Events in Croatia

Zagreb Boat Show

The Zagreb Fair commences the new business year in February with the Zagreb Boat Show, the best attended and the most entrepreneurial fair of its kind in Croatia.   In eight full pavilions the 29th edition of ZAGREB BOAT SHOW will present more than 300 exhibitors with over 280 attractive vessels from Croatian shipyards, as well as vessels of foreign manufacturers.   The interest in exhibiting is growing year by year. The fair will feature almost all significant Croatian shipbuilders such as: Pičuljan, Grginić Yachts, Bura boats, Arba, Tušek, Pearl Sea, Leidi, Ramina, JK Nautika, Barracuda, Sykora, Terra Nauta...   Zagreb Boat Show is known for its diverse nautical offer, which makes it the boat show with the most comprehensive offer as compared to other boat shows in Croatia. This fair is interesting for both business people and the general public since it offers a wide range of activities under a single roof; from b2b meetings to attractions for the general public. As a novelty we wish to emphasize the 1st Croatian Diving Congress.

Mura Walk

Walk along the Mura River and its wetlands on the occasion of World Habitat Day! The traditional walk along the Mura River, for the 20th consecutive year, will be held along morass the Mura river in the Podturen municipality.   The slogan of this year's World Wetlands Day is "Wetlands and Biodiversity".   In addition to local walkers from Međimurje and Croatia, friends from Slovenia, Austria and Hungary are also participating in the hike. The gathering is on February 2nd, 2020 at 9.30 am at the Social Center in Podturen, and the start of the hike is planned for 10.30 am. The length of the trails is 10 kilometers, the trail is circular, and at the end of the trip there will be refreshments at the Podturen social home. The estimated duration of the walk is about 3 hours. We recommend that you wear waterproof and warm footwear and clothing because of the weather.

Međimurje Carnival in Čakovec

For the 56th year in a row, the Čakovec Tourist Board is organizing the winter event "Međimurje Carnival in Čakovec", a tourist event that gathers a large number of participants and guests based on traditional customs. Today, Fašnik is one of the traditional manifestations that become the trademark of Čakovec, a symbol of its identity, a kind of cultural property of Čakovec. In those days Čakovec is the most joyous, the most beautiful, at the height of its spirit.   On Saturday, February 22nd 2020, there will be a "Children's Carnival", which brings together almost 1,000 children from kindergartens, schools and associations. Children show their imagination by walking through the streets of the city - performing, dancing and singing on the stage on the Republic Square. The culmination of carnival events in Međimurje will take place on Sunday, February 23rd 2020.

Summer Classics Festival in the Arena in Pula

Festival Summer Classics / Summer Classics of the Opera of Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajc is coming to the Pula Amphitheater again this year. Tosca, the opera by Giacomo Puccini, arrives in the Arena on July 3rd. The Heroines, the most famous opera arias and duets composed for women, will be performed in the Arena on July 6th. And at the end of the classic summer season, the opera Carmen by Georges Bizet, will be staged on August 7th.

Vincek hike

The traditional winter 22nd Vincek hike, which will take place on Sunday, January 19th. The hike is organized on the hills of Međimurje, with the aim of commemorating St. Vincent's Day, the patron saint of winegrowers. The start is between 8.00 and 9.00 at Toplice Sv. Martin, at the hotel’s parking lot. Free buses will depart from Mursko Središće between 7.10 and 8.45 in the morning. The route starts at St. Martin's Spa and continues across the winegrowing hills of Grkaveščak and Venac to Gradišće, Kapelščak, Koncovčak, Balog and Bundek. After a few side stops in the hilly part (some of them will have the traditional Vincek rite), we head to Mursko Središće, the northernmost Croatian town. It takes another two kilometers to the sports hall where the end of the walk and the start of the hiking party is. The entry fee is 20 kn for adults, for children it is free. The price includes transportation from Mursko Središće (for those who do not come with their bus), a symbolic gift (surprise), a check card (confirm at the finish line in the hall) and bread with bacon and liquor at the start.

