Sustainable tourism: a summer of festivals and cultural events in Montenegro
Montenegro, the first ecological state in the world, has become one of the most significant destinations for sustainable tourism.
In fact, the Montenegrin government strongly supports and promotes a sustainable tourism development, in order to preserve the uncontaminated natural beauty of the area, while respecting its history, culture and traditions, and therefore protecting not only the environment but the social structures.
The various tourist destinations in this small but unique country, wrapped between land and sea, offer highly differentiated possibilities. Among beautiful beaches and natural parks, adventure and life in the open air, its ancient cities tell its fascinating history but at the same time offer tourists unforgettable holidays thanks to the numerous events and festivals that are organized throughout the year.
Sustainable tourism and events in Monetenegro
Strolling through the streets of the towns, design cafes and gourmet restaurants dot the small streets, among live music, theatrical performances and literary events. Between July and August, in the towns of Perast, Kotor, Podgorica Budva, Tivat and Herceg Novi, there are just some important centers where the most significant events are held.
The calendar of events in Montenegro includes international festivals related to art, a theme that also in Vila Perast, in Boka Bay, transforms itself during the year – thanks to the large room on the ground floor – into an exhibition venue for works by local and international artists and artisans.
From July to August, fun and music will certainly not be lacking even for the youngest or music lovers starting from the international festival The days of music in Herceg Novi (10-20 July 2021), with artists from all continents .
From 27 to 29 August instead it will be the turn of the Sea Dance Festival 2021 in Budva, voted as one of the best music festivals and which unites fans from over 50 countries, who come from all over the world to listen to the most popular international music stars.
The Montenegro Sun Reggae Festival, on the other hand, will be held on August 28th 29th – again in Budva – and this year will welcome stars such as Brain Holidays.
Among the artistic events instead Kotor Art is an event not to be missed for art lovers with more than 200 appointments and a truly rich program is a festival of national importance for the culture of Montenegro: one of the largest and most important in the country and of the region.
The Bay of Kotor thus transforms itself to bring together various artistic disciplines such as art music, theater, klapa singing, children’s theater, architecture, philosophy and even haute couture.
Among the events linked to local tradition, on July 22nd the Fasinada event will take place, a unique event linked to the origin of the island of Our Lady of the Rock, or Madonna dello Scalpello, an artificial island that hides a legendary history and where in 1630 the church was built where weddings are also celebrated today. During the demonstration the locals reach Perast with their small wooden boats, adorned with apple branches and full of stones. Before sunset the boats make their way to the island, while the locals sing old Boka songs. When the boats reach the island, they take a tour around it and throw their cargo overboard, which symbolizes a tribute to the island. At the end of the event there is a classical music concert.
There is no shortage of events related to fashion with the third international fashion festival Green Edition Porto Montenegro 2021 (23-24 July in Tivat): organized by the fashion agency Fabrika and Porto Montenegro, with the financial support of the European Union in Montenegro. This year’s edition of the festival will be dedicated to promoting sustainable fashion and its designers, who will present their collections on the second night of the festival.