In 2003, the national festival of tambourine orchestras was established in Bijelo Polje. This festival heritages and promotes the traditional folk music of the Montenegrin population and environment. This event contributes to the establishment and development of friendly and commercial relations, affirmation and presentation of the cultural heritage of the north of Montenegro, as well as evaluation and presentation of the tourist potential of the area. Every year at the festival performance about eighteen to twenty tambourine orchestras from eight to ten countries on the festival with the participation of over 200 tambourine masters. Besides tambourine orchestras, citizens have an opportunity to hear the renowned soloists at the festival, from the country and abroad.