National Festival of Folk Bands and Singers
The National Festival of Folk Bands and Singers has been organised in Kazimierz Dolny since 1966 by the Regional Culture Centre in Lublin. It is a kind of contest with various folk bands, soloists, singing groups competing, as well as musicians playing different traditional instruments. Its main aim is to popularise, to preserve and to document genuine folk music and singing. With a view to maintaining and developing respect for traditions among the youth, a contest “Big – Small” is held during the festival, during which experienced instrumentalists and singers present their young followers.
Around 700 artists from the whole of Poland participate in the festival every year. The festival is accompanied by another event: Folk Art Fair which takes place in the market square.