International Festival of Theatre – end of September – beginning of October
Tbilisi international festival of theatre is arguably the biggest cultural event happening this autumn in Georgia. Apart from Georgia, the festival has now become of the major performing art events in Caucasia and other Black Sea countries. The aim of the festival is not only to contribute to Georgian’s position on the global cultural map but also to uncover a world which enhances the imagination and emotions for its participants and the audience.
“… the Festival’s program, the repertoire is interesting, thought-provoking, original – to squeeze in one word – good plays had been selected to make and to display the quality level of the Festival as much as possible. The Festival made for a full picture of status and tendencies in the global dramatic art to emerge. “Tbilisi International” is a combiner, a link or a bridge between Theater of Europe and Theater of Asia..”.
Tbilisi Photo Festival – Sep 12 – 21
Tbilisi Photo Festival will take place between the 13th and 20th of September 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The festival was held for the first time back in 2010 and has gained more popularity in the last few years as a major annual cultural event. The event aims to attract photographers, curators, photo editors from various regions – Asia, Iran, Turkey, Europe, Russia and the Arab world and to showcase emerging local talents.
In addition, for the first time in 2019, the festival is also launching a series of Masterclasses which will be led by internationally known photographers, praised not only for their work but also for their skills to communicate their ways of seeing.
Echowaves by Exit Festival – Aug 22 – 25
Echowaves is a taste-making electronic music festival that invites you to experience the beautiful seaside resort of Anaklia Georgia. The area is distinguished by its unique warm climate, impressive views, and the beautiful coastline and long beaches as well as beautiful sunsets, the Black Sea to bathe in and a mix of day and night parties, high-level production and various activities including sports, workshops and much move over the four days. In addition to good music, the festival will offer sports, physical activities, and various theatrical, cultural, social and educational events, renovated stages, an increased number of different areas to explore, bars and catering facilities and lots of novelties.
The line-up is a who’s who of techno and house heavyweights, DJs and live acts including Nina Kraviz, Adriatique, Ben Klock, Claptone, Dax J, DJ Tennis, Kink Live, Red Axes, Rodhad, Boris, Bahramji & Medusa Odyssey, Eelke Kleijn, Lehar, Mathame, Musumeci, Park Hye Jin, Petre Inspirescu, Plaid Live, Sama, Tijana T, Tom Trago, Valentino Kanzyani, Vril Live, Yokoo and plenty more.
Georgian International Festival of Arts – Oct 19 – Nov 16
The GIFT/ Georgian International Festival of Arts in Tbilisi first took place in 1997. Its main aim is to promote values like ‘culture, democracy, social inclusion, solidarity, and justice’ through their cultural programme. The festival is also promoting the Georgian cultural scene. The GIFT is a great opportunity for all interested in the culture of the Region, but also for those travelling to this part of the world. Don’t forget to enjoy great Georgian hospitality and cuisine while visiting.
Batumi Music Fest – Sep 1 – 10
Batumi is a top popular tourist destination in Georgia. It is a vibrant sea-side town located at Black Sea’s coast. Batumi, also known as, “The Las Vegas of the Black Sea” is a good destination to visit with your family, your partner or with your friends. It has exciting sightseeing, nightlife and shopping streets.
This music festival is dedicated to classical music and flamboyant Georgian folklore. The festival is part of European Festivals Associatio and UNESCO. The aim of the festival is to bring different cultures together where music becomes their universal language. There will be master classes held for younger talents.