Summer Festivals in Azerbaijan

Aydan Isayeva | Live the World

November 23, 2022

It is thought that in the summer there is nothing to do in city center , it is better to go to the countryside. This is partly true, but in a big city like Baku you can have a great time : walking along the boulevard and Nizami street, go shopping, enjoy summer festivals and another dozen reasons to go to Azerbaijan this summer. Let me help you to have an idea about the best festivals in Azerbaijan which are worth to visit.

Jara Music Festival

At Jara International Music Festival, which will be held in Baku (July 26th to 29th, 2018) the most interesting concert will be open to the audience.The opening ceremony of the festival will take place on July 26 in Sea Breeze resort. 4 days on the shore of the sea, with a love of life and incredible emotions, in the company of your favorite artists such as Monika, Grigori Leps, Ani Lorak, LOBODA, EMIN, A`Studio, Dima Bilan, Sergey Lazarev, Glyukoza, Gradius, NYUSHA, Nastya Kamenskix, Slava, Alexey Chumakov, Artik & Asti, Black Star, Timati, Yeqor Krid, Hannah, Misha Marvin and other famous musicians you will fall in love with Baku. Remeber that in the tenth jubilee ceremony of the Brand Awards Jara18 became the winner in the category "Festival of the Year"!

We Color Festival

Excellent opportunity to plunge into the summer atmosphere! On June 16 in the complex My Beach Novkhani within the framework of the We Color Festival there will be a colorful entertainment program, contests, an evening disco and a salute. You are waiting for two unforgettable summer days on the island of KHAZAR ISLANDS. Tons of colorful powder, thousands of happy faces, entertainment for every taste. Old friends and new acquaintances, bright emotions and pleasant memories, favorite music and hot dances will not let you down this summer in Baku.

Baku International Jazz Festival

The International Jazz Festival has become a tradition, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Jazz World Magazine, A + A Events and The Landmark Hotel Baku, as well as a number of embassies, cultural centers . There is a great history of jazz in Azerbaijan. Jazz collectives have been operating in Azerbaijan under the leadership of Tofig Guliyev, Niyazi and Tofig Ahmadov( famous Azerbaijan musicians). Baku was one of the most advanced jazz places in the USSR. Restoration of our independence has opened wide opportunities for the development of this music. The Baku International Jazz Festival, organized jointly by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and the Azerbaijani Culture Foundation, has won a reputation among the world famous jazz performers. Last year, the Baku Jazz Festival was a member of the European Jazz Network.

Gutab Festival in Sumgayit

*Different types of gutab & recipes from all over the country will be presented at the Gutab Festival. *Gutab is a flour dish of Azerbaijani cuisine, this is a thin crescent-shaped cake made from fresh dough with stuffing. Festival **will be held in Sumgayit on 01 - 02 June 2018.

“Silk Road” Music Festival in Shaki

The festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, ,is attended by music and dance collectives, artists from Japan, Turkey, Iran and Turkic countries, as well as well-known Azerbaijani music collectives.The 8th International “Silk Road” Musical Festival will be held in Shaki in June-July.

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