Batumi hosts several festivals and events throughout the year. From live music concerts, food and drink festivals, health and fitness retreats, to arts, sports, cultural and media events. The Batumi international art-house film festival held in March is a great event which sees film connoisseurs from the world coming to view some brilliant filming. The International Black Sea Jazz Festival held in the month of July, attracts a lot of jazz lovers. The Batumi International Bird Festival held in March in the Ajara Region witnesses birdlovers from across the world flocking to Batumi. The Homemade Wine Festival in March is a festival with an initiative to strengthen the fading wine culture in Batumi.