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Timisoara - Main cultural events 2020

FEBRUARY

FILMPARADE  
Contemporary german films presented fortnightly at the Carturesti bookshop.
www.ccgtm.ro

MARCH

1 MARCH – "MĂRŢIŞOR" CELEBRATION
Old Romanian celebration at the beginning of spring. Mărțișor is the name of the red and white string from which a small decoration is tied, which is offered to women on the 1st of March.

BOOKFEST
12.03.2020 - 15.03.2020
www.bookfest.ro

INTERNATIONAL QUITAR FESTIVAL
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro

SPANISH CULTURAL DAYS
The event has several sections: poetry, dance, music, film, journalism, literature and gastronomy, inviting the people of Timişoara to enjoy an exceptional cultural mix.
www.viarumaniacultura.com

CINECULTURA FESTIVAL
Event that brings on the screen films that present cultures from different parts of the world. 
www.cinecultura.ro

EARTH HOUR
Event whose purpose is to raise people’s awareness on the importance of environmental protection – the message is symbolic, encouraging people to turn off the lights in an attempt to stop climate change on earth, and also practical, promoting energy saving.
www.orapamantului.ro

SALSA ADICTED FESTIVAL
12.03.2020-16.03.2020
www.salsaadictedfestival.com

ZILELE BASARABIEI (DAYS OF BESSARABIA)
Songs and dances presented by folk ensembles from Banat and Bessarabia, in the evening rock music concerts, organized by the Besarabian Students' Organization as well as a fair of craftsmen, with the message "Discover Bessarabia through Traditions". The Union of Bessarabia with the Kingdom of Romania toolk place at 27.03.1918.
www.primariatm.ro

EASTER FAIR
27.03.2020 - 20.04.2020
The exhibitors in Victoriei Square sell painted eggs and other ornaments specific for the Easter Holidays.
www.primariatm.ro
https://www.facebook.com/pastelelatimisoara/


APRIL

EASTER FAIR
27.03.2020 - 20.04.2020
The exhibitors in Victoriei Square sell painted eggs and other ornaments specific for the Easter Holidays.
www.primariatm.ro
https://www.facebook.com/pastelelatimisoara/

CAFEKULTOUR
It is a way of promoting multiculturalism and contemporary art. For seven days, several cafés host film projections, concerts, reading evenings, theatre plays.
www.ccgtm.ro
www.institutfrancais-roumanie.com  

TIMFLORALIS
24.04.2020-26.04.2020
Flower festival, one of the main festivals in Timisoara
https://www.facebook.com/Timfloralis-Timisoara-273899319608382/
www.primariatm.ro

VINVEST
International wine festival, with presentation and tasting of the best romanian wines
www.cciat.ro

GERMAN LANGUAGE YOUTH THEATRE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Young people exchange experiences, present their own productions and enhance their knowledge within theatre workshops.
www.teatrulgerman.ro,www.deutschestheater.ro

ROMANIAN-AMERICAN FESTIVAL
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro


MAY

DISKOTEKA FESTIVAL - the festival was postponed until september due to the Coronavirus problem
www.diskoteka.ro

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
Selection of contemporary french films
www.institutfrancais-roumanie.com

THE DAY OF TIMIŞOARA'S YOUNG PEOPLE (ZIUA TINERILOR TIMIŞORENI)
8.05.2020
www.primariatm.ro

EUROPE’S DAY
9.05.2020
Europe’s Day is an annual celebration of peace and unity. On this occasion, cultural events meant to highlight the importance of the unity among European citizens will take place.
www.primariatm.ro

"TIMIŞOARA MUZICALA" INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
The classical music festival brings every year on the stage reputed musicians from differend countries.
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro

SPORT21
An event dedicated to the culture of sports invites everybody to enjoy artistic performances, a healthier lifestyle, and playfulness.
www.timisoara2021.ro

THE DAY OF TIMIŞOARA'S STUDENTS
14.05.2020 - 16.05.2020
www.primariatm.ro

STUDENTFEST
The biggest festival of art and culture in Romania, organised by students of the OSUT Youth Organisation (Organizaţia Studenţilor din Universitatea de Vest din Timişoara)
www.studentfest.ro

EZOTERICFEST
Begining with 2008 Esoteric Fest gathers workshops, conferences, demonstrations in connection with esoteric life.
www.exotericfest.ro

FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL
A selection of the best films launched by French producers, in which the talent and the uniqueness of their cinematographic creations are promoted.
www.institutfrancais-roumanie.com

ZILELE STUDENŢILOR (DAYS OF THE STUDENTS)
www.primariatm.ro

MUSEUMS NIGHT 
www.noapteamuzeelor.ro

TESZT
The Euroregional Theatre Festival, organized by the ‘Csiky Gergely’ Hungarian Theatre promotes multiculturalism and introduces the audience to the newest theatre events in the DKMT region.
www.tm-t.ro 

VOX MUNDI
International choir music

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
30.05.2020 - 1.06.2020

June 1st is Children’s Day. Events for children are organized in Children’s Park and Roses Park – puppet theatre, artistic workshops, and contests.
www.primariatm.ro

JUNE

CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL
30.05.2020 - 1.06.2020

June 1st is Children’s Day. Events for children are organized in Children’s Park and Roses Park – puppet theatre, artistic workshops, and contests.
www.primariatm.ro

TIMIŞOARA ARTS FESTIVAL
1.07.2020 - 7.07.2020
The festival aims to promote local artists and to facilitate the access of the public to the diversity of the cultural events happening in the city.
www.primariatm.ro;
www.festarte.ro
https://www.facebook.com/FestArteTM/

"BEGA MUSIC FESTIVAL" - NATIONAL FESTIVAL
4.07.2020 - 7.06.2020
www.primariatm.ro

TRES COURT
Very short films (max. 4 min.), presented simultaneously in more than 25 countries
www.trescourt.com

FESTIVAL OF ETHNIES
We celebrate the multiculturality, which is specific to the Banat region.  Visitors can admire traditions and folclore of the differend ethnies, which are living here. The festivities are organised in the Banat Villge Museum by the Timis County.

IMPULSE
8.06.2020-14.06.2020
An outdoor festival dedicated to theatre, dance and contemporary circus gives an impulse to people in the central squares and neighbourhoods of the city.
www.timisoara2021.ro

STREET DELIVERY 
A festival that ‘closes a street for cars and opens it for people’, thus becoming a place where cultural, social and civic activities take place.
www.streetdelivery.ro

EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS - ROMANIAN DRAMA FESTIVAL - ( FEST-FDR - part1/2019)
The festival intends to place Romanian drama within the European theatre movement, in the spirit of unity within diversity.
www.tntimisoara.com  

STREETFOOD FESTIVAL
https://ro-ro.facebook.com/StreetFoodFestivalRomania/

FÊTE DE LA MUSIQUE
‘Fête de la musique’, one of the biggest French cultural events, gives rock, jazz, singing and traditional music their rightful place, together with serious or savant music.
www.institutfrancais-roumanie.com

FRENCH HUMOUR FILM FESTIVAL
You can watch some of the best films of French cinematography in a universal language, that of humour. 
www.institutfrancais-roumanie.com


JULY

JAZZ™ FESTIVAL
3.07.2020 - 5.07.2020
One of the most important jazz festivals in Eastern Europe that creates a symbol for the city becoming part of its identity, JAZZ™ celebrates Timişoara’s vibrant cultural energy.
www.jazztm.ro
https://www.facebook.com/JAZZtmOfficial/

HEARTS’ FESTIVAL - FESTIVALUL INIMILOR
8.07.2020 - 12.07.2020
It is one of the most important international folklore celebrations, listed in the UNESCO calendar.
The event brings to Roses Park folklore groups from Europe, North America and Asia.
https://www.facebook.com/FestivalulInimilor/

METROPOLIS CARAVAN
Moving cinema that presents films in open air. You can watch new films, Oscar films and films awarded by the most important film festivals.
www.caravana.metropolisfilm.ro

ZIUA TINERILOR TIMIŞORENI (THE DAY OF YOUNG PEOPLE FROM TIMIŞOARA)
www.primariatm.ro

CEAU, CINEMA!
16.07.2020-19.07.2020
Films, documentaries and animations. A competitional section that will illustrate the multicultural region of Banat.
www.ceaucinema.ro 

MOVING FIREPLACES
17.07.2020-19.07.2020
Music, dance and theatre go to rural Romania, in Timis county.
www.timisoara2021.ro

FIS ART 
Street art festival 
www.arte.uvt.ro

MUSIC21
The first edition of this urban outdoor music festival invites the artists and the public to resonate in Timisoara downtown courtyards.
www.timisoara2021.ro

