Tbilisoba City Fest 2017: Fun things to do in Georgian capital this weekend

2 Oct 2017 - 13:28

  • Tbilisi City Fest, 2016 celebration. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge
Agenda.ge, 2 Oct 2017 - 13:28, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Georgian capital Tbilisi is getting ready for the city’s most colourful and spectacular festival – Tbilisi City Fest, or Tbilisoba - which will take place this weekend.

Immense fun, artistic performances, flavourful wine, delicious food, music and folk dances – these will be only part of the plethora of attractions Tbilisi will offer on October 7-8.

The two-day event celebrates the diversity and history of Tbilisi. People from all over the country and further abroad are expected to join the celebration.

Tbilisi City Fest, 2016 celebration. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

Below is a full program of the 2017 Tbilisi City Fest .

October 7

  • 12:00-20:00 - Pavilions of Twin and Partner Cities of Tbilisi - Rike Park/ Europe Square
  • 12:00-18:00 - Auto Show - Exhibition & Sale of Antique and Modern Cars - Metekhi Bridge
  • 12:00-19:00 - Fun Activities for Kids - Drawing, Clay Modeling, Face Painting, Karaoke, Funny Competitions - Rike Park/Amphitheater
  • 12:00-19:00 - Sports Activities - Rugby, Paintball, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Georgian Wrestling, Shvaparosnebi (Blackshields) and Parkour Show - Rike Park
  • 12:00-19:00 - Fun Activities for Kids -The Voyage of Little Prince, Painting Corner, Archeology for Kids, Culinary for Kids, Kids Quiz Show - "New Tiflis"
  • 12:00-19:00 - Kite Festival - Exhibition of Kites, Master Classes for Kids - Rike Park
  • 12:00-22:00 - Wine Festival - Tasting of Different Types of Georgian Wine, Exhibition & Sale - Rike Park
  • 12:00-22:00 - Autumn Harvest - Degustation of Georgian Agricultural Products, Exhibition & Sale - Rike Park
  • 12:00-22:00 - Culinary Festival - Georgian and Foreign Cuisine - Rike Park/Buddha-Bar Terrace
  • 12:00-20:00 - "Mechanical Dream” - Costumes Parade/ Performance by Actors and Musicians - "New Tiflis"
  • 12:00-21:00 - Exposition of Georgian Stamps - "New Tiflis"
  • 12:00-22:00 - Confectionary Festival - Exhibition & Sales of Confectionaries and Demonstration by Famous Pastry Chefs - "New Tiflis"
  • 11:00-19:00 - "Tbilisi Workshops" - Exhibition by Georgian State Museum of Folk and Applied Art - Ilia Garden
  • 13:00-13:45 - Performance by Belarusian Folk Troupe, Ballroom Dances Group and Vocal Group - Rike Park
  • 14:00-19:00 Daytime Shows, Rike Park/ Europe Square
  • 14:00 - Georgian Dance Master Classes by Tea Darchia
  • 15:30 - Mixed Choreography Show Program: Traditional and Ballroom Dances, three Inclusive Dances and Dances from Musicals. Mixed Program Includes 15 Dances Performed by Elene B, Verka JaJanidze, Giorgi Sutidze and three Dancers with Disabilities.
  • 18:00-19:00 - Milonga (Tango Evening)
  • 16:00-17:00 - Guardian of Tbilisi - Award Ceremony - Youth Palace
  • 18:00-19:00 – Concert by SvanSikh - "New Tiflis"
  • 19:00-23:00 - Electronic Music - DJ Sumo; DJ Third Soul - "New Tiflis"
  • 20:00-20:30 - A Joint performance by Giorgi Aleksidze Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet and Rusudan Meiparian Ensemble - "New Tiflis"
  • 20:30-21:50 - "Tbilisuri Ezo" - "This is Where the Heart Wants to Sing" - Concert by Liza Bagrationi - 4 Rome Street
  • 20:00-21:00 – Concert by Tbilisi City Hall Big Band - Rike Park/Europe Square

