In Pictures: How Tbilisi celebrates its diversity, history

Georgia's capital celebrates annual Tbilisoba Festival. Photo by Nino Alavidze/, 16 Oct 2016 - 15:32, Tbilisi,Georgia

The streets of Georgia’s capital are alive this weekend as the city marks Tbilisoba – an annual festival celebrating the vibrant history and cultural diversity of Tbilisi. photographer Nino Alavidze spent Saturday wandering the streets of Tbilisi, capturing beautiful moments of the festivities for our readers.

Here are some of her photographs that show the beauty of Tbilisi, its citizens and guests.

All the central streets of Tbilisi are full of people during Tbilisoba. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

At this time of year there are flowers all around. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

And hundreds and hundreds of smiling, beautiful ladies. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Artists in traditional Georgian outfits perform folk songs and dances. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Rare birds can also be seen in the city during the festival. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

This year Tbilisoba showcased iconic street professions of the 19th Century. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

A laundry lady in Leghvtashevi ravine. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

A smith and shoe-maker. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

And a funny postman, throwing digests around. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Tourists love the Tbilisoba Festival... Photo by Nino Alavidze/

There are plenty of opportunities to take wonderful photos. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Tbilisoba is a great chance for families to spend a weekend together, enjoying a range of attractions. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Fruit and flowers are an integral part of the celebration. Photo by Nino Alavidze/


Autumn is in the air during Tbilisoba. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Rike Park in central Tbilisi was transformed into a children’s town for the weekend. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

The public enjoy a number of sporting activities, including this game. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

Men wearing traditional garb pose with wine and fruit. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

This year is the 36th celebration and it’s the largest annual event held in Georgia’s capital. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

This year’s celebration is being held at four main locations: Leghvtakhevi ravine, New Tiflis, Rike Park and Europe Square. Photo by Nino Alavidze/

If you loved these pictures and want to be part of the festival, there is still time. 

Here is a program of some of the most interesting activities that will take place in Tbilisi today.