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From mid-February until May, Osteria da Ugo is your go-to Craft Beer destination! Your chance to sample beers by Croatia’s best brewers for special promotional prices with exquisite delicacies prepared by our chefs! Six breweries represent their top beers, finishing with a beer evening and guest brewers! Acquaint yourself with the best Croatian breweries with our promotional beer prices and delicacies prepared by our chefs! (more…)
A wine festival with a relaxed vibe. Browse around the many wine stands and speak to the winemakers while you sample. A pop-up wine store is also on site for those who wish to buy and take home what they try.
Venue: Lauba, Baruna Filipovića 23a
Located on Lake Jarun’s Isle of Youth, INmusic is hailed as one of the best festivals in Europe featuring performances by numerous music legends from around the globe and has been shortlisted two years in a row as one of the world’s best festivals by (more…)
Everything from intimate concerts to larger performances, the Culture Factory is one of Zagreb’s staple concert venues. Find music genres from rock to heavy metal, jazz, swing and blues, to alternative and grunge. Visit the site for more details.
Venue: Culture Factory, Šubićeva 2 Zagreb
The Zagreb edition of Buble’s ‘Love’ album concert world tour is the singer’s first Croatian performance.
Venue: Zagreb Arena, Lanište 30 (Novi Zagreb)
The Lisinski Concert Hall is home to the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra and the Croatian Radio & Television Symphony Orchestra, and also hosts world-class classical and cultural performances from around the globe, supporting young talent. See the link for upcoming events.
Venue: Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Stjepan Radić Square, No. 4
Zagreb has numerous art galleries presenting permanent and temporary exhibitions. For a guide to what’s on, check the following link.
Visit any of Zagreb’s dozens of museums, including from classic to unique, to the interactive and quirky. Most are open year round. Check the individual museum operating hours via the link, as some may differ throughout the year.
June / July 2019
The fantastic genre film festival, and also first open-air film festival, is the only film festival of its kind in the region dedicated to fantastic and related genres, including science fiction, horror, thriller, mystery, experimental and more. A number of (more…)
May / June 2019
Croatia’s primary international festival of contemporary dance, movement theatre and mime, founded in 1982, is organised annually by the Institute for Movement and Dance. It pays tribute to the alchemy of dance, its continuous evolution and the many fascinating forms it appears in today, revealed at each new festival.
13 – 20.09.2019
First held in 1968, PIF is an international puppet festival for professional puppet theatre groups, and puppeteers or theatricians who use puppetry as a means of artistic expression, with the participation of the best-known international and Croatian puppet theatres and performances. This is an event for both adults and children.
3 – 8.06.2019
Established in 1972, Animafest is the second oldest film festival and competition in the world completely dedicated to animation. Zagreb’s Animafest is on par with the animation festivals in Annecy, Ottawa and Hiroshima, as a must-attend event for the world’s animation community. The festival (more…)
Annual event each July
An initiative of the Croatian Ministry of Culture and the City of Zagreb, this major week-long event highlights the special features of national culture, as well as regional dances, music, languages, and customs, but also the cultural heritage from (more…)
Annual event each September & October
Features innovative and experimental theatre production at a range of theatre venues around Zagreb, including the Croatian National Theatre.
Museum of Reality – a collaboration between UNICEF and Zagreb’s Museum of Illusions – launched in 2015 as the first of its kind in the world, is an interactive experience with installations, virtual reality and ‘live exhibits’, this year taking over Tunnel Grić and presenting visitors with different realities (more…)
16th Zagreb Film Festival
11.11.2018 – 18.11.2018
Established in 2003, the Zagreb Film Festival features young and upcoming filmmakers, with an international program also included. This year’s special guest is Geraldine Chapman, daughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin.
At three participating venues:
For program details visit:
01.12.2019 – 01.06.2020
Zagreb transforms itself into a breathtaking winter wonderland with an overflowing sea of lights and the scents and sounds of Christmas. You won’t want to miss the best advent in Europe!
Rijeka’s International Carnival Parade is the highlight and culmination of the month of festivities in the Kvarner region and further afield. (more…)
Convention Centre Šibenik | 18 – 19.03.2019
This event presents Croatian and regional cuisine to the international gastronomy scene. During the congress, industry leaders come together to foster creativity and share their knowledge and experience through master classes, panel discussions, a gala dinner, a grand tasting lunch and guest speaker presentations. (more…)
May 23 – 26, 2019.
