Goodbye, summer, and welcome autumn. It's the time of the year when everything starts going into motion again, the month of September. People return from holidays, children return to school, and Tirana city is more alive than ever with never-ending activities and events. So get ready for this busy month of fun and discovery!
The highlight of this month is our annual photo festival, Tirana Photo Festival 2023, 6th Edition. The exhibition opens on the 9th and continues until 17 September 2023. Tirana Photo Festival is the biggest event of photography in Albania, organized every year in Tirana, this time Big Park of Tirana Lake
This festival aims to promote Albania through Photography and educate and motivate young people with the art of photography. This year is the 6th Edition, and the theme is On the Move. There is a competition in three categories: Foto Single, Foto Series, and Video Drone.
The Award Ceremony will be organized on 12 September at Tirana Amphitheatre, Tirana. Don't miss this beautiful event. It is open and accessible to everyone.
Moving on, we have the unchangeable Skanderbeg Square, where you can enjoy a lovely evening with your family or go around Rinia Park to then go to the pedestrian crossing of Tirana or short "Pedonalja" like locals would call it, where multiple events will be taken place, like the JKN.
JKN (Java Kulturore Nderkombetare) International Cultural Week for this month offers four different countries with their unicity.
Azerbaijan 31 August – 03 September
Great Brittain 04 – 10 September
Egypt 18 – 24 September
China 25 September – 01 October
The month of September is characterized by food-themed festivals and events such as:
Something you cannot miss is the Tomato Festival in Tirana. The local festivity begins with a trip to Saint George, a surprisingly accessible destination with stunning panoramas. The event is accompanied by a fair that presents typical local products and traditional dishes, tomato-based dishes, folk music concerts, guided tours of historical and natural attractions, product tastings, etc.
For the fourth year, the Municipality of Tirana will support and organize the Wine and Vineyard Festival in the capital. Culturing vineyards and wine production in this region has become a tradition. The event will accompany a mini-fair where vineyard products and different types of wines will be exhibited. All agricultural products and grape by-products will be included.
Suppose you want to experience the sea of flavors that Asian cuisine can offer. In that case, we highly recommend you try Amo Sushi not only for the fantastic food experience but also for its comfortable and warm atmosphere.
But do not forget that during weekends you can explore the villages of Tirana, or spend a day at the Adventure Park in Dajti, a fantastic place for children and adults. Real adventurers can plan to sleep at Dajti Tower Belvedere and do hiking and horse riding, go by cable car and see a different view of Tirana, and leave with an unforgettable experience.
Recommended restaurants: Veranda, Amo Sushi, Ballkoni Dajti Restaurant
Enjoy your stay in Tirana!