Carnival is an exciting time of year, filled with activities and social events lasting over a month. There is a feel-good vibe in the air as winter draws to an end. The highlight being as always, the International Carnival Parade in Rijeka. This main event in Rijeka, no more than 20 minutes’ drive from Opatija, takes place on February 11, 2018. And Opatija hosts its own share of events.
Opatija Children’s Carnival Parade | 28.01. 2018 | 13.00 – 15.00 h
A main attraction in Opatija during Carnival. Children from all over the region march down Opatija’s main street, from Market Hall to Slatina Beach, wearing masks and costumes they’ve spent months making. The parade then turns into a festival with loads of entertainment.
Balinjerada | 04.02.2018 | from 10.00 h
Balinjerada is a race of home-made carts or vehicles on ball bearing wheels (balinjere). Participants wear carnival masks and race down Opatija’s main street. They tend to gather quite some speed which adds to the thrill of spectating!
Caffes Wagner & Continental
Our patisserie creates a selection of hand-made cakes and sweet delights on our premises from premium ingredients, for you to enjoy, specially for the Carnival period.
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