The festival event called “Essence of Kosice” is conceived as a cultural contribution by and for Kosice citizens and guests. The festival offers not only the usual cultural stalls, but also in non-traditional spaces such as courtyards, streets, parks, museums, galleries. In 2017, the special aim is to promote the cultures of Košice’s Self-governing Region. Along with other cultural events during the festival, organisers will create a unique multicultural event, designed to evoke the atmosphere of a living culture, which we would like to retain in the future.