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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Boulder, Colorado

Boulder Balkan Bash

November 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Live music for folk dancing by SIX hot local bands specializing in traditional and contemporary music from Eastern Europe. Many of the dances are easy enough to learn on the spot. Not a dancer? Not a problem. The Avalon has plenty of room to sit and watch and listen to the great music. There will also be a short dance demonstration by Balkanika, a Denver-based dance performance group specializing in Bulgarian, Romanian and Moldavian dances.

In Eastern Europe, live music and dancing are always accompanied by food! So roll up your sleeves, make a great potluck dish and come celebrate!

Live folk dance music starts at 5:30pm and continues until 11:00pm. From 6:00 till 10:00pm the potluck dinner and dessert will be served. All guests are encouraged to bring a dish to share. We ourselves are cooking and we would love for everyone to bring food, but if you cannot, we'd much rather have you attend without a dish than stay home!

The ensembles playing for your dancing pleasure are The Bitovniks (Bulgarian village instrumentation), Planina - Songs of Eastern Europe, Ansambl Teodosievski (music from former Yugoslavia), Barbelfish (dance music from Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania), Sherefe (music from the Balkans, Greece and Turkey), Gora Gora Orkestar (brass band). Dance demonstration by Balkanika. Full schedule on the Ticketleap website.

The Avalon Ballroom
6185 Arapahoe Rd
Boulder, Colorado 80303