Summer Festivals Galore!
Larnaka is festive all-year-round, and the summer season continues this rich cultural calendar with a variety of traditional celebrations in the region’s villages.
The events have their roots in local customs and pastimes, and are all free admission. They also offer a great opportunity to discover the villages themselves in more detail.
Maroni Tomato Festival – July 02
Maroni village will be holding its first celebration of its juicy red crop with a festival in the village square. There will be 35 exhibitors; complimentary tasting of various tomato-based dishes; a showcase of the tomato production process; a programme of music and dance; a photographic exhibition; tomato beauty treatments, and demonstrations of Halloumi cheese making, bread kneading and Zivania distillation.
Kiti Cultural Summer – August 08
Famous for its historically-significant Angeloktisti Church, Kiti village will hold the Kiti Cultural Summer Festival in the church yard from 9pm. The festival consists of a programme of traditional dance, music and song performances, theatre, children's entertainment and complimentary watermelon for all visitors.
37th Lefkara Summer Festival – August 11-17
Lefkara village’s biggest celebration showcases its famous handicrafts of lace and silversmithing. Visitors can see demonstrations and exhibitions of the two intricate crafts, and enjoy a programme of music and dance. There will also be other activities and events.
Choirokoitia Neolithic Festival – August 28
Taking place at the ancient Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement parking place, this event includes a guided tour of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement by a licensed guide. Choirokoitia Community Council will offer complimentary Cypriot drinks and delicacies to all visitors. Various stalls will sell traditional delicacies and crafts, and there will be a programme of Cypriot poetry and traditional dances.
Pervolia Cultural Festival – September 01
The 16th Pervolia Cultural Festival will take place in the village's main car park and will consist of traditional exhibits and a rich entertainment programme that features local song, dance and theatre. The village is famous for its lighthouse and Venetian tower, which visitors can also take in during their trip to the festival.
More information on all the region’s events can be found on the LTB monthly event calendar.