8 - 12 July 2022
 Ohrid, Struga     North Macedonia

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Aleksandar Mojsoski

Application Form

  until 27 May 2022

International Folk Dance and Music Festival

08 – 12 July 2022 Ohrid, Macedonia

With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk and Choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on the II International music & folk - dance festival "SUMMER FESTIVALS IN OHRID AND STRUGA" 08 – 12 July 2022 Ohrid

This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes. Ohrid will be the host for dance groups and national art groups from all around the world to meet new people, make new friendship relationships and also, see the beauties of our town Ohrid and the Ohrid lake, which are under the protection of UNESCO. The idea of the festival is to develop new forms of communication in the international dialogue and international cooperation in the future. If you want to be part of this event, please fill in the application form for participation (below) and be our guests this year!

OHRID - Welcome to Ohrid! Our visitors says welcome to the Pearl on the Balkans. Ohrid is a blend of the traditional and the contemporary, the main spiritual, cultural and touristic center in Macedonia, a UNESCO World Heritage site as a cultural, and with the Ohrid Lake as a natural rarity. The numerous historical monuments found in their close surrounding, speak of the tradition and dedication of the Macedonian people. Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. Ohrid has been a living town for 2400 years, but the name Ohrid first appeared in 879. Between 990 and 1015 Ohrid was the capital and stronghold of Samoil’s medieval Macedonian state and from 990 to 1018 it was the seat of the Ohrid Patriarchate. It is notable for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem.

Lake Ohrid rightly deserves the name “Macedonia’s freshwater sea”, because of its size. It has crystal clear water in color of the blue sky and for its unique flora and fauna the lake is one of the largest biological reserves in Europe.

For more information you can visit: www.ohridinfo.mk


08 July 2022
13.00 Arriving in Ohrid, hotel accommodation after the meeting with the festival representatives and free time
19.00 – 20.00 Diner in hotel

21.00 Welcome reception with the leaders of the groups

09 July 2022
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 15.00 Ohrid sightseeing with organized local tour guides - visiting cultural monuments (Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)
17.30 – 18.30 Diner in hotel

19.00 Ensemble parade and Official festival evening

10 July 2022
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 17.00 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, Visiting Museum on water and visit most famous tourist resort  St.Naum (optional 8euro per person)
18.00 – 19.00 Diner in hotel

19.30 Second festival evening (Optional)

11 July 2022
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
10.00 – 14.00 Visiting Struga city with organized guide and the Kalista monastery complex which is situated near to Struga city
19.00 – 20.30 Diner in hotel

21.00 Closing ceremony of the festival – certificates and presents for ensembles by organizer, exchange presents between leaders of ensembles and final party with all participants

12 July 2022
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast

General rules for participation:

  • In the festival can participate every folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world.
  • Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands.
  • Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. All filled in and signed applications will mean acceptance of the terms laid by the present regulation. The application is guaranteed by the advance payment amounting to 10% of the overall cost. This amount will not be refunded in the event of renunciation of participation.
  • The number of the participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country).
  • Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 dances, 10-15 minutes each with USB or orchestra. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city.
  • To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group by e-mail.
  • Each group should send the list of participants, name/surname, sex, date of birth and passport number.
  • To take a flag of the country.
  • Folklore groups should have their own transport for arrival and departure.

Participation fee:

Makotex Apartments, Galeb and Plaza Hotel, Vila Fortuna, Aparments De Lux, Apartments Riste, Apartments Miranda
  • 61 Euro per person for 3 half-boards 2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments.
  • 81 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments.
Hotel Cingo, Hotel Desaret, Hotel Klimetica, Hotel Pela, Hotel Ambasador
  • 85 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotel 
  • 105 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotel
Hotel Mizo, Hotel Prestige, Hotel Fantastik, Hotel Beograd
  • 90 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 4* hotel
  • 120 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 4* hotel 
Hotel Metropol & Bellevue, Hotel Imperial, Hotel Aqualina, Hotel Belvedere, Hotel Drim, Hotel Millenium Pallace Ohrid, Hotel Su etc.
  • 110 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 4* hotel
  • 140 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 4* hotel 
On your request you can stay longer in Ohrid, Macedonia. Every day of stay longer before or after festival has to be paid between 20-35 euro/per person for accommodation at the selected hotel category…

Participation fee includes:

  • Participation in the festival concerts,
  • Accommodation in the selected category of hotels (mostly 3-4 bedded rooms, supplement for a double room is 5€/person/day, supplement for single room is 10 €/person/day),
  • Half-board hotel accommodation
  • Welcome cocktails with the leaders of the groups
  • Tourist guides for sightseeing of the town
  • Souvenir and gift for each group
  • Professional stage, sound and light equipment during the festival events
  • Certificate for attendance
  • Drinks during the performance
  • For 23 dancers - 1 free of charge

Participation fee does not include:

  • Transport
  • Optional Programs
  • Insurance
  • What is not specified in the above mentioned “the fee includes”

Organizers keep the right to change program of the festival. After Groups arrival in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.

Groups arriving by plane will be transported from the hotels with organized buses and will be accompanied to their departure in the same conditions. The transfer from the airport to the hotel and back is paid additionally.

By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations. Invitation letter will be provided if needed.


Thank you for participating at the Folklore festival!

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.

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