Events in Croatia


The 24th International Fair of Economy, Crafts and Agriculture Viroexpo 2019 will be held from 15 to 17 March in Virovitica. Along with President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, the patron of the fair is the Government of the Republic of Croatia. Partner Country on the 24th Viroexpo Fair is the Republic of Slovenia, and the Partner County is the Split-Dalmatia County. 723 exhibitors from 29 countries featured on last year's fair. This year, with the same number of the countries from which the exhibitors will come, the fair will take place in a new location (Matije Gupca street 63-65) in the newly built fair hall. This trade fair has an important role to play in Virovitica-Podravina County, but also for the tourist offer of the continental part of Croatia.

WeMove Summer Camp

Imagine dancing on the beaches of a beautiful island with new friends from all parts of the globe… Imagine the best dance teachers helping you improve your technique. Now this is all possible. WeMove Dance Academy combines vacation with dancing. Each summer Island of Brač (Croatia, Europe) becomes home of experienced dancers and beginners, all eager to learn from the best. The camp aims at ballet and contemporary dancers, divided in groups according to their age and skills, trained by acclaimed dance teachers. The artistic director of the camp, prima-ballerina Almira Osmanović, will host some of the best dance teachers, like Regina Kaupuza (Head of the International Baltic Ballet Competition), Anton Bogov (soloist and principal dancer of Maribor Ballet), Gustavo Oliveira (an award winning principal dancer in the CPBC of Portugal) and Anna Maria Galeotti ( a lecturer in charge at the National Academy of Dance in Rome). Join WeMove Summer Camp from July 20th to August 3rd 2019 in Supetar, Island of Brač, and dance your summer away!


Kakasütés is an old Hungarian custom, it was renewed 2003. by local youngsters. It is organized by council, association, representatives of schools and kindergartens, which every year take care for a diverse and entertaining program. From the center of the village, in the early afternoon begins ceremonial Carnival parade of horse-drawn carriages with musicians and with wagon that contains a boiler (furnace?) and boat, symbolizing the warmth of home and escape from the flooding. The procession with the screams and the song moves through village streets, and the young man dressed as a rooster, come down from the cart and “dance” with girls and women who stand in front of houses and welcome the happy column. In return for the dance girls and women pay tribute to the young men with unusual gifts – chicken eggs (which are a symbol for the birth of new life) and spare change for the richer year. The masked “roosters” are entitled to catch anything that moves in the backyard, so hosts hide all poultry, and rather donate the”rooster”. In the middle of the village “roosters” select girls who have a bandage on their eyes. The girls have to strike a rooster head, and one that prosper in performance, according to tradition, the first shall marry. Earlier, in front of the girls were placed the real rooster, and today only a plush toy. Carnival would be unthinkable without the donuts, so vardarčanke on this day baked about 1.500 donuts. The event ends with the cultural – artistic program and entertainment until the early morning hours, and dinner, “Scarers stew (Iš paprikaš)” of “material”, the “roosters” gathered during the visit of the village with carnival parade.

Dalmatiner MTB Marathon

Husqvarna Adria Bike Series 2019 is heading south to sunny Dalmatia, to Vodice for MTB Marathon named Dalmatiner. This is a new race in 2019.  Vodice has been well known among mountain bikers for a long time. Well indented coastline, which in this part of Dalmatia doesn't descend to the sea as it does in other parts, has formed the landscape of scattered limestone hills covered with mostly low coniferous vegetation. The shore is here overflowed by paths, trakways and macadam. These macadam roads will lead you to olive trees, pastures, maybe even a vineyard.  There are no epic uphill and downhill paths, but you'll feel playful, going up and down all the time. That's why Vodice has a strong MTB scene. And it's full of champions.  And believe us - when you come to Vodice for a race, you'll feel like a part of the world MTB elite. There are three paths - Epic, Classic and Easy. Which one of them you'll ride you'll decide on race day.  The number of participants is limited, so you'd better rush to book your spot at the start line.

Helter Skelter MTB Marathon

We are proud to present a new race, HELTER SKELTER MTB MARATHON, for the opening of Husquvarna Adria Bike Series 2019 season.  The first edition of the race will be held in Rabac, a place settled on the east coast of Istria, in April when riding conditions are ideal. Rabac is located below Labin city, in the wide bay of Kvarner, and it has rough terrain, usually typical of islands. The paths are rising up and down like crazy, they will twist and turn until you lose all sense of orientation. After all these impossible turns, the final stage will take you through the bike skill park itself and its buckles, bends and drops. There is no other race like this one. It provides an adrenaline rush from start to finish. HELTER SKELTER. A race for those who live on two wheels.These are the paths - Epic, Classic and Easy.  Which one you'll ride, you'll decide on race day.

Carnival Snowboarding Session

Once again this year, some of the best "riders" in the region and beyond will gather in downtown Rijeka, just a few meters from the sea, where they will showcase their impressive skills on the snow course. Over the last few years, the Carnival Snowboard Session has earned a reputation among the wider audience as a traditional carnival event offering entertainment and sports galore. The snowboarders will perform their stunts under the watchful eyes of the expert judges on 23 February at Karolina Riječka pier at 2 pm. The event will also be accompanied by an entertainment programme. 100 cubic metres of snow are hauled by semi-trailer trucks for the purpose of this event and the organisers, in addition to promoting snowboarding, aim for Rijeka to offer its residents and visitors a different kind of winter frolicking in the form of a snowboarding course by the sea. Following the competition and the award ceremony, the Carnival Snowboard Session will end with an afterparty at Export Delta.

Paris – Bakar costumed car rally

The Rijeka carnival's traditional sporting event will take place on 23 February at 10 am. This traditional event, which has been continuously held and organised by the Rijeka Auto Club since 1990, will once again provide a parody version of the world-famous "Paris-Dakar" rally. The costumed cars will take the familiar route, from the Rijeka Paris all the way to Bakar, and will show up at Korzo at approximately 10:10 am, after which the carnival automotive frenzy will proceed towards its final destination - Bakar. The costumed rally in Rijeka is the only event of its kind in the world, since all the participants from various regions - the competitors, their company and the judges must be costumed, not to mention their vehicles, which are dressed up especially for this occasion.

Life on Mars 3: Pag Island Trail &Trekk 2019

Is there life on Mars? You are just one click away from finding out the answer!! Let's visit Mars! Register here:!!   Visit the most beautiful trail in Croatia and enjoy an exotic experience! Take part in the historic event - the official opening of the “Life on Mars” trail!! See you on 30 March 2019 on Mars!

Carnival in Crikvenica

The Crikvenica Riviera's winter slumber receives a rather cheerful awakening with the arrival of carnival. It's a time for hosting numerous events, typified by the cheerful atmosphere and a great variety of colourful and imaginatively designed masks. Every year, as they make their way through the local villages, the carnival's participants sing and bang their drums loudly to chase away the spirits of winter and to summon spring back to life. Traditionally, masked parties take place on Saturdays, and tea parties with tombola on Sundays. There are also large carnival parades with groups from across the Kvarner area. On Ash Wednesday, local people read out "the sentence", a text criticising the state of society and making fun of certain events. After that comes the burning of the Pust – a puppet that gets held responsible for everything that has gone wrong in the previous year and that is named after actual social or political events in the area. Each year, masked groups from Crikvenica, Dramalj, Jadranovo and Selce participate in the International Carnival in Rijeka.
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