9 - 13 August 2019
  Ohrid      North Macedonia

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

Director:  Aleksandar Mojsoski

With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk and Choral groups, orchestras, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on V International music & folk - dance festival "OHRID LAKE" 09 – 13 August, Ohrid 2019.

This festival is the perfect occasion for different groups from various countries to gather together so that they could express their culture and nation through dances, music and interesting national costumes.

Ohrid will be the host and the gathering place 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. The participants will have the chance to meet new friends and to celebrate life, friendship and love through music and various dances, to exchange experience and information. Ohrid City is the perfect place where people from all around the world will gather to present what makes them special and unique. 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, a mixture of rich history, tradition and modern life... 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. Ohrid has been a living town for 2400 years, notable for having 365 churches, one for each day of the year, and is referred to as the Macedonian Jerusalem. Archaeological finds indicate that Ohrid is one of the oldest human settlements in all of Europe. Feel Ohrid for once in your life and you already know why you will return.

Ohrid lake coast is 30.5km with beautifully sands beach, tourist attractions and entertainment. Temperature of the water in the lake is 25C degree and it is suitable for swimming, diving, yachting… Lake Ohrid rightly deserves the name “Macedonia’s freshwater sea”. It has crystal clear water in color of the sky blue. Actually because of its size, this lake gives an impression of being a sea. With 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

Festival program:

09 August 2019

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.

10 August 2019

8.00 – 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 Dinner in hotel; 19.00 Ensemble parade and Official festival evening

11 August 2019

8.00 – 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 Dinner in hotel; 19.30 Second festival evening in Struga city – open air performance.

12 August 2019

8.00 – 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 Dinner 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.

13 August 2019
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast; 12.00 Departure.

General rules for participation:

  • Non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups, majorette teams, orchestras, brass bands.
  • In the festival can participate folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world.
  • 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.
  • Еach 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:

  • 63 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments.
  • 79 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in Villas & Apartments.
  • 74 Euro per person for 3 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotel
  • 96 Euro per person for 4 half-boards (2 meals per day) in 3* hotel
  • 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

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,
  • Souvenir and gift for each group,
  • 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 arrived 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 participation.

On your request you can stay longer in Ohrid, Macedonia. Every day of stay longer before or after festival will be paid depending of the category of hotel accommodation…

Invitation letter will be provided if needed.

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.


News About the Festival

20 August 2019

Festival days in Ohrid continued with the International dance and music folklore festival "Ohrid lake"

International dance and music folklore festival "Ohrid lake" was held in the period 9 - 13 August in North Macedonia. The event was attended by 260 performers, who came from neighboring countries.…
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