The events in the prefecture of Ioannina are an almost
daily phenomenon which covers a wide spectrum of interests
of the public. Most of them take place in the city of Ioannina,
however there are others, very interesting too, which are
organised in other municipalities and the big communities
of the prefecture. The most important events are:
- Epirotica which takes place every year mainly on July-August.
They include concerts, theatrical representations, exhibitions
- the commercial exhibition «Epirus» which is organised
by HELEXPO Thessalonica in the begining of each June. In
this event exhibitors from all over Greece and the abroad
-The celebration of the Liberation of Ioannina on the 21st
of February which is accompanied by a great military parade.
- Jamales on the last Sunday of Carnival with the enormous
fires and the dances around them in the neighborhoods of
The celebration in memory of martyr Saint George in January
17th with the procession of his honest scull in the central
streets of the city.
The various feasts for the promotion of local products,
from which the feast of Zitsas wine distinguishes, which
is realised in the end of August. Also, there are the feasts
of tsipouro which take place mainly in the villages of Pogoni
(Delvinaki, Stratinitsa etc.) from October until December.
There is however a variety of other events which their time
of realisation depends on the planning of the institutions
which organizes them. In this category are included the
events of University of Ioannina, the various congresses
(Ioannina and Metsovo) but also the maritime events (Greek
nation Championships of rowing, kanoe-kayak, ski etc).