The spring in Konavle is a manifestation that takes place in three consecutive weekends and has a number of interesting contents. The main objective of these activities is the promotion of the rich offer of rural tourism in Konavle as well of Konavle as the ideal place for active vacation, recreation and nature stay.
Dubrovnik outdoor festival brings fun, challenging outdoor activities, education, multiday adventure tours and sporting events. Festival has a goal to reveal natural beauties of Dubrovnik region and its surroundings to active holiday visitors and to promote healthy lifestyle while having fun with different outdoor activities like hiking, biking, sea kayaking and climbing. Local food, hidden natural beauties and various adventure activities of this region will surely leave all our visitors breathless.
June - September
The Konavle Art Association, after 10 years of successful project The Festival "Music & Word", aimed at encouraging cultural-performative activities in Konavle, in 2017, has designed a new project titled Cavtats Musical Evenings, a cycle of eight concerts of chamber music that will be held from June to September, in the Salon of the Pinakothek, the Church of St. Nicholas, the House of Culture and the Church of Our Lady of the Snow.
22.06. - 10.09.
The Cavtat Summer is the annual series of cultural and entertainment events lasting from the end of June until the beginning of September.
It contains various cultural and entertainment programmes, such as dance and music shows, street performances, classical music concerts, etc. All events are free of charge.
06.07. - 07.07.
The carnival tradition in Cavtat is over a hundred years old. It was the famous Croatian painter, Vlaho Bukovac, who immortalized this tradition by painting "The Cavtat Carnival" (property of the Baltazar Bogišić Collection in Cavtat) at the turn of the 20th century.
The carnival organization Dominali has preserved this tradition through the Carnival Days of Cavtat, which is held during carnival days and honors local customs and traditions, and the Cavtat Summer Carnival, which is held on the last weekend of July. Easy-going fun is the trait of the summer carnival, with the performances of bands, street entertainers, jugglers and actors turning the whole town quay into a giant stage with a bit of fun for everyone.
07.09. - 08.09.
The annual gathering of Dalmatian vocal groups (so called "klapa") has been held in Cavtat since 2000. It was established by the Cavtat klapa "Ragusavecchia" and in the relatively short period of time has become one of the leading events of this kind in Croatia in terms of quality. It is very popular among members of these groups due to a friendly and warm atmosphere created by the hosts, unique stage location on the terrace of the Banac villa and a wonderful audience that recognizes and enjoys traditional Dalmatian tunes.
This festival is held on the first weekend of September and gathers 12 groups, mostly from the area of Dubrovnik. The second day is usually reserved for a concert of a guest group on the summer stage, in front of the St. Nicholas Church.
05.09. - 22.09.
Epidaurus Festival is a new music festival, first held in 2007, but other art forms are also welcomed (drama, literature, educational and folklore workshops and events). It was established by a Dubrovnik pianist, Ivana Marija Vidović, originally from Cavtat, with a desire to enrich the cultural life of her beloved hometown with exquisite artistic events.
The Festival includes numerous concerts of internationally renowned artists, as well as the performances of young and upcoming artists, who are given space and encouragement for further career advancement through the special programme called "Young Talents".
10.11. - 17.11.
The Dubrovnik Walking Festival was organized for the first time in 2016 with the aim of promoting a different face of Dubrovnik - the one outside the crowd, facing the local flavors and paths, with a sense of freedom, peace and belonging to nature. Konavle field, picturesque villages, hiking trails, old railroads, vineyards, wineries and rural households are part of a unique program designed for everyone - from beginner to experienced pedestrians.
23.12. - 30.12.
The Scents of Christmas in Konavle started in 2008 as a promotional event in Konavle's rural tourism, in the form of the biggest Christmas carols in Croatia, and in time are positioned as a recognizable tourist product, which is an added value for the entire Dubrovnik tourist destination. The Scents of Christmas in Konavle are the bearers of the Golden Charter of the Suncokret of Rural Tourism of Croatia, for the best manifestation in rural tourism.
Folklore events in Čilipi occur every Sunday from Easter till the end of October. At the local square in front of the St. Nicholas' Church, after the Sunday Mass which starts at 11.15, the local folklore ensemble will introduce you with the customs and traditions of Konavle. A visit to Čilipi is also an opportunity to see the County House which treasures valuable ethnological items, as well as to buy an original souvenir ornamented with the famed Konavle embroidery.