Kozara Ethno: Preserving the tradition and culture of Kozara

Welcome to Kozara Ethno - the guardian of the cultural heritage of Kozara and Potkozarje. Our journey revives tradition, connects the past, present, and future. Join us in preserving this unique cultural treasure.

Kozara Ethno: Guardians of cultural heritage

Kozara Ethno is an authentic project dedicated to preserving, reviving, and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Kozara and Potkozarje. Born from the shared vision of the Banja Luka Tourist Organization and the KUD “Piskavica,” Kozara Ethno has become a key ambassador of regional culture and tradition since its inception in 2010.

Focused on supporting and enhancing rural tourism development, this project strives to raise awareness about the importance of preserving the region’s traditional values. Through diverse activities, Kozara Ethno passes on stories, crafts, music, games, and gastronomy of the area to new generations and visitors from other parts of the world.

With Kozara Ethno, every stone of Kozara and Potkozarje gains a voice—a voice that narrates centuries-old tales, a voice filled with love for the land, and a voice that connects the past, present, and future. Join us on this journey through time, get acquainted with the heritage that shaped our community, and be a part of our mission to preserve this unique cultural treasure.

Kozara Ethno Festival: Journey through heritage

Since 2005, the festival in the Potkozarje village of Piskavica and the city of Banja Luka has gathered more than 400 performers from different countries. With each new edition, the festival takes us on a journey through the life of the Kozara people and shows us how life used to be in Kozara and Potkozarje through the presentation of traditional customs, culture, and local cuisine.

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Join us at the Kozara Ethno Festival 2024

The International Kozara Ethno Festival 2024 will take place from July 5th to July 7th in the village of Piskavica and the center of Banja Luka. In the upcoming edition of the festival, we can expect a plethora of content and activities aimed at promoting the cultural identity of Kozara and other cultures from around the world. The theme for the 2024 festival will be announced by the end of 2023.

When and where?

Kozara ethno festival 2023 will be held over three days, starting from June 30 to July 2. On the first day of the festival, all roads lead to Piskavica, while the next two days the program will be moved to Trg Krajine in the heart of Banja Luka.

Enterance is free

We are happy to share with you that the entrance to the Kozara ethno festival is completely free! We want all visitors, regardless of their financial capabilities, to have the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience.

How to visit?

Whether you come from Banja Luka, from other parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, or from abroad, we are sure that you will find your way to our festival. Piskavica and Banja Luka are well connected by main roads and are easily accessible by private transport, bus or taxi.

Have any questions?

If you have additional questions about the festival, arrival, accommodation or any other topic, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to helping you plan your visit to Kozara Ethno Festival 2023.

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