Events and festivals in Romania – Calendar of 2017

From music festivals to cultural events, Romania has it all. We’ve put together a list of events festivals in Romania so you can check out what other activities Romania has to offer throughout 2017.7

A complete calendar of events and festivals in Romania for 2017

Afterhills Festival

A new major festival in Iasi, Afterhills is in its first edition and will bring together over 40 artists such as John Newman, Vini Vici, ATB, and W&W, on 3 scenes.

Date and time: June 23rd – June 25nd

Location: ERA Shopping Park, Iasi

Tickets here.


Jazz in the Park

jazz in the park festival

An event with over 100 artists that will take place in the Central Park of Cluj, over a period of one week.

Date and time: June 26th – July 2nd

Location: Cluj Central Park



In order to celebrate their 20 year anniversary, Placebo has announced a concert in Bucharest at the end of June.

Date and time: June 28th, 19:00

Location: The Roman Arenas, Bucharest

Tickets here.



One of the most beloved American rock bands, Evanescence, has announced a concert in Bucharest on the 29th of June. So hurry up and grab your tickets!

Date and time: June 29th, 20:00

Location: The Roman Arenas, Bucharest

Tickets here.


Electric Castle Festival 2017

electric castle festival

Electric Castle is one of the largest electronic music festivals. The first edition was organized in 2013 and it was nominated each year at the European Festival Awards. This year’s line-up includes alt-J, Moderat, DJ Sneak, Nero and many others.

Date and time: 13th – 16th of July, 20:00

Location: Banffy Castle, Bontida (30 km away from Cluj-Napoca)

Tickets here.


The Long Way to the Merry Cemetery

The eighth edition of the festival is filled with various traditional activities, from summer schools to concerts and reunions, all of which will present the traditional life of the people of Maramures.

Date and time: July 23rd – August 20th

Location: Sapanta, Maramures


Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode returns to Romania in July for a concert in Cluj. The concert will be part of the Global Spirit Tour, a tour that is meant to promote their new album, “Spirit”. Their concert in Cluj will be the last concert of the tour.

Date and time: July 23rd, 17:30

Location: Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca

Tickets here.


ARTmania Festival

ARTmania Festival brings together artists from all over the world, promoting inter-cultural exchange in one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe – Sibiu. The Festival includes workshops, exhibitions, concerts and more.

Date and time: July 28th – July 29th, 00:00

Location: Sibiu Square


Sighisoara Medieval Arts and Crafts Festival

sighisoara medieval festival

Discover the medieval arts and crafts of the Romanian people! You can view craftsmen at work, sign up for workshops and buy souvenirs to take home.

Date and time: July 28th – July 30th

Location: Sighisoara


Traditional Music and Dance Festival “Sus pe Muntele din Jina”

2 days full of traditional music and dancing acts, the festival in Sibiu can give you an insight into the rural side of Romania. Don’t miss it!

Date and time: July 29th – July 30th

Location: Jina, Sibiu


UNTOLD Festival 2017

The third edition of UNTOLD Festival will take place in Cluj between the 3rd and 6th of August. It was awarded the BEST MAJOR FESTIVAL at the European Festival Awards 2015, and the first confirmed names for this edition are Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Axwell^Ingorsso, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Hardwell, Martin Garrix and Steve Aoki.

Date and time: 3rd – 6th of August, 00:00

Location: Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca

Tickets here.


Summer Well 2017

The 7th edition of Summer Well will take place at Stirbey Domain, Buftea during the weekend of 12th and 13th of August, each day bringing 5 new bands. The first confirmed band is Interpol.

Date and time: 12th – 13th of August, 15:00

Location: Stirbey Domain, Buftea (20 km from Bucharest)

Tickets here.


Bucovina MTB Marathon

A mountain bike marathon with three tracks of 16, 35 and 69 kilometers that follow the course of rivers and the tracks of the forests. Sign up for it and experience an adrenaline rush in the lands of Bukovina.

Date and time: August 19th, 10:00

Location: Gura Humorului

More info here.


Fish Soup Festival

fish soup festival

If you’re a foodie, you definitely should not miss this festival. 3 days of traditional fish dishes, music, and dancing, right in the middle of the Danube Delta.

Date and time: September 1st – September 3rd

Location: Crisan, Tulcea


George Enescu International Festival

The George Enescu International Festival is on the list of the top 3 most important events of this type on a global level. It will take place over a period of 22 days and will bring together 0ver 3.000 artists in over 80 events.

Date and time: September 2nd – September 24th

Location: Palace Hall, Bucharest

Tickets here.



2CELLOS will return in Romania for a concert at the Palace Hall on the 5th of December. The concert is part of the tour that the artists have in plan for 2017.

Date and time: December 5th, 20:00

Location: Palace Hall, Bucharest

Tickets here.