Every summer since 1994, as a part of the Czech Culture Festivities, the Bystřice Chateau Festival, an international festival of music, theatre and the visual arts, is held in the chateau that adorns the town of Bystřice pod Hostýnem. Through the years of existence, the festival has alternated leading Czech and foreign artists who bring the city excellent artistic value.

Bystřice pod Hostýnem lies at the foot of the Hostýnské Hills, in the heart of Moravia. The appearance of the town is formed by picturesque streets, a central church, and the chateau from the early 15th century. The most attractive locality in the surrounding area is probably the pilgrimage church of the Assumption of Our Lady on St. Hostýn, where 21 pilgrimages are held each year.