Belgrade boat carnival celebrates the city’s two rivers and includes a great party on the river bank and a colorful boat parade from the Branko’s Bridge to the confluence of the Sava into the Danube.
A single day manifestation, Belgrade Boat Carnival was first organized in 2004 promoting Belgrade’s rivers and nautical tourism by a unique carnival atmosphere.
During the boat parade, boats and vessels perform different acrobatics, at the same time showing off with their carnival decorations.
The promenade above the river Sava quay is full of stands with antiquities, souvenirs, colorful masks, jewelry and fair treats. Parades of majorettes, orchestras, dance troupes, clowns, magicians make this manifestation even more interesting.
Belgrade Boat Carnival is followed by concerts of well known Serbian bands till late at night, and the carnival closes with the announcement of the boat with the best decoration and with a great fireworks.
The festival is held mostly near the Sava river port, under Branko’s bridge, and you can get there on foot.