The night of August 6th 2008, Batroun announced the beginning of its Summer Festival, organized by the Batroun Festival Commity and the Nights of the Virgin Mary fraternity.
A large crowd gathered for the opening night in the presence of Municipal President Marcelino Hark , Monsenior Mounir Kheirallah , and representatives of cultural and
local social clubs.
In his short word for the occasion, Mr. Hark emphasized the importance of tourism in
Batroun and how the municipal council and the local association can play a role to help
Tourism grow and to attract visitors from all over the world to spend their vacations in
The Festival lasted for six days with many cultural, musical, and tourist activities.
The Nights of the Virgin Mary organized a show of varieties selected from the Rahbani
Brothers plays. Artist “Rafic Ali Ahmad” animated the theatre with his latest play
“JORSA” and the group “The Four Nights” gave a concert performing their latest
songs capturing the audience for many hours of clapping and singing along.
8/8/2008 was a very special night, it was Friday night and around 15000 people came to
Participate in the “Open Air Party” of this year. All night clubs along the main strip
Set their DJ’s outside in the open air to play their best music and give all the dancers
the best time ever. The party was a big success and its news was all over the papers and
the evening news.
Sunday the 10th, was an open invitation from the Festival comity to all visitors who desire to come and get to know Batroun’s tourist sites and old monuments. Free tourist
Guides accompanied the visitors to explain and help make the tours interesting. Lemonade was served to all visitors free of charge and to top it all, free boat rides were.
Offered to give the new comers a look at Batroun from the seaside and to introduce them
At the beautiful beaches and resorts along the way.