When The Balkans Dress In Afro-Cuban Colors

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Are you in love with salsa? Have you always wanted to visit southeastern Europe, but haven’t had the opportunity? Do you want to combine both? Now is your chance! Here are 4 amazing salsa festivals that take place in spring and summer in this region that you must visit!

I am Cuban All Star

This festival is one of the biggest salsa festivals in Europe and in 2018 it will celebrate its 5th anniversary. The “birthday party” will take place in Greece on the Peloponnese peninsula, from May 24th until May 31st. Seven days of amazing artists, workshops, parties and concerts all held by the beach.



At the end of May, Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, dresses in Afro-Cuban colors. People from all around the world are coming to Serbia to be part of a great puzzle called “Cubanero”.

!Hola Ohrid!

The month of August is reserved to !Hola Ohrid! salsa festival, which is the pride of Macedonian salsa lovers. Ohrid city is the host to this salsa pearl, and if you ever decide to go to this festival, you must know that it is held by the beautiful Ohrid lake, one of Europe’s deepest lakes. Salsa, beach, and a romantic sunset. What else do you need?


Another great salsa festival held by the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro. It is usually organized at the beginning of September, right before autumn comes and brings golden leaves and cold weather.