Opening Weekend

Over the course of an extended weekend a series of events will take place at various in- and outdoor spaces across the city. Its peak will be on Saturday, 12 January 2019, with the ‘We Are All Colors’ show.

LIVE STREAMING ON 12 JANUARY 2019, 7 PM EET (6 PM CET): OPENING EVENT OF PLOVDIV - EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE 2019 WITH THE WE ARE ALL COLOURS SHOW!

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Sunday #together With the Children (Programme for 13 January 2019):

  • 9.00 – 17.30
    Ungraspable for Kolyo K.
    City Art Gallery (15 Alexander I Battenberg Str.)
    A large retrospective ( 7 – 30 January 2019) at the City Art Gallery presents the multifaceted work of the renowned Plovdiv artist Kolyo Karamfilov.
  • 10.00 – 17.30
    Children’s Programme of City Art Gallery Plovdiv
    City Art Gallery (15 Alexander I Battenberg Str.)
    Inspired by the works of Kolyo Karamfilov, children paint in the City Art Gallery. This is an accompanying event to the exhibition Ungraspable for Kolyo K.
  • 10.00 - 17.30
    Children’s Programme of City Art Gallery Plovdiv
    Encho Pironkov Collection
    1 Vasil Kanchev Str. (Old Plovdiv)
    A drawing workshop in the halls of the gallery under the direction of an artist.
  • 10.00 – 17.30
    Children’s Programme of City Art Gallery Plovdiv
    Mexican Art Collection
    11 Artin Gidikov Str.
    An accompanying event to the January - The Month of Radichkov exhibition.
  • 10.00 - 18.00
    The Living Planet
    Plovdiv Regional Museum of Natural History (34 Hristo G. Danov Str.)
    The Dondukova Garden (Weather permitting) will offer games for children.
    Admission is free for children! Two-metre-long fish will be ‘swimming’ in the air, and a towering light installation - a 3-metre-high ‘Earth’ balloon - will fill the dome of the planetarium.
  • 11.00 – 17.00
    Eureca! Travelling Exhibition
    Plovdiv Regional History Museum (Museum Centre Of Modern History)
    14 Angel Bukoreshtliev Str.
    ‘Muzeiko’ comes to Plovdiv to present some of the most popular discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition remains in Plovdiv throughout the year.
  • 11.00 – 16.00
    How can we make a musical instrument?
    Regional Ethnographic Museum
    Children's workshop accompanying The Song Of The Tree exhibition.
  • 11.00, 13.00, 15.00
    Movie Programme for Children
    LUCKY Cinema (1 Gladstone Str.)
    Film programme for kids. Free entrance for children!
  • 11.00
    Young Instrumentalists
    Balabanova House
    Chamber concert.
  • 11.15 – 13.00
    Ivan Vazov National Library, Children's Programme (17 Avksentii Veleshki Str.)
    Cyrillic Exhibition (exhibits from the Slavic hand-writing collection of Plovdiv's National Library).
    Do you know that? Interesting facts about all the European Capital of Culture since 1985. There will be a short quiz on the European capitals, as well as prizes for all the children.
  • 12.00
    Kapana 2019 THE BEGINNING
    Yadroto Open-air Stage At Kapana Creative District (14 Zagreb Str.)
    The programme presents jazz, folk and ethnic music. From 16.00 - Teodosii Spassov folk quintet.
  • 16.00
    January - The Month Of Radichkov (Opening)
    City Art Gallery - Mexican Art Collection (11 Artin Gidikov Str.)
    On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the birth of the Bulgarian writer Yordan Radichkov, Plovdiv will host the one-of-a-kind exhibition dedicated to the author - ‘Neosvetenite dvorove’ (13 January - 8 February 2019). ‘Cherkaski Hroniki’ movie screening: FARGO Club (1 Gladston Str.), at 14.00. Admission free!
  • 19.00
    María de Buenos Aires
    State Opera Plovdiv (15 Gladston Str.)
    Premiere for Bulgaria of the Astor Piazzolla’s tango opera. Conductor: Konstantin Dobroikov. Director: Vesela Kuncheva. Choreography: Yavor Kunchev. Stage design: Marieta Golomehova. Soloists: Lucy Dyakovska, Atanas Srebrev, Momchil Karaivanov, Zhivko Dzhuranov. Bandoneon: Stoyan Karaivanov. Orchestra, choir and ballet of Opera Plovdiv.

Detailed bilingual programme for the Opening Weekend you can find here:


We are most thrilled to invite you to join us in celebrating the opening of the ECOC 2019 with the most attractive and momentous highlight in its programme – the ‘We are all Colors’ show. Its peak will be on Saturday, 12 January. The very heart of Plovdiv will welcome the ceremony. The show, combining music, light and dance, will give the key to the whole year ahead and to the basic concept of the European Capital of Culture project, in which the citizens themselves are not only audiences and actors, but also creators of events. More than 1500 participants from Bulgaria and abroad will recreate on the open stage a large and colorful metaphor of all the main themes of the programme ‘Plovdiv 2019’ and their relationships under the motto ‘Together’.

The ECOC opening event is produced by the Plovdiv 2019 Foundation in partnership with international organizations, the major cultural institutions in Plovdiv, Plovdiv Municipality, artists and performers from Bulgaria and abroad. The concept of the event is created by the German artistic network phase7 performing.arts, artistic director Sven Sören Beyer. The opening weekend programme is made jointly with partner organizations from Plovdiv and Bulgaria.


More informatiom about the temporary traffic changes for Plovdiv 2019 (27.12.2018 - 17.01.2019) HERE.


Temporary Traffic Changes for Plovdiv 2019 (27.12.2018 г. - 17.01.2019 г.)

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