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...
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.
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 https://bileti.bdz.bg/.
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.
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.
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
21st June 2020
Registration for this event is now open. All mountain runners and bikers, the volunteers and people accompanying them may apply for participation.
Three Mountains Hard Enduro
27th & 28th June 2020
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.
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.
mountain ultra marathon and cycling
25th & 26th July 2020
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.
International Jazz Festival
8th - 14th August 2020
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.
11th - 13th September 2020
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
Please note that these events may be subject to change, please check before attending.