The predicted rains and storms didn’t arrive and the 70th Dubrovnik Summer Festival opened with all the pomp and ceremony one would expect from a special birthday celebration.
The festival is officially open. In a gala opening ceremony last night , attended by the president of Croatia, Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and a whole host of dignitaries, including the Minister of Culture and the Mayor of Dubrovnik who said “Thank you to all those who have been involved in and around the festival for all these decades.”
The first day of 47 days of drama, music, dance, song and much more has opened.
Until the 25th of August the streets, squares and just about any space in the city is transformed into a stage for artists. And as the Libertas flag was raised on the bell tower the beginning of more than 80 cultural events in Dubrovnik started for the 70th time.