scientific-practical conference, competitions, presentations, fairs of Uzbek national pottery.

Location: Bukhara | www.buxoro.uz | +998 65 2215550

 
Dates TBD | International ethnosport festival

Event is is organized in order to promote and popularize national sports and folk games (ethnosport) in our country, and to strengthen international relations.

Location: Khiva city

 
August, 2024 | International Music Festival Melodies of the East

The international music festival "Shark Taronalari" (Melodies of the East) is one of the major festivals in Central Asia. The main goals and objectives of the festival are the wide popularization of the best achievements of national musical art, the preservation and development of the great traditions of the people, the encouragement of talents in the field of music and vocals, as well as the further expansion of international creative ties, the strengthening of mutual cultural and spiritual cooperation, the glorification of the ideas of peace, friendship and mutual understanding.

Location: Namangan

International Music Festival Melodies of the East
 
September 19, 2024 | International Gastronomic Festival “Gastro-bazaar”

Organization of the festival with the aim of developing the internal and gastronomic tourism, as well as conducting master classes with the involvement of gastronomic partner events

Location: Tashkent

 
September 21-23, 2024 | International Folklore Festival “Do'mbira va qo'biz”

Holding a folklore festival with the participation of

representatives of Turkic peoples.

Location: Nukus

 
September 25, 2024 | Gastronomic Festival “99 Types of Aral Fish Dishes”

Organization of a festival to showcase dishes made from Aralian fish and competitions for the preparation of various dishes.

Location: Republic of Karakalpakstan, Muynak district

 
September 26, 2024 | Festival of Grapes

Organization of a festival in the Parkent district to familiarize tourists with the hardworking and hospitable people of the Tashkent region, beautiful nature and fertile gardens

Location: Tashkent region, Parkent | www.motach.uz, www.toshvil.uz | +998 71

2050600, +998 99 8756837

 
September 27-28, 2024 | Festival of Melones

Khorezm contributes to the development of tourism, promoting the agro-tourism potential of the region and agricultural products.

Location: Ferghana, Khorezm, Syrdarya Regions | www.motach.uz | +998 71 2050600

 Festival of Melones Uzbekistan
 
October 11-12, 2024 | National Souvenir Festival

Exhibitions of craftsmen, sale of folk crafts, competitions, master classes.

Location: Bukhara | www.buxoro.uz | +998 65 2215550

National Souvenir Festival Bukhara
 
Dates TBD | Craft festival in Kokand

The International Craft Festival in Kokand is held to strengthen the international prestige of the sphere of national handicraft and folk arts and crafts, as well as to promote the brand "Kokand - the city of artisans of the world" and increase the tourism potential of Uzbekistan.

Location: Kokand city | www.madaniyat.uz | +998 55 5023377

Craft festival in Kokand
 
Dates TBD  | International Pottery and Crafts Forum

The purpose of the forum is to widely promote the traditions of pottery and crafts at the international level, preserve the traditions and schools of pottery, expand the scale of scientific research in this area, exchange experience, create new jobs and stimulate talented craftsmen.

Location: Bukhara city

 International Ceramic Forum in Rishtan
 
First week of October| Eurasia International Theater Festival

Wide promotion and development of unique examples of Uzbek theatrical art, strengthening friendship and brotherhood between peoples, expanding the scope of creative cooperation and cultural ties at the international level.

Location: Tashkent

 
December 17-18, 2024 | Sogdian wine festival

Location: Samarkand


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