Kotor is famous for its summer events. The most famous events organized in the city of Kotor are: Saint Tripun's festivities, Kotor's Carnival as one of the best known events in enrie Boka Bay, Boka's night and Don Branko's music days. Visitors may participate in all mentioned events. All events are mainly held during summer season.
The TRIPUN DAY FESTIVAL is one of the most important events for the locals, which starts at the end of January and lasts until the first days of February. This tradition, when citizens of Kotor celebrate their patron saint (Saint Tripun), was first created in the 11th century. This event is characterized by numerous classical music concerts.
KOTOR CARNIVAL (Winter Carnival and International Summer Carnival) is held twice a year. Winter Carnival is organized in the last week of February, and International Summer Carnival during the first week of August. This kind of celebration in Kotor is called FEŠTANJE (from the word FESTA that means party in Italian). Kotor Winter Carnival has an old tradition, over 400 years old. This is how Kotor has always celebrated the arrival of a new spring.
Boka’s Night is a manifestation that takes place in the last week of August. Even though the season is still not over, locals from Kotor and entire Boka Kotorska Bay are saying farewell to the summer with this event. Boka’s Night is a manifestation held on the water, a masquerade on water boats. Decorated boats sail as many as three laps, after which an expert neighbor awards them with a monetary prize - first, second and third place.
Don Branko Sbutega was a Catholic priest in Kotor, a pastor of the church in Dobrota. To commemorate this great benefactor from Kotor, Don Branko's Music Days are held every year, which always begin on the Independence Day of Montenegro, July 13th, and last for the whole month. During Don Branko's Music Days, performances and concerts of classical music are held on Kotor squares. Guests from both Montenegro and abroad enjoy beautiful performances where Kotor is presented as a true capital of culture.