About Events – Tbilisoba 2014

Tbilisoba (Georgian: თბილისობა) is an annual October festival, celebrating the diversity and history of Tbilisi. First held in 1979, the festival entertains Tbilisi residents, visitors and tourists with live music, traditional dance performances, flower and fruit displays, sports and fishing competitions, art and craft exhibitions, an auto show, and food and wine.

The Old Town district of Tbilisi during Tbilisoba 2014

The Old Town district of Tbilisi during Tbilisoba 2014

The festival is centred in the Old Town district, which is the main historical part of the city.

Traditional dance performance at Tbilisoba 2014

Traditional dance performance at Tbilisoba 2014

Dancers performed in the “Abanotubani” district in the Old Town of Tbilisi where there is a whole street (Abanos kucha) of public bathhouses.

Young dancers waiting to perform at Tbilisoba 2014

Young dancers waiting to perform at Tbilisoba 2014

 

A colourful horse and carriage at Tbilisoba 2014

A colourful horse and carriage at Tbilisoba 2014

 

Elegant riders at Tbilisoba 2014

Elegant riders at Tbilisoba 2014

Held in Autumn, the festival has wonderful displays and arrangements of fruits and vegetables from the harvest.

Autumn fruits and vegetables at Tbilisoba 2014

Autumn fruits and vegetables at Tbilisoba 2014

 

Autumn display at Tbilisoba 2014

Autumn display at Tbilisoba 2014

 

Visitors enjoying Tbilisoba 2014

Visitors enjoying Tbilisoba 2014

 

Pelamushi at Tbilisoba 2014

Pelamushi at Tbilisoba 2014

A “Wine City” in Rike Park on the left bank of Mtkvari river offered visitors an opportunity to sample Georgia’s famous wines.

Wine at Tbilisoba 2014

Wine at Tbilisoba 2014

Colorful arts and crafts stalls lined the city’s streets.

Crafts at Tbilisoba 2014

Crafts at Tbilisoba 2014

 

Melon display at Tbilisoba 2014

Melon display at Tbilisoba 2014

Photos by Georgia About.

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