About festival

The festival of city folklore groups

The festival usually takes place in the second or third week of August, in the year 2021 is set to dates from 16th to 20th of August.

The four main afternoon shows are realized in Ostrava municipals, in the Ostrava disctricts Moravska Ostrava & Privoz, Marianske Hory, Ostrava Jih, Ostrava Poruba. These concerts are taking place at mobile platforms in dense built-up areas or near to shopping malls, and start at 4.30 PM regularly. They are usually opened by the procession of the groups what is ment as the invitation to the shows.
The accompanying program called “Dancing city” is a set of small morning performances of the attending groups at various institutions of the city of Ostrava (e.g. retirement’s homes or center for people with disabilities)
The opening concert is usually organized in the hall of Ostrava’s Jacacek Conservatory, but in the year 2022 will be organized on the central Masaryk Square, the closing show at Silesian-Ostrava castle.
Every year, there is realised an exposition of photographs from the past festival years, this year in the Klimkovice Spa. The organizers also enriched the 10th jubilee year in the 2007 by the anniversary concert with extending presentation of traditional crafts at the Silesian-Ostrava Castle.
As the years go by, there is also prepared wide variety of activities for the attending groups as the excursions to some of the local breweries, Mining museum or the performances at the Klimkovice Spa.