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Events

January / February Carnival – one of the three biggest in the world!
March Wellness oasis in Opatija, Coffee Festival
April Asparagus Festival in Opatija
May International Festival of Orchestras
June Days of Cherries and Cherry Desserts, Kvarner Festival, Fiumanka
July / August Kvarner Festival, Rijeka Summer Nights Festival
September Kvarner Festival, Sailing Regatta "Galijola"
October Sweet Chestnut Festival "Marunada", Jazz Tempore
November Days of Slavonian Cuisine in the Grand Hotel Adriatic
December Chocolate Festival, Christmas market, New Year’s program in Opatija.

Opatija 2016.

JUNE
10/05 – 19/06 - GOURMET STORY OF OPATIJA RIVIERA AND RIJEKA Opatija Riviera & Rijeka
01/06- 31/08 SUMMER ON THE SUMMER STAGE, concerts and summer cinema Open Air Theatre
02 – 03/06 - NIKOLA TESLA EV RALLY CROATIA 2016 Slatina Beach
04/06 15:00 – 18:00 ZUMBA MASTER CLASS OPATIJA Slatina Beach
04/06 21:30 CONCERT: MIA NEGOVETIĆ, DAMIR KEDŽO, NINA KRALJIĆ, MARKO TOLJA e OLJA'ZZ ORCHESTRAwww.festivalopatija.hr Open Air Theatre
18/06 10:00 LIBURNIA CLASSIC OLDTIMER RALLY Port of Opatija
25/06 21:00 FIREWORKS FESTIVAL During the Fireworks Festival, the sky over Opatija is lit up by fantastic artistic creations. Fireworks launched from a pontoon floating in the sea off the coast fill the sky with magnificent colours. In the pauses between the fireworks, visitors can enjoy live music performed by professional bands and select from a variety of culinary specialities. 19:00 Concert: Love Runners 21:00 Concert: Dellboys 22:15 BABY FIREWORKS 23:30 BIG FIREWORKS 23:45 Concert: Brudafunk Band Slatina beach
29/06 21:30 CONCERT-CABARET: CABARET À LA CARTE – LELA KAPLOWITZ I KAROLINA ŠUŠAwww.festivalopatija.hr Open Air Theatre
JULY
01 – 03/07 - LIBURNIA JAZZ FESTIVAL - http://www.liburniajazz.hr/ For many years now, the Liburnia Jazz Festival has been a reference for Croatian and international jazz lovers. On the first weekend in July, it presents established jazz musicians, world-famous artists or promising young musicians whose talent has not yet been internationally discovered. During the festival, jazz music can be heard all over the town, from various terraces and even from the sea, more precisely from the popular "Jazz Boat" that sails along the coast. The highlight of every festival day is the concert by a famous jazz star in Opatija's Open Air Theatre. Opatija
08/07 - VOLOSKO SUMMER NIGHTS: KOKTELS BAND Volosko
09/07 - RETROPATIJA, Musical and theatrical spectacle Opatija
09/07 - EVENING WITH "KLAPE" VOCAL GROUPS Veprinac
12/07 21:30 CONCERT-CABARET: CABARET À LA CARTE – LELA KAPLOWITZ & KAROLINA ŠUŠA Open Air Theatre
14/07 21:30 ACROBATIC PERFORMANNCE: GOLDEN MOON – HEILONGJIANG BINGSHANG ACROBATS, CHINAwww.festivalopatija.hr Open Air Theatre
16/07 - OPATIJA – IMPERIAL CITY, Musical and theatrical spectacle The Lumière brothers, who used to film in Opatija; Isadora Duncan, who danced inspired by the fluttering of palm leaves in the breeze; the Empress Sissi, who officially never visited Opatija, but used to hide here in a villa in the company of a lover – all of them, and many other famous people from the history of this town, come back to life in mid-July during the Imperial Town festival, which combines music and theatre at various locations, transforming Opatija into one big stage for a fantastic spectacle with thousands of visitors. During the two days of the event, visitors will have the chance to learn more about Opatija's history and some of its secrets, and to see for themselves why this town has become and has remained a favourite destination for many celebrities, as well as to feel the spirit of the time when Opatija began its rise to the throne of European tourism. The event "Opatija – the Imperial town" takes place all over the town centre and along the main street, and also on the seafront promenade and in the magnificent parks and impressive villas. Opatija
