Sitting pretty in the Caucasus region, where Eastern Europe meets Western Asia, is the country of Georgia, known for its scenic beauty, snowy mountains and charming hospitality. Over the past few years, Georgia has become a popular tourist destination for travelers from the UAE and other parts of the middle east. This boom in Georgia tourism has also led to a lot of happening events that take place throughout the year. We have collated a list of important events in Georgia so next time you are visiting, you can experience at least one of them.
Events in Georgia, 2019
1. The Echowaves Festival
Echowaves is an electronic music festival that takes place on the scenic Anaklia Beach. If you are a beach bum and an EDM lover this place is for you. Set amidst the gorgeous Georgian mountains, this festival brings the underground electronic music scene to life. This is indeed a rare location for a music festival, but the long beaches, beautiful sunsets, stunning stages amongst the natural background is a treat to the eyes.
When: 22nd-25th August
Where: Anaklia Beach Resort
2. Oodabno Festival 2019
This is the Second Edition of the Oodabno Festival, that takes place in the middle of a Georgian semi-desert, surrounded by steppe expanding till hundreds of kilometers. From Polish, Georgian and French alternative music, to photo screenings, exhibitions, art installations including lip smacking cuisine, this festival is everything served to you on a platter. Experience a unique and intimate ambiance with exceptional music in this festival.
When: 30th August – 1st September
Where: Udabno, Kakheti
3. The David Garret Concert 2019
With his new tour ‘UNLIMITED – LIVE’ David Garrett will be celebrating his 10 year crossover anniversary together with his fans. ‘Unlimited’ is a celebration of David Garret’s life’s philosophy and music just like his limitless creativity. Known for his commitment in his art, Garret is a name to reckon with when we talk about uncompromising perfectionism. If you are looking for important events in Tbilisi, then this is one of them.
When: 21st September
Where: Chavchavadze Street, Batumi
4. BIAFF – Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
The Batumi International Art-House Film Festival began in 2006 to enhance a cultural exchange, understanding and collaboration through Art-House and Non-Commercial films. This film festival gives an opportunity and a platform of interaction between well known global directors, editors, aspiring film makers while giving the local cinema the much needed boost.
When: 13th September
Where: Tbilisi Sports Palace
5. Stand-Up By Aleksandr Revva & Mikhail Galustyan
This powerful stand-up comedy duet is known for their explosive, energetic interaction and taking you into a world of laughter. Aleksadr Revva and Mikhail Galustyan is bringing their project ‘Funny and even Funnier’ this time in Tbilisi and can be considered as one of the most important event in Tbilisi. Guests will be met by their time-tested acts, stage images and new sketches. Get ready to emerge into laughter as this duo tickles your funny bone!
When: 2nd October, 2019
Where: Petre Melikishvili 1, Tbilisi
6. Tbilisoba 2019
Beautiful landmarks, delectable cuisines, welcoming people, all add up to Tbilisoba, the annual festival that takes place during the first week of October every year. Tbilisoba is one of the most important festivals in Tbilisi that celebrates culture, diversity and history of the country. Let this be another reason to visit Georgia during October as this festival is extremely easy on the pocket hence has been on the bucket-list for many budget travelers.
This festival was first established in 1979 and it soon became an annual celebration for both Georgians and foreigners alike! Enjoy the various culinary fares and local entertainment including a gala concert that brings the streets of Tbilisi to life.
When: 5th & 6th October
Where: Streets of Tbilisi
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7. Gandagana Festival
Gandagana is a traditional rural festival that takes place in the Adjaran villages of Georgia. The Gandagana is an open air festival with agricultural produce of the year, local souvenirs, folk shows and music, wine produce, handicrafts, etc. The aim of this festival is to popularize and increase footfalls the mountainous Adjara region.
This festival is organized by the Adjara Tourism Department since 2015 and is one of the most colourful confluence of culture, diversity and tourism.
When: 5th & 6th October
Where: Adjara Region
Mtskhetoba Svetitskhovloba is a festival celebrated by the Orthodox Christians in Georgia. Svetitskhovloba is an ancient 11th century Cathedral known as the burial for Christ’s robe and one of the most sacred places in Georgia. The Cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is situated in the town of Mtskhetoba, which is 20 kms away from Tbilisi.
Every year on the 14th of October, orthodox Christians, people of other faith and foreigners traditionally attend the Cathedral. Apart from this traditional visit, the festival is filled with music, traditional dance, demonstration of traditional crafts and of course lip smacking local cuisine.
When: 14th October
Where: In & Around the Svetitskhovloba Cathedral
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