Festivals in Dubrovnik are celebrated in a special way, they are quite numerous and are mostly held during the summer months. Here, visitors will find a list of Dubrovnik festivals, and they can choose who they want to attend.
The Dubrovnik Summer Games Festival is held each year and is the oldest cultural and artistic festival in the region. It is organized between 10th July and 25th August. The festival offers theatre, folklore, music, ballet and a cinematic section. The festival has been promoting Dubrovnik as a world cultural center for the previous seven centuries. Tickets can be bought in locations where the manifestation is held, usually up to two hours before the event itself, but you can also buy tickets online. Ticket prices range between 50 and 400kn, and in the previous years, students had a 30% discount.
The Saint Blaise Festival begins every year on February 3rd. Sveti Vlah is the patron saint of the city, and he is considered a patron of the sick. Traditionally, the festival begins with a mass held in the early morning hours. At the beginning of the procession, the bishop of Dubrovnik releases white doves, which is witnessed by the inhabitants, tourists and visitors of the city. After this, flags are flown, and the procession reaches the Church of Sveti Vlah, where the flags are folded, which is a token of greeting toward all who witness the event. The next part of the event if the so-called “gričanje”, which includes the people entering the church to participate in a rite which includes two twisted candles being put beneath the throat of those who participate.
The Dubrovnik Film Festival was first organized in 2003. The festival is a competitive event, where a panel of experts decide the winners in categories of short, documentary and feature films. Apart from these awards, the competitors also receive audience awards. The event is visited by various actors, directors, musicians and producers, as well as other visitors from Croatia and the world