Balchik (Bulgarian: Балчик) is a Black Sea coastal town and a seaside resort in the Southern Dobruja area of northeastern Bulgaria. It is located in Dobrich Province, 35 km southeast of Dobrich and 42 km northeast of Varna. The town sprawls scenically along hilly terraces descending from the Dobruja plateau to the sea. It is often called “The white city” because of the white color of the hills.
Held each year since 1991, “The Process – Space Art Festival” is an annual international festival of Contemporary Art, which takes place over two weeks in June. Balchik Palace also hosts In the Palace International Short Film Festival.
Held annually each summer since 2006 in the nearby town of Kavarna, the Kavarna Rock Fest hosts top-name bands for a three-day festival. Previous acts have included Motorhead, Twisted Sister, Motley Crew, Scorpions, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, and the Michael Schenker Group.
Since a few years the major has cancelled the Kavarna Rock Fest due to different music preference.
Balchik is becoming well known internationally as a golfing destination. There are three 18-hole championship golf courses within the local vicinity, two designed by Gary Player – Thracian Cliffs GC and BlackSeaRama GC; and one designed by Ian Woosnam – Lighthouse GC. A fourth 18-hole golf course is currently in the planning stages.