Events in Zagreb
In the vibrant city of Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, a tapestry of lively events and festivals color the cultural landscape throughout the year.
Zagreb Advent is one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets, attracting locals and tourists alike. The festival typically takes place from late November to early January, transforming the city into a winter wonderland. Festivities include Christmas lights, decorations, live music, cultural performances, and various events across the city's squares and streets.
Festival of Lights
The Festival of Lights is an annual event that usually takes place in March. During the festival, the city is illuminated with artistic light installations and projections, turning Zagreb into a vibrant and visually stunning experience. Various artists and designers contribute to the festival, creating a unique atmosphere throughout the city.
Artpunktura is an art and culture festival that often features a diverse range of artistic expressions, including visual arts, performances, workshops, and more. The festival aims to showcase local and international artists and promote creative and cultural exchange.
"The Courtyards" refers to a series of events that take place in Zagreb's historic Upper Town (Gornji Grad). Residents open their private courtyards to the public, allowing visitors to explore these hidden gems and experience the charm of the city's historic architecture and atmosphere. The Courtyards event often includes music performances, exhibitions, and various cultural activities.
Held annually in June, the INmusic Festival is one of the largest open-air music festivals in Croatia. The festival features international and local bands, attracting music enthusiasts from various parts of Europe.
Cest is d'Best
Cest is d'Best is a street festival that usually takes place in June. The festival celebrates street performers, musicians, artists, and various artistic expressions, turning the city's streets into a lively and entertaining space.
Zagreb Film Festival
The Zagreb Film Festival, usually held in the fall, showcases a diverse selection of international and Croatian films. The festival promotes emerging talents in the world of cinema and provides a platform for independent and alternative films.
Zagreb Book Festival
This literary event, usually in May, brings together authors, publishers, and book enthusiasts. The Zagreb Book Festival includes book presentations, discussions, and various literature-related cultural events.
The "Night of Museums" (Noć muzeja)
The "Night of Museums" (Noć muzeja) is an annual cultural event that takes place not only in Zagreb but also in various cities across Croatia and Europe. This event typically occurs in late January, allowing visitors to explore museums and cultural institutions during extended hours, often into the late evening or early morning. The Night of Museums aims to promote cultural awareness, engage the public with various exhibitions, and create a festive atmosphere within the cultural and artistic community.