Belgrade Beer Fest
Belgrade Beer Fest, the greatest beer festival in south eastern Europe was firstly organised in 2003. It is held in August at the Park of Friendship at Ušće, the confluence of the Sava and Danube River, in New Belgrade. Thanks to the free entrance, a great music program and wide offer of local and foreign beer brands, the festival boasts a great number of visitors. Since its first year over 8 million visitors have attended at least one of 500 concerts organised at this festival. People from Europe and all over the world become attracted by the festival after great critical acclaim and reports in renowned magazines and TV broadcasts, among which the British newspaper The Independent is the most famous. In 2005 The Independent enlisted Belgrade Beer Fest among 20 world events not to be missed. Visitors enjoy tasting over 150 different beer brands. Mostly rock musicians and the most famous bands from the region put on the performances here. Over the last few years due to the increasing interest of people from abroad, the lineup of performers so now world-famous DJs and bands also have their performances. Many people compare the festival with Munich’s Oktoberfest because of similar concepts, but festival’s organizers proudly emphasize that the Belgrade Beer Fest is a summer festival and therefore different from the autumn’s Oktoberfest.
In order to promote Belgrade Beer Fest in summer 2015 Beer Garden was held for the first time on Ada Ciganlija. During the 32 days of the festival the audience was entertained by different performers every night and had over 150 beer brands at their disposal. Belgrade Beer Fest is one of the most significant tourists attractions of Serbia which contributes to the promotion of the country and improving its image in the world. Belgrade as a capital of fun in this part of Europe definitely deserves this kind of festival which is enlisted as one of the significant festival destinations together with more famous EXIT in Novi Sad.