What to do in October in Tirana
Cultural activities are coming back in Tirana, after a long time ‘silence’ due to pandemic. October is always a busy month with events, conferences and fairs and this year will be the same.
Tirana Photo Festival is the biggest yearly event of photography. It is happing in Tirana, but the festival is a national event, inviting people from all over the country to apply. This year, the organizers of Festival, DMO ALBANIA, announced three photo contests: Foto Single, theme: A photo for life; Foto Series with the theme: Hope and #GreenTirana, dedicated to Tirana. The event will be held at National History Museum, on 23 October 2020. An exhibition with 100 photos will be open for a week, and some workshops, forums with photographers will follow. There are big awards for the winners of this festival, mostly amateurs, young people who are the best promoters of the beauties of this country.
Other activities happening this month are: jazz Fest 2020 at Rinia park, Different Trains Festival on 2nd October, a great concert Covivere on 6th October at Amphitheatre, Lake Park etc
See here all the events happening in October in Tirana. Museums and galleries are open during all the months. At National Art Gallery in the main hall you can find the Open Archive, the best works in years from the well-known Albanian artists. Gallery 43, is one of the best galleries in Tirana where you can buy a great paint.
Where to go
October is the month where one of the pleasure is to walk amid fallen leaves in the city. The rain season has started, but it is still warm to go out for a walk in fresh air. The October is perfect month for walking, hiking, and traveling outside the city. We strongly recommend to all citizens in Tirana, and foreigners to know the villages, to get a bus and to travel in Tirana suburbs. The villages are so close to Tirana, but far the noisy city. There are good restaurants, fresh air, beautiful nature, mountains and rivers, and canyons. We have prepared some tips for villages in Tirana; what to do in Baldushk; what to do in Kashar; What to do in Peza, What to do in Vaqarr; etc
Stay with a view
Dajti Mountain is always a great place to go, and to enjoy a delicious food with a view. Take the Cable Car at least once in a month to feel above clouds and to have Tirana in your hands. Dajti offers one in one: a good hotel, restaurant, golf field, roller blading, paragliding, hiking etc
Hotels in the city, we recommend Unik Hotel close to the lake, a pleasant stay with the lake view, very welcoming staff, great food from Gambero Restaurant and Pizzeria Pavaroti.
Don’t forget to do photos from Tirana during this season, and post them with hashtag #TiranaAutumn2020. You are always winners with VisitTirana.