The return of summer events is something to celebrate in itself, with each festival or event taking place this season embracing an element of Larnaka region’s rich culture and customs.
Fengaros Music Festival, July 28-30
The Fengaros Festival returns to quaint Kato Drys village in mountainous Larnaka for a music event that brings together over 40 international and local live performers and DJs on stages dotted across the village, with the opportunity to camp in idyllic natural surroundings. The full artist line-up and ticket info can be found here.
Kiti Cultural Summer – August 8-15
The Kiti Cultural Summer programme features a rich programme of local music, dance and theatre at the parking lot of the historic Angeloktisti church in Kiti. In particular, there will be traditional, folkloric dance performances on August 13, 14 and 15, alongside a ‘Panigyri’ (fete with stalls) in the church grounds. Admission is free.
Pervolia Cultural Festival – August 26 & 27
The Pervolia Summer Festival in the coastal community famous for its Faros Beach takes place across two evenings at the central open-air stage located in the village square with local and traditional entertainment. A variety of well-known singers will perform with a concert by popular artist Michalis Hadjiyiannis on the second night. Admission is free.
2nd Zygi Fish Festival – August 27
Quaint fishing village Zygi is famous for its traditional fishing methods and the freshest catch of the day. The festival will take place around its traditional, idyllic harbour and will celebrate the long-standing pastime with the sampling of fish recipes and other local products, music, dance, boating, stalls of traditional wares, children’s entertainment and information on fishing and the preservation of the sea. Admission is free.
More information on the Facebook event page.
Free Handicraft and Enograstronomy Workshops
Throughout summer – and until December – you can also enjoy free handicraft and enogastronomy workshops across Larnaka region. The workshops are organised under the Deputy Ministry of Tourism’s ‘Heartland of Legends’ banner with workshops for pottery, jewellery making, herbs, dessert preparation, cheese making, honey and bee-themed activities, embroidery, weaving, basketry and more. Some villages also offer a free guided tour of the community. To access the full programme and book your spot, visit the event website.