Vincekovo – St. Vincent’s visiting

Be a part of Vicekovo! Join us on Saturday, 18th of January 2020. in the center of Štrigova, from where we will go along the Wine road of Međimurje. We will go along a new road, like every year, and visit the wine makers who will wholeheartedly greet us. To keep you warm, there will be mulled wine or hot tea for you waiting on every point. For a great atmosphere there will be some live music! Come and see why Vincekovo on the hills of Štrigova is the best! We'll see you on the 18th of January 2020 starting from 08:00 o'clock in the Štrigova center.

Rijeka Carnival Queen Pageant

The beginning of the Rijeka carnival and the introductory Rijeka Carnival Queen Pageant are scheduled for 17 January at the Dvorana mladosti Sports Hall starting at 8 pm. The bravest of the candidates will face each other off in a showdown of stage performances and their knowledge of the carnival tradition in an attempt to win the hearts of the audience using charm and wit to their advantage. The candidate that does best will join the Carnival Master and become the 25th representative of the Rijeka Carnival. Once clad in her golden cloak, the future queen will be very busy as, throughout the entire year, she will be attending a host of carnival-related events in and around Rijeka, Croatia and abroad. Along with the Queen Pageant, the best stage performance of the carnival groups that form the entourage of each candidate is also awarded a prize. Once the new Rijeka Carnival Queen has been proclaimed, the mayor of Rijeka hands the key to the city over to the Carnival Master in a ceremonial act that officially sets off the fifth season, much to the delight of thousands of carnival-goers, as it signals that from now on they are to rule the city.

Advent in Crikvenica

The Town of Crikvenica is preparing for you a real Christmas magic with lots of content for all ages. Be a part of one of our workshops. For gourmets, we have a gastro workshop of holiday specialties or for Christmas decoration lovers you can try to make a Christmas decoration just for yourself or your loved ones.   Christmas animated films for kids, skating rink "Ledena morska bajka" on the main town square, fairs, great entertainment programme, and lots of other surprises awaits you. Hang out with Saint Nicholas and Santa Claus, take a ride through the town with Santa's carriage or train, sneak into his forest and try to find his house and the small village of dwarves. Feel the scent of mulled wine and Christmas cakes through the Preradovićeva Street and take a photo on one of the photo Christmas points.   And at the end of the whole Christmas story be with us on the traditional celebration on December 30th and at the concert of Giuliano.

Advent Festival In Karlovac

Every Advent festival hides a magical moment or two, and the Karlovac Advent Fair brings the magic of encounters! It is an encounter with the tradition, the town, and its inhabitants! An encounter with close friends, a walk with a view to meeting someone or just an inquisitive tour of the Advent Fair… it’ll all create magic just for you!   We like to boast that the Karlovac Advent leads the way in a variety of its events and the number of performers, that it has the most original Christmas Village in the area, that it’s the warmest winter festival in spite of the snow and frost. It’s up to you to check out those claims and see for yourselves how subjective we are.   While slowly walking along the Karlovac Promenade, you’ll get a feeling that you’re following the footsteps of ladies and gentlemen that used to walk those paths while the trees were still young, and you may even catch a glimpse of their shadows, too. The sounds emanating from the Music Pavilion are going to attract you to the very heart of the commotion, while the smells of the traditional cuisine are going to pull you into the vicious circle you are not even going to want to break out of. Colorful gifts, dancing candles, and mirthful smiles will help you see the world, at least for the moment, as a carefree and happy place. Just the way it should be!   The wishing well still holds a place for one of your wishes. The bench under an old linden tree always has at least one seat for you. The smell of mulled wine and the fragrant teas is intoxicating. The bells foretell the imminent happiness. The Karlovac Advent Fair – magic with a smile!   The treetops of the Karlovac Promenade, with thousands of little lights, will illuminate your way to the earnest and warmhearted encounter with your own self, and also with the great and beautiful people around you. And when the silence of the Christmas Eve descends upon us, we’ll light up the way you should take in peace. Or simply remain in the company of your loved ones.
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