Events

Open-Air Music Festival “DescOperă”

In a natural setting of rare beauty, the Cultural-Natural Reserve “Orheiul Vechi” will host the 7th edition of the Classical Music Festival “DescOperă” from June 21st to 23rd. This exceptional event brings together classical music lovers to celebrate the Puccini Centenary Year, offering a varied and spectacular program.

Date:
June 21 - 23
Price:
100 - 1200 lei

Discover History and Beauty at the Cultural-Natural Reserve “Orheiul Vechi”

Discover the charm and mystery behind the story of Orheiul Vechi at special events held on the occasion of the Day and Night of Museums. From temporary exhibitions revealing secrets from grandma’s chest to nocturnal tours that will captivate your imagination, the reserve invites you to explore the history and beauty of a region rich in culture and nature.

Gustar Fest – 2024 edition

Are you in search of an authentic outdoor adventure, surrounded by vibrant music and festival vibes? Gustar Music Festival offers you a unique opportunity to spend an unforgettable weekend with your family and friends, in a spectacular natural setting, with live concerts, campfires, camping, traditional cuisine, craft markets, and fun activities for all ages. Join us in Orhei Old!

Date:
August 16 - 18

Golden Dragon Marathon 2023

We start actively in autumn with the Golden Dragon. One of the most popular runs on rough terrain returns on September 2, 2023, in a beautiful partnership between the Cultural-Natural Reserve “Orheiul Vechi” and RunMoldova!

Date:
September 2, 2023
Location:
Butuceni
Price:
Starting with 200 lei

Gustar Fest

Are you someone who loves to venture out into the great outdoors, where the rhythm of good music fills the air and you can pitch a tent to party the night away with your gang? Look no further than the “Gustar” Festival, an unparalleled opportunity to spend an unforgettable weekend with your loved ones amidst the beauty of nature. Here, you’ll be serenaded by the hottest artists of the moment, gather around the warmth of a crackling campfire, and indulge in the traditional flavors of local cuisine. In addition, you’ll be able to browse through a delightful craft market and let the kids run wild with exciting activities. If you’re craving that unmistakable Gustar ambiance, then pack your bags and head on over to Orheiul Vechi – the adventure awaits!

Date:
August 18-20
Location:
In reserve
Price:
300-600 lei

descOperă

When was the last time an event took your breath away? The DescOpera Festival is a unique musical event of rare beauty, organized at the foot of the Orheiul Vechi Reservation limestone cliffs. The festival takes Opera from its traditional setting and transports it into the midst of nature. Audiences simultaneously enjoy beautiful weather, fresh air, amazing views and classical music played live on a natural stage.

Date:
June 16 - 18 2023
Price:
150 - 300 Lei

Scientific events

The scientific conference: “Interdisciplinary archaeology. Methods, studies, results” is an event that gathers scientists from the Balkan and South-Eastern Europe. New discoveries in the realm of archaeology are discussed here also with interferences of other scientific fields.

Date:
August 15
Location:
Butuceni village
Price:
free access

The International Day of Museums

An event celebrated annually in May, and the museums on the territory of the “Orheiul Vechi” Cultural-Natural Reserve are open from 8:00 a.m. till midnight. In addition to the extended schedule, the reserve’s team prepares cultural activities aimed at showcasing the local heritage to visitors, promoting national values and traditions, and providing their continuity.

Date:
Second half of the May month
Price:
free entrance

Traditional Clothing Day

Is celebrated annually at the end of June and is marked by various events and activities that value and promote the elements of the intangible cultural heritage. Exhibitions, craft fairs, sitters, etc. are organized within this event.

Date:
Last day of june month
Location:
Butugeni village
Price:
10 MDL / visitor

The European Heritage Days

The European Heritage Days are organized every year, in September, and involve various activities: round tables, ceramics, painting and sculpture workshops, sanitation actions, etc. The events dedicated to the European Heritage Days are aimed at promoting and supporting the involvement of young people in solving the problems faced by the cultural and natural heritage and…

Date:
Second half of the September month
Location:
Butuceni village
Price:
10 MDL / visitor