An exhibition of the Swedish artist Fabian Edelstam was opened on the 20 of June in Sofia under the high patronage of H. E. Mrs. Louise Bergholm, Ambassador of Sweden to Bulgaria. It was organised by the Bulgarian Musical Society and Gallery 2.0.

On the 1st of June, at the residence of H. E. Mrs. Zakia El Midaoui, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Morocco to the Republic of Bulgaria, the first Moroccan poetry evening was held.

This year, a month before the biggest Christian holiday of Christmas in the city center, at the Battenberg Square, a German Christmas market was opened.

On the 9th of November, the Union of the Bulgarian Journalists held a meeting with H. E. Mr. Pedro Pablo San Jorge Rodriguez, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Cuba in Bulgaria.

On the 21st of October the Serbian-Bulgarian Friendship Association /the city of Novi Sad, Serbia and the city of Sofia, Bulgaria/ presented the almanac "Poetry Competition - Fall 2016" at the Serbian Embassy in Sofia.

On the 8th of December,150 years were marked since the birth of the great Finnish composer Ian Sibelius.