Annual Events

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Every season in Rijeka provides a particular kind of entertainment. Sports, music, drama, gastro events... something for everyone.



A view that definitely leaves us breathless is the view over the Rijeka Bay coloured by numerous white sails.


Fiumare, the festival of the sea and maritime traditions with Kvarner characteristics is a retro-style event mainly located on the Mrtvi kanal channel and on the area of Verdi Street by the Ivan pl. Zajc Croatian National Theatre.

Ri Rock Festival

One of the longest running festivals featuring new bands, the Ri Rock Festival has become Rijeka's musical trademark.

Summer on Gradina

Many successful programmes have been held since the beginning of this famous summer event that takes place within the atmosphere of the beautiful Trsat Castle.

Pilgrimage on Assumption of Mary Holiday

Today, the Our Lady's sanctuary known by many who have come here on pilgrimages and by the numerous believers, especially on the day of Assumption of Mary is located on Trsat.

Rijeka Carnival

“Krepat, ma ne molat!” (Die but never give up) - is the motto that summarizes all the best that Rijeka Carnival represents.

Homo si teć (Let's Run)

The most frequented street race in Croatia in which, every year, several thousand citizens participate.

The International Small Scenes Theatre Festival

The International Small Scenes Theatre Festival Rijeka began in 1994 and has very soon become one of the most prestigious theatre events in the region.

St. Vitus days

Within the celebration of St. Vitus days, Rijeka’s patron saint, numerous sporting, cultural and entertainment events take place.

RI gastro

Gastro days are organized with the aim of learning and conserving the traditions of the Mediterranean Diet in this area whose beneficial effect has been proved by numerous studies.

Rijeka Advent

The Christmas and New Year holidays are especially fun on Rijeka’s Korzo and at Trsat Castle, where, during the months of November, December and the first part of January, various cultural and entertainment programmes are held, accompanied by a colourful offer on the street stalls.

Jazz Time

The international Jazz Time festival was launched in 1992 by Vladimir Gašparović in collaboration with the City Department of Culture, at the initiative of Prof Dorian Hatta. The following year the festival had grown into an international festival and is considered today as one of the most important Croatian jazz festivals.

Malik Fest - Festival of myths and legends of Istria and Kvarner

The Trsat Castle, which has been a watchful eye overlooking Istria and Kvarner for centuries, is the ideal place to tell the stories it has witnessed, this is why it was selected as the base for the "Malik Fest".

Rijeka Stairs

Rijeka Stairs is a fashion event featuring evening dresses and suits by renowned Croatian fashion houses and designers. The event is held every year in late August on the stairs by the Grand Hotel Bonavia.

Mary Days

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Trsat celebrates its days every year on 10 May, which also marks the beginning of pilgrimages. One week before, the Mary's days take place.

Puppet Theatre Festival

Every year, in the first week of October, the city of Rijeka gets taken over by puppets and their puppeteers during the Puppet Theatre Festival.