Longer days and the promise of warm temperatures can (only) mean one thing: it’s festival season. Head to one of these festivals and you’ll find critically acclaimed bands, world-famous artists and once in a lifetime performance to the background of a beautiful sunset. Here is a curated list of festivals taking place this July in Bucharest.

Sibiu International Street Art

When: July 3-9

Where: Sibiu, several locations

What: There will be colors and artists and a new perspective to the beautiful city of Sibiu. Old walls, be prepared! Beautiful colors will inject you with life.

 

Garana Jazz Festival

When: July 6-9

Where: Garana village, Semenic Mountain, Caras Severin County

What: Garana Jazz Festival still nurtures the passion for jazz and nature along with the freedom of bringing these two elements together in a unique festival experience. The festival will remain faithful to its initial mission of revealing a distinctive universe where inspiring artistic encounters are made possible.

 

Neversea Festival

When: July 6-9

Where: Constanta

What: Neversea is a 3-day and 3-nightlong international celebration of music, lifestyle and seaside adventures, the biggest summer festival ever to be held on the Romanian seashore. Neversea blends world-class musical performances with unique magical entertainment and promotes the diversity of music and the notion that we are all connected by the love of dance.

 

BuzzCEE Film Festival

When: July 4-9

Where: Buzau, several locations

What: BUZZ CEE, meaning Buzau International Film Festival, represents a new film festival, which already started in southeast Romania, offering an impressive line-up of films from all genres, with spectacular results for a region that doesn’t have a tooth for culture.

 

Electric Castle

When: July 12-16

Where: Bontida village, Cluj county

What: The festival is a unique festival experience that combines music, technology and alternative arts. It features many genres of music including rock, indie, hip hop, electronic and reggae, as well as art installations.

 

Waha Festival

When: July 20-24

Where: Micfalau village, Covasna county

What: There will be six stages with diverse music for any state you might be in. From techno, psychedelic, deep house, jazz, ambient, live bands, cumbia, psychill and many other subgenres only the DJs know, relaxation and zen are in order here.

 

Ceau, cinema Pocket Film Festival

When: July 20-23

Where: Timisoara, several locations

What: Ceau, Cinema! Pocket Film Festival came from the need to befriend Timișoara with European cinema, which has been missing lately from the local scenery.

 

Art Mania Festival

When: July 28-29

Where: Sibiu, several locations

What: A mix of live acts and alternative events around the medieval fortress of Sibiu. A wide range of activities and interactive areas, including video projections, reading spots, board games, tarot, make-up and tattoos, will be on the plate.