NOTIFICATION FOR CULTURAL EVENTS FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
Shakespearean nights (June)
Every June the ancient amphitheatre of Curium is the venue for The Shakespeare Festival. The annual production is organized by The Performing Arts for Cyprus Charities. The event attracts large audiences from both Cyprus and abroad, and raises thousands of Euros for charity.
Feast of Saint Paul (June)
On the 28th and 29th, the Bishop leads a procession through Pafos, carrying an icon of Saint Paul.
Nicosia International Arts Festival (June)
The Nicosia International Arts Festival is a two-week festival of art exhibitions, theatre, music and dance bringing International performers from around the world to Cyprus. Events take place at venues all over city, in particular the Famagusta Gate Cultural Centre.
Limassol International Arts Festival (June - July)
For 10 days the city Municipal Gardens are the venue for a programme of music, song and dance by both international and local artists.
Ancient Greek Drama Festival (June - August) Paphos
There's nothing quite like the spectacle and atmosphere of watching a Greek play by candlelight on a balmy summer evening in an open-air ancient theatre. A festival of popular works is staged from June to August in some of the old theatres, such as the Kourion and Pafos Ancient Odeion. Though they are performed in the original Ancient Greek, they are surprisingly easy to follow (and a précis of the plot is provided in English if you are struggling).
Larnaca Festival (July)
A month of dance, theatre and music performed by both local and international artists in the courtyard of the Larnaka Medieval Fort and Patticheion Municipal Amphitheatre.
Limassol Beer Festival (July)
The Limassol Beer Festival is a three day event held in the Molos area of the original town centre. As well as the chance of sampling some fine beers from around the world, festival goers can enjoy traditional Cypriot food and listen to a variety of live music.
Ancient Greek Drama Festival (July - August) Limassol
This cultural event is organized by the Cyprus Tourism Organization and the Cyprus Theatre Organization. Performances of ancient dramas and comedies are presented in Greek and are held in the ancient Theatre of Citrium, 19 km west of Limassol.
The Paphos Aphrodite Festival (August)
Every year an opera troupe performs at this popular event which takes place at the Medieval Castle in Paphos.
Village Festivals (August)
When relatives and friends get together for a drink, a dance and a song - this is a chance to get a flavour of true Cypriot life. Festivities can include folk music and dance, exhibitions of agricultural products, flowers, folk art, photography, painting, silverware and (particularly in Lefkara and Omodos) embroidery.
Cyprus Film Festival (September) Nationwide
A fantastic opportunity to see films that don't normally reach the big screen and a chance to meet film makers and offer your encouragement, accolades and constructive criticism.
Limassol Wine Festival (September)
During the first quarter of September, the great Wine Festival of Cyprus takes place in the Municipal Garden of Limassol, every evening between 20.00 hrs - 23.00 hrs. During the festival the visitor has the chance to taste some of the best Cyprus wines, which are offered free of charge. On some evenings, various groups from Cyprus and abroad perform folk dancing and there are also choirs and others.
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