The Day of Roses in Karlovo is celebrated on the first Saturday of June. Then Karlovo becomes the capital of the most beautiful and fragrant flower – the rose. It is an opportunity to show the beauty of the regional heritage.The holiday begins with the ‘Rose picking’ ritual in the rose fields near the city. Later the celebration moves from the rose gardens to the central square in Karlovo where young lads carry the Queen of Roses on their hands. Also there are typical for the region singers, musicians and dancers. The folklore part of the celebration ends with a winding dance called ‘horo’. The final concert in the evening is accompanied by magnificent fireworks.
The date of Vasil Levski’s birth it is celebrated on 18 of July. A national fair Vasil Levski’s Day is organized on this day with a traditional literary morning in the birth house of Levski.Also there are variety of performances, scientific conferences, sport and tourist competitions, exhibitions. The day ends with festive illuminations in the square in front of the monument of the Apostle.
On 19th February in Karlovo it is commemorated the feat and self-sacrifice of Vasil Levski. On this day in front of the monument of the Apostle, the citizens and the guests of the town bow down in admiration to the hero. The whole week is dedicated to Levski – exhibitions and literary meetings are organized by the school, the museum and the community centre.