Held annually since 2012, the Croatian Travel Festival in Šibenik brings together travel writers and travellers from Croatia and abroad to share travelogues (more…)
Summer (May – August) 2019.
Throughout the summer, enjoy electronica, techno and house music by top international DJs at various events, including the Hideout and Fresh Island festivals at Zrće’s best beach clubs: Aquarius, Kalypso, Papaya and Noa. (more…)
The Dražen Petrović Memorial Basketball Tour is held in honour of Dražen Petrović – considered Šibenik’s and Croatia’s best basketball player – and takes place each year on the anniversary of his tragic death. (more…)
June 15 – 29, 2019.
A unique cultural event and Šibenik trademark since 1958, the two week International Children’s Festival features a full programme of arts and culture for children, including drama, visual art, music, puppets, film and television, and a host of performances and interactive activities. (more…)
July – September, 2019.
Organised annually by the Tourist Board of Šibenik, these evenings celebrate Klapa song – an old Dalmatian form of a cappella singing that’s been recognised by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (more…)
July 12 – 14, 2019.
Founded in Miami, Florida, in 1999, the Ultra Music Festival now includes events in more than 20 countries. The Croatian event debuted in 2013 at Poljud Stadium, home of Hajduk Split. (more…)
Held at Roški Slap, Krka National Park, LegendFest is a festival of creativity and fantasy. It celebrates myths, legends, fantasies and other tales through workshops, storytelling, plays, performances, exhibitions and music. (more…)
Entering its 12th year, Šibenik’s dedicated, three-day OFF Jazz & Blues Festival is held every July against the backdrop of the Old Town’s ancient white stone buildings and lanes. (more…)
The Supertoon International Animation Festival is a six-day and six-night festival offering insights into Croatian and international short animated films and video production. (more…)
Musica Appassionata is Šibenik’s week-long festival dedicated to classical music. It’s held from mid-July at various locations around the Old Town, including the Croatian National Theatre building. (more…)
The two-night festival ‘Dalmatian Chanson Evenings in Šibenik’, has been held since 1988 in Trg Republic Hrvatska on the weekend after the Feast of the Assumption. (more…)
In its second year, the Changer Festival brings to the stage at St Michael’s fortress such performers as Jessie Ware, Darko Rundek (‘Apocalypso Now’) and Inner Circle. (more…)
The city’s International Medieval Fair is held every year on the eve of St Michael’s Feast (the patron saint of Šibenik). During the event, the entire city is transformed into a medieval marketplace bustling with activity. (more…)
Hundreds of children from all over the Kvarner region march down Opatija’s main street, from Market Hall to Slatina Beach, in their special masks and costumes. (more…)
19.04.2019 – 23.04.2019
Spend Easter in Opatija. Goings-on include the Easter Fair and gourmet tastes of Kvarner, a traditional Easter breakfast, Easter egg hunts, concerts, exhibitions, entertainment and more. (more…)
The Liburnia Film Festival Association of Rijeka presents its annual, five-day documentary film festival, featuring around 20 homegrown Croatian documentaries shown at Opatija’s Open Air Cinema. (more…)
In mid-July, Opatija transforms itself into a huge stage. Spread out across several locations, this event attracts thousands of visitors for the spectacular music and theatre performances of the Imperial Town festival. (more…)
September / October
Amadria Park restaurants
Boletus (porcini) is the most famous forest mushroom known as the ‘king of wild mushrooms’. Because of its distinct aroma it is one of the most appreciated mushrooms of all. Truffles are also referred to as ‘black diamonds’ – they have a special and unique aroma and grow underground. (more…)
The month-long Chestnut Days festival was established in 1974 to celebrate the season with a wide-ranging menu of food and drink inspired by the chestnut. Due to the area’s special climate, Lovran chestnuts are considered amongst the world’s best. (more…)
On the weekend of October 13/14, we’re hosting the second edition of ‘Art Mrkat Opatija’ (Art Market Opatija), an exhibition where local artists and creative types present their work to the public. (more…)
Enjoy an enchanting Advent season amongst Habsburg-era villas, in a mild climate by the sea. Decorated in Christmas lights, Opatija’s streets and squares are like a magical fairytale come to life. (more…)