If it can be said for a municipality that it is a municipality of manifestations, then it is the Municipality of Blace. On the territory of this small municipality on the southeast Serbia, 39 manifestations of different content, program and duration are carried out throughout a year… Together we celebrate, rejoice, mark out, sing, dance…
BOŽIĆNA ČAROLIJA – before and during New Year and Christmas holidays
This event was created as a project funded by the Foundation Ana and Vlade Divac and the Municipality of Blace, and now it is being implemented by the Tourist Organization of Blace under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace. The event abounds in numerous events during the New Year and Christmas holidays: the exhibition of Christmas trees, entertainment for the youngest, the distribution of Christmas presents, the celebration of the Orthodox New Year …
NOVOGODIŠNJA IZLOŽBA KREATIVNE RADIONICE “DA VINČI” – during New Year’s holidays
A creative workshop is the place where the most beautiful works of art are created. The workshop was established in 2016 and is attended by children from preschool to secondary school age. Through this workshop, children explore and learn the power of art and inspiration through all the techniques of painting. Pictures that are created in a creative workshop during the year are exhibited at the “New Year’s Exhibition” at the Cultural Center “Drainac” in Blace.
DŽIPIJADA – the first half of January
The event gathers a large number of fans of this kind of recreation, who are encouraged by great love for terrain cars, car racing and the desire to socialize. The main goal of the event is to develop friendly relations with other clubs and participants of the event.
VUKU U POHODE – last Saturday of January
Hunters Association “Blace” organizes an international manifestation of hunting tourism “Vuku u pohode”. About 1,200 hunters take part in this event, both from the country and from abroad. In the Javorac area, at the foothills of Kopaonik, there is the Dragomirovac hunting ground, where hunters move in search of wolves, and foxes, wild boars, rabbits, pheasants are also hunted…
SAJAM RUKOTVORINA – at the end of January
The exhibition of handicrafts under the slogan “Created by hands” is held in the hall of the Cultural Center “Drainac”. At the stands you can see everything that has been created by the hard working hands of our housewives and women entrepreneurs, from old to modern handicrafts. The organizers of the fair are “Women’s Club” from Blace and CC “Drainac”.
SVETOSAVSKI BAL – January 27
A traditional event organized every year in honor of the great Serbian saint and teacher – St. Sava. Pupils of Primary School “Stojan Novaković” and Blace High School, through a rich program, give fans of tradition a representation of Saint Sava and the time in which our great saint lived. In the spirit of sacredness and charity, this manifestation illustrates the way a Serbian teacher fights for better future of our people.
TURNIR MESNIH ZAJEDNICA – during the month of February
The football tournament, where all local communities from the territory of Blace municipality participate, brings together a large number of participants as well as fans of this sport. The organizers of this tournament are the Blace Sports Center and the Blace Sports Association, under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace.
SAJAM POLJOPRIVREDE – during March
This event gathers a large number of agricultural economies, producers, exhibitors of agricultural machinery and products of domestic crafts. This fair, where farmers can get acquainted with new technologies in the area of agriculture, is organized by the Municipality of Blace with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia.
MEĐUNARODNI USKRŠNJI FESTIVAL FOLKLORA – during the Easter holidays
Now the traditional manifestation, organized by the Folklore Ensemble of the Cultural Center “Drainac”, has been organized since 2010, and the occasion is one of the biggest Orthodox holidays – Easter. The festival is of a revial character and is organized as a review of folklore associations from Serbia, and often with the participation of guests from abroad.
SAVEZNA IZLOŽBA PASA SVIH RASA – half of April
Blace Cinology Club organizes a federal dog show of all races every year, under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace and with the co-organization of the Tourist Organization of Blace, the Blace Sports Association and the Blace Sports Center. This competition is attended by a large number of dogs of all categories judged by the professional judges of cinology committee.
SPECIJALIZOVANA IZLOŽBA GONIČA – half of April
Blace Cinology Club, under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace and with the co-organization of the Tourist Organization of Blace, the Blace Sports Association and the Sport Center of Blace, organizes a specialized exhibition of dogs – hound dogs. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness and the will of people to raise bred dogs. This exhibition is attended by a large number of competitors evaluated by eminent judges of the cynology committee.
DEČIJE IGRE – from April to September
Charity organization “Pružena ruka” Blace, in cooperation with the Tourist Organization of Blace, organizes more one-day entertainments for children for the third year in a row, during spring and summer months. The parties are organized in the children’s playground in the city center, each of them having a different theme and content. In a beautifully decorated space, with music and free service for children and parents, mascots, clowns and animators take children into the world of imagination… During entertainment children draw, make balloon figures, compete in different games, and a carnival of the pets of our children is a new event.
