The Cultural Summer is the largest city festival and an indispensable part of Bratislava summer festivities. It has already celebrated forty-six years of existence. Its aim is to present Bratislava as a modern city that is intensely vibrant with culture. Through the BKIS, the city presents high-quality and sustainable projects on a number of smaller stages while taking into account the safety of the audience. The multi-genre programme appeals to all ages, while encouraging visitors to explore the whole city. The programme is not only centred in the historic city centre but also takes in less conventional places, newly discovered public spaces and areas in the city districts. Within the festival, the BKIS offers an important platform to support civic activities, communities and key cultural projects that have long been tied to the city. In addition to cooperation and non-financial support for projects, the BKIS also prepares its own events in various venues. Festival activities take place in the streets, parks, gardens, courtyards, on the banks of the Danube, on the city walls and in the city districts to delight those of all ages and fans of all sorts of genres.