Rafting Regatta “Proteci Rzavom”

The festival is organized in May on the Veliki Rzav river by the God Save Rzav Association from Arilje. Besides the rafting exciting part, the main goal of the regatta is to present the cleanest river in Serbia to participants and to draw attention to the pristine nature of the area.

The Kruščica Camp route is 34 km long. It takes 4 to 6 hours to cover it depending on the water level.

Raspberry Days

The Arilje Library organizes the festival in July to gather raspberry producers, but also tourism representatives, and textile manufacturers that the area is famous for.

It lasts for two days with a display of exhibitions and souvenirs dedicated to raspberry, cultural performances, lectures, and agriculture policy presentations. Visitors can taste rakija made of raspberries, jam, juice, and other homemade traditional specialties.

The program includes several awards presented to the sweetest raspberry cake, the prettiest raspberry field, the loveliest stall, the most promising young raspberry producer, etc.


The Arilje Summer Music Festival (Ariljska letnja muzička manifestacija or ARLEMM in Serbian) takes place in the second half of July. The organizer is the Muzikus Association.

The festival gathers artists, experts, professors, and lecturers from different musical fields – classic, spiritual, traditional, jazz. The idea is to bring true cultural values first and foremost to children and youth.

ARLEMM offers an opportunity for children to further improve their knowledge and skills, to learn from renowned artists from Serbia and abroad. The educational part with different workshops throughout Arilje’s cultural institutions lasts for a few weeks, while the two-day event concludes the festival consisting of various famous performers’ concerts. ARLEMM’s guest was Stefan Milenković, Lena Kovačević, Slobodan Trkulja, Jovan Kolundžija, to name a few.

Zlatni kotlić Arilja (Golden Kattle)

KSR “Plovak” organizes this gastronomy festival that includes competitions in making the traditional fish soup and in the fishing itself. Teams from Serbia and the region are known to take part in the event.

The fishing competition motto is “catch-kiss-and release” and it takes place in October on the City Beach.