Festivals in Kazakhstan 2024
Kazakhstan's festivals in 2024 will continue to honor the rich traditions of our ancestors, which have flourished for centuries across the vast steppes. These events, much like in ancient times, offer a blend of folk games, the preparation and sampling of traditional dishes, and markets featuring handmade crafts. There are also master classes and a host of other activities. Many of these festivals have a sporting aspect, including horse races, falconry, and various team competitions.
These festivals also serve as a gateway to Kazakhstan's history. Visitors can experience traditional yurts, see people dressed in national costumes, listen to folk music, and join in with Kazakh dance performances.
To make the most of your visit, be sure to check the festival program. It's a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the age-old folk traditions of Kazakhstan.
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Schedule of Kazakhstan tourism festivals and events in 2024
|Name / Location
|Early June (exact date to be announced)
|Spirit of Tengri/Almaty Music Festival
|Open-air performances, modern ethnic music, high-quality live sound, free entrance. For several years musicians from 30 countries of the world came on stage.
|June (exact date to be announced)
|Wings of Alakol / Alakol Lake shoreline
|The only traditional birdwatching festival in Kazakhstan, which takes place in an amazing place where steppe space, mountain landscapes and the surface of the most beautiful lake are combined.
|Mid-August (exact date to be announced)
|The festival presents the best traditions of the world: music and dances, legends and fairy tales, traditional costumes. Masters of various spiritual practices, yogis, psychologists come to the festival. And in the evenings guests are delighted with a musical program.
|October (exact date to be announced)
|National Cuisine Festival Toi Kazan/Almaty
|Gastronomic festival, food tasting, demonstration of national costumes, games, yurt assembly, musical performances.
|World Nomad Games / Astana
|This international event will feature 20 competitive and 10 demonstration sports, highlighting traditional games and skills. These include national forms of wrestling, martial arts, archery, horse racing, falconry, and various ethnic sports and games.