More than 70 cultural events take place in Belgrade every year. The City of Belgrade is the founder and sponsor of 11 festivals:
The Belgrade Summer Festival takes place at various locations around the city. It includes classical and pop music concerts, exhibitions ofinfluential artists, theater plays for children and adults. It is organized during the months of June and July.
This festival, which began in 1971, is organized once a year. Young musicians from all continents are invited to compete in various solo and chamber disciplines. The jury is composed of world famousmusicians and internationally esteemed music teachers.
This representative biennial international festival is focused on the visual arts. Founded in 1960, it was modeled after the French salons in Paris, as an annual exhibition of the finest works of art created in Yugoslavia.As of 1967, it also includes the works of applied arts. Since 2004, it has become an international event and a significant reference for the Serbian as well as the regional art scene.
The International Meeting ‘Children of Europe’ is organizedin early October every year. The performers and their audienceare children aged from 7 to 14. This traditional event dates from 1968.
The Belgrade International Book Fair is one of the oldest and most important literary festivals in the region. Its primary goal is to allow publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians, book distributors, multimedia companies etc. to make newcontacts, exchange experiences, close business agreements and establish other types of business and cultural cooperation.
After two decades of existence,the Guitar Art Festival enjoys the status of one of five greatest and most influential international classical guitar festivals in the world.
It has become the leading stage for world premieres, concerts, and the exchange of knowledge, practices and experiences among guitarists from all over the world.
Dis-Patch festival was founded in 2002 as a continuation of the activities of the Belgradeyard Sound System collective, an independent organization dedicated to the promotion of new music tendencies, related art practices and the advancement of the local music and art scene through creating links between Serbian artists and audiences and established artists from around the world.