Carnival Magic in Opatija

Carnival Magic in Opatija

A carnival spectacular of entertainment, concerts, feasts, sports and charity events

Carnival is the more than month-long celebration leading up to lent. It’s a celebration of darkness transitioning to light. From winter to summer. A celebration of fertility, the blessing of the new season’s crops. And the first spring festival of the new year. It is also the time for feasting and enjoying all the things given up for lent. Carnival in 2018 falls from 17.01 until 14.02.


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.



Amadria Park Grand 4 opatijska cvijeta

Family & Beach hotel

Offer valid from: 09.02.2018 - 14.02.2018

Rate includes:
  • Minimum stay 2 nights with half board
  • Use of swimming pool
  • 50% discount on spa day


children up to 3 years free
children aged 3 to 12 years – € 19.00 per day
additional adult sleeping in room – € 35.00 per day

Price range: EUR from 105 per night