Are you considering Romania as a holiday destination for the upcoming year?
You’ll want to know what are some of the biggest events in Romania so you can plan your trip accordingly. It’s not all about Dracula, you’ll see there are many other attractions worth your time.
Here are five of the opportunities you shouldn’t miss while visiting Romania in 2017.
#1 Transilvania International Film Festival
The 16th edition of TIFF will take place between the 2nd and 11th of June 2017 in Cluj. It’s Romania’s largest film festival – it had over 120,000 participants in 2016.
What can you expect to see at TIFF? Well, during the 15th edition, the participants watched almost 250 films projected in Unirii Square, Cluj-Napoca. Stretched over 10 days, you’ll also get a taste of one of Romania’s most dynamic city.
Over the years, TIFF has brought to Cluj thousands of foreign guests:
#2 The Medieval Festival of Sighisoara
There’s a big chance you have never seen anything like it before. In fact, if you’re coming to visit, this is one of the best events in Romania. 2016 was an odd year for Sighisoara, as some problems caused the event to be canceled.
However, both the local administration and the organizers plan a comeback for the Medieval Festival of Sighisoara in 2017.
Attending this event will give you a taste of what life was in Vlad Tepes’ hometown during the middle ages. The buildings look still the same, with knights, witches and monks freely roaming on the streets.
The center of Sighisoara is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Music lovers can plan ahead starting right now, for what has become one of Europe’s biggest music festivals – UNTOLD. The third edition will take place between the 3rd and 6th of August 2017 in Cluj-Napoca.
‘The world capital of night and magic’ will bring on stage some of the biggest artists out there.
At UNTOLD 2016, 300,000 participants danced to over 150 international and Romanian artists on seven stages. It was certainly one of the biggest events in Romania as you can see in the video below:
Tickets for the 2017 edition are already on sale and new artists are being constantly announced.
#4 The George Enescu Festival
Held in the honor of one of the greatest composers in history, George Enescu, the 2017 edition will take place between the 2nd and 24th of September in Bucharest and other seven cities in Romania.
The ‘George Enescu’ Festival is one of the world’s top three events of its kind.
The festival will start with “Oedipe” under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski, who will conduct London Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, a total of 3,000 artists will take the stage.
Subscriptions went on sale on the 5th of December and were sold out in 10 minutes. Individual tickets will go on sale in February 2017.
#5 Halloween At Dracula’s Castle
Do you feel like spending Halloween night at Dracula’s castle?
The Bran Castle will host another amazing Halloween party in 2017. As night falls down and the dark spirits come out to pray, you’ll be having fun at a one of a kind party hosted by a famous DJ.
Apart from the music and fun, you’ll also get to see the castle’s dark hallways, large rooms and squeaky stairs.
You can get from Bucharest to Bran in less than three hours and you’ll be really close to another beautiful castle: Peles. Here’s a tour you can get and see both in one day.
Events in Romania: Let Us Help You Plan Your Vacation
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