BalkanFest 2022

Join us—in person—for our summer and fall weekend events, featuring classes and great live music dance parties. Registration is now open for our New York weekend!

East Coast

August 5, 2022
Village Community School SkyYard
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

West Coast registration coming soon, stay tuned!


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We award full and partial scholarships to our in-person workshops.
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Kids at Camp!

Our in-person workshops are a great experience for families. Get the scoop to ensure everyone has a blast!

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The EEFC is proud to partner with sister organizations, including the Bulgarian Folk Music & Dance Seminar.

Palo Alto, California

Bulgarika plays at Stanford IFD

October 28, 2016 at 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bulgarika presents music ranging from pure folklore to contemporary folk compositions. Gadulka virtuoso Nikolay Kolev, the founder of "Bulgarika," internationally renowned Thracian singer Donka Koleva, Temelko Ivanov (Kaval) and Nikolay Kodzhabashev (tambura), will play Bulgarian music for dancing and listening. This party is on Halloween weekend, so costumes of all styles are encouraged.

First Baptist Church
305 N. California Avenue
Palo Alto, California 94301-4105