Rich cultural life of Serbia's major cities guarantees expats an enjoyable stay in our country. A great variety of cultural events reflect a vibrant creative force and spiritual wealth of our nation. Each year there are numerous festivities cherishing Serbia's tradition, customs, folklore, and handicrafts, including the famous Dragacevo Trumpet Festival in Guca (www.guca.co.yu). Belgrade hosts a number of important festivals, such as: Belgrade International Theater Festival- BITEF (www.bitef.co.yu), International Film Festival- FEST (www.fest.org.yu), Belgrade Summer Festival- BELEF (www.belef.org), and Belgrade International Music Festival- BEMUS (www.bemus.co.yu). There are also one of Europe's most massive outdoor concert events Exit Festival (www.exitfest.org), which attracts over 200,000 people and MTV broadcasting, and a series of film and theater festivals in other cities, like Novi Sad, Nis, Uzice and Palic.
Belgrade boasts some of the greatest nightlife in Europe with a variety of performance arts, including world class operas, concerts and theater performances. There are numerous theaters featuring various artistic directions: from the theater of movement and contemporary dance to the latest local and international plays. The theater season spans from October until July. In addition, Belgrade's cinemas bring latest blockbusters almost at the same time as they are brought anywhere else in the world. For a night out, one can choose between the dinner with live music in the Bohemian Skadarlija district, relaxing at one of the city's modern cafes, on a house boat, or enjoying the burgeoning club scene.