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ANTIKA BULGARIA FEST 2017 Schedule & Tickets

Welcoming guests groups from Seattle, Vancouver, San Diego, and Bulgaria

Fri, May 19, 7:30 pm – 11 pm

Dine and meet the guests of the Festival: special guest dance groups from Sofia (Vancouver, Canada), Cheta (Seattle), and Mesechina (San Diego).  The dinner will be followed by live music and dance concert and dance party!

Admission:  $35 in advance including dinner; $25 at the door; dinner – $15
Buy advance tickets for Day 1

Day 2: The 17th Annual Saints KIRIL and METODII BULGARIAN ARTS and CULTURE FESTIVAL, San Francisco 2017

Sat, May 20, 2:30 pm – 11 pm

$40 in advance ($35 for students/seniors) including dinner
$30 online or at the door ($25 for students and seniors) without dinner
$55 online or at the door (family = 2 adults), no dinner included
Children (0-16) free admission
Food by Hristo Kolev. Lunch – $15, Dinner – $15;
Wine, beer, soda, water and deserts will be available for purchase

Schedule of Day 2

2:30 pm – the doors open
2:30-4 pm – kids program in the small hall:  “Creative Workshop” with Mariya Apostolova, special guest from the Bulgarian Cultural and Heritage Center of Seattle
3 pm – Dance workshop in the main hall with all guest dance groups, preparation for the group dance during the Festival on Wheels (on Day 3, Sunday, May 21st)
4 pm – Antika Bulgaria’s Got Talent!  The contest where you can show your own talent in the area of  music, dance, literature, poetry reciting, or any artistic skill .  Anyone is welcome, regardless of age, genre, or nationality/origin.  Email antika_bulgaria@yahoo.com or call 510 666 7701 to request your spot.  Our jury of very special musicians and artists will be there to elect a few winners.
5 pm – Dance Concert by all guest groups from Vancouver, Seattle, and San Diego, and by Antika Bulgaria:

6 pm – Dinner by Hristo Kolev (and music accompaniment and gajda-bagpipe serenade in honor of Vassil Bebelekov, and fashion show of folklore costumes).
6:30 pm – Official Opening Ceremony
7:00 pm – Concert and Dance Party featuring:


Sunday, May 21, From 10:30 am – 5 pm
After-party & Dinner from 7 pm – 11 pm

The famous, one of a kind Bulgarian folk dance TOUR with lots of live music and performances in the bus and outdoors at various favorite locations around San Francisco ending with everybody on …

THE BIG BULGARIAN HORO in front of San Francisco Ferry Building (at Justin Herman Plaza) from 4:30-5:30 pm!

More live music and more “dance sharing” with the new friends at ANTIKA BG Dance Studio.
Location: The festive journey starts and ends at Antika Bulgaria’s Dance Studio (10837 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA), also where the after-party/dinner will take place.
Admission: (only in advance) $75  for the all day long Folk Dancing Bus Journey (including lunch) + After-party (including dinner) or $65 for bus tour only (including lunch).  
After-party/dinner Admission: for drop-ins at the door $20 (without dinner); dinner only $15, admission+dinner $30
Buy advance tickets for Day 3


Monday, May 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The ceremony of returning of the Festival’s Saints Kiril and Metodii’s Plovdiv’s GOLDEN ICON to The Orthodox Holy Cross Monastery.  Lunch, special last concert, and …goodbye!
Donations: $20 for the Monastery
Potluck lunch available
Dear friends, we are eagerly looking forward to seeing you!
– Tanya Kostova, founder, artistic director
ANTIKA BULGARIA International Cultural Club, San Francisco, CA
If you are not able to attend the festival, but would still like to support us, your donation will be dearly appreciated. All donations are used to cover musician’s salaries, rent, costs for feeding our guest dance groups and any left remaining funds will be applied towards next season’s Antika Bulgaria cultural events. THANK YOU