Veles international folk festival

The long tradition of Veles in fostering the Macedonian folklore has encouraged the cultural workers to establish the Veles International Folklore Festival. The Festival started in 2004, featuring the participation of folklore ensembles from Macedonia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia and Montenegro. The Festival has stirred up public interest with its rich folklore colouring of peoples and the beauty of the ethno music presented by the folklore ensembles at various locations throughout the city. Visitors are particularly attracted by the parade of the Festival participants in the streets of Veles.