From February 23 to March 3, 2019, the Traditional Winter Kotor Carnival will be held in the resort town of Kotor (Montenegro)!
The traditional Kotor Carnival, which has a history of more than half a century, is a unique national event that takes place every year in the popular resort town of Kotor and gathers a huge number of spectators not only from Montenegro and the neighboring Balkan countries, but also from different countries of the world.
Every year, a huge number of carnival groups from Kotor, other cities of Montenegro and countries of the Balkan region participate in the Kotor carnival, performing in various carnival costumes, and numerous visitors can enjoy bright and original costumes, festive musical rhythms and the unique Mediterranean spirit of the indigenous people of Montenegro.
This year, the grand opening of the Traditional Kotor Carnival will take place on Saturday, February 23, at the Weapons Square in the Old Town of Kotor, during which the Klapa Contra musical group from Split (Croatia) will perform.
The next day, a children's masquerade will take place in Kotor on the Vukšić Business Center, which starts at 3:00 pm, and the large traditional masquerade will take place on March 2, 2019 at 8:00 pm at the same place.
For more promotion of the Traditional Winter Kotor Carnival this year, besides Kotor, various festive events are planned in Budva and Tivat. In Budva, a festive parade will be held on February 25, starting at 5:00 pm. The parade in Tivat is scheduled for February 26, starting at 5:00 pm and on the same day, a festive procession will take place along the streets of Kotor, starting at 6:30 pm. The second parade will be held in Kotor on the day of the carnival, on March 2 at 11:00 am. In addition, on February 28 at 7:00 pm an exhibition of carnival costumes will be held in the glass gallery of the Cultural Center.
The festive program of the traditional Kotor Carnival ends on Sunday, March 3, 2019, with a large 15-hour carnival procession. After the carnival procession is over, a famous musical ensemble from Pula will perform in front of the residents and guests of the city of Kotor, followed by a concert of Gorana Karana and the Vagabundo musical group on the main city Square of Terraross Weapon.Kotor carnival organizers:
“Cultural Center" Nikola Đurković "(Kotor), Kotor Tourism Organization, non-governmental organization (NGO)" Fešta "(Kotor) Kotor MunicipalityDate
: from February 23 to March 3, 2019Venue
: Kotor, Montenegro
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