Source: Tbilisi City Hall-Department of culture

Since 1979, on October 28th, the Capital of Georgia has celebrated its very own festival called “Tbilisoba”. Each year the festival has several traditional and interesting events.

The festival is usually centered around the most historical part of the city, Old Tbilisi. It features open-air concerts with traditional dancing and music and lots of cultural events for you to take part in. The festival is a public holiday and usually attracts thousands of people from all over the country to enjoy the events that run from mid-morning until late in the evening.

Source: Tbilisi City Hall-Department of culture

The year’s festival was very memorable indeed. It was held over the weekend of the 7th – 8th October and various events were held across the city. Over the two days there were so many incredible performances including Georgian folk dances, traditional singing, and live concerts given by some of the most popular Georgian bands and singers.

Source: Tbilisi City Hall-Department of culture

The festival was also a great opportunity to try some unique Georgian food such as ‘Mtsvadi’ and the traditional Georgian candy ‘Churchkela’.

Source: Tbilisi City Hall-Department of culture

The weekend was perfect for tourists because it included so many cultural events. It was also great for locals as well because they got to spend some quality time with their friends and family. They enjoyed walking around the festival, taking in the smells, sounds and tastes and chatting with their loved ones.

At the end of the festival there was an award ceremony where an honorary citizen of Tbilisi was chosen and also a gala concert of popular music in Legvtakhevi in Old Tbilisi.

The 37th annual Tbilisoba festival was the largest ever in the events history.

If you plan to visit Georgia, try to visit in October so you can attend this amazing festival. Autumn is also a beautiful time to visit Tbilisi and apart from the festival October is also a special time for wine lovers. This is the time of the Rtveli festival which takes place in mid-October in Western Georgia and late September in Eastern Georgia. It usually lasts for several days. People start harvesting grapes in the early morning and end the day with a huge feast and traditional songs.

So, Georgia is waiting for you! No matter when you visit, all seasons here are unique.

It’s time to see this beautiful country and have one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life!

Source: Tbilisi City Hall-Department of culture