Folklore Festival
Folklore Festival

International Festival of Dance and Songs "Montenegro Pearl" , Budva, Montenegro

25th August 2018 - 30th August 2018


Folklore Festival Association


KUD Budva


General Rules

The International Folk Dance Festival “Pearl of Montenegro” will be held for the 1st time in Budva, Montenegro from 25th August till 30th of August 2018.  

Budva is a coastal tourist resort in Montenegro. It is often called "Montenegrin Miami", because it is the most crowded and most popular tourist resort in Montenegro, with beaches and vibrant nightlife.  Budva is on the central part of Montenegrin coast, called "Budvanska Rivijera". It has developed around a small peninsula, on which the old town is situated. It is by far most visited destination in Montenegro, attracting mostly domestic, Russian, Serbian and other Eastern European tourists with an old town, bars and nightclubs, and beaches mostly consisting of small rocks.  During the summer in particular, the day and night-life offers opportunities to enjoy theatre plays and performances, music events and entertainment programs. 

Festival Conditions

The International folk dance festival “Pearl of Montenegro” is a non-competitive sample of traditional dances performed by folklore groups, as well as groups and performers from other art styles with minimum 10 persons on the stage.  

During the Festival each group will have at least two performances on the famous summer stages of Budva and Tivat. According to the festival program the Groups will perform about 10 minutes either with live music or CD and should have flag and sign with the name of the group for the defile. After the last performance there will be exchange of presents and diplomas. 

Note: All groups need to send their music 15 days before festival! 

All program activities and performances will be held in the evening hours with short parades so every day is free for participants to use the sandy beach or visit some of the tourist attractions.  

Every free night a Disco Party will be organized for all participants in the Hotel Complex (according to the program). 

The Festival organization can organize the following excursions:

- Aquapark Budva, full day adventure for all those who love to have fun in the water at the sunny coast of southern Adriatic.

- Boat trip – visiting the most famous beaches on the Riviera and the Blue Cave

- Sightseeing of old town Budva and Tivat with guide

- Guided Tour to Dubrovnik 


The accommodation of the groups will be in MOC ALET Hotel in Becici only 2 min. from the beach and 20 min. walking from the city center Budva. The Groups will be accommodated in rooms with 3 and 4 beds with their own bathroom. Each Group can have only 3 double rooms which can be used for the Leaders and Drivers. For any extra double room the group should pay extra 5 euro/person/day and for a single room additional 16 euros per day.   

The Hotel Complex has football and volleyball courts which can be used by the participants. Usage of the beach is free of charge except the umbrellas and sunbeds which costs according to the pricelist on the beach. 

NOTE: The Groups must send the rooming list by end of June. Groups that do not send, the rooming list will be made by festival and can’t be any changes upon arrival. 

The Festival fee is 158€ per person for HB basis (breakfast and dinner on buffet basis). On every 25 participants, one member is free of charge.  

If the group shows interest in extending the stay the organizers should be informed during the application process (the price for extra night for HB basis is 30 euro per person).  

Participation fee can be paid via bank transfer or in cash on the day of arrival. Each participant group should pay 25% in advance after receiving the official invitation.  

Attention:  Each Group should pay touristic tax in amount of 1 Euro per person/per day.

Transport and travel conditions

The groups should pay the travel expenses by themselves to Budva and back. The groups coming by bus should use their own transport all the time during the festival. The Organizers can organize the transport for the groups coming by plane. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number.  

Parking for buses (during your stay) is free of charge on the parking place of the Hotel!!! 

The groups have to arrive in Budva on 25th of August after 13:00 (starting with dinner) and leave on 30th of August 2018 after having breakfast and leave the rooms till 10:00.  

The number of groups is limited. Therefore we will appreciate if you can send us your application by 20th May 2018. 

The organizer reserves the right for changes in the program, and the participants will be informed on time. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival. By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. 

OPTIONAL: on the way to Budva or on the way back home we can organize one night stay in some of the famous European cities by your choice so you can visit the city attractions. 




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