AUGUST

TIMISOARA’S DAY
1.08.2020 - 3.08.2020
This day marks the date when the Romanian troops came into town and Timişoara came under Romanian administration on 3 August 1919.
www.primariatm.ro

REVOLUTION FESTIVAL
Electronic Music Festival
www.revolutionfest.ro

SLOWING DOWN
21.08.2020-23.08.2020
The second edition of this sustainable gastronomy festival proves once more that food is part of the culture.
www.timisoara2021.ro

OPERA AND OPERETTA FESTIVAL
28.08.2020 - 30.08.2020 & 4.09.2020 - 6.09.2020
The open air Opera and Operetta Festival is a cultural event, which takes place in the open and brings thousands of people in Roses Park.
www.ort.ro, www.primariatm.ro

SEPTEMBER

OPERA AND OPERETTA FESTIVAL
28.08.2020 - 30.08.2020 & 4.09.2020 - 6.09.2020
The open air Opera and Operetta Festival is a cultural event, which takes place in the open and brings thousands of people in Roses Park.
www.ort.ro, www.primariatm.ro

BEGA BULEVARD
4.09.2020 - 6.09.2020
‘Bega Bulevard’ Festival draws attention on the importance of the Bega Canal and on the recreational and sportive possibilities it offers.
www.primariatm.ro

CENTRAL EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
www.cefftm.ro

THE DAYS OF VIENESE MUSIC - ART TIME FESTIVAL
Vienese Music in the beautiful parks of TimisoaraȘ Botanic Park, Regina Maria Park and Roses Park
www.incanto-quartetto.eu

PLAI FESTIVAL 
11.09.2020-13.09.2020
Every year, PLAI volunteers brought on the stage part of other peoples’ music, artists that feel the sound and transmit the public the joy to listen to it. A festival about music, art and culture.
www.plai.ro
https://www.facebook.com/PLAIFestival/

TIMISOARA’S ‘RUGA’
12.09.2020 - 13.09.2020
The celebration of the second patron saint of the Metropolitan Cathedral, St. Joseph the New from Partoş. The High Mass takes place at the Cathedral, and is followed by folklore music and dances in Roses Park.
www.primariatm.ro

MEMORIES OF THE CITY
14.09.2020-20.09.2020
A project reclaims and transforms city public spaces through murals, shows and installations.
www.timisoara2021.ro

EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL
The festival presents old music typical of the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Early Baroque.
www.festivalmuzicaveche.ro

LIGHT OF VICTORY
18.09.2020-20.09.2020
Outdoor show of lights, music, videoart and installations presents over 120 artists telling one story that lasts for three nights in Victory Square.
www.timisoara2021.ro

DISKOTEKA FESTIVAL
18.09.2020 - 20.09.2020
www.diskoteka.ro

EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK
A campaign of the European Union to make people sensible to reducing pollution, using public transport, bikes and walking rather than using cars.
www.primariatm.ro

HUNGARIAN CULTURAL DAYS IN TIMISOARA
Presentation of traditional garments, music, dancing, handcrafts and gastronomy of the hungarian minority, as part of the multiculturality of Timisoara
https://www.facebook.com/zilelemaghiaretimisoara/

ENESCU-BARTOK DAYS
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro

FESTIVAL OF ETHNIC MINORITIES FROM TIMISOARA
20.09.2020
A parade of the minorities living in Timişoara, followed by traditional dancings, music and specific dishes
www.primariatm.ro

BRASS BAND MUSIC FESTIVAL (FESTIVALUL FANFARELOR)
Brass bands from Romania and Serbia present marching and promenade music, "big band" songs, folk music and specific songs in Balkan rhythms.
www.ccajt.ro

NATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL "LITVEST"


OCTOBER

STREETFOOD FESTIVAL
https://ro-ro.facebook.com/StreetFoodFestivalRomania/

BEGA
The Luminariums by Architects of Air come to Timişoara, Arad, Novi Sad and Szeged.
www.timisoara2021.ro

ART ENCOUNTERS
Contemporary Art Biennale
www.artencounters.ro/en

THE DAY OF THE PUBLIC CITY SERVICES
10.10.2020
www.primariatm.ro

TIMORGELFEST
Organ music festival. 
www.timorgelfest.net

"TIMISOARA MUZICALA" INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Organized by the National Opera House Timişoara, the festival presents operas and operettas from the universal repertoire.
www.ort.ro

