FESTIVALS & EVENTS CALENDAR OF ARMENIAN FESTIVALS & EVENTS 2018
Date: February 17-18
Place: Jermuk, Vayots Dzor
Snow Art Festival is a great way to celebrate the purity and beauty of snow. On this day people make artworks out of snow and show to the attention of the public.
INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
Date: April 30
Place: Cascade Complex, Yerevan
International Jazz Festival in Armenia is an annual event and it is worth visiting. The fantastic atmosphere of Yerevan on Jazz days calls you to listen to the heavenly sounds of the music.
YEREVAN WINE DAYS
Date: May 4-5
Place: Saryan street, Yerevan
Yerevan Wine days are the favourite festival of the tourists as they have a great chance to taste the best variety of Armenian wine with the different cheese types. The festival is accompanied with music, dances, competitions and performances.
Date: May 20
Place: Hnaberd, Ararat
Dolma Festival is a great way to taste one of the best Armenian dishes – Dolma (also known as Tolma) . There are even legends among the tourists about the taste of Dolma.
HARTAK WORKSHOP FESTIVAL
Date: July 7-8
Place: Gyumri, Shirak
"Hartak" workshop festival is a great place for those who want to share their experience and also for the people who want to gain knowledge about the best business models and digital marketing.
SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL
Date: June 9
Place: Khot, Syunik
Sheep shearing festival is a very interesting one, especially for children. During the festival, you can admire the process of sheep shearing through many different competitions. The festival is accompanied by traditional music, dances and different games.
HAMOV-HOTOV YEREVAN HOLIDAY
Date: June 10
Place: Tumanyan Park, Yerevan
Hamov – Hotov Yerevan festival gives a great chance to feel the taste of Armenian cuisine. Visit Armenia at this time of year and taste the best food of Armenia.
BABY STROLLERS’ PARADE
Date: June 10
Baby Strollers’ Parade in Armenia has a unique meaning of emphasizing the greatness of a woman with a baby. Women walk with their babies in baby strollers and this great event is accompanied by music, games, competitions and dances.
Date: June 16-17
Place: Artavan, Vayots Dzor
Ecotourism Festival is full of many events such as tasting the traditional food, an exhibition of the ecotourism services and local products. Then adventure lovers can feel the adrenaline of rock climbing competition and training, hiking and horse riding and so on.
Date: June 29 – July 1
Place: Tsaghkadzor, Kotayk
"Huso Aragast" is an international song festival which is dedicated to finding new artists in the sphere of music. Huso Aragast International Song Festival will host different artists. "Huso Aragast" is translated as a "Sail of Hope".
Date: June 30
Place: Yenokavan, Tavush
HayBuis Festival is a great chance to know more about herbs, about their usage in medicine, cuisine and so on. During this festival, you will gain some knowledge about the wide variety of herbs and their usage in different spheres.
Place: Ashotavan, Syunik
Raspberry Festival in Armenia invites all the berry lovers to taste different types of raspberries from all over Armenia. The performances, competitions, games, dances and music are an inseparable part of the festival.
SYUNIK’S GOODS FESTIVAL
Date: July 7
Place: Karahunj, Syunik
Syunik’s goods festival is a great place to represent national culinary traditions, souvenirs, and food of all kinds. Enjoy the goods of Syunik region, organic products such as dried fruit, lavash, local dishes and drinks of all types.
Date: July 8
Place: Republic Square, Yerevan
Vardavar is the funniest festival in Armenia. During this festival people splash water on each other and have fun. No one is offended as it is a custom in Armenia to splash water, and this way to escape from the hot summer day.
Date: July 14
Place: Swan Lake, Yerevan
Watermelon festival is one of the most delicious festivals in Armenia. There are many competitions, games, dances and songs at this amazing festival. Let’s not forget about the carvings from the watermelons.
YEREVAN TARAZ FEST
Date: August 4
Place: Northern Avenue, Yerevan
Taraz Festival is a great chance to see and appreciate the artworks of different Armenian designers who represent their own imagination about the Armenian national clothing Taraz. During the festival, you can also admire the traditional Armenian music and dances.
