The city’s festival is held in Batumi on the first weekend of September every year. Despite the fact that festive events usually take place in the evening, on this day you can feel a festive atmosphere of hustle and bustle right from the morning. Music is heard in the streets, the houses are ornamented with colorful flowers and decorations, and delicious Ajarian khachapuri is baked in every home.
The festival features a colorful folk parade, street performances, photo exhibitions, contests, concerts with local and foreign performers, a handicraft exhibition & market, a kite show, finger puppet theater, and, most importantly, the Gandagana Festival of Ajarian folklore and cuisine. With such a diverse program of events, it would be impossible to be bored at Batumoba!
On Memed Abashidze Avenue and on Europe Square there are costume and puppet shows, children’s games, and concerts, while around Old Boulevard, there are sports contests and activities.
At the handicraft exhibition and market, you can purchase beautiful items, and at the end of the festival, at 21:00, there is a massive concert.