8 - 11 June 2018
  Pécs      Hungary

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs

Director:  Mr. Aron Kovats

Pécs is the fifth largest city of Hungary, located on the slopes of the Mecsek Mountains in the south-west of the country, close to its border with Croatia. It is the administrative and economic centre of Baranya County. Pécs always was a multicultural city where many cultural layers are encrusted melting different values of the history of two thousand years. Hungarians, Croatians and Swabians still live in peace together in economic and cultural polarity. In 1998 Pécs was given the UNESCO prize Cities for peace for maintaining the cultures of the minorities, and also for its tolerant and helping attitude toward refugees of the Yugoslav Wars. In 2007 Pécs was third, in 2008 it was second Livable city in the category of cities between 75,000 and 200,000 inhabitants. In 2010, Pécs was selected to be the European Capital of Culture sharing the title together with Essen and Istanbul. The city’s motto is: "The Borderless City". After receiving the title major renewal started in the city. Renewed public places, streets, squares and neighborhoods, new cultural centers, a concert hall, a new library and center and a cultural quarter were designed.


  • Folklore groups, orchestras, music bands, folk choirs from all over the world
  • The number of the participants are not limited
  • No age limits
  • At every 25 participant 1 is gratis

Participation fee

  • 99 Euro per person in Youth Hostel (2-3-4 bedded rooms, with private bathroom) 
    • Additional day is 32€/person/day
  • 115 Euro per person in 3* Hotel (triple rooms; supplement for a double room is 5 €/person/day, supplement for a single room is 12 €/person/day)
    • Additional day is 38€/person/day
  • 150 Euro per person in 4* Hotel (double rooms, supplement for a single room is 20 €/person/day) 
    • Additional day is 48€/person/day

Participation fee includes:

  • Participation at the festival concerts
  • Accommodation (3 nights)
  • Half board (2 meals/day)
  • Diploma, gift

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Some optional programs 
  • Insurance

Program of the festival:

08 June
Arriving at the accommodation
Meeting with the organizers, and guides
Discussing the next day’s programs
Free program
09 June
After the breakfast visiting to Harkány Thermal Spa (swimming)
Afternoon performance at the Folk Festival
Receiving the gifts and diplomas
10 June
After the breakfast visiting Lake Orfű (swimming, boating)
Afternoon performance at the Folk Festival in Orfü
Receiving the gifts and diplomas
11 June
After breakfast, departure of the participants

Optional programs in Pécs

  • Széchenyi square - The Mediterranean main square of Pécs, with its beautiful buildings, statues, and the biggest Ottoman Mosque of Hungary, the most popular meeting place of the citizens of Pécs.
  • Padlock fence - The Lovers' Gate formed by young people in love.
  • Early Christian Burial Ground: Cella Septichora -The Centre introduces the most beautiful edifices of the 4th century Early Christian Burial Ground which, owing to its unique value, became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.
  • St. Stephen square with the Cathedral - The thousand years old bishopry's treasury and the biggest Hungarian crypt in one of the nicest squares of Middle East Europe.
  • Champagne Cellar - Exciting adventure tour in the cellar labyrinth of the Champagne factory on 5 levels with torch and with tasting if you want
  • Mosque of Jakováli Hasszán Pasha - an active mosque with minaret
  • Marzipan museum - A real sweet exhibition not only for your eyes, but for your tasting as well.
  • TV-tower (197 m)

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.