In Belgrade, which had 20% growth of the tourists number in the first seven months of 2017, compared with the same period last year, about 250 events are held annually, which is actually one of the basic reasons for the visits of the local and international tourists to the capital of Serbia. One of the most attractive events is certainly SHIP CARNIVAL, the symbolic Belgrade farewell to the summer. This event, unfortunately followed this year by rain, has got the objective of promoting the rivers Sava and Danube and their confluence, making the recognizable image of Belgrade along with the Great War Island.

Although not as attractive as in some earlier years, this year's SHIP CARNIVAL (September 2, 2017), the thirteenth edition, gathered in front of the Sava Promenade, at the area between the Branko's Bridge and Gazelle, about eighty boats and ships from Belgrade marines, as well as the sportsmen of Jet Ski Association who performed water acrobatics.  As declared by Mr. Miodrag Popović, CEO of the Tourism Organization of Belgrade, "Ship Carnival is one of the most exciting events, which attracts not only local visitors, but also international tourists. It is a unique event with family character, which affirms the recreation/sport activities and contributes to Belgrade return to its rivers, from which it started".  





13th BELGRADE SHIP CARNIVAL, organized by the Tourism Organization of Belgrade, under support of the Belgrade City Assembly, many city departments and event friends, was followed also by the performance of the Children's Cultural Center Belgrade, majorettes defile from Bela Crkva and the Art Dandelion mascot, clowns, street entertainers and magicians. The old crafts were also represented, as well as the souvenir sellers.

In spite of bad weather, the SHIP CARNIVAL was traditionally finished by fireworks.




Tourism Organization of Belgrade