An international, worldly known festival of theater, music, literature and fine arts, is organized outdoors in Budva every summer, from July 1, till August 20. Numerous plays, dominant in theater life in Montenegro and Serbia, have been created on Budva’s stages. Owing to the visits of distinguished theatrical ensembles from the neighboring and other countries, this metropolis of Montenegrin tourism becomes an international capital of most distinguished artists during summer.
Apart from the plays, numerous concerts of domestic and worldly known ensembles and most prominent performers of classical music, are also held. Often, the artists give a performance in very acoustic ambiance of ancient sacral buildings in Budva. There are also many fine arts exhibitions in Budva’s galleries. Already affirmed painters, as well as those just graduated from the Cetinje Academy are presented here.
Within the Theater City event, the famous Square of Poets also has a long tradition, and gathers the most eminent writers from Yugoslavia and other countries. The most successful authors are awarded the prize of the Square of Poets. On the same occasion, the prestigious Stefan Mitrov Ljubisa prize is awarded for literature.