EXIT is the biggest music festival in South Eastern Europe and has taken place since 2001. The unique side of EXIT, to which it owes much of its popularity, is the location - beautiful and magical Petrovaradin fortress, on the bank of the Danube River in Novi Sad. Among those who have left a life lasting imprint on visitors are: Roni Size, Moloko, Stereo MCs, Massive Attack, Franz Ferdinand, Lilly Allen, David Guetta and many more. Year after year the number of visitors is getting bigger; young people come from different parts of the world. Apart from quality music program that is offered, the festival is a place of wild fun, and you can enjoy the cool atmosphere of the fortress and the positive energy of the city.
EXIT won the “Best Overseas Festival” award at the UK Festival Awards in 2007 and was crowned “Best Major Festival” at the 5th annual European Festival Awards 2013.
In 2013 the festival lasted for seven days with more than 400,000 visitors. Located in picturesque village of Guča, each year it welcomes the best trumpet players and brass bands in Serbia, becoming the world's “undisputed trumpet capital”. Musicians have sent the audience into delirium with their spectacular performance at the last festival. The music program is accompanied by all-around folk dance, exhibitions of folk handicrafts, traditional dishes, painters and poets. With its roots in folk tradition the festival is becoming even more popular in the 21st century. For more than half a century, as this event takes place, Guča the capital of the trumpet is visited by 16 million domestic and foreign tourists from more than 80 countries.
Join the party in Guča – do not miss to the opportunity for an unforgettable experience!!!
Since its foundation in 2003 the Belgrade Beer Fest has attracted more and more people every year to reach the number of 900,000 in 2013. Staged annually, with more than 40 bands and individual performers, it has become one of the biggest summer parties in Europe. Set in a beautiful park on the bank of the Danube where the Rolling Stones, Madonna and the Police have had their concerts, it is rated among the 20 world events that should be seen – according to British newspaper “The Independent”. But, it's not all and only about partying – in the last two years the festival featured a social campaign “I choose to recycle” aimed at raising awareness about the environmental issues.
Join the fun to find your favorite taste among 70 beer brands during these five days of August in Belgrade!
Tradition of jazz festival in Niš started in 1981. Under the name Nišville during its previous 19 editions festival has evolved into the most visited jazz festival in the region, welcoming names like Solomon Burke, Benny Golson, Incognito, The Brand New Heavies, De Phazz, Roy Hargrove, Duško Gojković and many others. The festival is now being held in an open space that can accommodate more than 4,000 people. Apart from the main program, the accompanying program, which is free for audience, features around 20 bands with 200 performers. During the festival, jazz workshops, also free for participants, are being held for almost all jazz instruments.
Set out on a jazz journey in one of the most beautiful, spacious and acoustic amphitheatres in Europe – The Summer Stage of the Niš City Fortress!
Worldwide famous festival dedicated to future film makers and already acclaimed authors.
The Festival Founder and Director is Emir Kusturica, the renowned movie director.
January, Mokra Gora
Envisioned as the annual review of the best films of the season, the Belgrade International Film Festival - FEST – evolved to become one of the most important festivals on the continent and a pillar event of Belgrade's cultural life and an indispensable element in the coming of age of many generations of film amateurs.
Founded in 2000 and today represents a professional and expert event that gathers classical guitarists of all kinds: amateurs, primary and secondary music schools pupils, students, as well as their teachers and professors and eminent guests, leading world guitarists.
one of the best European art dance festivals. The festival each year announces the most prestigious dancers and choreographers from all around the world, mostly European countries but also from the USA, Australia and Canada.
Belgrade Calling is a newly established music festival. In its last edition, on festival performed great star musicians different generations like Ozzy Osbourne and Friends, Faith no More, Jessie J, Orbiatl, Public Enemy, The Cult and Sisters of Mercy.
one of the most significant classical music events in Serbia which has grown from national into international.
April, Novi Sad
Each year this event gathers around 50.000 people.
The first Belgrade marathon was run in 1988. Belgrade marathon concerns the main race over 42 km and a Fun Run of 5 km.
Founded in 2005, Belgrade Design Week is the first festival of creative industries and modern business in Serbia and the South East European region, festival has successfully forged intercultural and business connections between the global design scene, the regional creative industries
Is an event with the longest tradition in our country. It dates back to 1939. The race will take place under
a slogan “Cycling and tourism together”. The goal of the race, is also the affirmation of
Serbian tourism, its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and hospitality of our people.
At the point where the Tamis river flow into Danube, on the bank where you can hear the sound of tamburica music, Pancevo had grown, on the door of Banat plain - the capitol of the artistry of beer making, the center of powerful industry, the town with long-lasting culture and tradition - carnival city.
Festival is held on Belgrade port on Sava and Danube rivers.
Carnival following program: Belgrade sailing clubs show, Belgrade rowing and canoeing clubs show, Jet Ski show – river attractions, kid’s carnival and boat Carnival. The musical programme, funny introductions, excellent lighting and acoustics as well as fireworks will contribute to the perfect atmosphere of this carnival.
One of the biggest tourist events in Serbia in which a great number of masquerade, festival exhibitions, concerts, plays, sporting events. The main event of the carnival is a major international carnival parade. A large number of carnival groups from around the world guarantee fun and entertainment.
July, Vrnjačka Banja
Festival shows about 85 films in nine program units at five locations and is the meeting point of the audience with contemporary film trends to better understand the social, cultural and living context of our times.
It is the oldest international rock festival for demo bands in the world. During 2015 it will be held for 48th time in continuity. Gathering tens of thousands of spectators and participants from Serbia and the world, Gitarijada is considered to be one of the most eminent musical events in the region. The goal of festival is support and affirmation of musical creativity of young people that are rock bound.
An international equestrian sport event. The traditional all-round competition includes: show-jumping, relay riding, and arrow, lance, and mace-hurling, as well as sword-cutting in full gallop.
The Festival is an international festivity of theatrical creativity – of new theatre trends of the international theatre and the theatre of Serbia. The Festival is of competitive nature and lasts for about 15 days.
Belgrade Music Festival BEMUS, is the oldest and the most prominent music festival in Serbia and one of the most distinctive classical music festivals in the South-Eastern Europe, mostly presenting the most attractive international programmes.
Presentation of domestic and foreign book production and buying and selling of copyrights that attract each year around 150.000 participants. In addition to the publishers, the Fair is attended also by booksellers and wholesalers, librarians and many authors at their book promotions.
Official name of the state: Republic of Serbia
Capital city: Belgrade, population more than 1,730,000
Geographic location: South-eastern and Central Europe, Balkan Peninsula, Western Balkans
Area 88,361 km2
Population: more than 7,500,000
Official language: Serbian
Official script: Cyrillic (Latin script also in use)
Neighboring countries: Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia
Longest river: Danube, Serbian section 588 km long
Climate: moderate continental
Time zone: Central European, CET (GMT + 1 hour)
International dialling code: +381
Official currency: Dinar (RSD)
National Internet domain: .rs
National vehicle code: SRB
Electricity: 220 ~ 230V, 50 Hz
Water from public mains: Safe to drink
Entry and stay in Serbia: Citizens of European Union countries, the Swiss Confederation, Kingdom of Norway and Republic of Iceland may enter the Republic of Serbia using their identity cards and stay up to 90 days.
SOME SERBIAN PHRASES
yes = da [dah]
no = ne [neh]
please = molim [moleem]
thank you = hvala vam [hvahlah vahm]
good morning = dobro jutro [dobro yootro]
good afternoon = dobar dan [dobahr dahn]
good night = laku noc [lahkoo noch]
hello / hi = zdravo [zdrahvo]
good-bye = dovidjenja [doveejehnah]
- Slava: Patron saint of giving thanks in the Serbian Orthodox Church
- Kumstvo: The custom of godparents in the Serbian Orthodox Church
- Kolo: A circle dance that originates from traditional Serbian folkdances. A specific kolo is usually named after its composer, a region or a flower. Examples include Draganovo Kolo (Dragan's Kolo), Medeno Kolo (Honey Kolo) and Užičko Kolo (Kolo from the town of Užice).