SAJAM CVEĆA I ŽENSKOG PREDUZETNIŠTVA – the beginning of May
Already a traditional event, it brings together a large number of producers and growers of flowers every year. Various flowerpot plants, cacti, bulbs, Mediterranean plants can be found at the fair, and since 2016 products of women’s entrepreneurship and domestic work in Blace. The organizer is Tourist Organization of Blace.
ŠKOLSKI VAŠAR – in mid-May
Charity School Fair is a traditional event organized by Primary School “Stojan Novaković” of Blace. Students of this school sell a variety of products and items on a large number of stands and have the opportunity to express their creativity and creativity of their class. The imagination and hard working hands of little children create wonderful creations that can be found in the offer at the fair. The special charm of this fair is that all the money collected from sales goes to charity purposes.
HUMANITARNI KONCERT SVETA JELENA – at the end of May
The event organized by the Ensemble of folk dances and songs “Stojan Novaković”, Blace, represents the final concert of charity character throughout the month of charity activities of Primary school “Stojan Novaković” from Blace. It is held at the cultural center “Drainac” in Blace with the noble aim of helping those who need it. Numerous visitors and lovers of folklore performances can enjoy the diverse performances of ensembles of folk dances and songs from our region.
NACIONALNA IZLOŽBA PASA SVIH RASA C.A.C. – May 20th
Cinology Association “Jastrebac” organizes a national dog show of all races every year in May. The aim of the exhibition is to raise awareness and the will of people to raise breed dogs. This exhibition is attended by a large number of competitors, both from the country and from abroad, which are evaluated by the eminent judges of the cinology committee.
BICIKLIJADA – beginning of June
Bicycle event is a sports event of recreational cycling, which promotes healthy life and active lifestyle with the regular and safe riding of all types of bicycles. It gathers a large number of children, young people and adults who love this form of recreation. The organizer of this sport event is the Primary School “Stojan Novaković”, Blace, and the co-organizers are Pre-school institution “Naša radost”, High School of Blace, Blace Sports Center, Tourist Organization of Blace, under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace.
MEĐUNARODNI FESTIVAL FOLKLORA – at the end of June
The international festival of folklore organized by the Ensemble of folk dances and songs “Stojan Novaković”, Blace, brings together a large number of folklore and folk music lovers every year from the country and abroad.
LIKOVNA KOLONIJA – during the month of June
The organizer of this cultural event is the Cultural Center “Drainac” under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace. From year to year, it brings together artists with varying sensibilities and orientations, both academics and painters amateurs and guests.
SEOSKE SPORTSKE IGRE TRBUNJE – early July
Every year, the residents of the village of Trbunje gather and compete in various forgotten sports disciplines. This manifestation was created in the tendency to return to nature, socializing and competitive spirit. The organizers are the Local Community of Trbunje and the Municipality of Blace.
KULTURNO LETO – early July
An outdoor event, in front of the Cultural Center “Drainac” in Blace, where visitors can enjoy a variety of rich cultural and artistic activities which are performed several days a week and are free for all visitors. The organizer of this event is the Cultural Center “Drainac”, Blace, under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace.
ZAVIČAJNI SUSRETI – early August
In the village of Gornja Jošanica, Blace, there is a manifestation held, which brings together a large number of people, both from village and surroundings, as well as those who live far from their home village. The manifestation is organized by the Local Community of Gornja Jošanica, and the co-organizers are the Municipality of Blace and TO Blace.
DRAINČEVI KNJIŽEVNI SUSRETI – during the month of August
Drainac’s encounters, for decades, are held in honor of the great poet and bohemian Rade Drainac. With the participation of the most eminent writers from Serbia and neighboring countries, cultural events are organized in all four municipalities of Toplica district, and the most exciting part of the program is hosting the participants of the manifestation at the home of the poet in the village of Trbunje …
DEČIJI MASKENBAL – during the month of August
Preschool institution “Naša radost”, Blace, traditionally organizes a children’s costume party, during which children with their educators organize a cultural and entertaining program in the town center, for all the citizens of the Municipality of Blace, who, besides the program, can enjoy various, imaginative dress creations.
