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XXI International Music & Dance Festival “OHRID SUNRISE”

Application Form Price: 83 € - 5% Date: 30 - 3 September, 2024
Location: OHRID, Macedonia
Director: Z.S. & WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 July, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

                                        I N V I T A T I O N 

    With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk groups, Choral groups, Orchestras, Majorette teams,brass bands,modern dance team), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XXX International Music & Dance Festival “OHRID SUNRISE” which will be held from  30 august -03 September,Ohrid 2024

      The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and regions, and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance,music..

 Festival program will be held on the main square in Ohrid.

       General rules:

-         is a non-competitive sample

-     On the festival may participate children and youth folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles.

-    The number of participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country),

- Each group should consist of most 80 members including dancers, managers, musicians and family numbers,

-    Ensemble should have prepared at least 2 folk dances 12-18 minutes each with orchestra or USB. The Choral groups -two parts from 12 – 18 minutes free program. The performances will be in the evening hours so you can plan the day ahead and use it for visiting the historical part of the city and  excursions. Also, we will choose the best girl's and men's folk costume and the best dancing couple

-         To send by mail short CV and 3 photos of the group,

-         To bring a flag of the country,

     -    Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,


Day 1

     13.00.Arrivalin Ohrid after 13.00,hotel accommodation and  free activities

      14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel 

      19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

       21.00  Welcome reception 

Day 2

 09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 -14.00 Ohrid sightseeing – visiting cultural monuments (St.Sofia church, Samoil fortress, Antique theatre, Plaosnik, St. Kaneo church …)

     14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel

     18.30 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel

      20.00. Ensembles parade (old town)

      20.30. Official opening of the festival

               - welcome speech and firework

              - Open air performance if the weather is good

            -  dancing together

03.09  Saturday

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

11.00 – 15.30 Cruising with boat on Ohrid Lake, visit Museum on water and most famous tourist resort  St.Naum monastery, culture  place, –(price 10 euros per person, lunch packet on the boat, dancing boat),

18.00 – 19.30 Dinner in hotel  

21.00 Second festival evening (optional) or Macedonian evening party


 04.09 Sunday  

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

 10.30 – 13.00  Visiting Struga city (house of Miladinovci brothers, river Crni Drim, Kalsita caves church……),

   14.00 – 15.00 Lunch in hotel and free activities,

   20.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel

   21.00 – 00.00 Disco Party for all participants with wine degustation and soft drink for the children  

05.09 Monday  

09.00 -10.00 Breakfast,

   11.00 Departure of participants

Participation fee is

  • Participation fee 

    The price for 3* Hotel accommodation is:

    • - 83 euro for 4 days ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day - breakfast, dinner)

      -  113 euro for 5 days, (4 nights with 2 meals per day - breakfast ,dinner)

      -  92 euro for 4 days (3 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board).

      - 132 euro for 5 days, (4 nights with 3 meals per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner) 

      • It covers hotel accommodation with 3 meals per day in 3*** hotels which are located in center of the city, in double (for drivers and leaders), triple and quadriple rooms … 

        Hotel Prestol (hotel on the Lake)

      • Hotel Montenegrin - hotel in the center of the city 

      • Hotel De Luks Apartmant -  in the center of the city…

                  Hotel Plaza - - hotel on the lake

      • Hotel Desaret is 3* hotel on the lake with outdoor swimming pool and only our organization has right of this hotel (hotel is renoveted) Meals are open buffet and price is: 

        - 88 euro for 4 days  (3 nights with 2 meals per day (Half Board)

        - 116 euro for 5 days (4 nights with 2 meals per day (Half  Board).

        - 100 euro for 4 days (3 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board)

        - 135 euro for 5 days (4 nights with 3 meals per day (Full Board).  

      Accommodation in 4* hotels like: Hotel International, Hotel Mizo,Hotel Prestige,

      - 105 euro per person for 4 days (3 nights with 2 meals per day )

          -151  euro per person for 5 days (4 nights with 2 meals per day)  

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 23 dancers – one gratis,

-         certificates for attendance on the festival,

-         souvenir and presents for the groups,

-         Welcome cocktail

-         Disco party with drink,

-         drinks during the performance,

-         free parking

-         advertising of the festival (social media promotions, e-flayers, posters).

Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group

On your request,  You can continue your stay in Ohrid. Price will be 31 Euro per day per person FB or 28 euro HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide. Tourist tax and insurance is 1 euro per person per day and it is additional payment.

After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival.

   The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by picking them up from airport, during the festival days and back to the airport. You can also arrive through Skopje, Tirana or Thessaloniki Airport which are only 200 km from Ohrid. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. We will also assist you in obtaining visa for Macedonia if necessary. Also, you can arrive in Ohrid airport by plane and we will organize transfer from the airport to the hotel free of charge.

All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations. 

In 2019, participated over 284 participants from 6 countries from Europe. 


NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 05 June 2018


The 9-th edition of "OHRID SUNSET" was held from 9 to 12 APRIL in Ohrid (Macedoniaa). Groups from Russia, Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey and Romania with more than 350 performers took part in the event, informed us the director of the festival Zoran Strezovski.

"By tradition, the festival was opened with warm "Welcome" to the participants, and after the performances each group received certificate and present from the organization committee. During the day, the groups had the opportunity to visit St.Naum by boat, the old town in Ohrid and some of the groups had excursions to other city of Struga At the final, for all participants there was a disco party with many dances and songs until midnight." says in addition Strezovski. 

NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 25.04. 2017


International Folklore Festival “Ohrid Sunset” was held in the period 21 – 24 of April 2017 in Ohrid, Macedonia. There were 8 groups from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovakia, and more than 260 people took part in it, informed the director of the festival .“Ohrid was the host city of this wonderful event that showed the colorful traditions and the diversity of cultures. There was a parade near the lake and through the main shopping street. There was one festival evening.​​​​​​​​​​ They had the chance to meet new people, see the the beauty that Ohrid had to offer as well as learn about the rich history of the town itself.”, announced directori.


Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 6 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8,1/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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