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 08-09, 2023 | Festival of Embroidery
Demonstration of national embroidery products.
Location: Bukhara District | www.buxoro.uz | +998 65 2215550, +998 71 2050600
April 17-18, 2023 | Festival of National Costumes
Promotion of national and modern costumes of Khorezm.
Location: Korezm District, Urgench | www.xorazm.uz | +998 62 2246736
April 21-23, 2023 | Ethno and modern fashion week in Shakhrisabz
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.
May 15, 2023 | Gijduvan Festival of Ceramics and Cooks
Demonstration of the famous Gijduvan ceramics, methods of preparing national dishes by skilled chefs, holding master classes.
May 17-18, 2023 | 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
May Dates TBD | Boysun Spring
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.
May 22-25, 2023 | 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.
Detailed schedule of the Festival is here: https://zarfestival.uz/en/dasturi/
June 16-18, 2023 | 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
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.
June 9-11, 2023 | 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 12-14, 2023 | 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.
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.
August 19-20, 2023 | 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: Namangan city
September 15-17, 2023 | 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
September 15-17, 2023 | 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
September 13-17, 2023 | 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: Samarkand, Registan square.
September 25, 2023 | 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
2050600, +998 99 8756837
September 26-27, 2023 | 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
October 10-11, 2023 | National Souvenir Festival
Exhibitions of craftsmen, sale of folk crafts, competitions, master classes.
Location: Bukhara | www.buxoro.uz | +998 65 2215550
October 26-27, 2023 | 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
September 15-17, 2023 | 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
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.
December 16-17, 2023 | Sogdian wine festival