Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2016

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival opening ceremony was held last night in the Old City piazza in front of Sveti Vlaho Church and everyone was there. It seemed like the entire city population showed up and were joined by many guests who participate in this annual summer event.  Artists come from all over the world to perform during the next 45 days.  The rich program of classical music, dance performances, and theatre will be presented in seventy open air venues in the middle of this historic city.

This festival is one of the oldest in Croatia. Instituted in 1950, it has become one of Europe’s many significant summer events.  More than 60,000 guests are expected to attend this year from 10 July until closing night on 25 August for the culmination of watching our Libertas flag being raised as the entire ensemble of voices sing the Hymn of Freedom.

DBV festival 2016

The beginning of that glorious fun evening includes meeting old friends at one of our many local outdoor cafes.  My evening always ends with a glass of our Mrgudic red wine from the Bura winery on the Peljesac peninsula as the magnificent fireworks display, held over the twinkling lights of the Dubrovnik old harbor, is the grand finale.


8 thoughts on “Dubrovnik Summer Festival 2016

  1. Thanks for the email directing us to your blog. The fireworks and pictures were terrific, we have such warm memories of our time with you in Dubrovnik. We were in Tallinn this spring and while interesting, it couldn’t’ hold a candle to Dubrovnik. You have a great summer, I watch your posts on CC all the time.

  2. Sounds like a marvelous event! Love your blogs, keep them up!

  3. HI and Aloha dear Friend Carol How great to hear from you, and see you are still in Dubrovnik as I am still here. Tried to send you a message sometime ago but it bounced back.Please send me another message as I want to keep in touch Margaret

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