THE SELECTED CULTURAL EVENTS OF THE ŚLĄSKIE VOIVODESHIP
THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC "GAUDE MATER"
Presentation of music from various religions and cultures performed by the groups from Poland and from abroad. The concerts comprise: Gregorian chorales, Orthodox and Gospels music and others. The accompanying events; theatre shows, art exhibitions.
THE BESKIDY HIGHLANDERS' WEEK OF CULTURE
Place: Wisła, Szczyrk, Żywiec, Maków Podhalański, Oświęcim
One of the largest and oldest folklore events in Poland. Every year, about 80 Polish and foreign groups participate in it. Within the event, about 50 concerts are given and two prestigious competition festivals. Also, the folk art fairs are organised as well as the popular and scientific sessions, pageants, presentations of bands, singing groups and soloists.
THE "RAWA BLUES" INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Place: Katowice - Spodek
The largest in Poland, blues festival during which the latest achievements of the blues music performers are presented, including such stars as: Luther Allison, Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Carey Bell, John Cephas and Phil Wiggins, C.J. Chenier, Rory Block, Little Charlie & The Nightcats and many others. The opportunity to meet the top blues entertainers.
THE NATIONWIDE FESTIVAL OF DIRECTING ART "INTERPRETATIONS"
Place: Katowice - The Silesian Theatre
The competition presentation of directors' interpretations of five theatre shows and five shows of the Television Theatre from the last season. Young directors (with the practice up to 15 years) compete for the main prize - the "Conrad's Laurels" Statue.
THE "VIVA IL CANTO" INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF VOCAL MUSIC
One of the greatest internationally renowned music events. Presentations of various forms of vocal and vocal & instrumental music with the participation of the world format artists as well as the promotion of young talented singers.
THE PRESENTATIONS OF CAROLLING AND CEREMONIONAL ENSEMBLES "ŻYWIEC FESTIVITIES"
Place: Milówka, Żywiec
The event presenting the New Year's ceremonies in the Żywiec area. The part of the "Festivities" is the "Carolling" event, during which the wool weaving is presented as well as tearing feather, the regional dish tasting, a sleigh ride.
THE FEAST OF THE THREE BROTHERS
Place: Cieszyn, Czech Cieszyn
The feast refers to the town's oldest traditions. The event of cultural, entertaining, sports, leisure and commercial nature.
THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FESTIVAL OF FOLKLORE
One of the most renowned festivals in Europe. The festival's host is the "Katowice" Students' Song and Dance Ensemble.
CHRISTMAS IN THE BESKIDY MOUNTAINS
Place: Żywiec and the Żywiec Poviat
Traditions, customs, carolling rituals, nativity plays associated with Christmas. The event cycle: competitions (writing, art), folklore workshops, presentation of folklore ensembles, tasting the selected dishes of the regional cuisine.