Jyrgalan Valley Event Calendar

Find out about our festivals and all that's going on in our small town.

The Kyrgyz people love to celebrate, which greatly benefits travelers, since this is also one of the best ways to enjoy national games and music, traditional crafts and foods, and a whole lot of fun, too. Jyrgalan village hosts two main festivals each year, as well as smaller events throughout the year.

Curating all the best events going on in the Jyrgalan Valley so you never run out of fun things to do in town to make the most of your visit. Keep checking back for new updates!

J Fest Summer Festival: 25 August, 2018

Taking place every August, J Fest is your chance to experience the best that Jyrgalan offers travelers. With horse games, dancing, yurts, crafts, and a feast of traditional foods, this one-day event takes place within walking distance of the village, making it convenient for independent travelers staying in the village, and even those visiting on a day-trip from Karakol.

Winter Festival

Winter is something that Jyrgalan does better than most places in this world — we don’t just have snow, we love it. Blanketing the mountains in a fresh powder, the Winter Festival celebrates the season of skiing, snowshoeing, and all winter adventures. We offer a range of winter sports in Jyrgalan (including the best freeride skiing in the region), so join our annual winter festival each November for games, food, and celebrations.

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