Past Events


Bulgarian Cultural Heritage Night

Farifax County Parks Authority has dedicated a night in its summer program to Bulgarian music with featured guests Lyuti Chushki! You could not pick a more beautiful setting for an outdoor concert and spontaneous dance party with your favorite peppers.

Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale VA 22003

7:30 pm

Concert hotline 703-324-SHOW (7469) is updated, in case of rain cancellation, 1 ½ hours prior to the start of the show. For additional information please email

Venue: Ossian Hall Park - Fairfax County, VA

Location: Ossian Hall Park 7900 Heritage Drive, Annandale VA 22003

Admission: Free!!!


RADfest! Dancing in the Park - Lancaster, PA

…in collaboration with

World Dance Lancaster &  the Susquehanna Folk Music Society

Saturday, June 8
at Williamson Pavilion, Lancaster County Central Park

off S Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602 Directions

  • 3:00pm — Bulgarian Dance Workshop with Iliana Bozhanova

    Beginners welcome! $16 General Admission, $12 SFMS Members, $10 Students (to age 22)

  • 5:00pm — Potluck with live music by The Buddha Bellies

    This local trio plays alternative/folk music inspired by Jason Mraz, John Mayer, and the Dave Matthews Band.

  • 6:30pm — Bulgarian Singing Workshop

    featuring “Devoijko Mari Hubava”. This workshop is free with admission to either the workshop or the dance party.

  • 7:00pm — Dance Party with Lyuti Chushki

    $20 Adults, $10 Students (to age 22), children under 12 free

No partner and no previous dance experience needed. Wear soft-soled shoes and loose clothing suitable for dancing. RADfest! is organized by World Dance Lancaster in loving memory of Dr. Syd Radinovsky, founder of the International Folk Dance Club at Millersville University.

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Venue: Williamson Pavilion, Lancaster (PA) County Central Park

Location: off S Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602 Directions

Admission: $20 Adults, $10 Students (to age 22), children under 12 free.


The Annual Bulgarian Community Picnic 2013

The annual picnic of the Bulgarian community cannot happen without the flavorful music of Lyuti Chushki! Camp Calleva opens doors one more time for the Bulgarian Community of the Greater Washington, D.C. area. This is a very fun event, now in its 4th year!

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Venue: Camp Calleva

Location: Poolesville, MD

Admission: Entrance Fee $5 (Age 12 or above)


Greenbelt Folk Dancers

Come out and enjoy another night with Lyuti Chushki at Greenbelt Community Center.

Venue: Greenbelt Community Center

Location: 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Admission: $12.00


Durham Folk Dancers

Another meeting with our friends from Durham. Stay tuned for more information on the exact venue and other details.

Venue: TBD

Location: Durham, NC


Trifon Zarezan Celebration

Come shake off the February freeze and dance away the winter doldrums by celebrating Trifon Zarezan with us. Trifon Zarezan is the traditional Bulgarian wine celebration that marks the time of year when wine growers trim back their vines.

In commemoration of Bulgaria’s rich wine-making heritage, we will be offering complimentary tastes of several Bulgarian wines.

Please contribute to the celebration by bringing your favorite appetizer or dessert to share.

Adults — $10
Under 21 and over 65 — $5
Photo ID required for wine tastings.

The Bulgarian Community Center DC ( is graciously co-sponsoring our event and we look forward to jointly presenting this compelling aspect of Bulgarian life. Assen Assenov, BGCCDC’s Chairman, will inform and entertain us with his knowledge of Bulgarian wines and wine-making traditions.

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Venue: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church

Location: 3215 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, Maryland 20783


Golden Fest

As usual, Lyuti Chushki will partake in the biggest Balkan music party of the year! Stay tuned for more information on what stage and what time we will perform.

Venue: Prospect Hall

Location: Brooklyn, New York, NY


Vecherinka and Big Birthday Celebration in Pittsburgh

One more meeting with out friends of the Bulgarian Club in Pittsburgh!

The Bulgarian Performing Folk Ensemble Otets Paissii will stage its annual concert on November 17, 2012 at a new location

Steel Valley High School
3113 Main Street
Munhall, PA  (Pittsburgh)

Following the concert please join us at the Bulgarian Center at 9:00 pm for the monthly Vecherinka dance party, featuring live music with Lyuti Chushki and friends.

General admission tickets for the Fall Concert cost $10 and are available at the door or by phoning 412-461-6188. Seniors and students may purchase tickets for $5. Children under 12 enjoy free admission. A combined ticket for both the Fall Concert and the Vecherinka costs $15. Students and seniors may purchase a combined ticket for $10.

For more info, check out the web site of the Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center or call 412-461-6188.

Venue: Steel Valley High School

Location: 3113 Main Street Munhall, PA (Pittsburgh)


Vecherinka and Christmas Party with the Bulgarian Community of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area

The Bulgarian community celebrates Christmas the traditional way – with good food and live music. Dancing starts at 7:30pm.

Special guest performers:  Children from the Bulgarian Sunday School  – Christmas toys workshop

Also in the program

  • Bulgarian Cook-off. Cooking competition where the contestants each prepare traditional Bulgarian dishes for judging.
  • Bulgarian Traditional Dance Contest. Dance competition where the contestants each dance traditional Bulgarian dances (horo and ruchenitza) for judging.

Venue: Meadowbrook Community Center (Rock Creek Park near the intersection of Rt. 410 & Beach Dr)

Location: 7901 Meadowbrook Ln, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815-3007

Admission: Suggested donation $8 per person, $20 per family


Bulgarian Folklore Fiesta Sponsored by the Bulgarian Music Society

This is Bulgarian Folklore Fiesta featuring Lyuti Chushki and Svitanya of Philadelphia, PA. The event is sponsored by the Bulgarian Music Society.

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria is located at 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008

Venue: Bulgarian Embassy

Location: 1621 22nd Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20008

Admission: Free