5 festivals in Thessaloniki in the coming days that you should not miss out.

5 festivals in Thessaloniki in the coming days that you  should not miss out.

May, for Thessaloniki, is a month full of festivals. Small and large events alike find the ideal environment in Thessaloniki, a city that loves fun, food, cinema and new trends, while its locals keep their eyes wide open to the events of their home town.

Below is a list of 5 festivals worth visiting for the month of May in Thessaloniki that will definitely not let anyone down.

Street Food Festival

The ultimate celebration for food lovers returns to Thessaloniki for the seventh year and invites us to take part in an event full of street food, music and parallel events at the Thessaloniki International Fair from 30 May 2024 to 2 June 2024. During the days, the courtyard of TIF will be transformed into an open-air market of kiosks with flavors from every corner of the world.

SoulFood, the organiser of the Street Food Festival, has ensured that this year's street food celebration will be a more refreshing experience than ever before, including 30 food entries from cuisines around the world. Among these, there will be 25 street food booths and impressive food trucks while at the same time, 2 spectacular stages are going to be set up to host a rich music program: Pan Pan, Years of Youth, Xatzifrageta, Mora sti Fotia, Giaginides Live Band and many more, along with Dj sets that will accompany the music nights, are just some of the music performances that visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy this year.

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Moni Lazariston Festival

Having already started its events from 19 May 2024, Moni Lazariston Festival promises a summer full of music, performances for young and old, concerts, events and musical tributes. Τhe Festival has been an important institution for the artistic events of the city, which over the years has been loved by citizens and summer visitors alike.

This year Thessaloniki will once again have fun to the rhythm of the dozens of concerts that have already been announced to take place in the emblematic space of Moni Lazariston. The summer nights of residents and visitors are expected to be transformed into artistic and entertaining events with the protagonists being foreign and Greek artists who are constantly renewing the program of events. In the period of May-June-July the following artists are expected to take the stage: Michalis Hatzigiannis, Stelios Rokkos, Marina Spanou, Panos Vlachos, Thrax Pankc, Social Waste, Konstantinos VIta, Tzamal, Archive and Novel 729 while among the foreign participants are Dire Straits, Steel Panther, Scream Inc, Thievery Corporation etc.


The festival that will take us to the frenetic summer feasts, to the summer taverns, to the Aegean rhythms and will bring back memories of the festivals of our childhood, is coming on Saturday 25 May 2024 at 19:00 among the events of this year's Moni Lazariston Festival.

ΡΙΖΕS is an online community created to promote intangible cultural heritage, grown and loved by the public and celebrated for the first time in September 2022. Through a rich program of traditional music that reaches a wide range of ages, it marks the beginning of summer in Thessaloniki this year.


Music lovers and cinema lovers meet at the IN- EDIT FESTIVAL, an event that this year marks its tenth year in Greece. For four days (22-26 May 2024), Warehouse D of the Port of Thessaloniki is expected to host all those who love cinema, documentaries and music and create special memories for them. Screenings and premieres of films and documentaries, live performances that have already been announced and invite us to take part in this year's special event.

This year, highlighting the multidimensional identity of IN-EDIT, which combines music and cinema, becomes a central idea, presenting a variety of selections from films such as "The White Tower Decibels", "Fatboy Slim: Right Here Right Now", "Peter Doherty: Stranger in My Own Skin", which showcase both the variety and depth of music culture.

Vegan Life Festival

Would you like to learn more about this alternative lifestyle through a fun experience? The sixth Vegan Life Festival is coming to Thessaloniki to offer a unique experience to its visitors through educational talks, vegan cooking workshops, an exchange bazaar, children's activities and market of vegan products and services.

The courtyard of the City Hall of Thessaloniki for the days 25-26 May  from 11 in the morning until 11 at night, will be filled with happy voices and smiles on the occasion of the Vegan Life Festival waiting to welcome us with free entrance.

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