Events in Croatia

Zagreb Winter Fairytale

This December come to the heart of Zagreb, to Hall V of the Technical Museum and enjoy four days (December 5 to 8) of beauty and luxury. The latest event adding to the appeal of the already beloved Zagreb Advent is FairYtale, a unique showcase of everything that is cool, beautiful and stylish in the world, set against the backdrop of the early winter fairy tale. If you are interested in any of the many facets of the luxury industry, you will find its latest and greatest at the fair, as well as all things – be it services or products – boasting excellence in every aspect. Feast your eyes on beauty and get inspired, meet new friends or business partners, or just enjoy the good Christmas vibe.


From 13-18 November the Zagreb Fair organizes the 41st edition of INTERLIBER, the favourite fair for all generations of book lovers.   Interliber is the largest literary event in Croatia and a platform for the promotion of books, writers, reading, science and knowledge that brings together over 300 most important publishers and booksellers from Croatia, the neighbouring countries and this year also from the faraway Russia and China.   The fair will feature new books, Croatian and foreign literary stars, professional gatherings, educational workshops, presentations of several literary awards, popular musicians…   At Interliber we wish to single out the Premium programme, the Science Quarter school, auction of old books, knowledge quiz shows. The World Education Fair is a novelty intended for all those wishing to get more information on education abroad.   The fair will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and the Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Mr. Milan Bandić.   Admission to Interliber is free. 

Regatta Jabuka

The legendary offshore regatta takes yachtsmen along 110 miles enduring route Vodice - Jabuka - Vodice. The regatta is famous for the night start and mystical Jabuka, with characteristic strong wind and a long and exhausting race. Organization: JK Tijat - Vodice

The Jazz Time Rijeka International Jazz Festival

It was way back in 1992 when Vladimir Gašparović, in cooperation with the City Department of Culture, launched the international festival Jazz Time, at the behest of Professor Dorian Hatta. Just a year later, the festival took on an international flavour and today it is considered one of Croatia’s foremost jazz festivals. The festival has developed quite a history, while the young jazz talent from Rijeka and its surroundings gives credence to the essential nature of such a festival. The 27th annual Jazz Time Festival contributes to the affirmation of a talented generation of jazz musicians from Rijeka and also allows the audience there to hear cutting-edge jazz from other countries. The event, which spans two decades, will bring elite names of the jazz scene to Rijeka from 15 to 17 November.

St Martin’s day on the Međimurje wine road

From the first moment, anyone who comes in, is delighted by wine houses on the Međimurje wine road. Indeed, St. Martin's wine holiday, when must  ripens into wine which we celebrate in November, contributes to it. Staging the 'baptism' of must and tasting of young wines, with expert guidance, we celebrate St. Martin's in the company of many visitors, who these days can also enjoy the rich wine and food available.

Puppet Theatre Revue

This year, eighteen theatres and theatre troupes from the Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia present a diverse puppetry treasure trove. The 23rd Puppet Theatre Revue opens on 2 November at 6 pm at the Croatian House of Culture with the play “Weave Sevdah for Me, Dear“. This year’s revue features programmes that emphasise compassion for all children who have been forced to leave their homes due to war, fear as the most powerful instrument of obedience, as well as closeness and kindness in all of us. It will also embark on a journey through the human body, unlock the secret compartments of old tales, discover amazing friendships, witness the heart-warming loyalty of the dog as man’s best friend and deal with unusual wolves, donkeys and caterpillars. This year, the attendees can once again rate the shows and give out the ”Domino“ award for the best play at the end of the festival.

Honey Land

The Association of Beekeeping Metvica Novska organizes HONEY LAND - Honey Days and presents the results of the work and efforts of the bees and beekeepers to mark the end of the beekeeping Year but also Lukovo - the Day of Novska every 3rd weekend on the  October.   Beekeepers promote the production of honey and other bee products at the "from the HIVE to the TABLE " sales exhibition, visitors will be able to taste the "HONEY and MILK" full-day breakfast, can also try different types of honey with proven quality. Pupils of elementary schools will listen lecture "  SECRET LIVING of the BEES "  and exhibition of student work about the role of bees in nature.   Visitor will listen a lecture held by prim.dr. sc. Josip Lončar,  "The role of honey and other bee products in the protection and improvement of human health".   Within Lukovo will be held exhibition "Originally ours" of our origin producers, handicrafts, souvenirs and other products. Fun for children and adults, presenting Novska life through history through the organization of parades ... and many other entertaining and cultural events .   On Saturday, October 20, 2018, a FREE TRAIN  for Honey Land - The train comes from the Main station in Zagreb - Departure time :  9.54 hours - Return from Novska - Departure time :  19.45.

Rigojanči - Love as a Confectionery Inspiration

At the end of the 20th century, Rijeka patisserie shops often served a cake called rigojanči. Many of the people who have enjoyed the taste of this high-calorie cake could not have known that the cake’s unusual name comes from the famous Hungarian musician Rigó Jancsi. So, while people in Rijeka enjoyed the rigojanči thinking that the dessert was an authentic product created in Rijeka, in reality they shared a tradition of Austro-Hungarian cuisine. The exhibition “Rigojanči - Love as a Confectionery Inspiration” has been organized in the exhibition spare of the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral and its main aim is to encourage visitors to think about a specific part of their own cultural identity linked to the ways of preparing and consuming food and desserts. The exhibition is open from September 22nd until February 4th next year.

Rikon Fantasy Convention

As usual, the beginning of autumn in Rijeka brings us the Rikon fantasy convention, from October 5th to October 7th. The fantasy event promotes the genre in literature, film and visual arts and introduces and educates users on the subjects in the fields of science fiction, fantasy and horror, as well as the latest achievements in science. The host of the convention, which will take place on the first weekend of October, is the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences on the University campus. Rikon offers a rich programme comprising many lectures from various scientific fields and pop culture, roundtables, presentations of books and magazines, literary and art workshops, screenings of amateur films and events for playing strategic and board games. The convention promotes science and scientific achievements in an attractive and accessible way.
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