During the year, especially in the summer, visitors and locals have the chance to watch, participate in and enjoy many interesting events.
The folklore festivals are frequent in Serifos, since the Saints of the island are honored with music, dances, food and local wine.
Two more customs that survive and revive the island are the Capetania and the Kounies. The first one takes place on the last Sunday of the Carnival and floods the island with masqueraders. The second one revives in the morning of Easter Sunday, after the second Resurrection, when a wooden, flower-covered swing is set up in one of the island’s villages.
The Serifians respect all of the Easter rituals, with beautiful processions of the Epitaphs passing through the narrow alleyways of Chora and the service of the Holy Resurrection taking place in many of the island’s churches.
In the summer the island fills with people and events abound. Of the most prominent ones is the Serifos Music Festival, during which the Theater of the Serifian Association in Kato Chora fills with visitors who gather to enjoy dozens of artists.
The first days of August, the “Andromeda” Women's Association organizes a bazaar with traditional products and sets up a feast, with music, dances and local delicacies.
Additionally, some night clubs invite bands or famous DJs for special music nights.
Serifos Sunset Race 2017
The 5th annual Serifos Sunset Race will be held during the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September 2017, with 20, 10 and 5 km races, 1.000 and 3.000 meters of swimming, as well as running and swimming races for kids.
Serifos Sunset Race supports the efforts for equal access to education, health, culture and sports for Greek islanders - especially the ones in the barren line.
For more information and your registration visit www.serifosrace.com.