It’s a big week for the cultural scene in Dubrovnik with the opening of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. And not just any Summer Festival but a special birthday one, the 70th anniversary of the most iconic festival in Croatia. On Wednesday the 10th of July with the raising of the Libertas flag in the heart of the Old City of Dubrovnik at 9 o’clock the Dubrovnik Summer Festival will be officially opened. And as it’s a big birthday the organisers have put on a program to remember.
The opening night will see a gala event, but as its invitation only you’ll probably have to watch from the sides. But don’t worry you’ll still see a show, a magical fireworks display that not only lights up the whole of the walled city but also can be seen for miles, it’s one of the most impressive fireworks displays you’ll ever see. The first firework will whiz up into the night sky at around 10 o’clock and the whole event lasts for a good few minutes.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival is one of the oldest and most prestigious European festivals, a member of the European Festivals Association since 1956, will present its numerous domestic and international audiences with over 80 theatre, music, ballet, film, folklore and other performances over 47 days.
The conceptual guideline of the seventieth Dubrovnik Summer Festival is based on the slogan City Myths.