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Events & Festivals

Spring and Summer Events & Festivals

BAR CHRONICLE (BARSKI LJETOPIS)

July-August, Bar

Multimedia festival with various contents: theatre performances, art exhibitions, literary evenings, concerts. The Bar Chronicle is a tradition of our town and gathers a large number of spectators and participants every year.

SUMMER WITH THE STARS (LJETO SA ZVIJEZDAMA)

July-August, Bar

Music event for all fans of various genres, with performers from Montenegro and the former Yugoslav republics. It takes place in Bar, on the promenade in front of the King Nikola’s Palace.

BAR’S PROMENADE (BARSKI ĐIR)

July-August, Bar and all other tourist sites

Numerous events and contents that turn Bar into a unique festival stage. A diverse program is conducted in all tourist sites of the municipality of Bar. From morning yoga, aqua gymnastics, prize quizzes on the beach, through art workshops of painting, sculpture, recycling, monotype, making acting masks, all the way to animations for children, klapa* performances, majorette parades, and bazaar and promotion of local products and souvenirs.

A Fisherman’s Fest and a Walking Tour on a full moon night are also organized within Bar’s Promenade

*klapa music is a form of traditional a cappella singing with origins in DalmatiaCroatia.

GRAPE FESTIVAL (FESTIVAL GROŽĐA)

September, Virpazar

It is dedicated to the promotion of grapes, wine, winemakers, as well as vineyards – all what Virpazar is famous for. Cultural and entertainment content is also organized as part of this event.

BOAT FESTIVAL (FESTIVAL ČUNA)

July-August, Virpazar

Festival of old ships and boats on Skadar Lake.

CHILDREN’S COSTUME BALL (DJEČJI MASKENBAL)

April, Bar

Socializing with children under masks, enriched with their performances, sketches and active dance with animators for preschool children of local kindergartens. It takes place in the Topolica Sports Centre in Bar.

INTERNATIONAL OLDTIMER MEETING (INTERNACIONALNI OLDTIMER MEETING)

July, Panoramic Route

An international event that includes driving old vehicles on the panoramic route on Skadar Lake, as well as taking breaks at the viewpoints and tourist sites of this beautiful road.

PRIGANICA FEST

July-August, Virpazar

A festival of entertaining character, during which visitors have the opportunity to enjoy a tasting of priganice prepared according to a traditional recipe with homemade honey produced in this region.

*priganicedoughnut-like fried dough balls 

Autumn and Winter Events & Festivals

OLIVE FESTIVAL MASLINIJADA 

November, Old Bar

In addition to presenting famous products from the Bar area such as olives, olive oil and citrus, at this event, visitors can also enjoy an exhibition of national costumes, as well as cultural and entertainment program. In addition to olive growers, there are also beekeepers, winemakers and growers of medicinal plants who exhibit their products. Visitors have the opportunity to taste and buy products of traditional Bar cuisine on site.

DAYS OF WINE AND BLEAK (DANI VINA I UKLJEVE)

December, Virpazar

This event celebrates bleak and wine. It is a place where grapevine products are presented and fish, especially bleak, is tasted. It is a competitive type of event where the best wine and the best song about wine are chosen. Its character is regional and entertaining. Every year, a different music star entertains visitors and participants.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN’S CREATIVITY AND CREATIVITY FOR CHILDREN – MEETINGS UNDER THE OLD OLIVE (MEĐUNARODNI FESTIVAL DJEČJEG STVARALAŠTVA I STVARALŠTVA ZA DJECU – SUSRETI POD STAROM MASLINOM)

November, Mirovica, Bar

A traditional event, which has been held since 1987, and is dedicated to children’s creativity and creativity for children. Children presented their literature and artistic pieces on the topic “Olive, peace, friendship”.

CHESTNUT FESTIVAL(KOŠTANIJADA)

November, Ostros

An event that is of great importance for the promotion of agriculture, tourism and cultural heritage of Krajina, which has over 20,000 chestnut trees. The chestnut forest is an extraordinary sight and is protected by law.

NEW YEAR’S HAPPENING (NOVOGODIŠNJI HAPPENING)

December-January, Bar

This is an event during which all visitors of our town can taste the products displayed at New Year’s stands and houses, but also buy souvenirs specific for our area. During the event, cultural content is organized in the form of concerts of the biggest regional stars, as well as theatre plays and concerts for our youngest ones.

CONCERT ON THE OCCASION OF VALENTINE’S DAY (KONCERT POVODOM DANA ZALJUBLJENIH)

14 February, Bar

The concert is held on the occasion of 14 February, Valentine’s Day.

BAR CHRONICLE WINTER SCENE (ZIMSKA SCENA BARSKI LJETOPIS)

January-April, Bar

A traditional event with rich program (literary, art, theatre, film and music). Visitors can find more detailed information on the website of the event www.barskiljetopis.me, and on social networks.

Local Events & Festivals

NIGHT OF ŠUŠANJ (VEČE ŠUŠANJA)

August, Šušanj – A cultural and entertainment event, where visitors can taste the traditional gastronomic offer with a rich entertainment program hosting various regional stars.

NIGHT OF SPIČ (SPIČANSKO VEČE)

August, Sutomore – Traditional folklore of Spič, stands with traditional gastronomic offer, and cultural and entertainment program are part of this wonderful evening in Sutomore, which has become a tradition.

NIGHT OF VELIKI PIJESAK (NOĆ VELIKOG PIJESKA)

August, Dobra Voda – A local cultural and entertainment event, where visitors can taste traditional gastronomic offer with a rich entertainment program.

NIGHT OF UTJEHA (NOĆ UTJEHE)

July-August, Utjeha – A local cultural and entertainment event, where visitors can enjoy the tastes of traditional Bar cuisine with a rich entertainment program.

NIGHT OF ČANJ (NOĆ ČANJA)

July-August, Čanj – An event that promotes traditional Bar cuisine with a rich music program and a program for children.

DAY OF BAR (DAN BARA)

24 November Bar – An event marking the Liberation Day of the town of Bar.

Sports Events

INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS MEETING

1 May Bar – A traditional sports event that brings together every year a great number of competitors from different European countries and fans of athletics and sports.

GAMES WITHOUT BORDERS – CITY GAMES

June, Bar – A traditional entertainment and sports event that gathers a great number of competitors and spectators every year.

MOTORCYCLE EVENT IN SUTOMORE (MOTORIJADA U SUTOMORU)

May and September, Sutomore – Gathers motorcyclists from the country and from the former SFRY.

DOWNHILL RACE

Last week of March, Sutorman – Traditional international mountain bike race on the slopes of Sutorman mountain.

HIKE TO THE MOUNTAINS (POHOD U PLANINE)

March-May, Bar – An action organized for hiking enthusiasts, and those who want to become one of them.

BATTLE FOR BAR

13 July Bar – A sports and recreational event that includes cross-fit competition, and is organized on the occasion of Montenegrin Statehood Day celebration.

SPORTS GAMES IN MRKOJEVIĆI

August, Mrkojevići – A traditional event which has been organized since 2009. This event includes the promotion of tourism, culture, sports and traditions of this region.

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