The upcoming festivals in Thessaloniki that you just can´t miss
Thessaloniki becomes a meeting point for all those who love music, art and new flavors. In the rich cultural calendar of Thessaloniki, the festivals have their own special place. Dynamic enhancement tool of all forms of art and expression, are a very good opportunity to visit the city and discover the modern cultural production, flooded with music, ideas and colors!
1st Festival of Adolescent Theatrical Groups of Thessaloniki «U_th festival»
The 1st Festival of Adolescent Theatrical Groups of Thessaloniki -«U_th festival»- is organized by the Cultural Center of the Region of Central Macedonia, in collaboration with the Antikrisi Theater Company and it is supported by Thessaloniki Film Festival. Teenagers of nineteen institutions from Thessaloniki will be on the stage of the Olympion Theater to highlight their work in a special theatrical celebration. A special note in the festival will be given by theatrical groups from schools of Italy, France, Spain and Poland that are hosted in our city and will present their work.
Dates: 9 - 17 April 2022 | Olympion Theater | Admission: Free
6ο Thessaloniki Dance Festival
With the participation of 1,500 dancers from all over Greece, the Balkans and other European countries, this year, from April 15 to 17, comes the 6th Thessaloniki Dance Festival (TDF), which has been established as the largest dance festival in the country and as one of largest in Southeastern Europe. The festival is co-organized by TIF-Helexpo and the All-Star Dance school. TDF competitions and seminars will take place at the Conference Center «Ι. Vellidis», as well as in Kiosk 6 of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center. Latin/Standard, Modern/Jazz, Street Style/Breaking, Salsa/Bachata, Arg.Tango και Oriental, will meet in five venues at the same time, with the special permission of the National Dance Athletic Federation of Greece.
Dates: 15 – 17 April 2022 | Conference Center «Ι. Vellidis»| Two-day tickets: general: 15 euros, children: 5 euros (3-12 years old), family: 35 euros (parents and 2 children up to 12 years old) - with Saturday tickets as a gift the Free Pass on Sunday.
IN-EDIT Festival is a global festival that links the two strongest parts of the cultural industries: music and cinema. It is the background of the musical world and its program, which includes the most important musical documentaries of recent years combined with a series of parallel events, giving the public the opportunity to attend both the stories behind the emergence of different genres along with the stories behind the people who, starting from obscurity, conquered the music scene worldwide. In-Edit Greece returns dynamically to where it started and from 5 to 11 May 2022 turns the city of Thessaloniki into a ‘’Α port of Music’’. Moby ‘s electronic sound, the music of the Beatles ‘s introduction to Indian culture, the mystical Swans, the explosive Laurent Garnier, the Max Richter and the fantastic ZZ Top are just some of the protagonists of this year ‘s event that flood the streets with notes of Thessaloniki!
Dates: 5 -11 May 2022 | Port of Thessaloniki | Ticket pre-sale information as well as the full schedule will follow shortly.
Thessaloniki Street Food Festival 2022
The creative team of Soulfood Thessaloniki returns with Thessaloniki Street Food Festival 2022! This year #TSFF2022 grows and transforms Thessaloniki International Fair, into a meeting place for all foodies in the country and abroad. Rare recipes, official first appearances but also classic favorite street foods will fill the whole city with aromas and flavors.
Dates: 13 – 22 May 2022 | TIF HELEXPO | Hours: Friday (13/5) & (20/5): 18:00 – 00:00, Saturday (14/5 | 21/5) & Sunday (15/5 | 22/5): 12:00 – 00:00 | Tickets: general: 3€, 3-day ticket: 7€, Presale : http://www.viva.gr/tickets/festival/thessaloniki-street-food-festival-2022/
Thessaloniki International Monument Festival
Thessaloniki International Monuments Festival opens its gates on June 3rd and introduces us a three-day cultural and sports event, full of music, events and entertainment. The sports and cultural festival centered on Yedikule, a place identical to the history of Thessaloniki, enables competitors, visitors and spectators to get to know the Eptapyrgio, the old town and experience beautiful moments through routes in its historical alleys and monuments.The winners of the race, get the key of the castle of Eptapyrgio or Yedi Kule, bringing worthily the title of conqueror of Yedi Kule Conquest for the following year. The route of the race will have the peculiarity of highlighting eight monuments of Ano Poli and specifically: The Fortress of Eptapyrgio, Vlatadon Monastery, church of Saint David, the Byzantine Bath, the church of Agios Nikolaos of Orphans, Islahane, the Gardens of Pasha, the Trigonion Tower.
On June 5, 2022 at 19:00, the start of the 6th Yedi kule Conquest race will begin.
Dates: 3-5 June 2022 | Registration starts on 28th of March at https://www.smfsports.gr/
In one of the undeniably beautiful areas of the city, Thessaloniki hosts a festival that will take place in the inner courtyard of Heptapyrgion and its content is mainly artistic. Heptapyrgion Festival is a big celebration of Culture with music performances, theatrical narrations, poetry, that was born in Thessaloniki in 2019on the initiative of the Cultural Center of the Regional Government of Central Macedonia in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of the City of Thessaloniki. The festival is under the auspices of UNESCO and takes place at the inner courtyard of Heptapyrgion Fortress. During this year's Festival that will take place from June 17th to July 20th 2022, 13 performances, including major productions, will be held.
Dates: 17 June - 20 July 2022 | Heptapyrgio | Pre-sale of tickets from www.viva.gr
Thessaloniki Colour Day 2022
The most colorful action returns to Thessaloniki and promises us dynamic and innovative events! The participation of the people, the communication and the game are the quiver with its weapons to become better and more creative every year. The purpose of the festival is to make its audience feel good and even better, as an institution in order to give color and create.
Date: 3 September 2022 | Kaftantzogleio
Street Mode Festival 2022
Street Mode Festival returns after 3 years! An annual music, art and sports festival held in Thessaloniki since 2009. It is one of the largest festivals in Greece, reaching thousands of visitors, with a program that includes musical performances in 5 stages and more than 15 street culture events. Get into ‘’street mode’’ and enjoy 3 days of live music, street art, street dance, action sports and much more! The announcements of the names are expected in the next few days.
Dates: 23-25 September 2022