DANI ŠLJIVE – from August 24 to August 26
An economic-tourist event in honor of plum, the fruit by which the Municipality of Blace is recognizable, was first organized in 2003. The establishment of this festival was initiated by the tendency of the plum producers that these noble fruits, produced on the premises of our ecologically healthy environment, will be given a deserved place in the offer of agricultural products of Serbia. The organizers of this, undoubtedly, the most visited and most important manifestations in this part of Serbia, are the Municipality of Blace and the Tourist Organization of Blace. Within the “Dani šljive”, these events are also held:
FUDBALSKI VETERANI – fifth in a series of events organized by the Sports Association of the Municipality of Blace, during which a football match and soccer veterans FC Jastrebac, Blace and FC Partizan, Belgrade play. Manifestation of a great number of fans of this sport;
ŠAHOVSKA SIMULTANKA – was created with a desire of the chess club “Jastrebac” to present chess to young people. It is held in the town center, and participants are members of chess school “Jastrebac”, Blace and the state champion of Serbia in chess;
AERO SKUP – organized by the private aero club “Blace”, gathers a large number of airplane and flying fans who enjoy the flight and parachute program. The event is organized in the village of Lazarevac, near Blace.
GRADSKA SLAVA – VELIKA GOSPOJINA – August 28th
Slava of the Municipality of Blace is celebrated every year with liturgy and cutting of a ritual bread in the church of Dormition of the Mother of God, in Blace, as well as a special program in the town center.
SMOTRA PASA SVIH RASA – at the end of August, early September
Under the auspices of the Blace municipality and with the co-organization of the Tourist Organization of Blace, Blace Cinology Association organizes an exhibition of dogs of all breeds, which gathers the most beautiful dogs from all over Serbia and its surroundings and numerous lovers of this animal from the country and abroad and the cinology judges choose the most beautiful ones.
RUKOMETNI TURNIR – early September
A special importance in the popularization and promotion of sports and tourist potentials of the Municipality of Blace has a traditional handball tournament. In the sports hall “Čika Duško Jovanović” in Blace, a large number of handball fans, quality teams and reputable guests are gathered in the organization of the Sport Center of Blace, the Handball Club “Jastrebac” and the Municipality of Blace. Participants of the tournament are all important domestic teams.
SELO SLAVI ŠLJIVU – September 9th
In addition to the most important manifestation “Dani šljive”, in the Municipality of Blace, another manifestation is dedicated to this fruit in the village of Grgure, a place with the largest number of producers and processors of this fruit. The manifestation is organized by the Municipality of Blace and the Grgure Local Community, in order to promote the economic potentials, primarily in the field of fruit growing and plum production.
KULTURNA JESEN – the end of September 19, 2018
On the plateau in front of the Cultural Center, a large number of children are gathered, who enjoy painting together on a large canvas. In addition to the little ones, all visitors of the event can join the painting. The organizer of the event is the Cultural Center “Drainac”.
BLACE DRAINCU – during the month of October
The Public Library “Raka Drainac” of Blace, sponsored by the Municipality of Blace, organizes an event in honor of the great Serbian poet Rade Drainac, born in the Blace village of Trbunje. This manifestation pays great honor and respect to our prominent artist.
MEĐUNARODNA UTAKMICE GONIČA U RADU – half of October
Blace Cinology Association, under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace, organizes an international match of the hound dogs work. This exhibition is attended by a large number of competitors evaluated by eminent judges of the Cinology Committee. The goal of the competitors is to show their dogs’ work in the best light at this match.
ZLATNA SVADBA – beginning of November
This unique event gathers married couples celebrating fifty years of marriage, and were married in the Municipality of Blace. The initial idea of this event was to point out the importance of the institution of marriage, common life and family in general, and to give recognition and to compliment married couples who spent half a century in their communities. The organizers of the event are Cultural Center “Drainac” and Municipality of Blace.
NACIONALNA UTAKMICA PASA GONIČA – at the beginning of December
Cinology Association “Jastrebac”, Blace, under the auspices of the Municipality of Blace, organizes a national match of the hound dogs. This event is attended by a large number of dog and hunting lovers from the country and abroad. The work of a large number of competitors is estimated by eminent judges of the Cinology Committee.
TURNIR U MALOM FUDBALU – end of December and beginning of January
Organized by the Sports Center and the Sports Association of Blace Municipality, and under the auspices of the Blace Municipality, every year, in the Sports Hall “Čika Duško Jovanović” in Blace, a lot of fans of this sport who enjoy football traditionally gather. Every year, the organizers provide valuable prizes for best players and teams…