With much of the action being centred on the resorts, most holidaymakers will have to make an effort to enjoy some of the events on offer... Read more
Here are some of the fantastic things you can enjoy across the country.
Salon des Arts; May: The nation's capital, Sofia, is the place to be in May when a programme of cultural events begins with a huge folklore concert at the National Palace of Culture. Other events include ballet, theatre, art and film.
Rose Festival; June: Did you know that Bulgaria is one of the world's biggest producers of rose oil? Smell the sweet flowers at this annual festival to celebrate the “liquid gold” that is the oil of the roses. The festival is held in Kazanluk, some two and a half hours from Bourgas and three hours from Sofia.
Kavarna Rock Fest; July: Rock out with your air guitar during this music event at Bulgaria's rock capital, Kavarna, just north of Varna. You might not know the names on the bill, but if you love rock music you won't care.
Varna Summer International Jazz Festival; July: Tap along to a mellower beat at this popular annual event in the seaside city resort of Varna. Global artists from the jazz scene come to the Black Sea to play every summer.
Spirit of Burgas; August: Held in Bourgas (also known as Burgas), this huge music festival brings international stars to the Bulgarian seaside. Artists have included The Prodigy, Groove Armada and Tinie Tempah.