Open musical and poetic festival “Rubtsov’s autumn” has been taking place annually since 1998 in Vologda near the monument to Nikolay Rubtsov. It gathers those who love poetry both from Vologda and other cities and regions. Musicians and composers, singers-songwriters, choral groups, bands, representatives of Russian centres, dedicated to Rubtsov, researchers, local history experts are among the participants of the festival.

Dozens of events take place on different city concert venues during several days, such as: concerts, exhibitions, performances, readings, meetings, “open mike” outdoor events, presentations of new periodicals, dedicated to life and works of Nikolay Rubtsov.