TIMISHORT
Film festival
www.timishort.ro

TIMISOARA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL
TIDF is the largest dance festival in Romania by the number of dances approached, the attractiveness, multitude and diversity of activities organized within it, by the large number and multiculturalism of the beneficiaries expected within it and by its overall dimension. The festival is at the 7th edition.
www.dancefesttm.com

BAROQUE FESTIVAL
The festival promotes the unique multiculturalism of the area, celebrates 18 October, which is declared a local importance day, and intends to make people aware of the rich cultural heritage the city has to offer.
www.festivalulbaroctimisoara.ro

INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL
www.filtm.ro

WINE FESTIVAL
16.10.2020 - 18.10.2020
Enjoy folklore and rock music concerts, but also incredibly tasty food, well-known Romanian wines, and lots of fun.
www.primariatm.ro

"INTRADA" INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro

THe DAY OF STREET SINGERS
23.10.2020 - 25.10.2020
www.primariatm.ro

GERMAN CULTURE DAYS IN TIMIŞOARA
www.fdgr.ro

ANALOG MANIA FESTIVAL
www.analogmania.ro


NOVEMBER

EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS - ROMANIAN DRAMA FESTIVAL - ( FEST-FDR - part2/2019)
The festival intends to place Romanian drama within the European theatre movement, in the spirit of unity within diversity.
www.tntimisoara.com

LIGHTS FESTIVAL
Timişoara produces its own festival of lights, video and 3D mapping bz Romanian and international artists
www.timisoara2021.ro

FILMPARADE  
Contemporary german films presented fortnightly at the Carturesti bookshop
www.ccgtm.ro

INTRADA - FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSIC
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro

TIMIŞOARA TANGO FESTIVAL
www.timisoaratangofestival.com

DIPLOMATIC ART

ROVINHUD WINE SHOW
Quality wines, tastings, workshops and presentations of wine, a unique action of this kind, having a charitable purpose
www.rovinhud.ro

„PASTEL URBAN” - PAINTING EXHIBITION
www.fundatiarubin.ro

SERBIAN CULTURAL DAYS
Music shows, traditional dances, photography exhibitions,film projections and meetings,presenting the serbian customs and traditions   

BLUES-JAZZ KAMO GALA
The most long-lasting blues-jazz festival in Timişoara, it has gained an indisputable popularity in the minds and hearts of the inhabitants of the city.
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro
 
TIMISOARA JAZZ FESTIVAL

SIMULTAN FESTIVAL
Interdisciplinary Art, exploratorz music and sound
www.simultan.org

IMAGINE TIMISOARA FESTIVAL
First edition of Timisoara's main photography event, with workshops, competitions and exhibitions, open to the public and  professionals
www.imaginetimisoara.ro


DECEMBER

1 DECEMBER - ROMANIA’S NATIONAL DAY
The union of Transylvania, Banat, Crişana and Maramureş with Romania took place on 1 December 1918 in Alba Iulia.
www.primariatm.ro

CHRISTMAS MARKET
28.11.2020 - 10.01.2021
Every year, Timişoara’s city centre dresses up for the holidays. You can buy ornaments, icons painted on wood, candles, mulled wine, ginger bread, and food specific for the Christmas Holiday.
www.primariatm.ro
https://www.facebook.com/craciunTimisoara/ 

SACRED MUSIC DAYS
The festival promotes church choirs, becoming a tradition that precedes the winter holidays. The programme includes choral works, specific for the religious repertoire.
www.filarmonicabanatul.ro

"DIOGENE BIHOI" - THEATRE WEEK
7 zile de spectacole şi ateliere de teatru în memoria victimelor Revoluţiei din 1989
www.thespis.ro

ROCK FOR REVOLUTION
20.12.2020
www.primariatm.ro

NEW YEAR’S CONCERTS
31.12.2020

Concerts, in different locations – the Banatul Philharmonic, the National Opera House Timişoara, Victoriei Square – that celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
www.primariatm.ro, www.filarmonicabanatul.ro, www.ort.ro

* The organizers may bring changes to the announced programme.

For events organised by the city hall please look also on facebook at:         
                      https://www.facebook.com/evenimenteprimariatimisoara/                       
                      https://www.facebook.com/culturatm/

 

 

 

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