Activities at #smidajazz2021

Next year too, Smida Jazz Festival will mean (re)discovering Apuseni Nature Park, through relaxing activities. Until we will show you next year’s activities, see below what happened in 2019: from caving adventures or yoga to kayak tours and from creative writing workshops to terrarium creation or guided cycling tours. If you have any suggestions, please drop us a line!

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Activities at #smidajazz2019
Photography Workshop
The Art of Nature
Explore Apuseni Nature Park through your own artistic vision at a photography workshop by Mircea Struțeanu and Marius Vlad.
Start Smida
Smida Trail, Adventure Run in Transylvania

A mountain running competition taking place in Apuseni Natural Park, Transylvania. The competition at the second edition creates a symbiosis between lovers of nature, sport, culture and fun.

Caving Adventure

Trip to Pepii Cave
Try a different experience in the heart of the Apuseni Mountains. The Cave Pepii is located at 12 km from the festival, and the Team New Spirit guides know all its secrets.

The Reader’s Voice

Reading Club with Victor Miron
Already a tradition for the festival, the reader’s voice club returns to Smida Jazz Festival. We will read on the spot and aloud a short novel by Haruki Murakami, after that, the text will become a pretext for discussion.

Terrarium and

glass objects workshop
Learn step by step the stained glass technique and create an object that will be yours afterwards.

Artistic Creation Workshop

by Nurainto Studio
Create objects using your own hands at the clay modelling, linocut and free drawing workshop.

Morning Yoga

Start each day at Smida Jazz with a morning yoga session, out there in the fresh air.
Wood painting workshop

by Wild Transylvania

Come and relax while painting wooden souvenirs inspired by the Apuseni Mountains and old Romanian embroidery. 

Jam Session and musical instruments workshop

by MusicHub 

Take part in jam session in the heart of the mountains and learn to play drums, guitar, bass guitar, piano or voice.

Creative Writing

With Marius Chivu

Marius Chivu’s Creative writing workshops will take place under the shadow of Smidian pinetrees, for 10 people selected before the festival.

Guided Cycling Tours in Nature 


Experience breathtaking Apuseni Mountains behind the handlebars with

Kayak Guided Tours

by Master Adventure & Aventura Trekking

For one hour you will take a tour on a kayaking boat on a spectacular portion of the lake Fântânele.

Public Reading and a talk with
Vlad Moldovan

by Cărtureși Cluj

On Saturday, our guest is Vlad Moldovan, a poet with a sensitivity that gives you goosebumps, an explorer of the Univers, a DJ of unconventional musics.

Public Reading and a talk with
Andrei Dósa

by Cărturești Cluj

Sunday’s guest is Andrei Dósa. He will read from his poetry volumes and we will discuss about them and on music topics, as well. 

Theatre improvisation workshop

by IMPROVertiții

Participate to the theatrical improvisation workshop and you will learn many skills for becoming a more versed communicator, a better listener and a more relaxed person.

Massage Sessions

with Reka

Indulge yourself with a massage session in the midst of nature. The style and flow of the massage are determined by what your body needs for balance and well-being at that time.

The importance of music in our day to day life

with Beatrice Iordache (musicologist)

Take part to a discussion about how music influences our lives and moreover, how it influences the taste of the food and beverages. 

The Hiking

by Tășuleasa Social 

Hiking notions for begginers. About: hiking trails, equipment, wild animals, ethics. 

Discussion about mindfulness 

cu Andrada Terpe (psiholog) 

Take part in a discussion about mindfulness and about how to be present in your own life. 

Stand-up Paddle 

by PowPlaca 

PowPlaca is about the enjoyable state of being, which you find yourself experiencing, when riding and exploring.

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