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South Outdoor Festival supports the Albanian Startup Ecosystem

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South Outdoor Festival, the biggest festival in the Balkan, is a celebration of everything that can be enjoyed outdoors. It celebrates sports, culture, tradition, music nature, and cuisine. It gathers the most popular outdoor activities in a 4 days event and it takes place every year in the South of Albania. The festival invites participants from all over the country and the whole of Europe to join, compete and have fun, spread the joy, and experience the unique beauty of nature, food, culture, the tradition of the region.

With more than 45 different outdoor activities and many other events all over the region, the South Outdoor Festival is the biggest festival in the Balkans promoting tourism, culture, sports, and everything that Southern Albania has to offer.

So far, the festival has managed to bring in South Albania more than 25,000 tourists, and it was estimated to have generated over 4,5M Euro of economic benefit to local communities. After the immense success of last year, in collaboration with Coolab, this year the whole Tech and Startup Ecosystem will be part of the festival.

The Region

The allure of Southern Albania lies in its diverse landscapes, from rugged alpine ridges to remote villages in lush river valleys, from long, unspoilt beaches to the highlands, the region truly caters to all tastes.

The Countryside

The area is traditionally an area for hiking and recreation, often centred on Llogara National Park, which covers the north-western edge of the coastal mountains. In villages like Kuç, Vranisht, Kallarat, Pilur, where shepherds still take their herds to graze in mountain pastures.

The Coastline

The coastline is steep and rugged, often with many crevasses and coves, making it an adventure to discover what’s around the next cove.

Starting from Karaburun Peninsula, with various hidden beaches such as Grama Bay, to Palasa, Dhermi, Jala, Gjipe, Himara, Borsh, Lukova, and a lot more, Southern Albania has some of the finest in Albania.

What to expect in 2022

5 days of celebrations starting from the 29th of April to the 3rd of May

45+ outdoor activities, from the mountains to the sea, will offer the chance to all the participants to 45 explore all the beauties of South Albania

50+ games for all ages will keep you entertained during the festival weekend

15K participants and up to 3,000 participants in the outdoor activities

25+ artists performing in 4 nights. Four international headliners and more than 20 of the best Albanian acts will play for you far into the night.

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