About Events – Egrisoba Festival

Autumn fruits and vegetable display at the Egrisoba 2015 festival

The Egrisoba 2015 festival (Georgian: ეგრისობა – 2015) was held at Nokalakevi fortress (Georgian: ნოქალაქევი) in Senaki municipality, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region. Revived in 2014 after a 26 year pause, the autumn celebration includes folk song, traditional dance performances, flower and fruit displays, arts and crafts exhibitions, horse racing, and food and wine. Photos courtesy of Senaki … Continue reading

About Events – “Song about Samegrelo” Festival

Performers at the Song about Samegrelo Festival

Held on October 2-3 in the town of Khobi (Georgian: ხობი) in Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti region, the “Song about Samegrelo” Festival featured traditional folk singing, local cuisine, and art and crafts exhibits. Now in its seventh year, the festival is organized by the Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Governor’s Office, the Khobi Municipality and supported by the Ministry of … Continue reading

About Events – Tbilisoba 2015 Procession

A colorful headdress at Tbilisoba 2015

A colorful nature themed costumed procession took place in Tbilisi as part of the “Tbilisoba” 2015 celebration. Photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and become a friend of GEORGIA ABOUT.

About Events – Tbilisoba 2015

Autumn fruit display at Tbilisoba 2015

“Tbilisoba” (Georgian: თბილისობა) is an annual festival, celebrating the diversity and history of Tbilisi. First held in 1979, the festival entertains Tbilisi residents, visitors and tourists with a variety of events and displays. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. CLICK on the logo to visit GEORGIA ABOUT on Facebook and see photos and news about Georgia. Click LIKE on the page and … Continue reading

About Events – Caucasian Cheese 2015 Festival

"Caucasian Cheese 2015" Festival

The “Caucasian Cheese 2015” festival was held this weekend in Tbilisi’s Rike Park. The festival was organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Georgian Guild of Cheese Producers and aimed to promote and Georgian cheese making traditions. Over 60 types of cheese were displayed at the festival, including cheese made by producers from neighbouring Armenia and Azerbaijan. … Continue reading

About Events – Georgian Wine Day


Organized by Georgia’s Ministry of Agriculture and the Wine National Agency, Georgian Wine Day celebrates Georgian wine. This year is the 8,015th Vintage! Events celebrating Georgian Wine Day were held in the cities of Tbilisi, Telavi, Kutaisi, Rustavi and Ambrolauri. The events were an opportunity for locals and tourists to sample Georgian wine and learn … Continue reading

About Events – Scientific Picnic at Vake Park in Tbilisi

A drone made by students on display at the Scientific Picnic at Vake Park in Tbilisi

Ilia State University organized a Scientific Picnic at Vake Park in Tbilisi. The annual event, which is co-organized by City Hall, was an opportunity for students from schools and universities to show off their inventions and present the various fields of science in a fun and attractive way. The first Scientific Picnic was held on the 29th … Continue reading

About Events – Krtsanisoba

The day of 300 heroes - "krtsanisoba" is celebrated annually in Tbilisi on September 24.

The day of 300 heroes – “krtsanisoba” is celebrated annually in Tbilisi on September 24. The Three Hundred Aragvians (Georgian: სამასი არაგველი) from the Aragvi valley fought a last stand at the battle of Krtsanisi, defending Tbilisi against the invading Qajar army in 1795. A monument to the 300 Aragvians, created by A. Bakradze, was … Continue reading

About Events – Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant visits Georgia

Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant photo shoot at Tbilisi's Bridge of Peace

Sixteen semi-finalists of the Miss Chinese Cosmos Pageant 2015 travelled to Tbilisi in September for a photo shoot at Tbilisi’s Bridge of Peace. The young Chinese women wore Georgian national costumes and learned traditional Georgian dancing. The trip was organised by the Georgian National Tourism Administration together with the Hualing Group Georgia investment group. The visit was … Continue reading

About Events – “Tbilisi 2015” – European Youth Olympic Festival

Tbilisi 2015 - European Youth Olympic Festival

“Tbilisi 2015” – European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) will take place in the capital city of Georgia, Tbilisi, between 26 July and 1 August 2015. Nine sports are on the programme – Artistic Gymnastics; Athletics; Basketball; Cycling; Handball; Judo; Swimming; Tennis; and Volleyball. 4,000 athletes aged 13-18 will be accommodated in the newly built “New … Continue reading

About Events – A fun day for children affected by the Tbilisi Flood

Children affected by the deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides at Mushtaidi Park

Forty children affected by the recent deadly flood in Tbilisi were treated to rides in Mushtaidi Park (Georgian: მუშტაიდის პარკი) in Tbilisi. The flood that took place on the evening of June 13 swept away houses and caused considerable damage to the Vake and Saburtalo neighborhoods. Nineteen people are known to have died. Tbilisi City Hall … Continue reading

About Tbilisi – Tbilisi’s deadly flood

Tbilisi Flood Photo by Tbilisi City Hall

On the evening of June 13, a deadly flood tore into Tbilisi sweeping away houses and their inhabitants. At the time of writing, nineteen people are known to have died. It is believed that the flooding was caused by heavy rain and major landslides in two locations near Tskneti and Betania, not far from Tbilisi. … Continue reading

About Events – New Wine Festival 2015 in Tbilisi

New Wine Festival_Tbilisi May 2015

Sixty wine companies, small cellars and family cellars (with wines of 72 varieties) presented their late harvest wines at the New Wine Festival 2015 held in Deda Ena Park in Tbilisi on 9 May. Georgia About was there to photograph the event. No Georgian event would be complete without a barbecue! Photos by Georgia About. CLICK on the … Continue reading

About Events – Legendary American band Earth, Wind & Fire perform in Tbilisi

American band Earth, Wind & Fire performing at the Tbilisi Concert Hall in January 2015

Legendary American band Earth, Wind & Fire performed at the Tbilisi Concert Hall in January 2015. The band is one of the most critically acclaimed of the twentieth century and their music has spanned the genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, African and gospel. Founded in Chicago by Maurice White in 1969, … Continue reading

About Events – Drifting Show on Metekhi Bridge in Tbilisi

Drifting show on Metekhi Bridge in Tbilisi during the New Year

Drivers from the BMW Club Georgia demonstrated their drifting skills as part of the city’s New Year celebrations. Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels or all tires. As a motorsport discipline, professional drifting competitions are held worldwide and are judged according to the speed, … Continue reading

About Events – Christmas Tree Festival in Tbilisi

Christmas tree design by Dinamo Tbilisi

As part of its program of Christmas events, the city of Tbilisi holds a Christmas Tree Festival. Christmas trees designed by well known Georgian companies are displayed in King Erekle II Street and the winner of the best design is announced at the end of the Christmas period. All photos courtesy of Tbilisi City Hall. … Continue reading


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