Events & Festivals

Gastronomic Festival Nooruz, Issyk-Kul, Tong, Eshperov village

March 20-21

Gastronomic Festival Nooruz, Issyk-Kul, Tong, Eshperov village

Two days, March 20-21. The cooking of Sumolok – special dish for Nooruz Fest.  Traditional folklore, games and culinary contest.

Aigul Fest, Batken region

April 12

Aigul Fest, Batken region

Promotion of multicultural and national unity of youth, accumulation of youth initiatives on friendship and harmony, strengthening of relationships between different nationalities living in Kyrgyzstan.

(The exact date depends on the flowering of the «Aigul flower»)

Mountain Biking Competition, Jalal-Abad, Arslanbob

May 9

Mountain Biking Competition, Jalal-Abad, Arslanbob

Competitions for mountain biking. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the natural walnut forest and the outskirts of Arslanbob. Traditional Kyrgyz and Uzbek food, music, and traditions.

“Joo-Guluk” Tushoo Toi Festival. Issyk-Kul region, Bokonbaevo village.

June 1

“Joo-Guluk” Tushoo Toi Festival. Issyk-Kul region, Bokonbaevo village.

Annual festival. Festival program: 10K marathon, starting from the center of Bokonbaevo village to the coastal zone of ManzhylyAta

King of the Mountain-uphill events and health fair. Chui, Chunkurchak

June 1

King of the Mountain-uphill events and health fair. Chui, Chunkurchak

King of the Mountain – is an uphill event. The purpose of the event is to promote a healthy lifestyle in the family. Competition participants must get to the top of the mountain first, in the shortest time possible.

«Kymyz» Festival. Naryn region, At-Bashy.

June 20

«Kymyz» Festival. Naryn region, At-Bashy.

Kymyz  is a fermented dairy product traditionally made from mare’s milk. The goal of the event is to praise the generosity of Kyrgyz people and treat guests with the traditional drink ‘Kymyz’, and also to familiarize them with the therapeutic properties of this drink.

«Kurak jana terme» Festival. Jalal-Abad region, Barpy village.

June 22

«Kurak jana terme» Festival. Jalal-Abad region, Barpy village.

The festival is dedicated to Kurak – a traditional name that is given to various types of products that are made from shreds sewn together (patchwork). Terme means assembled and it is the main cloth manufacturing technique.

“Kol Fest” Central Asian music and arts festival.Issyk-Kul,Bokonbaevo

June 26-28

“Kol Fest” Central Asian music and arts festival.Issyk-Kul,Bokonbaevo

Kol-Fest – Central Asian Music festival. The Festival will be held on the southern coast of Issyk-Kul lake. This large-scale event would involve three days of creative art and interactive activities.

“Kyrgyz Shyrdak» international festival. Naryn, At-Bashy, Koshoy Stadium

June 28-29

“Kyrgyz Shyrdak» international festival. Naryn, At-Bashy, Koshoy Stadium

The goal is to pass on the heritage from the ancestors, preserve intangible cultural values, develop the Shyrdak craft, involve the next generation of young people in the field of crafts and prepare new young craftsmen for the next festival.

«Tengri music» Festival. Issyk-Kul,Cholpon-Ata, «Nomad», «Ruh Ordo»

July-August

«Tengri music» Festival. Issyk-Kul,Cholpon-Ata, «Nomad», «Ruh Ordo»

Festival of classical music. The main goal is to develop event tourism in the Kyrgyz Republic.  Promotion of music in the regions. Development the infrastructure of the area, the formation of an attractive area image, and attracting tourists.

“Agro Ethno Fest”, Issyk-Kul, Tong, Zhaychy Yurt camp

July 4

“Agro Ethno Fest”, Issyk-Kul, Tong, Zhaychy Yurt camp

The folk show, pet exhibition, Kyrgyz national games, wool exhibition, national dishes, horse games.

Festival “Bugu Ene”. Naryn region, «Bugu Ene» Naryn State Reserve

July 11

Festival “Bugu Ene”. Naryn region, «Bugu Ene» Naryn State Reserve

In order to develop and preserve the heritage of the traditions of the Kyrgyz people handicrafts, traditions, customs, national cuisine, national games.

Ethno-festival “South Shore”. Issyk-Kul region, Territories of the Ton district

July 15

Ethno-festival “South Shore”. Issyk-Kul region, Territories of the Ton district

Program of the ethno-festival:
– the show “Salbuurun”;
– ethno-sport games;
– yurt construction competition;
– folklore program;
– traditional equestrian games, Kok-Boru, Kyz Kuumai;

“Salbuurun” Festival. Issyk-Kul,Bokonbaevo, “Uch-Korgon” area

July 25

“Salbuurun” Festival. Issyk-Kul,Bokonbaevo, “Uch-Korgon” area

The festival program includes horse-riding nomad games – Tiyin Enmei and Kyz-Kuumai, competitions between Kok-Boru teams, archery competitions and a demonstration of some elements of the traditional “Salbuurun” team hunt, with a group of horse-riding eagle hunters (berkutchi) accompanied by Kyrgyz hunting greyhounds – Taigans.

National horse games Festival. Naryn region, Son-Kul lake.

July 25

National horse games Festival. Naryn region, Son-Kul lake.

Those fascinating, traditional horse-riding games will take place on the high-mountain pastures of the Son-Kul lake, including: ulak-tartysh, kyz-kumay, tyiyn-enmey, and er-enish.

Eco-cultural event “Köl-Ene”. Issyk-Kul, Ton, Coastal zone of ManzhylyAta

July 25

Eco-cultural event “Köl-Ene”. Issyk-Kul, Ton, Coastal zone of ManzhylyAta

Program:
– A drawing contest among local schools pupils on the topic “Kol-Ene”;
– Thanksgiving for water;
– Сleaning of the coastal zone.

National horse games Festival. Suusamyr, Kyzyl-Oi village

July 26

National horse games Festival. Suusamyr, Kyzyl-Oi village

Traditional horse-riding competitions in Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz-Kuumai, Tyin-Enmey and Er-Enish. Traditional cuisine, music and handicraft.

“Mountain Travel” Festival. Osh region, Lenin Peak Base Camp

July 27

“Mountain Travel” Festival. Osh region, Lenin Peak Base Camp

Festival includes national games such as Ulak-Tartysh, Kyz-Kuumai, Tyiyn-Enmey, Er-Enish and others. The festival also organizes folklore shows and traditional Kyrgyz cuisine fair.

International “Oimo” Festival. Bishkek city, Kurmanjan Datka square

July 30

International “Oimo” Festival. Bishkek city, Kurmanjan Datka square

Artisans from different countries exhibit their products at the stalls of the Handicrafts Fair, which continues traditions of the Silk Road.

J-Fest Summer. Issyk-Kul region, Jyrgalan valley.

August 1

J-Fest Summer. Issyk-Kul region, Jyrgalan valley.

Presentation of summer touristic activities- horseback riding, cycling and walking tours, accommodation in guest houses and yurt camps, folklore, KokBoru, and other services. Exhibitions and masterclasses from craftsmen, ethnocultural folklore concert.

«Kyzyl Oruk» Apricot Festival. Issyk-Kul, Ton village, «Kekilik» beach

August 1

«Kyzyl Oruk» Apricot Festival. Issyk-Kul, Ton village, «Kekilik» beach

The festival demonstrates the desire of local farmers to unite and seek for growth opportunities on the new markets. The goal is to promote and popularize the uniqueness of the apricot of the southern coast of Issyk-Kul region.

International “Oimo” festival. Cholpon-Ata town, main square

August 4

International “Oimo” festival. Cholpon-Ata town, main square

Artisans from different countries exhibit their products at the stalls of the Handicrafts Fair, which continues traditions of the Silk Road.

July 30-August 02 – Bishkek main square

August 04-09 – Cholpon-Ata town

“Birds of Prey” Festival. Issyk-Kul, Kok-Sai, “Jaychy” Yurt camp

August 15

“Birds of Prey” Festival. Issyk-Kul, Kok-Sai, “Jaychy” Yurt camp

Program includes:
– exhibition of the birds of prey,
– craftsmen fair;
– national games with tourists;
– folklore program;
– yurt construction competition;

Festival of the national dishes. Jalal-Abad region, Jalal-Abad city

August 29

Festival of the national dishes. Jalal-Abad region, Jalal-Abad city

At the festival, visitors could learn how to cook traditional Kyrgyz and Uzbek dishes (kocho-pepel, gulmanti and kattama), and also to try those dishes.

“Nukura” Festival. Naryn region, Naryn city

September 16

“Nukura” Festival. Naryn region, Naryn city

National traditions of Kyrgyzstan, its products, demonstration of national dishes. The ethno-festival program includes: Traditional crafts and national products,
Cooking master classes,
Competitions in traditional games,
“Too koinundagy shaar” would present a photo exhibition at the Ala-Too stadium,
National and local products fair.

Autumn Walnut Marathon, Jalal-Abad, Arslanbob

October 3

Autumn Walnut Marathon, Jalal-Abad, Arslanbob

Marathon at in the world’s largest walnut fruit forest. During the holiday you can see traditions, ceremonies, music, and cuisine of Kyrgyz and Uzbek.

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