About Festival


International Festival of Folklore

The Regional Centre of Animation of Culture in Zielona Góra prepared the next edition of the project „Faces of Tradition - International Festival of Folklore Zielona Góra 2017” which will be carried out from 23 to 29 July 2017 on the territory of Zielona Góra, Łagów and other towns of the Lubuski Province.

It is a continuation of the international festivals of folklore which were organised by the Regional Centre of Animation of Culture (the festival office) for over 50 years. Participants from all over the world have been invited to Zielona Góra since 1964. They stay in the town during the festival. Zielona Góra is a meeting place for the people of various cultures.

They can present achievements of their amateur folk groups. Project called „Faces of Tradition” introduces new elements, among others participation of the multigenerational groups - both in a character of performers, as well as spectators. They are invited to the festival meetings to create atmosphere and promote forms of the immaterial heritage in the contemporary life.

As a part of the project some tasks are prepared: a cycle of research, concerts in the form of the folklore lessons, concerts of folk bands, a competition for soloists "Singers in Ochla", workshops, street performances, a procession, an exhibition of the handicraft products and tradition, tasting of the traditional dishes. Participants will carry out all the planned activities in the Old Town of Zielona Góra, in the Lubuski Theatre and the Amphitheatre and on the outdoor stages in some towns of the Lubuski Land.