30 April 2019 - The Capital City of Montenegro - Podgorica, the Tourist Organization of Podgorica and the Culture Club will organize the Podgorica Spring Bazaar from 1 to 21 May at the Independence Square.
"We entered the organization shyly, with a certain amount of scepticism, but today we can conclude that we have a recognizable manifestation that has caused the joy of both our fellow citizens and tourists. I am sure that we will share the same impressions even after the realization of this bazaar. I will remind you of the slogan that is highlighted by some of the bazaar participants at the Independence Square "The Square Has Woken Up," and I hope this time we will be able to do just that - awaken the city centre. Surely, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a rich cultural and artistic program and gastronomic content, while younger and less affirmed Montenegrin artists will get the opportunity to present themselves to the Podgorica public," Deputy Mayor Slađana Vujačić announced.
Ana Medigović, Secretary of Culture and Sport in the Capital, pointed out that the first New Year's Bazaar set high criteria in terms of organization and quality of the program, adding that at this spring event, citizens will be able to follow a quality and comprehensive program that will certainly have several innovations in comparison to the first bazaar.
"Our main goal was to bring a large number of high-quality affirmed Montenegrin bands to this event. We are very happy to announce that this year’s Podgorica Spring Bazaar will be opened by the great Stay Tuned Trio, which is an amazing band that covers numerous jazz, pop and rock songs with string instruments," said Medigović.
She stated that the great innovation of the spring bazaar would be the new segment with the film program that will be organized in cooperation with the Film Centre of Montenegro. Citizens will also be able to use an open-air cinema in which five films that were shot in Podgorica will be shown.
Medigović announced that on May 20, the Independence Day, a celebration will be held with the concert of the Montenegrin Symphony Orchestra and that for the Independence Day itself, a surprise will be prepared in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture.
The Tourist Organization Director Tatjana Popović reminded that the Podgorica New Year’s Bazaar brought many tourists to Podgorica, visitors from the region and beyond, and pointed out that the overall concept was extremely successful, for the joy of the citizens and all visitors as well. "May is the month in which tourists stay dominantly in the Capital city. According to the number of arrivals and the number of overnight stays and the announcements of our hoteliers and catering workers, they say that the capacities will be filled. We will do our utmost to get the information to our guests in the right way, and we expect the Independence Square to be visited a lot in the days to come," Popović added.
Sava Rakočević, director of the Culture Club, thanked the city services that provide excellent support to the organization of the event as well as other partners who helped the realization of this project and announced some new contents of this year's Baazar.