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
Since 2007, at the end of July and the beginning of August, Kazimierz has attracted thousands of cinema enthusiasts who come here to participate in screenings, concerts, exhibitions and other events taking place during the festival. Polish Television, the co-organiser of “Two Riversides”, is represented by Grażyna Torbicka, a popular journalist who has served as the artistic director of the festival since its inception.
For over 40 years, in July and August evenings, organ concerts have been organised in the Kazimierz Parish Church. The first one was performed in 1972, inspired by Krystyna Pielak, the former director of the Kazimierz Culture Centre and an outstanding organ player, Professor Feliks Rączkowski. The late Rev. Zdzisław Maćkowiak, the then Parson of the Kazimierz Parish gave his support to the event. The tradition of holding the concerts in the Kazimierz Parish Church is linked with the fact that the church boasts the unique organs, dating back to the beginning of the 17th century.
Since 2012, at the beginning of March, an event cycle takes place in Kazimierz, addressed to women and created by women, representing creative women, their artistic passions, etc. Exhibitions, concerts, meetings, workshops and serious discussions all share the same motto: “Femininity, humour, good cuisine, and great fun”. One can view the exhibition entitled “Eight women on the eighth of March”, participate in workshops on decoupage, unusual jewellery making or artistic cookie decorating