- International bagpipe festival (Mezinárodní dudácký festival), shorten also to MDF, takes place in Strakonice.
- First year of this festival was in 1967 on the occasion of 600. anniversary of the city foundation.
- It is currently held every two years always at the end of August. Bagpipers from more then ten different states participates to this event (Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, France, Turkey,..).
- In 2010 was the 19th season of the festival and it was under the auspices of Václav Klaus - president of Czech Republic and Czech Commision for UNESCO.
- 24th season should have happen in August 2020 but it was called of due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 24th season is taking place in summer 2022.
- 24th year should take place in summer 2022 under the patronage of President of the Czech Republic, Ing. Miloš Zeman and Minister of Culture of Czech Republic, Mgr. Martin Baxa.
LAST YEARS REVIEW:
Opening parade of 23rd season - 2018:
Review to 22nd season - 2016: