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Montenegro Events and Festivals

August

Entrance – festival of electronic music – Rose, Herceg Novi

If you are a fan of electronic sound Entrance is the right occasion for you to visit in Montenegro. In a lively ambience where the stone and water merge, some of the leading European D.J’s such as Beni Benassi and others perform, so the visual and the sound experience merge in a phenomenal fun which is contributed by a great organization of hosts.

Port Cup – traditional volleyball tournament for women – Bar

The biggest local tournament in volleyball, which includes the participation of teams from Montenegro and Serbia. Most often it is held in the open which gives it even more charm.

Swimming marathon – Bar

Sport manifestation – swimming marathon on relation Sutomore – Bar in the length of 5 km. It is held in August and all of those who wish to test themselves in warm Adriatic waves take part in it.

International summer carnival – Kotor

Similar like the winter carnival, the summer carnival too is meant for fun and partying on the streets and squares of Kotor. This manifestation was created in the past several years, so that it could depict to tourists the pleasures of street parties and so that it can show them the spirit of Kotor and the cheerfulness which exist in that town for centuries.

Boka night – Kotor

One of the most famous tourist manifestations in Kotor, recognizable by the entourage of boats, which are decorated and take part in the competition.  Boats cruise along the Kotor harbor, decorated with lights. On Kotor squares for hours lasts fun with song, dance and cheerful atmosphere. At the end of the night the best decorated barge is chosen, and Boka night ends with a festive fireworks.

FIAT – Festival of the international alternative theaters – Podgorica

Theater spectacle which attracts alternative troupes mostly from the region. It is marked with high notes as one of the best ones in this Europe. In the organization of Culturally – Informative center Budo Tomovic and theater enthusiasts FIAT will give you the pleasure to enjoy in Becket, Shakespeare, and others in a completely different way.

Lastva festivities – Lastovo, Tivat

This is a manifestation which is traditionally held in August in the place Gornja Lastva (Upper Lastva), close to Tivat. The organizers of “Lastva festivities” are culturally tourist and hometown association “Napredak” (Progress) and Tivat’s center for culture. On the first Saturday of August the main fiesta of “Lastva festivities” is being held. The fiesta is made of: artistic programs, dance circle of “Boka Navy” accompanied with Music educational association “Tivat”. Numerous domestic and foreign guests, and citizens of Tivat who visit this manifestation, enjoy listening the original Lastva songs, as well as in the traditional dances better known as Lastva and Skaljar folk round dance. “The dinners in the mill”, dedicated to clapper music songs, is a traditional way of singing that is presented in Boka Kotorska and is one of the most beautiful moments of the fiesta.

Tivat’s cultural summer – Tivat

It is the most significant cultural manifestation in Tivat, which is held in the summer period (from the beginning of July until the middle or even the end of August). Tivat cultural summer is especially interesting in last few years, because during hte time of this festival, visitors among whom we have a great number of domestic and foreign guests, can see very good theater plays and shows. The greatest number of plays takes place on Tivat’s summer stage, which is located in the summerhouse Buca, nearby Tivat. Also, the events of the manifestation of Tivat’s cultural summer abound in visits of various and very quality domestic and foreign theater tropes, plays, performances, literary evenings, fine art exhibitions, etc.

Jeep (off road) rally – Zabljak

Measuring of strengths and skills in the ride over the wonderful but also wild terrains of Durmitor area. This manifestation, before the contestant, for a goal has the promotion o natural beauties of this mountain massif.

International festival of tambourine orchestras – Bijelo Polje

Very interesting manifestation which gathers orchestras from entire Europe who on the city square display their art on their instrument which has a very warm sound. For already several years in a row in warm Bijelo Polje nights after the concert the socializing is continued in local restaurants and bars where the orchestras for themselves entertain themselves and all the people who are found there until the dawn.

International festival of folklore – Cetinje

After a longer pause revived festival gathers the enthusiasts from the region every summer, and from Orlov krs once again you can hear the sounds of the traditional Montenegrin music, but also the sounds from other surrounding countries. Folklore shows are exquisite and gladly visited, so we warmly recommend them on your way of getting to know Montenegro.

