Festivals in Kyrgyzstan 2023
Festivals in Kyrgyzstan reflect the rich history and nomadic customs and traditions of the Kyrgyz people. Festivals feature sporting competitions, races and demonstrations, as well as handmade products, food, and performances.
Today, festivals are a great way to keep traditions alive and to gather people not only from Kyrgyzstan but from around the world. The most popular festivals feature arts and crafts, cuisine, folklore, felt, hunting with birds, and horse games. Many Kyrgyz festivals are held in jailoos (or summer pastures), with yurts showing off traditional dishes and selling crafts.
Festivals in Kyrgyzstan are some of the best places to explore and enjoy Kyrgyz traditions and customs.
Advantour does not manage the events that are listed on this page and is not responsible for any changes in announcements. Though we always strive to deliver the most up-to-date and accurate information, plans can change abruptly and without notice.
Information on festivals and events to be held in 2023 has not yet been released. The table below lists the festivals and events held in 2022, to give an idea of the types of events that are likely to be held, and their timing. We will update this table with information on 2023 events as soon as it is available.
Schedule of Kyrgyzstan tourism festivals and events in 2022
|Date||Name / Location||
|May 9||Bike Challenge by CBT Arslanbob / Arslanbob village, Jalalabat Region||Join us and explore the amazing landscape of the Jalalabat region. A unique adventure in the mountains is waiting for you. Enjoy the beauty of our wonderful lakes and different villages. We offer you a real Kyrgyz-Uzbek folklore show.|
|June 18||Festival “Kurak, terme, saima and oimo” / Barpy village, Jalalabat Region||Demonstration of national crafts: kurak, saima, terme.|
|August 6||National Horse Games and Birds of Prey Festival by CBT Tamchy / Tamchy village, northern lakeshore of Issyk-Kul lake||Demonstration of hunting with a Golden Eagle; show of Kyrgyz national games Ulak-Tartysh and Tyiyn-Enmei.|
|August 20||Birds of Prey Festival by CBT Bokonbaevo / Jaichy yurt camp, southern lakeshore of
Issyk-Kul Lake, near Kok-Sai Village
|Demonstration of hunting with a Golden Eagle; folklore show; exhibition and sale of handicrafts and souvenirs; tasting of Kyrgyz cuisine.|
|August 27||National Uzbek cuisine festival by CBT Jalalabat / Jalalabat, Jalalabat Region||Uzbek cuisine cooking and demonstration.|
|October 8||Autumn marathon In the walnut forest 8km /Arslanbob village, Jalalabat Region||Photo exhibition and local handucrafts sale, folklore show, wrestling for kids, donkey racing|