Sheep Shearing Festival

The aim of the sheep shearing Festival is to make Tatev as an attractive tourist destination and to develop social-economic life of 7 communities around Tatev Revival Foundation.

During the Festival besides competition, visitors will be able to enjoy national songs, dances and other sports competitions. They can also taste various traditional and local dishes, photoshoot with Armenian national costumes (taraz, garb).

Vardavar is one of the five main holidays of Armenian Apostolic Church. The feast has thousand-year-old history. This is one of the most beloved feasts of our nation, dedicated to Astghik, goddess of love and beauty. These days people used to decorate the statue of goddess Astghik, the temples dedicated to her with roses, present roses to each other and squirted water at each other. The last tradition is preserved up today. Christian teaching interprets the holiday as Transfiguration of Christ, as the symbol of purified and deified man. As the grape blessing day is considered to the day of first tasting of grape, Vardavar is considered to be the day of first tasting of apples.
Taraz Festival

Traz is a traditional Armenian costume. It reflects the cultural identity of Armenians and the peculiarities of the national character. The festival is arranged every year gradually increasing its volume In the course of history the clothing of every region received its unique style and features, so the traditional Armenian “Taraz” was divided into two large groups – Western and Eastern Armenian.

Gyumri Arts and Crafts Festival
This Arts & Crafts Festival is a celebration of Gyumri's historical values and cultural traditions. The city is known for its unique style of architecture, full of 19th century charm, while 'Gyumretsis' (the people of Gyumri) are admired for their keen sense of humor, local delicacies, and well-established arts and crafts traditions.
Yerevan Beer Festival

The Festival in Swan Lake will bring together beer lovers and leading beer producers of Armenia. There will be a great number of competitions, such as “The fastest beer drinker”, “The fastest beer drinker with a straw”, “The fastest hot-dog eater”, “The fastest crayfish eater” and many other competitions.

Barbecue Festival

This delicious Festival is dedicated to one of the most popular dishes, barbecue. During the Festival you will be able to taste not only traditional barbecue made of park, veal, lamb, chicken and fish meat, but also barbecue made of fruits and vegetables. National songs, dances and handmade exhibition will be inseparable part on the festival.

Carpet festival

The annual Carpet Festival, in Dilijan, features an array of handmade items and carpets from Armenia and Karabakh. The aim of the festival is to develop social and economic life of this beautiful region while offering a view into the intricate work of weaving carpets.

Every region has a distinct weave and style, and during the Carpet Festival on August 15, the full variety of ornate carpets and other authentic handmade items made throughout Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh, can be examined and bought.

Harisa Festival

Musaler became famous in 1915, when 6 Armenian villages, situated in the Mediterrenean Cost of Ottoman Turkey, fought against Turkish soldiers during Armenian Genocide and were rescued by French sailors. In 1983 the descendants of survivors founded the village of Musaler and based Harisa Festival. It has its meaning: besieged musalerians had wheat and good meat and made the soup from them. The name of the dish, harisa, came from the process of steaking “Harir sa” stir it.

Areni Wine Festival

The Festival gives great opportunity to explore Armenian culture and traditions. During the Festival you can taste the best Armenian wines assortment, which are highly appreciated around the world. The opening starts with the Famous winemakers’ parade, accompanied by singing and dancing. This colorful festival also includes games for all ages, folk music, dance, theatrical performances and of course endless wine.

Erebuni-Yerevan festival

The very first time the “birthday” of the city was celebrated in 1968, when the capital became 2,750 years old. Then this tradition was terminated and renewed only in 1998. Since then, the “Erebuni-Yerevan Festival” is celebrated widely with various events held around the city.