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San Francisco ANTIKA Bulgaria FEST 2019 May 10-13

An annual four-day celebration of Bulgarian Culture and Slavic Alphabet!

Day 1 (Fri) | Day 2 (Sat) | Day 3 (Sun) | Day 4 (Mon)

Your donation to the festival are much appreciated.
Special gratitude to our generous sponsors!

FULL FESTIVAL TICKETS for all 4 days: Adult | Children

Day 1 (Friday, May 10), 7:30 pm

The ANTIKA BULGARIA FEST 2019 starts with “moleben” / prayer ceremony by Father Hristo. The Golden icon of Sts Kiril and Methody will be brought from The Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery and displayed at the Sts Kiril and Methody Bulgarian Church in Martinez.  Next day, 11th of May, is the day The Christian Church celebrates Saints Kiril and Methody, the co-patron saints of Europe. Enjoy later a potluck-style home-made Bulgarian dinner with ROASTED LAMB made by Father Hristo in his amazing place followed by live music and dance party with Ensemble BULGARE, Ensemble ANTIKA and FRIENDS.

TICKETS ON SALE: $25 (includes dinner)

Address: Bulgarian Church “Sts Kiril and Methody”, 1551 Shell Ave, Martinez, CA

Day 2 (Saturday, May 11), 2:00 – 11:30 pm

2:00 pm – DANCE workshop with YULIYAN YORDÀNOV
3:00 pm – SINGING workshop with MARIA BEBELEKOVA
3:00 pm – CHILDREN’S / PARENTS’ ART workshop
4:00 pm – ANTIKA BULGARIA’S GOT TALENT SHOW & First CONCERT. To participate call 510-666-7701 before 6th of May.
6:00 pm – Dinner, live music

Evening Concert
7:00 – 7:30 — Festival Opening: Tanya, Antika Bulgaria, and Emanuela’s Slavic Strings duet/trio
7:30 – 8:00 — Dance groups performances, by Ripni Kalinke, Rosna Kitka, and Voditsa
8:00 – 8:45 — NESTINARI
9:10 – 9:20 — Antika Bulgaria Songs meddley
9:20 – 10:30 — MERAKLII
10:30 – 11:30 — EDESSA

Address: Croatiаn American Cultural Center, 60 Onondaga Ave, San Francisco, CA

TICKETS: (ON SALE before May 6th):  $30.00 for adults (18+)
Children tickets$10 suggested donation (or name your own price or free)
Family tickets (2 adults, 2 children max)$55 (ON SALE before May 6)
Student/Senior discount tickets (must show ID)$20 (ON SALE before May 6)

Too expensive? Volunteer your time and help us and get in for free. Call: 510-666-7701 or 510-473-6410 or email  No one will be turned away for lack of funds, but call 510-666-7701 or 510-473-6410 to request a personal discount.

Day 3 (Sunday, May 12)

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – THE FOLK DANCE JOURNEY, various locations in San Francisco, featuring HEY TAKA

Adult TICKETS (include free sandwich and drink) are ON SALE for $30 (before May 6), $35 (before May 9), and $40.00 on the day of if available. This ticket also includes also the admission for The Magic of Rhodope mountain evening. We are looking for a special sponsor for this BEST DEAL OF THE FESTIVAL! Please call!

4 pm – 5 pm – THE BIG BULGARIAN HORO, in front of Golden Gate Stage – FREE.  This is also the first bus stop of the journey, LIVE MUSIC by HEY TAKA, everybody is welcome.

7:00 pm – THE MAGIC OF RHODOPE MOUNTAIN Evening. Dinner, Concert, Party in memory of Vassil Bebelekov and Marko Moskov and Karen Guggenheim.

Adult TICKETS are ON SALE for $20 (before May 6) and  $25.00 thereafter and at the door.

Tickets for children – $10 suggested donation at the door, as you wish or free.

Too expensive?
Volunteer your time and help us and get in for free. Call: 510-666-7701 or 510-473-6410 or email
No one will be turned away for lack of funds; please call 510-666-7701 or 510-473-6410 to request a personal discount.

Day 4 (May 13, Monday), 11 am – 3 pm
Festival CLOSING Day

“Goodbye Festival and friends” at the the beautiful orthodox monastery.  The RITUAL RETURN of the golden Saints KIRIL & METHODY, (light) live music, potluck lunch, relax.

FREE ($20.00 suggested DONATION for the monastery)

AddressHoly Cross Monastery, 34700 Palomares, Castro Valley, CA

Gratitude towards our hosts and collaborators (Croation) Croatian American Cultural Center, Sts Kiril and Methody Church, Father Hristo, Chef Hristo Kolev, BULGARE Folk Club, Martinez with director Todorka Aleksandrova for hosting The Opening evening, LEANPLUM for hosting The Festival on wheels, Henrieth Zabin… and … may be YOU ! Thank you all !


About the Festival

This festival is a work of love and unceasing dedication to the Bulgarian spirit around the world by Tanya Kostova and her faithful Antika group and friends.  It started 2001 as Sts KIRIL and METHODY Bulgarian  Festival  with the colaboration of  John Daley, director of the Croatian Cultural Center, San Francisco, and local bands. Many thanks to all friends, supporters and volunteers through the years!

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Many thanks to our sponsors! If you like or love what we do, please support us at!
Thank you!

Tanya Kostova

ANTIKA BULGARIA Int Cultural Club, San Francisco since 2001