What is SOF?
South Outdoor Festival is a celebration of everything that can be enjoyed outdoor. It celebrates sports, culture, tradition, music, nature and culinary. It gathers most popular outdoor activities in 4 days event and it take place in different locations of Southern Coastal Region of Albania every year. The festival invites participants from all over the country and the whole Europe to join, compete and have fun, spread the joy and experience unique beauty of nature, food, culture, tradition of south Albania.
The locations that we select for our event are characterized by an extraordinary geological diversity, a blend of sea, mountains and amazing natural resources, as well as unique villages, cultural heritage, tradition and delicious cuisine that makes it ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities and a perfect tourism destination.
An amazing array of musical talent, with acts and staging far better than most free festivals, will perform each day, and local beer, cider, and food vendors will be available for all the participants. Thanks to our amazing sponsors and our hardworking as well as community volunteers, our festival continues to remain free to the thousands of attendees (over 3,000 in 2017 and more then 6,000 in 2018) each year!
Who is behind it?
South Outdoor Festival is an initiative of GIZ Albania in the aim of the programme “Sustainable Rural Development” that is implemented as a mutual project in strong partnership together with leading companies from Albania, representatives from tourist agencies who have been working in tourism sector for years, specializing active tourism and receiving awards for developing new tourist products and events within their businesses. The project is realized in close collaboration with Ministry of Tourism and Environment, National Tourism Agency, Himara Municipality and is strongly supported from GIZ Albania.