Edition 2020 of the South West International Folklore Festival “Peace in the Balkans” will be held in late May in Dupnitsa. This is the first international folklore festival, which since 2003 became regional, covering the towns of Dupnitsa, Sapareva Banya, Bobov Dol, Kocherinovo and Kyustendil. The opening has a defile on the streets of the city and a concert (presentation) of the participants.
The festival is a four-day event and is held under the auspices of the National Committee of UNESCO for Bulgaria and the Ministry of Culture. There is no competition or participation fee. Concerts are evening with professional lighting and sound.