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Last updated: 07 February, 2024
Expert travel writer: Jane Foster

Every year since 1950, from mid-July to late August, internationally renowned artists take part in music concerts, opera, theatre and dance performances at dozens of stunning open-air venues in Dubrovnik’s Old Town; these include the 16th-century Revelin Fortress and the atrium inside the Rector’s Palace.

Literally thousands of events are staged over the course of the festival, with world-renowned acts and performers. But it’s the atmospheric settings that really make this event special, and like no other.

Logistics

Price from: £20
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
Frequency: annually
When: Mid-July & August
Duration: 6 weeks

Getting there & doing it

The events are held at a range of open-air locations around Dubrovnik’s Old Town. See the programme on the festival website for advance details on locations for upcoming events.

For many events, you can simply buy tickets on the door. Some are free. However, for the bigger events it’s worth buying tickets in advance online (through the festival website). Book online early to snap up the best seats.

When to do it

The festival runs from mid-July to late August. The opening night, usually on or around 10 July, sees the moonlit streets of the Old Town come alive for an opening ceremony, with a procession followed by a street party which sees in the dawn.

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