Ratkovic’s day of poetry – Bijelo Polje

The biggest Montenegrin introspection of poetry, which carries the name one of the most distinguished Montenegrin poets of the XX century, Risto Ratkovic, every year, gathers hundreds of poets from the region. It is especially important the fact that that serves as a jump board in literary creation of many young poets from this region.

Budva – Theater city – Budva

Budva – well known by the cultural manifestation Theater city, which is a synonym for theater life of Montenegrin coast during the summer. Theater city lasts for already 20 years, and it usually starts in July, and it ends in the middle of August. Except theater it is possible to get familiar with the local music and fine art works.

Petrovac night – Petrovac

Local manifestation like the one that every town on the coast has – good fun, national cuisine, traditional dance, and song until early in the morning.

Cetinje biennale – Cetinje

Very important fine art manifestation both for Cetinje and for Montenegro. In 1990 in Cetinje for the first time the International introspection of fine art creators under the title “Cetinje biennale”” was organized. Manifestation has turned into an International biennale of modern fine art. This prestigious manifestation is held on Cetinje every two years. Artists, creators, and critiques from all over the world gather in Cetinje to, while enjoying in beauty of this town, present their works, and often to organizes themselves various painting and artistic work shops in which new works are created. The exhibitions of distinguished Yugoslav and European creators of fine art and akin arts have been presented on Biennale, and special novelties are artistic performances.

Herceg Novi film festival – Herceg Novi

One of the biggest and most appreciated domestic film festivals during which the achievements from the domain of domestic movies are being displayed. The program includes the awards ceremony for the achievements made in the past 365 days, so on the stage, on Kanli Kula every year the best and most famous film workers from Montenegro and Serbia gather.

Memorial swimming marathon Mario – Dido Maric – Herceg Novi

Traditional sport competition of the most skilful swimmers from the areas on relation Zanjice – Igal, dedicated to the memory on the men to whom go all the credits for its forming and promotion during the 1980’s.

Cup Herceg Novi – Herceg Novi

Traditional sailing regatta in several disciplines which is of regional character.

International festival of clapper music – Kotor

Music festival held at the end of August, which means the meeting of contestants in clapper singing. This festivity is held in the place called Perast. Clapper singing is a special kind of music expression, that is of singing, which is characteristic for the areas of South Adriatic. Clapper groups from Croatia in traditional folk singing join clapper groups from Montenegro.

Modus moda vivendi – Tivat

Year spectacle which is usually held at the beginning of August on Tivat Riva. Two-day festival gathers a great number of fashion designers, admirers of fashion as well as tourists. Festival Modus moda vivendi got high notes from the fashion critiques and experts, which has contributed to its popularization.

Fishing night – Ulcinj

Tourist manifestation whose program for the most part is held in Ulcinj beach. Like many coastal fiestas which are characteristic for all towns of Montenegrin coast, Fishing night, which is held in Ulcinj in August, gathers hundreds of visitors, tourists and guests. With fish and wine and rich cultural – entertaining program followed by traditional folklore dances and onsets of pop groups people from Ulcinj and their guests have great time all over the night.

Purgatories – Tivat

Mediterranean theater festivities, which are held in Tivat gather a great number of troupes and are extremely popular among tourists who find themselves on our coast, thanks to the quality of the program which from summer to summer is richer and richer.

Petrovac Jazz fest – Petrovac

Petrovac Jazz Fest, will start in the end of August, and will last for three days – from August 30th to September 2nd in Petrovac, Montenegro.NGO ,,Urban Cult,, is a non-profitable, non-government organization, which started Petrovac Jazz Festival on Montenegrin coast. Petrovac Jazz Festival is important not only for the Municipality of Budva, Petrovac and Montenegrin coast, but also for the state of Montenegro, which will through this festival leave an impression on international events. Performers of all kinds of jazz music, beside concerts, also organize programs like workshops, expositions and other alternative programs.

With this first Festival we found ourselves in calendar of festivals in the world and through it, we were recognized as a popular festival country, by many other world festivals.

(http://www.jazzfests.net/countries/?country=me)

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