XVI International Festival - Carnival May Evenings in Budva

From April 29 to May 06 the resort town of Budva will host the 16th International Festival - Carnival May Evenings, which will open the summer season in this coastal region of Montenegro. The annual spring carnival takes place at the walls of the Old Town of Budva and is one of the most important and largest in this popular city of tourists from all over the world, located on the Adriatic coast.

Organizers of the event, namely Budva Tourism Organization, Budva municipality and non-governmental organization "Feštađuni", prepared a diverse, interesting and exciting program for all residents and guests of Montenegro in the first week of May.

The music part of the festival will be opened by the Montenegrin pop singer Nina Zizic, whose concert will be held on April 29, and the next day the popular Montenegrin rock band Perper will perform.

The main carnival celebrations will begin on the evening of May 1st with a traditional Invitation to the carnival - a mass masked procession through the streets of Budva. Representatives of the non-governmental organization Feštađundi, the founders of the carnival, with the support of groups from Italy and Croatia, invite everyone to this big international festival this evening. The entertainment program will continue on the square in front of the Old Town of Budva with performances of dancers in samba style from the center of "Mantock" (Novi Sad, Serbia) and the group "The grupa" from Budva.

On the 2nd of May at 8.00 pm on the streets of Budva a large masquerade parade of the XVI International Carnival will begin, which takes place this year under the slogan "True love never misses". More than 1,200 participants from the countries of the Balkan region, as well as Ukraine, Russia, Italy, Moldova, Albania and other European countries are expected. The parade will be traditionally headed by the city orchestra of Budva and majorot. The big jazz orchestra of Daian Petrovich will take care of the musical accompaniment of the holiday until the very morning.

On Thursday, May 3, the residents and guests of Budva will perform participants of the International Folklore Festival, organized by the public organization "Stara Budva". After their performance the concert of group "Zora" from the city of Bar (Montenegro) will take place.

The festival will continue next evening on May 4. On this day around 10 pm a concert of the local band "The Grupa" and the popular Serbian singer Nevena Bozovic is planned. The concert of the Budva city music will take place on May 5 at 9:00 pm on the main city square, followed by the popular Croatian pop singer Toni Cetinski, who was a participant of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994.
XVI International Festival - Carnival May Evenings in Budva, Montenegro
On May 6th, 2018, the Great Children Parade is planned, which will begin at 10:00 am in front of the old kindergarten in Budva. After the parade at the walls of the Old City, children can dance and enjoy the performance of the children choir "D-moll" from Podgorica.

The tourist organization Budva, which organizes the seven-day event Carnival May Evenings, invites all tourists to visit the resort town of Budva in the first week of May and become a part of this great holiday and unforgettable events that will mark the beginning of the summer season of 2018 in the popular tourist city of Montenegro.

Thousands of residents and tourists from all over the world will gather in the first days of May in Budva to celebrate the International Festival "Carnival May Evenings"! Join and you...

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