On the 8th, 9th and 10th of July 1999: the first edition of Crater Surfaces, the first festival devoted to street arts in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Denis Lafaurie, the director of Crater, the national scene in Alès, where to go to take your place. Moreover, he wanted to prove that the role of the actor on the streets is just as significant as their role in the theater room. During the first few years, an annual theme was chosen: ‘mechanical structures,’ ‘family meeting,’ ‘movement,’ ‘a strange atmosphere,’ ‘and’ back to the place. ‘ Since 2010, the festival has become international and has made its name as “Alès international outdoor festival”.