Every summer, at the first weekend of August, the municipal unit of Oinountas organizes the Olive and Olive Oil Festival in the village of Sellasia. The festival aims to highlight and promote Lakonian olive oil and olives, and to advocate cultural development in the region.
The Municipality of Sparta is organizing every year on the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople, a series of religious – sports and cultural events that take place on the Archaeological Site of Mystras, and at the city of Sparta. These events are a tribute to the last Byzantine Emperor Constantine Palaeologos, Despot of Mystras, whose name and destiny was meant to eternally connect with the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
The Half Marathon Race of Parnonas “TA KARYATEIA” is a mountain endurance race of 20.3 km which takes place at the beginning of summer in Karyes, in memory of benefactor Georgios T. Skiouris, and aims to be added to the calendar of more and more athletes and exercisers every year. Karyes having hospitable people, with vision and passion for amateur sports and an active sports club, the “S.C. Karyatis”, ensure all the guarantees for the success of this athletic meeting.