Found at the XXXV edition, Speoarta Festival gathers each year cavers and artists who manage to present through photography and film the silent and wonderful world of caves, a world which would remain unknown if the people passionate about exploring the depths would not bring it to light.
During the festival there will be organized contests with karst content, exhibitions, outdoor activities, trips, workshops, underground explorations and many other activities in order to attract youngsters to practice these activities.
After 3 successful editions and a long break, in 2016 Speoarta Festival returns to Blaj, the city where 50 years ago Polaris Speleology Club was born, a club with tradition in Romania that had an important contribution in Romanian karst exploration.
During 4th-7th May 2017 the city from the confluence of Tarnavelor rivers will be for 4 days the host of cavers and nature lovers from all over the country and world.
The beautiful underground is a world that you can get to know very hard, with lots of effort, sacrifice, passion and in difficult conditions. The cave environment, even if it is a hostile one, hides rare and fragile beauties. Speoarta 2017 Festival, invites everyone to get to know this world and to explore it together with the caving photographers.