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Croatian Festivals and Events

January – June


Rijeka International Carnival
Rijeka
January – February
www.rijeka.hr or www.ri-karnival.com

This Carnival attracts participants from around the world to take part in a seven day festival that combines traditional carnival elements with Slavic folklore and mythology. These street parties should not be missed.

 

 

Dubrovnik Carnival
Dubrovnik, Croatia
February
www.tzdubrovnik.hr

This festival in Croatia dates back to the 14th century and maintains many of the original traditions to this day. People gather from surrounding areas to dress up in costumes to parade around the streets to the sound of trumpets and drums. Jousting competitions take place in the city centre, with men on horseback carrying lances and aiming for a silver ring tied to a rope.

 

 

February Carnival
Split, Croatia
February

This is a traditional carnival that is held annually in the old town of the city.




Feast of St Blaise
Dubrovnik, Croatia
February 3rd

 


Carnival
Dubrovnik, Croatia
February

 


   
Zagreb Biennial of Contemporary
Zagreb, Croatia
April

This festival in Croatia is held on odd numbered years and it’s the country’s most important music event.




Feast of St Dujo
Split, Croatia
May 7th

 

Flower Show
Split, Croatia
May

 

 

Festival of Animated Films
Zagreb, Croatia
June
www.animafest.hr

This festival in Croatia is held on even-numbered years and it attracts thousands of people to the city.

 

 

In Music Festival
Lake Jarun, Zagreb, Croatia
June
www.t-mobileinmusicfestival.com

This festival in Croatia is a five-stage event that features modern and urban rock and is considered to be the biggest festival in Croatia. It has attracted bands like Moby, Franz Ferdinand, Jamiroquai and The Streets just to name a few.

 

Festival of Popular Music
Split, Croatia
June

 

 

 

Hideout Festival
Zrce Beach, Island of Pag, Croatia
June
www.t-mobileinmusicfestival.com

This festival in Croatia you can party all day or take a swim against an amazing backdrop while you can hear the loud bass music in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

 

July – December



Split Summer Festival
Split, Croatia
July to August

This annual festival has ballet, opera, drama and musical concerts from musicians from all over the region.




Garden Festival
Petrcane, Croatia
July
www.thegardenfestival.eu

This is the best of the Petrcane festivals and it attracts the likes of Gilles Petersen and Norman Jay. They have raves on private boats and the parties go on all night long.




Soundwave Festival
Petrcane, Croatia
July
www.soundwavecroatia.com

This is another popular festival in Croatia that has attracted the likes of DJ Yoda. It goes on for over three days and it attracts thousands of people from all over Europe. If you want to do the VIP option then there are seperate entry fees for clubnights and boat parties.

 

 

Suncebeat Festival
Petrcane, Croatia
July
www.suncebeat.com

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Airbound
Petrcane, Croatia
July

This festival in Croatia is for those house and techno enthusiast. This festival attracts a lot of German DJs.




Festival Ethnoambient Salona
Solin, Croatia
July
www.ethnoambient.net

 

Zagreb Summer Festival
Zagreb, Croatia
July and August

This festival is held in the upper town of the city and all the concerts and theatre are held on open stages. This is very popular, which draws thousands of people to the city.

 

 


Dubrovnik Summer Festival
Dubrovnik, Croatia
July and August

This is the cities biggest event as over 100 performers play at several venues around the old town of the city.

 



Town Fair
Zadar, Croatia
July and August

 



Dalmatian Song Festival
Zadar, Croatia
July and August

 



Like Minded
Petrcane, Croatia
August

One of the smaller festivals in during the summer in Petrcane, but the is house and techno festival still attracts thousand of people.

 



Electric Elephant Festival
Petrcane, Croatia
August

This is usually one of the festivals to end the busy summer and it attracts over 2000 people annually.

 



Spancirfest
Carazdina, Croatia
August
www.spancirfest.com

 


Disco 3000
Petrcane, Croatia
September

This three day event mainly attracts house DJs from across Europe

 

 

Stop Making Sense Festival
Petrcane, Croatia
September
www.stopmakingsense.eu

This festival in Croatia is three days of music, which plays some funky music and attracts thousands of people to this festival.

 

 

Dimensions Festival
Fort Punta Christo, Croatia
September
www.dimensionsfestival.com

This Festival in Croatia is a new addition in the festival calendar and this techno festival is sure to please all those who plan to attend.

 

 

Outlook Festival
Pula, Croatia
September
www.outlookfestival.com

This Festival in Croatia is set in Fort Punta Christo, which is an abandoned castle with views overlooking the beautiful Adriatic Sea. For all you drum'n'bass and dubstep fans this is the festival for you.

 


Exodus Festival
Petrcane, Croatia
September

This reggae, dub and drum n’ base is the main attraction for those looking for heavier sounds.

 


Choral Festival

Zadar, Croatia
October


 

Film Festival
Zagreb, Croatia
October
www.zagrebfilmfestival.com

This is an annual film festival in Zagreb, which is very popular.

 

 

 

 



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