Šipan Summer Film School
Let’s just set the scene! Location – the glorious island of Šipan (yes, a film festival on an island). Cast – international films. Crew – festival guests from Germany, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia and the United Kingdom. Lights, action, camera. Cinema in the open-air surroundings of this spectacular Mediterranean island. Under the auspices of the City of Dubrovnik, the film festival in Šipanska Luka usually present ten films each summer. And in 2021 the festival had a rather special guest (don’t expect this every year) Hans Solo, sorry, Harrison Ford.
You can find more info on the website of the festival
August & September 2022
International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik
Music in Dubrovnik! Yes, you’ve guessed it, it’s those guys and gals again from the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. The International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik started back in 2013 and has quickly forged its mark on the annual cultural calendar of the city, and for good reason. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival comes to an end and another great festival starts, it’s a long summer of events in the city. International artists and local heroes come together for over a month in Dubrovnik and this year will be the ninth year that the music festival has been held. "The Festival has gained the audience’s loyalty from the very beginning, which participates in concerts held in front of the Rector’s Palace or in its atrium,” states the organisers.
Find out more info on this packed music festival on the website of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
September & October 2022
This classical music festival is the brainchild of clarinettist Marija Pavlović and has been up and running since 2018. The festival traditionally gathers international names of classical music in the unique space of the Rector’s Palace in Dubrovnik. "It is a top chamber music festival that brings together internationally renowned musicians who play at chamber music concerts and as soloists with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra,” state the organisers.
Check out the website of the festival
Dubrovnik Triathlon – Earth, Sea and Fire
Let’s get physical! It isn’t just cultural events, but sporting ones as well that are held in Dubrovnik and this is a great one. No, it’s not the 70’s rock band, Earth, Wind and Fire, it the Dubrovnik Triathlon, Earth, Sea and Fire. It’s a race that has amazing backdrops, and it’s also open for all categories, from beginners to ironmen and ironwomen. There is a whole list of differing events and differing distance in this sporting celebration, so get your running boats on and get ready for mid-October.
More info on the website of the Dubrovnik Triathlon
Autumn Music Variety
Summer might have gone but that doesn’t mean that the cultural program in Dubrovnik has come to an end, far from it in fact. Autumn Music Variety opens the musical events in the autumn with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra at the helm of another great festival. "Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra musicians regularly stand out with this program by holding their own solo concerts, with guest appearances by renowned conductors from Croatia and the surroundings,” writes the orchestra. With five or six concerts in this short (but sweet) festival the venues are the rector’s palace, the Dubrovnik Cathedral and churches around the Old City. Variety is the spice of life.
You can find more info on the website of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra
Good Food Festival 2022
Food, glorious food! The Dubrovnik Good Food festival is one of the tastiest festivals in the city. A real smorgasbord of culinary and fine wine events that the whole city embraces. This project was developed by the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and has quickly found itself as one of the most popular festivals in the whole region and beyond. Summer may well have packed its bags but this is a great excuse (if indeed you need one) to visit Dubrovnik in the off-season. Culinary specialties typical for the region, educational programs for children, tastings of regional wines, culinary workshops, and events such as "Dinner with a famous chef”, workshops on preparing Dubrovnik delicacies, special menus in Dubrovnik restaurants, an "Eat & Walk” culinary tour of the city, as well as other scrumptious surprises. Are you feeling hungry yet?
More info can be found on the website of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board
December & January 2022/23
Dubrovnik Winter Festival
Ho, ho, ho! Winter in Dubrovnik has a magical feel and this is empathized by the Dubrovnik Winter Festival. Can you imagine those iconic city walls, those magnificent façades and those attractions all wrapped up in festive lighting and Christmas decorations? Come to Dubrovnik for the Winter Festival and you won’t have to imagine, you can live it! With festive stands offering traditional festive foods and drinks dotted all through the historic Old City, a Christmas program of events and concerts it is fun for all the family. You’ll fill your social media with unique festive photos, although don’t expect too much snow.
You can find more info on the website of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival
Advent in Dubrovnik
The program of Dubrovnik’s winter festival – Advent in the City – begins with the lighting of the first Advent candle. The uniqueness of Dubrovnik is also visible during the month of giving.
New Year’s eve
Dubrovnik’s many visitors will bring in New Year’s 2023 while entertained by a spectacular music programme which will already begin in the morning hours of December 31st, New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s program includes a diverse, entertaining three-day program, in which everyone will find something interesting. The New Year will begin with the traditional New Year’s Day 10 km race, and a special treat will be a concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, paired with oysters and champagne, beginning on New Year’s Day at noon. Now that’s a New Year period you’ll never forget.
More info on the New Year celebrations in Dubrovnik can be found on the website of the Dubrovnik Winter Festival and Dubrovnik Tourist Board