About Events – Tbilisoba

Tbilisoba-2013 (Georgian: თბილისობა) is being celebrated in Tbilisi this weekend (4-6 October). First held in 1979, the festival has become an annual celebration of autumn for Tbilisi residents and visitors.

Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

A huge wine-press holding 7 tons of grapes is one of the centerpieces and the Mayor of Tbilisi, Gigi Ugulava, participated in the pressing.

The winepress holding 7 tons of grapes at Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

The winepress holding 7 tons of grapes at Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

The Mayor of Tbilisi treading grapes at the Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

The Mayor of Tbilisi treading grapes at the Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

The festivities include cultural events, sports competitions, music concerts, demonstrations of Georgian martial arts, classic car displays, traditional crafts and raft trips on the Mtkvari river.

Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Classic Cars at Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Classic Cars at Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisioba - 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisoba – 2013. Photo courtesy of Tbilisi Mayor’s Administration.

Tbilisoba – a great celebration!

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5 Responses to “About Events – Tbilisoba”
  1. Ah my friend told me about this festival… Nice to see some pics now! 😀

  2. Goodness, that watermelon looks like a work of art!

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  2. […] Tbilisoba is a festival held annually in Tbilisi, usually on the last weekends of October. Started towards the end of 1970′s, every year its program mainly includes concerts and food related activities in various locations of Tbilisi, predominantly in the historical city centre where people from various districts of Tbilisi come to celebrate the city. Even though Tbilisi has always been characterised as multi-cultural, the programme is usually homogeneous – for instance, food that is usually made can be considered as mainly “Georgian.” Since within our projects we are talking about “Tbilisi Migrants,” we decided that being part of the program this year would make it richer and give voices to people who are not originally from Georgia, but have come few years ago and currently live in Tbilisi. Therefore, “Cooking Imaginations” October public cooking event with participants from India, as well as first time screening of six stories within “Visual Storytelling,” created by schoolchildren was held on October 25th, within the Tbilisoba 2014. […]



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