Top Festivals in Bucharest to Attend in the Fall of 2016

The end of summer is usually no reason to smile, but brace yourselves for the fall of festivals that’s coming to Bucharest, with lots of events to make you thrilled and keep you occupied. If you can’t decide which one to attend, try at least one of our favorite festivals in Bucharest in the autumn of 2016.

Bucharest Music Film Festival

9-18 September

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It’s the eleventh year in which classical music meets more modern rhythms, filling the University Square of Bucharest with great vibrations under the open sky. Experience for free one of the top festivals in Bucharest, listening to orchestras and artists like the Symphonic Orchestra Bucharest, Bucharest Symphonic Pops, Natalia Pancec, Valentin Mandric and Power Vibes.

Entrance: free

Find out everything you need to know on www.bucharestmusicfilmfestival.ro

Bucharest Street Food Festival

9-11 September

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It’s the first edition of this one of a kind festival and it promises to be as tasty as it sounds. Take an authentic culinary tour and learn a little more about this side of urban culture all over the world. You’ll also get to hear bands like Nouvelle Vague, Dub Pistols, Jaya the Cat, ZiggiRecado and Audio Bullys while trying everything from tacos to burgers and burritos.

Entrance: free until 4 pm/paid ticket after 4 pm

Find out everything you need to know on www.facebook.com/BucharestStreetFoodFestival

Bucharest Jazz Festival

19-25 September

Already at its fifth edition, Bucharest Jazz Festival is becoming one of the most important festivals in Bucharest and Romania for that matter, bringing to the public top national and international jazz artists. This year you have the chance to see the performances of Lisa Simone, The Kenny Werner Trio, Trilok Gurtu Quartet and many others.

Entrance: paid ticket

Find out everything you need to know on www.bucharestjazzfestival.ro

The National Festival of Theatre

21-30 October

Bucharest is definitely the place to enjoy a good theatre play. If you haven’t seen one in a while, you can make it up for the whole year, enjoying over 30 plays at the National Festival of Theatre that takes place this October in Romania’s capital. The Little Prince, Brooklyn Boy and Blind Spot are just a few plays that will be put on scene.

Entrance: paid ticket

Find out everything you need to know on www.fnt.ro

Bucharest Dance Festival

18-20 November

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Competitors from all over the world are doing their best to impress the jury and the audience in this energetic competition meant to find the best dancers for a variety of styles. Come take a break from your daily life and lose yourself in the hypnotizing performances and moving rhythms.

Entrance: paid ticket

Find out everything you need to know on bucharestdancefestival.com

Balkanik Festival

9-11 September

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The first festival dedicated solely to Balkan music is coming to the Uranus Garden for all the fans of this vibrant style. Don’t miss this event if you’re looking to hear artists like Bollywood Masala Orchestra, Cumbus Cemaat, Orange Blossom or Taraf de Haidouks-Kocani Orchestra.

Entrance: paid tickets

Find out everything you need to know on balkanikfestival.ro

Bucharest Art Film Festival

8-11 September

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The best movies about art and artists are projected at this first edition of the festival dedicated to the great Romanian sculptor, Constantin Brancusi. The opening will focus on the life and creations of the great artist, accompanied by MirceaTiberian’s live piano performance.

Entrance: free

Find out everything you need to know on artfilmfestival.ro

East European Comic-Con

11-13 November

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If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, get ready for one of the events of the year in Bucharest. East European Comic Con brings in Romania Tom Wlaschiha and some of his famous colleagues who are still, however, to be announced.

Entrance: Paid Ticket

Find out everything you need to know on www.comic-con.ro

Anim’est

7-16 October

If you are a fan of animations, want to reconnect with your inner child for a little while or you just want to have a nice time and enjoy original movies, this is your best choice. Being the biggest festival of its kind in Bucharest and one of the most important in Europe, Anim’est will offer you nights full of animation movies that compete for the big prize. You can also participate in the Animation Worksheep workshop for 17 days.

Entrance: Paid Ticket

Find out everything you need to know on www.animest.ro

Nigel Kennedy: Vivaldi the New Four Seasons

16 October

This day is a treat for classical music enthusiasts as Nigel Kennedy, one of the most famous violinists in the world, is coming to Bucharest for a unique representation of his own approach of Vivaldi’s classical Four Seasons

Entrance: paid tickets

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