Tbilisi City Fest, 2016 celebration. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

October 8

  • 12:00-20:00 - Pavilions of Twin and Partner Cities of Tbilisi- Rike Park/ Europe Square
  • 12:00-18:00 - Auto Show - Exhibition & Sale of Antique and Modern Cars - Metekhi Bridge
  • 12:00-19:00 - Fun Activities for Kids - Drawing, Clay Modeling, Face Painting, Karaoke, Funny Competitions - Rike Park/Amphitheater
  • 12:00-19:00 - Sports Activities - Rugby, Paintball, Football, Basketball, Table Tennis, Chess, Backgammon, Checkers, Georgian Wrestling, Shvaparosnebi (Blackshields) and Parkour Show - Rike Park
  • 12:00-19:00 - Fun Activities for Kids - The Voyage of the Little Prince, Painting Corner, Archeology for Kids, Culinary for Kids, Kids Quiz Show - "New Tiflis"
  • 12:00-19:00 - Kite Festival - Exhibition of Kites, Master Classes for Kids - Rike Park
  • 12:00-22:00 - Wine Festival - Tasting of Different Types of Georgian Wine, Exhibition & Sale - Rike Park
  • 12:00-22:00 - Autumn Harvest - Degustation of Georgian Agricultural Products, Exhibition & Sale - Rike Park
  • 12:00-22:00 - Culinary Festival - Georgian and Foreign Cuisine - Rike Park/Buddha-Bar Terrace
  • 12:00-21:00 - "Mechanical Dream” - Costume Parade/Performance by Actors and Musicians - "New Tiflis"
  • 12:00-21:00 - Exposition of Georgian Stamps - "New Tiflis"
  • 12:00-22:00 - Confectionary Festival - Exhibition & Sales of Confectionaries and Demonstration by Famous Pastry Chefs - "New Tiflis"
  • 11:00-18:00 - Fruit Festival - Fruit Wreath, Fruit Decorations and Flowers, Companies Present Various Fruit Cocktails, Juices, Jams - Sioni Street
  • 11:00-18:00 - Flower Exhibition - Exhibition & Sale of Plants, Flowers, Modern Handmade Pieces and Paintings - Ilia Garden
  • 13:00-14:00 - Joint Concert Performance Between the Band of the Georgian Ministry of Defence and the Army Ground Forces Band of the Bundeswehr - Rike Park/Europe Square
  • 14:00-19:00 - Daytime Shows, Rike Park/ Europe Square:
  • 14:00 - Georgian Dance Master classes by Tea Darchia.
  • 15:30 - Mixed Choreography Show Program: Traditional and Ballroom Dances, three Inclusive Dances and Dances from Musicals. Mixed Program Includes 15 Dances Performed by Elene B, Verka JaJanidze, Giorgi Sutidze and three Dancers with Disabilities
  • 18:00-19:00 - Milonga (Tango Evening)
  • 18:00-20:00 - Concert by Goofy Land - "New Tiflis"
  • 20:00-20:30 - Joint performance by Giorgi Aleksidze Tbilisi Contemporary Ballet and Rusudan Meiparian Ensemble - "New Tiflis"
  • 20:00-23:00 - Electronic Music - DJ Ericsson - "New Tiflis"
  • 20:30-22:00 - Award Ceremony for Honorary Citizens of Tbilisi and Gala Concert - Award Ceremony of Tbilisi Honorary Citizens, Extracts from Popular Musical and Plays - Legvtakhevi

Tbilisi City Fest, 2016 celebration. Photo by Nino Alavidze/Agenda.ge

This year is the 37th edition of the festival and it is the largest annual event held in Georgia’s capital.

The festival was first marked in October 1979 and soon became one of the country's most colourful and spectacular celebrations. Marked as a public holiday, Tbilisoba traditionally attracts thousands of people and hosts all sorts of events from mid-morning until late in the evening.

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