SEVAN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Date: August 11
Place: Sevan, Gegharkunik
Sevan Music Festival gives you a great opportunity both to escape the heat of Yerevan and listen to the best music at Lake Sevan. You can enjoy the sand, the water and at the same time the amazing sound of live music.
HONEY AND BERRY FESTIVAL
Date: August 18
Place: Berd, Tavush
Honey and Berry festival is fantastic as you can taste the purest honey and the best berries from all over Armenia. Besides tasting you can also buy these goods and take them home.
YEREVAN BEER FESTIVAL
Date: August 18-19
Yerevan Beer festival will give you a chance to taste different beer from all over Armenia and feel the taste of the best beer in the whole world. The festival is accompanied by different competitions, performances, songs and dances.
Date: August 18-19
Place: Akhtala, Lori
Khorovats Festival also known as Barbecue festival is a traditional festival in Armenia. Armenians love making Khorovats and boasting their ability to make the tastiest barbecue, so during this festival, you will have a chance to taste the best Khorovats in the world.
1000 YEARS VILLAGE LIFE
Date: August 25-26
Place: Zorakan, Tavush
During 1000 years Village Life festival people of the village represent many jokes, performances about life in the village. All the events during this festival are full of jokes and the slang of the village.
WINE AND CULTURE
Date: September 2
Place: Ashtarak, Aragatsotn
Wine and culture festival Armenia mixes two fantastic genres – wine and culture. Once you are in Armenia you can’t but drink Armenian wine and admire the cultural sights and artworks here, so this festival gives you a great chance.
ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Date: September 8
Place: Dilijan, Tavush
Cultural Revival: Arts and Crafts Festival is a fantastic way to show the world the Armenian artworks such as carpets, woodcarving and so on. Besides watching these fantastic artworks, you can also take them home.
ARMENIA ON THE CROSSROAD OF PEACE
Date: September 8-12
Place: Byurakan, Gyumri, Ashtarak, Yerevan
Armenia on the Crossroad of Peace festival aims at emphasizing the importance of peace in Armenia and the peace on the borders of Armenia. This festival messages the world that no one needs a war when we can live in peace.
RURAL LIFE AND TRADITIONS FESTIVAL
Date: September 15
Place: English Park, Yerevan
The festival "Rural Life and Traditions" is an annual festival organized by "Green Lane" NGO with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture of RA and Yerevan municipality. During the festival, the farmers have a great chance to show the world their agricultural products.
Date: September 22
Place: Khachik, Vayots Dzor
Gata Festival is famous for the representation of different types of tasty cake named Gata. Tourists from all over the world come to Armenia also to taste the famous Armenian sweet named Gata.
Date: September 29-30
Erebuni-Yerevan Festival is the celebration of the birthday of Yerevan. Yerevan is full of different events during this event. You can hear many songs and watch interesting dances on this day. The competitions and games are a must.
TEA AND COFFEE FESTIVAL
Date: September 28-29
Place: Swan Lake, Yerevan
Tea and Coffee Festival gives you a great chance to drink tea and coffee from all over Armenia. The festival is full of different competitions and games. One of the most interesting competitions is barista competition.
ARENI WINE FESTIVAL
Date: October 6
Place: Areni, Vayots Dzor
Areni wine festival is another fantastic festival dedicated to the Armenian wine. During the festival, you will have a great chance to taste the best Armenian wine and the best cheese. The competitions are a must.
NEW YEAR IN YEREVAN
Date: December – January
Place: Small Center, Yerevan
New Year in Armenia is one of the most important events during the whole year. Armenians celebrate New Year with great enthusiasm and love. People prepare different dishes to celebrate the coming of the New Year.
TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR
Date: December 30 – January 7
Place: Ardvi, Lori
Traditional New Year in Armenia is celebrated until the 7th of January. It seems t be the continuation of the New Year celebration, as on these days starting from December 31 people visit their relatives and greet them.
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