The International Festival of String Instrument Orchestras is one of the biggest music festivals in Kumanovo and already ranks high as one of the traditional cultural events in the Municipality of Kumanovo. The original idea of a String Instrument Orchestra festival originated from a group of enthusiasts from Kumanovo, lovers of string instrument music, the Kumanovo Strings Orchestra. Their aim was to promote and affirm string instrument music as part of traditional Macedonian music. This goal persists even after a decade of the festival’s existence, through the support of local government, the Municipality of Kumanovo, and with the participation of many renowned orchestras from Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Austria and others. This festival is held every year in August, at the City Square in Kumanovo.