Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 | One Year Later

photo exhibition 14 September – 11 October 2020 Near the Ancient Forum at Tsentralen sq

© We Are All Colors Opening Ceremony Ivan Mandevski

Adata AiR catalogue on the occasion of celebrating 6 years Plovdiv ECoC

© Studio Punkt

What Happened in September 2019

See some of the highlights of our programme during the landmark 2019


stay tuned

© Rosina Pencheva | studio PUNKT


Together with 14 other cities in Europe, we are launching the Europe at Home platform.

Book of Events 2019

Plovdiv Typeface

Free download at – a typeface family created with Plovdiv in mind and inspired by the city’s character – varied, multi-layered, tolerant and unified

'100% Plovdiv' Book

A portrait of the city by 100 people: partly theater, partly reality, but 100% Plovdiv


12th January 2020

Rijeka and Galway

hold the title of European Capital of Culture 2020

Adata Programme

More Than 55 Issues

Welcome to the Website of Plovdiv 2019

After four years of preparation, Plovdiv 2019’s lineup includes more than 320 projects and nearly 600 events covering not just Plovdiv but also the entire South Central Region as well as the cities finalists from the second round of the competition – Varna, Sofia and Veliko Tarnovo.

All the projects of  2019 are shown in the – Book of events – one year, one motto #together and more than 320 projects selected through open-calls according to the bid-book of Plovdiv and ordered chronologically and gathered thematically in the four platforms – FUSE, TRANSFORM, REVIVE, AND RELAX 

Here you can check our programme highlights. They are chosen according to their potential to gather the most numerous and colourful audiences highlight the high amplitudes in the calendar. Here are the printed editions for public events in FebruaryMarchAprilMay, June, July, August, September (check our special selection of events for children in September), October, NovemberDecember

The edition dedicated to the work of our volunteers you can find here.

The bilingual catalogue of the Adata AiR features the projects realized within the programme and their authors. You can download it from HERE or read online HERE. The design and the visual identity – PUNKT Studio.

The purpose of the European Capital of Culture programme is precisely to challenge preconceived notions towards the purpose and character of art, where it appears and the people who create it. The initiative aims to maximize the authenticity of cultural events within the city, to find actively engage the audience and, above all, to achieve the state which can be gathered simply and clearly in the motto ‘Together’.

Plovdiv 2019 in facts and figures:

What happened in September a year ago


Cultural Events in Plovdiv


The Jewish Tour of Plovdiv

Programme Revive
Starting from March 2020: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 am, Fridays at 5 pm

European Week of Regions and Cities 2020

Shared city furniture along Maritsa River

From 14th September come and enjoy the new shared city furniture along Maritsa river

Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019 | One year later

FORCE OF ATTRACTION I - Opening - 18th September 2020



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