Festivals in Kyrgyzstan

Hello everyone,

What are the main festivals in Kyrgyzstan? Are there art, food, music, film, or other festivals expats can attend and participate in?

When do the festivals take place? How long does each festival usually last?

What activities go on during the festival? Is it necessary to buy tickets?

Are there any other events that take place in Kyrgyzstan that shouldn't be missed?

Thank you for sharing your experience.


Every 2 years, the World Nomadic Festival will be organized in Cholpon Ata, the next one in beginning of 2018. Others festivals are usually held by local ecotourism association specially for tourists (Song Kul, Bokonbaeva, Kyzyl Oï, Pamir), this year a local festival was organized near the Naryn town. Most of these festival show the nomadic culture and horse games.

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