Events in Bansko & Razlog

There are a variety of events throughout the year in Bansko and Razlog, ranging from religious, cultural, sport, music and much more...

Pirin Skyrun

11th - 13th September 2020

venue: Bansko

Pirin Ultra is a mountain ultramarathon held in the heart of Pirin National Park. The park is part of UNESCO World Heritage list and it offers extremely suitable terrain for skyrunning, as well as amazing, breathtaking views.

There are three routes to choose from~

A - 160km (reverse) booking information

B - 66km (reverse) booking information

C - 38K (extreme) booking information

Marking – GPS track, available marking in “Pirin” National Park, tourist map, additional marking from the race.

Keeping track of the runners – GPS tracking system Loggator.

Safety – mandatory provided insurance, helicopter assistance.

registration start 1st December 2109


International Jazz Festival

8th - 14th August 2020

venue: Bansko

The old town of Bansko becomes a meeting place for emblematic figures of today’s music world. The enormous popularity which the festival enjoys has turned it into one of the foremost international cultural happenings in the Balkans. Traditionally, the programme features styles and groups representing almost all jazz trends.


1st August 2020

from 20.30 pm

venue: central square in Bansko

At ′′ Summer Opera Nights in the Outdoor ′′ Chamber Opera Blagoevgrad will present to the citizens and guests of the town of Bansko the concert ′′ ISKRI from the opera and opera classics.


mountain ultra marathon and cycling

25th & 26th July 2020

venue: Boyana

GPS (42 ° 39'18.4 ″ N 23 ° 16'37.5 ″ E)

Vitosha 100 - more than a competition! 100% adrenaline and adventure. 100 km mountain marathon. 100 km cycling.

Bansko Nomad Fest

29th June to July 5th 2020

A celebration of the location independent lifestyle and nomad mindset.

For one week 500+ nomads, remote workers and freelancers will take over a beautiful village in Bulgaria for an amazing mix of presentations, workshops, sports, mindfulness and nature.

Three Mountains Hard Enduro

27th & 28th June 2020

venue: Bansko

The Three Mountains Hard Enduro Bansko competition is organized by Moto Team Bansko and Bansko Municipality. In recent years, the competition has been established as one of the most attractive and attended rounds in the championship.

more information...

Pirin Run

21st June 2020

venue: Bansko

Registration for this event is now open. All mountain runners and bikers, the volunteers and people accompanying them may apply for participation.

Freeride World Qualifier

20th and 22nd of March 2020

Please note: this event has now been cancelled.

Bansko is proud to host the Freeride World Tour and some of the world’s top athletes in Pirin Mountain, Bulgaria.

Keep up date with the event on their Facebook page

Wine & Spirits Festival

31st January - 1st February 2020

venue: Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena

Wine & Spirits Fest Bansko is an event dedicated to quality wines and spirits from Bulgaria and the world. It will be held for the first time in Bansko.

more information

Bansko World Snow Day 2020

19th January 2020

venue: Banderishka Polyana

World Snow Day will be celebrated with a number of activities throughout Sunday. These will include a family fun race, terrain park tips from qualified instructors, kids games, mini kids slalom , hot chocolate, and more. It will focus on families having fun at Banderishka Polyana, where we provide Inflatable kids facilities, various games and DJ Party on the snow.

The event is open to all children and their families. Come and join us for a great day on the snow.


25th and 26th January 2020

The main viewing area for all events is in the Banderishka finish stadium next to the gondola upper station.

Bulgarian railways offers narrow-gauge rail steam train trip

December 21st 2019

Bulgarian state railways BDZ is offering an excursion on the Septembri – Velingrad narrow-gauge railway line on December 21, with the six-carriage train to be pulled by a steam engine dating from 1949.

The train will depart from Septembri at 10.50am.

Tickets went on sale on December 18. A return trip costs 29 leva, with reserved seating included. Children up to the age of seven may travel free of charge without using a separate seat, and documentation proving their age is required when purchasing tickets. Children younger than 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets are on sale at all railways stations and offices in Bulgaria and online via

Austrian Mario Matt opens the season

14th December 2019

venue: Banderishka meadow

The Austrian Mario Matt, an Olympic and three-time world champion will continue the tradition of the greatest skiers of all time to open the seasons in Bansko.

Please note that these events may be subject to change, please check before attending.