Tbilisi, the warm and sunny capital city of Georgia, welcomes visitors to celebrate the golden autumn weekend together.
The traditional festival will be held on 5 and 6 October. As Kakha Kaladze, the Mayor of Tbilisi announced at the Tbilisi municipality government meeting yesterday, there will be four festival locations across the capital city: Rike Park, Legvtakhevi, Metekhi Bridge, and Orbeliani Square.
The fest events will include concerts and attractions specifically for children; food, sweets, and flower festivals; a street carnival and sporting activities; an open market on Orbeliani Square; pavilions for the sister cities of Tbilisi and many more. There will be several musical performances during the festival weekend, including the Tbilisi Big Band concert.
Legvtakhevi territory will be used to feature an outdoor projection onto a cliff face. This open-air museum will include videos and photos of Georgian writers and public figures as well as digital replicas of famous Georgian artworks. In less than half a km from Legvrakhevi and Tbilisi Sulphur Baths, Metekhi Bridge will host an exhibition of rare cars.
A group of prominent people will receive the Honorary Citizen of Tbilisi award. The awards ceremony will be followed by a gala concert at 20:00 on Saturday, 5 October.
On Sunday night an Acrobatic Rock-n-Roll Show on Europe Square will complete the Tbilisi City Fest 2019. As part of the Tbilisi International Festival of Theatre, a performance in the air titled Moiré is expected to impress both locals and the capital city visitors on 6 October at 20:00.
The tradition of the annual Tbilisi City Festival began on 28 October 1979 when the very first event was organised by the Georgian government to celebrate the diversity and history of the 1500-year-old capital city of Georgia. The idea belonged to Eduard Shevardnadze, the head of the government in the 1970s.
The Tbilisi City Festival took a few years off between 1990 and 1995. But then the celebration began again. It used to fall on the last weekend in October. However, the 2-day fest has been frequently moved at an earlier date, taking into consideration the weather forecast. Lately, it has been celebrated on the first weekend in October.