February- Kotor: "Traditional Kotor Carnival"
The annual masked carnival of Montenegro in Kotor for children and grown ups, the traditional festivities of the Boka Bay Cuisine, music concerts, theatre plays. Great yearly held carnival with traditional masked ball, majorettes, children’s carnival, promotion of local cuisine, concerts etc. The traditional Kotor carnival is the biggest entertaining manifestation in Montenegro. Several thousands of people visit Kotor carnival. Except the carnival troupes from Kotor and from other coastal and other towns of Montenegro, in Kotor carnival many carnival groups from Europe and world take part in.
Additinal info: www.kotorkarneval.com
March/April - Stoliv/Kotor: "The Days of Camellia"
In honour of the camellia flower diverse events are organised such as flower exhibitions, fine art exhibitions, theatre plays, the Camellia Ball, the contest of the Miss Camellia... According to a legend, in 1870 this flower was brought by a Stoliv captain from the Far East (Japan) to the Boka Kotorska to give it to his wife.
Camellia compositions exhibition, concert, camellia party and election of the Lady of Camellia.
May - Perast: Traditional Tournament "Shooting of the Roosters"
"Shooting of the Roosters" is a traditional event which is held in Perast each 15th May, symbolising the warrior spirit and skill demonstrated by the inhabitants of Perast at resisting the Turkish attack on the town on 15th May 1654.
July - Kotor: "International Children’s Theater Festival"
Annual Children Theatre Festival with local and international children puppet and theatre plays.
July - Perast: International Festival of Klapa singers (A Cappella Vocal Bands)
The idea of the klapa festival organization rose from the awareness of the need for preservation klapa singing as an important segment of the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska. By the other side, it seems that the festival of such type can be stimulus to the further development of klapa music, advancing of the existing bands and forming new ones.
The International festival of klapas has been performing, since 2002, every year trying to give back life to Perast, just as the traditional celebrations: “Mađ”, “Gađanje kokota” (“Shooting of a cock”), “Fašinada”, etc.
The lights of the reflectors and the harmonious voices of the well trained singers are merged with the “coating” of the old stone walls of the ancient buildings giving them new beautiful glance.
Additional info: www.festivalklapaperast.com
July - Perast: "Fašinada"- religious procession of boats
Fasinada is a ritual procession of boats around the Island The Lady of the Rocks on July 22nd
The festivity includes the ritual procession which is made of decorated boats and barges, which traditionally goes around the Island Gospa od Skrpjela in Perast. The event also includes the traditional decant of stones, which are brought to the island by the barges, and then thrown out around the shore.
July - Kotor: "International fashion show"
International fashion show gathers fashion designers from Montenegro, surrounding countries and from abroad, esspecialy the renowned Italian creators. Some of the participants are: Dolce & Gabanna, Pal Zileri, Prada, Armani, Ferre, Versace etc. Beside the devotes of modern fashion trends and nice dressing, on those days Kotor is also a meeting place of businessman, actors, owners of the fashion industries, and other personalities from the world of jet set.
August - Kotor/Muo/Prčanj/Perast: "The International Summer Carnival in Kotor"
Traditional Kotor carnival fiestas are the greatest entertainment manifestation in Montenegro. Kotor masked carnival is visited by several thousands of people. Except the carnival groups from Kotor and other coastal towns of Montenegro, many carnival groups from Europe and the world participate in this manifestation.
August- Kotor: "Kotor art" Don Branko's music days
Don Branko's music days is the manifestation that is very interesting for the funs of classical and spiritual music. Manifestation is famous for its concerts that are usually held in Kotor churches, squares and concert halls. The devotees of culture are given the possibility to hear many concerts of great world music creators. The halls for concert music in Kotor, on those days, are filled with the sounds of music which used to be performed in the European courts.
more information: www.kotorart.org
August - Kotor: ReFresh Festival - Electronic Music, Techno, R'n'B & Hip Hop
Music and dance lovers are gearing up for the opening of the annual Refresh Festival in the ancient city of Kotor.
Every year year, the spotlight is focused on the four stages at the Maximus discotheque, which are hosting some of the world's biggest names in techno and house music.
August- Kotor: Traditional celebration "The Night of Boka"
The Night of Boka is a boat parade in Kotor Bay with entertainment on all city squares and fireworks.
Event starts with the boat defile, with hundreds of specialy decorated boats, prepared for this event for days. The boats cruise along the Kotor harbor, in a defile, decorated with the lampions. At the same time when the decorated barges move one behind the other slowly, there are numerous parties, music, dance and joyous atmosphere on the Old town squares. At the end of the night the best decorated barge is being chosen, and Boka’s night ends with a solemn fireworks. Cellebration inside Old town ussualy lasts till morning.
November - Stoliv: Chestnut party - NGO "Kamelia"
“Kostanjada” (Chestnut party) is dedicated to Kostanj or cultivated chestnut trees which grow in the forest on the slopes of the hill Vrmac, above Stoliv. Many folk and music activities are organized during this event.
December - Kotor: "Traditional New Year’s eve cellebration on town squares"
Every year, New Year Eve cellebration is organised on a Old town's squares.