Tourist Organization of Tivat joins forces with partners for a vibrant calendar of cultural, artistic, and sporting events in Montenegro’s coastal gem
A press conference was held in Belgrade where the program of events in Tivat during the 2023 season was presented.
The tourist organization of the municipality of Tivat, in cooperation with partners Porto Montenegro, Luštica Bay, as well as the Tivat Culture Center, presented a rich calendar of events for the summer of 2023. at the now traditional press conference in Belgrade, at the Gilda restaurant.
Speakers at the conference included: President of Tivat Municipality Željko Komnenović, Director of the Tourism Organization of Tivat Municipality Nina Lakičević, representative of Luštica Bay Kristina Škanata, representative of Porto Montenegro Danilo Kalezić and director of the Tivat Culture Center Goran Božović.
The press conference was opened by the President of the Municipality of Tivat, Mr. Željko Komnenović, and with a warm greeting, he informed guests about the summer ahead: “This is a sincere and open invitation to visit the most intriguing and exciting city in Boka Kotorska – Tivat. This summer in Tivat, perhaps the best artistic, cultural, and tourist program awaits us so far – from the world stars of the theatre, film, and music scene, the cultural program “Purgatorija, “through all the events in Porto Montenegro and Luštica Bay. Welcome, Tivat is waiting for you!”
Director of the Tourism Organization of Tivat Municipality, Nina Lakičević, pointed out that in the previous period, Tivat worked a lot on its tourist offer and consequently became the choice of many tourists. There are currently 20 hotels in the hotel offer in Tivat, most of which are 4 or 5 stars, and announced the construction of a new luxury hotel on the site of the old Tivat hotel. She proudly announced that in cooperation with the municipality of Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Luštica Bay, we are expecting more than 30 events in Tivat this summer: “I would especially like to highlight the Tivat summer festivals, the International Carnival, Žućenica Fest, fish evenings, Tivat matinees on the terrace of the Pine Hotel, the Serbian assembly of folklorists, the Bućar Olympics, the Lastovka festival and many other events,” said Lakičević.
PR and program manager of Porto Montenegro, Danilo Kalezić, presented a rich and exclusive program of events for this summer, which will make the summer in Montenegro the most exciting so far: “We are proud that Porto Montenegro will host the first edition of the Rubix Festival, from 28 until July 30, created in cooperation with the festival organization and the Adriatic Marinas company. The festival will unite lovers of music, art, theatre, and technology. Guests of the festival will be the famous John Malkovich, Morcheeba band, DJ Damian Lazarus, and many others. Some of the upcoming events include the Gumball 3000 Auto Rally (June 16), Dino Merlin Concert (June 24), SuperWine 10 (July 1), Mediterranean Cricket League (July 10-13), International Fashion Festival IFF (July 21-22), Gastro weekend (August 17-20), “Pinko” fashion show (September 16), The Crew Awards (October 20-22)”, Kalezić pointed out.
“Luštica Bay is the destination of choice again this summer: offering pleasure on as many as five beaches, the gastronomic story of the location with a series of restaurants along the promenade, and an event calendar that creates the identity of summer in the new city on the Adriatic. The development of the destination is accompanied by the opening of Central Piazza – a new meeting place. A premium pub, a national restaurant, a coffee shop, a conceptual beauty bar, an art gallery, and other shopping units bring new energy to the city center. The five beaches are a kind of signature of Luštica Bay – Almara Beach Club and Restaurant have been synonymous with quality beach days for years, and Ramla, as a new concept, brings an innovative dimension of beach entertainment. From the events, I would highlight the Hello Summer Festival, scheduled for June 25; enjoyment in classics is brought by the concert of Verica Čuljković and Quartet Unique, who will perform on July 13, and the theatre play “Marlene Dietrich” is scheduled for July 15. “Operosa – La Serva Pedrona” by Paisiello will be performed at the Luštica Bay Amphitheatre on August 2. This sports season will be opened by the Luštica Bay Aquathlon on June 11, and the regional sports public is eagerly awaiting the UpHill Race on September 16,” said Kristina Škanata, Senior Marketing Executive at Luštica Bay.
Goran Božović, director of the Tivat Culture Center, announced the extremely important coming of age of the Festival of the Mediterranean Theatre of “Purgatorije, “which is scheduled to open on June 21, with the musical “Flashdance” by the Theatre in Terazije, and close on August 31 with the performance of the National Theatre in Belgrade’s “Velika drama.” “This summer’s program will be extremely rich; we are expecting 8 or 9 competitive plays, such as the premiere of the “Ćelave pjevačice“(Bald Singer) in the Centre’s own production, then the plays “Deca”(Children), “Ožalošćena porodica“(The Grieving Family), “Narodni neprijatelj“ (The National Enemy), “Jevanđelje po Dostojevskom“(Gospel according to Dostoyevsky), “Pluća“ (Lungs), “Otac” (Father). The Dance Theater Festival awaits us with 5 phenomenal performances (Alfa girl, A dance tribute to the Art of Football, Leisure for Pleasure, Grand Bolero, and “Životnjska Farma “(Animal Farm). There is also the premiere of the play in co-production with SNP Novi Sad and Beoart, the premiere of the own production of the play “Oleana,” as well as numerous accompanying programs that are worth attention – “Filomena Marturano,” “Hasanaginica,” “Aplikacija Voland” (Application Woland), “Tre Sorele,” opera “Ko to tamo peva,” folklore, children’s shows, stand-up by Zoran Kesić, music-poetry evening by Ivan Bosiljčić, classical music concerts, as well as particularly attractive concerts by Peđa Jovanović & Big Orchestra on July 15 and world-famous pianist Peter Bence on August 12. There are so many reasons to visit Tivat this summer”, said Božović.