Location: Pāvilosta (Latvia), coordinates Latitude: 56.886652, Longitude: 21.195181.
Pāvilosta is an exclusive, small town in Latvia right next to the Baltic Sea. Pāvilosta is being called as a “windsurfing paradise” and it’s popular in Europe as one of the best places for water sports. Every year Pāvilosta is getting more and more popular as a destination for tourists to spend their holidays and rest in white sandy beach. During autumn and winter time Pāvilosta is a place where quite often people can find the Latvian gold – amber.
Purpose of the festival:
Popularization of different dance cultures. Create a fantastic folklore events together with people, groups, associations and societies, who want to be part of a beautiful experience. To create opportunity for connecting and learning from other cultures, and of course to make long-term cooperation and friendship! For us it’s important to provide our participants with a wonderful and unique experience by meeting with people from different cultures, countries, continents!
To dance, sing, perform and have fun with the artists from all over the world.
Day 1 (18.05.2018.)
Arrival of participants (until dinner)
Day 2 (19.05.2018.)
Team building activity/free time
Excursions in Pāvilosta
Performance in local community
Day 3 (20.05.2018.)
Excursions/ free time
Performance in local community
Day 4 (21.05.2018.)
Departure of participants (must leave rooms not later than 11:00)
Conditions of the festivals:
The International Folklore Festival in Pāvilosta is non-competitive festival of traditional dances and music;
On the festival may participate adult folklore dance groups, as well as instrumental groups, choirs and other groups of artists;
Тhe number of participants is not limited. Any group willing to participate must submit a list of participants together with application form;
During the festival each group will have at least 2 performances in Pāvilosta and its area. Groups can perform either with live music or CD;
According to the number of participants the minutes of the performance will be defined;
The performances will be mostly in the evening hours so you can plan the day and use it for sightseeing, sunbathing, shopping;
Every Group will be rewarded with a Certificate for taking part on the Festival;
Each group must send us the music for the performance by email, 10 days before the festival starts;
Each member must have travel insurance policy.
110 Euro per person for 4 days (3 nights)
Each 25th participant in a group is free of charge. (24 paying +1 free)
Participation fee includes:
3 overnights in Pāvilosta in guest houses (breakfast and dinner included);
Accommodation in DBL, TRPL and QDRPL rooms;
Walking guided sightseeing tour around Pāvilosta;
Official letter of invitation and other document;
Present for participants
Participation fee does not include:
Travel expenses (transportation of participants to/ from Pāvilosta, travel insurance, visa for participants from non-Schengen countries), transfers in Pāvilosta and to/from performances, entrance tickets to sightseeing objects, tickets to public traffic, optional excursions;
Special requests (extra accommodation, other hotels, excursions, lunch, etc.).
Each group must take their country flag (size at least 150 х 75 cm);
Each group must prepare themselves for international night by bringing traditional food, drink, showing a presentation about their country and group, showing unformal performance about their group;
Each group must wear their traditional costumes during performances;
Extra overnight in guest house is possible – 20 EUR per person a night;
We can help with planning sightseeing and excursions – for example, boat trip in Baltic Sea or river Saka, traditional fish smoking workshop, visiting museum, workshop of preparation of traditional bread, etc;
The groups coming by bus should use their own transport all the time during the festival and the small journeys and excursions around the city.
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.
After receiving your application we will send you the official invitation for participating on the Festival. The organizer reserves the right to any changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions!
As a next step - advance payment ot the main organizers of the festival. Deadline for the second payment is 30.03.2018. Guarantee fee will not be reimbursed if participants cancel their participation in the festival.