January 1 – Stanchinari games. An annual Mummers competition in the town of Petrich, including also a contest of masks and costumes. Organized by the Municipal Administration of Petrich, 24, Tsar Boris III Str., 2850 Petrich, tel. +359 745 69132, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

January 6 – Yordanovden. This is a religious holiday celebrated in the settlements around the region organized by the local church associations. Includes a ritual throwing of the cross in running rivers and a competition who will be the one to take it out first.

February 2 – Trifonovden. A religious holiday organized in the villages by the church associations and active citizens.

February 14 – Day of the Vineyards. Organized in the village of Razhdak, it is accompanied by a cultural programme and a competition for the best young homemade wine. Organized by the Municipal Administration of Petrich.

March 1 – Day of the Amateur Activists (folklore dancers, singers, etc.). Organized by the Chitalishte associations in every settlement.

April 1 – Festival called “As Many People – As Many Minds”. Organized in the village of Skrat by the Chitalishte Association, it is a show of amateur folklore groups.

Tsvetnitsa (different date each year) – organized at the Belasitsa Hut by the Tsvetnitsa Association, tel. +359 745 25180. Includes a cultural programme and competitions for an essay, drawing and the most beautiful Miss Peony.

May 1 – Southern Jewel Municipal Folklore Festival, held in the village of Parvomay. It is a show of amateur folklore groups from the municipality and is organized by the Chitalishte associations from all settlements and the Municipal Administration of Petrich.    
Rising Stars International Festival of the Children’s Entertaining Songs. It is held in Petrich and is organized by the Municipal Administration and the Rising Stars Foundation.

May 6 – Gergyuvden; the Day of Petrich. Organized by the Municipal Administration and citizen’s committees from every quarter of the town.

Southern Suns National Children’s Competition for essays, drawings, poems and folklore dances, Petrich. Organized by the Municipal Administration of Petrich and Children’s Associations from the municipality.

May 5-6 – National Art Planer called “Children – the Flowers of Bulgaria”. Organized in Petrich by the Municipal Administration and Children’s Associations from the municipality.

July 29 – Anniversary of the battle at Samuil’s Fortress. Organized by the Historical Museum and the Children’s Complex of Petrich at the National Monument of Samuil’s Fortress.

October – Golden Chestnut National Festival of Bulgarian ‘Old City’ Songs. Organized in Petrich by the Municipal Administration and Bratya Miladinovi Chitalishte.

Map of the region