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The summer festival season is finally near, it’s never too early to start planning your Montenegro summer festivals agenda. Over the past decade, summer festivals have reached a global fever pitch of popularity and importance for artists and attendees – especially music festivals.

Everyone loves festivals, especially during summer, so if you’re one of the rare ones who just don’t see the point in them, skip this article, because it’s ‘bout to get crazy down there. For all of you festival-goers and party animals, stick with us, we’re about to give you a very detailed summer calendar for the most popular festivals in Montenegro.

CITY GROOVE
When? Friday thru Sunday, 01-03. 06. 2018.
Where? Podgorica, Stadion malih sportova
Where to stay? Link for discount 
On June 1st the stadium will be the epicenter of the hottest events in the world of electronic music and all thanks to the performances of Spanish producer Dario Nunez and the Italian duo The Cube Guys, who will make sure you have the best time on the first night of the festival. The Montenegrin producer Mr. Lekka will start off the three-day festival, nd on the final night, the biggest stars of the festival are set to perform – Simple Minds.

DŽADA FILM FEST
When? 04.06.2018. – 10.06.2018.
Where? Podgorica
Where to stay? Link for discount 
Džada (Jada) Film Fest will be held for the fourth time in a row, in the above mentioned period, on the streets of Podgorica. Considering the fact that we’re in the year of the European Cultural Heritage, it’s only natural the festival’s presenting seven European films. It’s worth checking out.

CUBA FEST – Festival of Cuban music
When?
08.06 – 10.06.2018.
Where? 
caffe bar Salsa Familia, Bar, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
Phenomenal energy, great mood, fun atmosphere and the opportunity to get a bit more familiar with the Cuban culture, in the middle of Montenegro. There will be a lot of teachers, choreographers and, of course, DJs, and all of them together are representing the Felices LOS4 LIVE group. Join them this summer in learning different dance styles of Latin America on the promenade in Bar, Montenegro.

INTERNATIONAL CARNIVAL IN TIVAT
When?
09.06.2018 – 10.06.2018
Where? 
Tivat, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
When you think of carnival, first things that come to your mind are bright colors, feathers, shimmer, loud music and lots and lots of fun! This carnival is no exception and you’re guaranteed to have the best time. Events included are International Carnival parade, performances of Carnival Groups, Mantock Samba show and performances of local singers and groups. The youngest ones can also participate, as the Kids Carnival will be held on June 10th.

UDAHNI KOLAŠIN (Inhale Kolasin, literally)
When?
15.06.2018. – 15.08.2018.
Where? 
Kolasin, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
On the main city square, Kolasin will present you with the best it can offer. Visitors will be able to visit the most interesting cultural sites, get to know the customs of this region, as well as to try domestic agricultural products and healthy organic food from our mountains. There will be plenty of exhibitions, showcasing old photographies of Kolasin as well as works of art. The goal of this event is to present the city and highlight what it possesses, which are extraordinary natural resources, gorgeous mountains, and national parks.

SOUTHERN SOUL FESTIVAL
When?
28.06. 2018. – 01.07.2018.
Where?
Great Beach, Ulcinj
Where to stay? Link for discount 
This is the sixth Southern Soul festival, and it confirms the reputation of the best boutique festival in Europe. The festival will take place on the grounds of Dolcinium Kite Club. Jazz music will be in focus, with plenty of live performances that make this festival a unique event.

LJETO U PRESTONICI (The Summer in the Capital)
When? 
01.07 – 30.08. 2018.
Where? 
Cetinje, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
This event is a unique mix of art forms – visual, performing and even literary art. Some of the locations of this event are Summer stage, Dvorski square, Students’ square, etc. Traditionally, the entrance to all events is free.

KOTOR CHILDREN’S THEATER FESTIVAL
When? 
01.07. – 12.07. 2018.
Where? 
Kotor, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
Children’s Theater has been present for a quarter of a century, and it offers very rich and quality theatre program. On improvised scenes, on Kotor’s Old Town squares, children and other actors will put on amazing shows. Writers and poets not only from Montenegro but other countries as well will read stories from children’s books.

FAŠINADA
When? 
22.07. 2018. 9 AM- 8 PM
Where?
Perast, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
This is an annual event, where seamen of Perast’s leading families row a convoy of decorated boats to deposit stones on Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela) island. Now it is a two-day yachting regatta, called the Fašinada Cup, with participants racing to Tivat and back.

HERCEG NOVI FILM FESTIVAL – MONTENEGRO FILM FESTIVAL
When? 
01.08. – 07.08. 2018.
Where? 
Kanli – Kula fortress, Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
The program is organized into three categories: feature films, documentary, and films done by students of regional film schools. The fourth segment will be reserved for films that have been awarded at the largest European festivals. Feature films and performances from the countries of Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean will be shown at the fortress Kanli – kula, while the docu – films from all over the world will be shown at Mićo Pavlović square, in the core of the Old Town. Student films, which are under productions of film schools in the former Yugoslavia, will have their premiere in the atrium of the house of Ivo Andrić.

BEDEM FEST
When? 
03.08. – 05.08. 2018.
Where? 
Nikšić, Montenegro
Where to stay? Link for discount 
Bedem Fest Niksic is a summer music festival of alternative art, held in the authentic and beautiful ambiance of the ancient walls of the Old Town, for the ninth consecutive year, Bedem fest is writing history, offering unforgettable memories to its visitors. Just like previous years, the festival offers the possibility of free camping at the foot of the fortress.

BOKELJSKA NOĆ (BOKELJSKA NIGHT)
When? 
18.08.2018. 6 PM – 11 PM
Where?
Kotor Old Town
Where to stay? Link for discount 
The event is truly special, with beautifully decorated boats that cruise along the Kotor Bay, followed by different light effects. The participants’ task is to decorate their boat better, more beautifully and originally, so that during the defile they can send a certain message to visitors. The finest decorated boat receives a cash prize. After announcing the winner, followed by magnificent fireworks, the party proceeds to the pubs and squares of the Old Town.

PETROVAC JAZZ FESTIVAL
When? 
27.08. – 09.09.2018.
Where? 
Petrovac and Budva
Where to stay? Link for discount 
The International Jazz Music Festival will be held this year in Petrovac and Budva. The main goal of the festival is to bring Jazz & Blues music closer to the audience. A special segment of the festival consists of numerous workshops and performances.

SEA DANCE
When? 
30.08. – 01.09. 2018.
Where?
Buljarica beach, Budva
Where to stay? Link for discount 
The famous Sea Dance festival will be held from August 30th to September 1st on a new beach, with perhaps the biggest potential on the entire Adriatic –  in the beautiful turquoise bay of Buljarica beach, which is 2 km long. It is a 30 – minute ride from the Old Town in Budva, so if you’re coming to the festival, you can easily enjoy some sightseeing as well. The world’s largest and regional music stars will perform on seven stages. This is an ideal location for festival summer nights, where the fun is guaranteed.