International Folklore Festival
Every summer, the Rencontres de folklore internationales de Fribourg (RFI) bring together eight to ten ensembles performing the traditional folklore of their country.
Nearly 300 dancers, singers and musicians join Fribourg to share the joy and the colours of their traditions with the festival’s audience. The RFI are today the only annual event of this type in Switzerland.
For these few days in August, Fribourg is transformed into a bubbling cultural melting pot.
The theme for 2019 is "Voices of the World" and will feature the following countries:
Russia, Brazil, Uganda, Bulgaria, Nepal, Bosnia, Algeria, Colombia and Italy
The festival runs thanks to the work of a committee and the involvement of more than 300 volunteers. Around 30,000 spectators take part in this event every year.
The RFI will take place in the city center of Fribourg at the Georges-Python square with the Village of the nations as entertainement during the week.
The opening (Tuesday) and closing (Sunday) shows, as well as the RFI-Gala Shows (Thursday + Friday), take place in the Saint-Léonard Sports Hall.
Rencontres de folklore internationales
Case postale 1300
+41 44 586 32 80
From 17 août 2019 to 25 août 2019
Tickets available at Fribourg Tourism.