Local instruments are played to tell the most beautiful story of how Montenegro has evolved into a hidden gem along the southern Adriatic coastline. Rich with imagination and spirit, our musical identity defines who we are as a country and as people. If you’re new to Montenegrin music, not to worry! We’re here to get you up to speed.
Most tourists that choose Montenegro as a vacation spot, usually visit our country during the summer months. However, the best kept secret of coastal Montenegro is that the perfect month for a vacation is September.
Montenegro is known for its charming coastline. A place no one leaves feeling indifferent. It really is a gem of the Adriatic, boasting incomparable views to lose yourself in. Full of life, Montenegro offers exciting events and festivals, encouraging the community, locals and tourists alike to come together and celebrate the culture. As September creeps closer, we’ve chosen a few events we’re starting to look forward to!
Herceg Novi is known as “The City of Film”, not only because some of the famous film entrepreneurs lived and worked here, but also because dozens of them originate from this very place. The head office of “Lovćen Film” used to be here, and several films were shot somewhere in Herceg Novi or near it.
Ever since Lonely Planet named Kotor the number one city to visit last year, Montenegro has seen an influx of tourists flocking to the country’s glistening coastline. With festivals taking place at every turn, it is no surprise that August is one of the busiest months in Montenegro’s vibrant summer calendar.
Bocce is a ball sport belonging to the boules family, closely related to British bowls and French pétanque, with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. Developed into its present form in Italy it is played around Europe and also in overseas areas that have received Italian migrants, including Australia, North America, and South America. Bocce was initially played among the Italian migrants but has slowly become more popular with their descendants and the wider community. The sport is also very popular on the eastern side of the Adriatic, especially in Croatia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the sport is known in Serbo-Croatian as “boćanje”.
Sea Dance Festival is an award-winning music festival held every summer at Jaz beach in Budva, Montenegro since July 2014. The festival has been part of the EXIT Adventure, a younger sibling of the legendary EXIT festival – Sea Just after its first edition, Sea Dance festival was officially proclaimed as the 'Best Medium Sized European festival' at the European Festivals Awards, held in Groningen in January 2015. Following the recognition at the European Festival Awards, Sea Dance festival teamed up with London–based media company AEI and its global brands UKF and TheSoundYouNeed for the second edition of the festival.
We are delighted to introduce you to our new town centre, Centrale, which is set to become the beating heart of the Luštica Bay community.
The idea about the KotorArt Festival originates from the 1980’s , when Kotor was bustling with programmes by some of the best theatre artist from all parts of Yugoslavia.
KotorArt 30th June – 14th August
KotorArt is one of the traditionally organized international festivals, that promote classical music, theatre and art throughout the entire month of July. This year, all visitors will be able to enjoy the varied musical performances with Stefan Milenkovich, Nemanja Radulović, Matija Dedić, Gabi Novak, Bisera Veletanlić, Vasil Hadžimanov, Roman Simovic, Miloš Karadaglic and many more!
Kotor Festival of Theatre for Children 1st -14th July
It’s never too early to start teaching your children how to take responsibility. That’s why producers of Festival of Theatre for Children on the opening evening of the Festival symbolically hand over the keys to the gates of the Old Town of Kotor to the children, who run different theatre programmes and prepare grandiose installations across the town squares and truly manage and take part in everyday events and transform Kotor into the town for kids during the first half of July..
International Fashion Show 23rd -25th July
This year International Fashion Show will celebrate 20 years tradition on Kotor scene. Some of the most famous fashion designers presented their models in Kotor, such as Claude Montana, Keith Varty, Alan Cleaver, Dolce and Gabbana, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier…