The annual Anatoly Lyadov Art Festival has taken place in Borovichi since 1990. Its programmes, held at various city venues, include chamber, vocal and symphony music, theatre art, and music and literature compositions. Anatoly Lyadov lived and composed music in Borovichi for almost 40 years. (He first came here as a child.) Since 2009, the Musical Jack-in-the-Box, a contest for young performers, has been part of the festival.