Spring in Novi Sad, European Capital of Culture
Naturally, spring awakens new energy, zest, and joy in all of us. If this joy is complemented by the fragrance of the Fruška Gora linden, the reflection of the sun on the surface of the Danube, the festival procession of the Zmaj’s Games for Children or applause that is heard from Sterija’s Theatre Festival, it is the best spring you can treat yourself with. Because it is unique and always different, the Novi Sad spring.
During this year, when Novi Sad is the European Capital of Culture, numerous events, exhibitions, programmes, and, above all, festivals are waiting for us. During spring programme arches, entitled the Future of Europe, pay attention to numerous programmes for young people such as “I belong here, I accept you”, “Choreocroma” interesting exhibitions, guest performances of theatres, and circus acts.
This year’s spring announcers will, literally, “run into“ Novi Sad on March 27th by participating in the Novi Sad Half-Marathon, walking along the “Serbia Fashion Week“ fashion runaway and theatre stages of Sterija’s Theatre Festival, visiting several Novi Sad Night Bazaars, or the largest fair event in Serbia – Agricultural Fair and try themselves out in the cycling race for recreational cyclists at the first “Tour De Fruška” competition.
Traditionally, spring is seen off from Novi Sad with the merry festival procession of the children, during the Zmaj’s Games for Children, and in the summer, we traditionally enter the time of the “Interest” Festival at the Liberty Square with a glass of wine and sounds of “jazz”.
And when enchanted with the smells of linden trees with Fruška Gora, and filled the merry festival atmosphere, you opt for some of numerous “salaš“ farmsteads, “čarda“ taverns or restaurants as places to make a short break from Novi Sad, try some of the “salaš“ best specialties such as “Popey’s salad”, fresh vegetables, young cheese and everything else that adorns spring dining table.
This can be a unique opportunity to try some of the Fruška Gora wines such as Sila, Neoplanta, Slankamenka, Merlot, Portuguiser, while Ausbruch or Bermet are particularly interesting varieties for dessert wine lovers.
Upon your arrival to Novi Sad, visit the Tourist Info Centre of the Tourism Organisation of Novi Sad at the Liberty Square, take some of the many brochures offered free of charge and start your adventure along this charming Vojvodina town and, following our suggestions, design your spring weekend in Novi Sad and the surrounding area.