BalkanFest 2022

Mark your calendars — Dates and venues are set for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties!

East Coast:
August 5, 2022
Village Community School Sky Yard
West Village, Manhattan, NY

August 6, 2022
Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden
Astoria, NY

West Coast:
September 9-10, 2022
Presidio Theatre Plaza
San Francisco, CA

Many more details to come. Stay tuned!


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Seattle, Washington

Balkan Night Northwest!

March 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

Come join us for the fifth annual Balkan Night Northwest, at St. Demetrios Hall on March 5th! Balkan Night Northwest is a joyous explosion of music, dance and tradition from all over the Balkans, from Albania, through Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Macedonia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania and beyond! Come early and stay late to enjoy the Kukeri, the bell-wearing creatures (the friendlier cousins of the Krampus), who will greet the festival and romp throughout the night. The party starts at 3 pm, March 5th, at Saint Demetrios Hall (home of the Seattle Greek Festival), and brings wall-to-wall music until midnight. Kids welcome, no partners necessary! People of all ages are welcome, making this a family event for kids and grandparents alike. This year brings 30 bands providing non-stop music on two stages, with delicious ethnic food provided by the Seattle Croatian and Greek communities. Bring your friends! No dance experience necessary!

Balkan Night Northwest
March 5th
3 pm- midnight
tickets at

Saint Demetrios Hall
2100 Boyer Ave E
Seattle, Washington 98112