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ANNUAL EVENTS IN RIJEKA

Annual events in Rijeka - There is never a dull moment in Rijeka. We inform you about the traditional annual events that you must visit in our city. Discover your own favourite spot in Rijeka, depending on your preferences – sport, entertainment, culture, beaches, shopping, religion, or health.

Rijeka Carnival

“Krepat, ma ne molat!” (Die but never give up) - is the motto that summaries all the best that Rijeka Carnival represents. Despite its long history, a cheerful, stubborn, uncontrollable but also critical Carnival spirit shows no tiredness, but thrives from year to year, growing through a new generation of Carnival participants, feeding the events with new ideas equal to those of its long tradition. The best way to experience the Rijeka's Carnival is to come here and live it with all your senses.

Time of event: January-February

Address: Korzo, Rijeka
www.rijecki-karneval.hr

Rijeka Carnival
Rijeka Carnival

Rijeka Carnival
Rijeka Carnival

Rijeka Carnival
Rijeka Carnival

Rijeka Carnival
Rijeka Carnival

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Ri Gastro

Gastro days are organised 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. In order to preserve the traditions of this Diet, which was used by our ancestors, and celebrate its return to the menus of homes and restaurants, during this event a series of caterers on Rijeka’s Korzo and in their restaurants prepare various meals for promotional prices.

April / May - Asparagus Week
May / June - Sardine is IN / Cherries Week
September - Squid and Figs Week
December - Codfish and Chocolate Week

Address: Korzo, Rijeka

Ri Gastro
Ri Gastro

Ri Gastro
Ri Gastro

Ri Gastro
Ri Gastro

Ri Gastro
Ri Gastro

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Homo si teć (Let's Run)

The most frequented street race in Croatia in which, every year, several thousand citizens participate. Besides the traditional citizens’ race, this running festival hosts Rijeka’s half-marathon, the Hendi Cup and the Ciciban Cup. Besides
sports, an appropriate entertainment programme also takes place with bands located by the very track and various accompanying events in the city centre where the race starts.


Time of event: April
Address: Korzo, Rijeka

Homo si teć (Let's Run)
Homo si teć (Let's Run)

Homo si teć (Let's Run)
Homo si teć (Let's Run)

Homo si teć (Let's Run)
Homo si teć (Let's Run)

Homo si teć (Let's Run)
Homo si teć (Let's Run)

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Fiumare

Festival of the sea and maritime tradition

Fiumare, held every summer (June/May), takes you 100 years into the past, when the area around the Dead Canal was a
place of daily commercial traffic. Traders and craftsmen selling crafts, wooden sailboats anchor in the Dead Canal, and
traditional dances and a wide gastronomic offer of authentic dishes and wines awaits you.

 

Time of event: May / June
Address: Port of Rijeka

Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition
Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition

Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition
Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition

Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition
Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition

Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition
Fiumare Festival of the sea and maritime tradition

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Fiumanka - regatta

In June, Rijeka traditionally lives in the spirit of sailing. During those days its port turns into a marina full of boats and each year it is visited in growing numbers by sea and sailing enthusiasts from numerous countries. With its traditional slogan "Got a boat, got a sail, sign up!", Fiumanka offers a variety of different and completely free regattas; media, Rotary charity race, Liburnija sports and navigation, and a worldwide hit ‘Virtual Fiumanka’, for those who prefer sailing from the comfort of their home. The main event is the final regatta - The Great Fiumanka.

Time of event: June
Address: Gat Karoline Riječke, Rijeka
Internet: www.fiumanka.eu

Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka
Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka

Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka
Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka

Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka
Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka

Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka
Fiumanka - regatta Rijeka

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Ri Rock Festival

One of the longest running festivals featuring new bands, the Ri Rock Festival has become Rijeka's musical trademark. It is the central event of Rijeka's alternative scene. Many now famous names like Parafi, Termiti, Fit, Denis&Denis, Grč, Laufer, Let 3, Urban etc. launched their career on the Ri Rock stage.


Time of event: December
Address: Palach club - Kružna ulica 8, Rijeka

Ri Rock Festival
Ri Rock Festival

Ri Rock Festival
Ri Rock Festival

Ri Rock Festival
Ri Rock Festival

Ri Rock Festival
Ri Rock Festival

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Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat

Shrine of Our Lady of Trast, located on a clitop near the Trsat Castle, displays the painting of the "Merciful Mother" – sent by Pope Urban 5 in 1367 – before which many pilgrims pray throughout the year.

 

The most important days are:

  • May 10

  • September 8

  • August 15

Address: Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat - Frankopanski trg 12, Rijeka

Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat
Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat

Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat
Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat

Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat
Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat

Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat
Shrine of Our Lady of Trsat

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Malik Fest

Festival of myths and legends of Istria and Kvarner

Malik Fest is held at Trsat Fortress on May 26 of every year. The aim is to show the cultural heritage - myths and legends of Istria and Kvarner. The surroundings of Trsat Castle are enliven by concerts, instrument performances, storytelling, and presentations of ancient sports.
 

Time of event: June

Address: Partizanski put 9A, Rijeka
www.malikfest.com

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

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

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

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

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Rijeka Stairs - fashion show

Rijeka’s 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. It is one of the biggest and most important events in the region and one of the top fashion events in Croatia. The aim of the project is to promote and encourage the development of the Croatian textile industry through the promotion of large Croatian fashion houses and designers.

Time of event: August
Address: Trg 128. brigade Hrvatske vojske, Rijeka
www.rijecke-stepenice.com

Rijeka Stairs - fashion show
Rijeka Stairs - fashion show

Rijeka Stairs - fashion show
Rijeka Stairs - fashion show

Rijeka Stairs - fashion show
Rijeka Stairs - fashion show

Rijeka Stairs - fashion show
Rijeka Stairs - fashion show

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Grobnik Automotodrome

To all of you who are looking for excitement and adrenaline adventure, Automotodrom Grobnik is the right place. Racing sports in Kvarner region have long tradition, rich and famous history that goes as far as beginning of last century. Each year, the track hosts the prestigious international CEZ car race, the strongest regional moto championship, Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Championship, and the Sidecar World Championship.

Time of event: Mart-November

Calendar of events

Grobnik Automotodrome
Grobnik Automotodrome

Grobnik Automotodrome
Grobnik Automotodrome

Grobnik Automotodrome
Grobnik Automotodrome

Grobnik Automotodrome
Grobnik Automotodrome

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Friendly warning due to COVID-19

FRIENDLY WARNING: Due to COVID-19 restrictions which are changing on almost weekly basis and could affect the organization of events and working hours of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or questions. Also, you can get up to date info on the official Croatian Government dedicated site  and Total Croatia News portal with special section on traveling during pandemia.