Festival Aulona International Folk Festival “held in the coastal city of Vlore, Albania.
This Festival is organized by the Cultural Center “Aulona” (previously named “Nightingales of the South”) which is a private legal entity operating under the Albanian legislation in the field of culture and cultural heritage. The activity aims to remain traditional and accompanies the opening of the tourist season at the city of Vlora yearly every May.
The festival is held on the basis of various donations in partnership with the City Hall, Chamber of Commerce and other institutions or entities concerned, local or foreign.
AIFF is a straightforward folk festival, based on principles of CIOFF’s and directed by an Organizing Committee (staff) made up of personalities and people of art and culture.
The first festival was held from 9-11 May 2009.