Every year since 1950 the Dubrovnik Summer Festival has transformed the beautiful Croatian city into a hub of open-air performances that showcase the best of Mediterranean contemporary arts.
With over 70 successful years since its birth, the Dubrovnik Summer Festival has become a summertime institution in Croatia.
The annual music, dance, theatre and folklore event began in 1950 and was created to bring together the cultural traditions of Croatian life with contemporary European arts. Today, it sees Dubrovnik’s Old Town transformed into a hub of open-air stages set between the city’s piazzas and towers such as the one at Lovrijenac fort.
The event kicks off in the second week of July and runs through until the end of August
The festival brings together the best of Croatia’s artists as well as some international guests.
More than 70 events and 2000 performers take to the stage over six weeks, ranging from classical orchestras, ballet, folklore, choral singing and local and foreign plays to award-winning films screened under the open summer Mediterranean sky.
The opening night also offers a spectacular display of fireworks, perfect for watching with drinks on board the sundeck of a superyacht.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has stood the test of time in celebrating the vibrancy of Croatia’s culture in the beautiful limestone streets and baroque architecture of Dubrovnik’s open-air settings.