4 can’t-miss events in Opatija Riviera

Carnival time

January – February

The unique combination of the elegant, fashionable Riviera and rich folk traditions in the hinterland can be best experienced during Carnival. 
Every year, in the hinterland of Opatija, the Zvončari ring their huge bells to chase winter away and summon the spring.

More info: www.halubajski-zvoncari.com

Liburnia Jazz Festival


First weekend in July, Opatija hosts the Liburnia Jazz Festival. This is the opportunity to spend your summer evenings listening to the sounds of your favourite tunes.

More info: www.liburniajazz.hr



Liburnicon is a festival which gathers fans of science fiction, fantasy, advanced science disciplines, history and mythology. Festival takes its place in August every year when more than 1.200 people from all over Croatia and abroad come to Opatija Riviera to socialize.

More info: www.liburnicon.com

Chestnut Festival


Chestnut festival (Marunada) is the greatest annual event in Lovran. Traditional gastronomic event offering assorted dishes and pastry made of famous Lovran sweet chestnuts – maruni.

Because of special climate, Lovran’s chestnuts are one of the most tasteful chestnuts in the world.

More info: www.marunada-lovran.com


Photo by Petar Kurschner

Known by the epithet “The Most Beautiful Seaside Advent,” Advent in Opatija encompasses over a hundred events at several key locations in the city during December and January. The summer stage, transformed into an ice rink surrounded by festive Advent cottages, is part of the “Ice Magic,” and numerous programs take place in Opatija’s hotels, restaurants, and cafes.

More information: https://www.visitopatija.com

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