16/07 - HOMO SI BORDIZAT, sailing regata Opatija
16 – 17/7 - INTERCARS UČKA 2016., car race Veprinac - Učka
20/07 21:30 CONCERT: THE BEST OF OPERA, Croatian National Theatre Rijekawww.festivalopatija.hr Teatro all’aperto
22/07 - VOLOSKO SUMMER NIGHT: MAURO STARAJ & LA BANDA Volosko
22/07 21:30 CONCERT: TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA,Croatian National Theatre Rijekawww.festivalopatija.hr Open Air Theatre
25/07 - DAYS OF THE CITY OF OPATIJA Opatija
28/07 21:30 PERFORMANCE OF THE BERIOZKA FOLK ENSEMBLE, RUSSIAwww.festivalopatija.hr Open Air Theatre
29/07 - EVENING WITH "KLAPE" VOCAL GROUPS Volosko
30/07 - OPATIJA FIGHT NIGHT 7 Sports hall Marino Cvetković
AUGUST
01 – 06/08 - SOLO POSITIVO FILM FESTIVAL, International Music Documentary Film Festival www.festivalopatija.hr Open Air Theatre
19 – 21/08 - LIBURNICON 2016, Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival Opatija
22 – 28/08 - INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT FOR VETERANS (ITF) Opatija
27 – 28/08 - MANDRAĆ, INTERNATIONAL PAINTING COMPETITION For the last few decades, the Mandrać international painting competition has been presenting the most valuable aspect of the art – the act of creation, which takes place directly in front of visitors and fellow artists. This is an "ex tempore" painting competition where artworks are created "on the spot" and which every year attracts numerous artists and art lovers to Volosko. The event lasts for two days: the first day is dedicated to children up to the age of 14, and the second day to their older colleagues in amateur and professional categories. The best works win valuable awards, and the event ends with a concert in the small harbour of Volosko. Volosko
SEPTEMBER
02 – 04/09 - GALIJOLA 2016., saililng regata Opatija
04/09 10:00 – 20:00 UČKA'S FAIR Poklon, Učka Nature Park
19 – 24/09 - VIENNESE WEEK IN OPATIJA Two of Europe's centres of culture and tourism, Vienna and Opatija, continue their long relationship based on a mutual historical, social and cultural heritage. This connectedness was the basis for Vienna Week, an event during which Opatija's cafés offer typical Viennese sweets such as the famous Sachertorte, and restaurants prepare culinary specialities to traditional recipes. Vienna Week also includes various musical and dance evenings, an exhibition of works by famous artists, children's workshops and round table discussions with renowned guests. The culmination of Vienna Week is the gala Viennese Ball in the Crystal Hall of the Hotel Kvarner, where numerous tourists and distinguished guests, ambassadors, mayors of twinned towns, as well as the political and economic elite from Vienna and people from the public life of Opatija, dance to the rhythm of the waltz. Opatija
23/09 – 03/12 - FESTIVAL KVARNER, concerts of classical music Following the musical tradition of Opatija, the town that hosted great musical figures such as Gustav Mahler and Giacomo Puccini, Festival Kvarner presents a series of exclusive musical programmes performed by world-famous musicians such as Nigel Kennedy and Michael Fendre, the artistic director of the festival. The festival programme combines the works of classical and contemporary composers in an elaborate concept. Opatija
OCTOBER
15 – 16/10 - MARUNADA SWEET CHESTNUT FESTIVAL Marunada is the traditional food festival dedicated to the special type of sweet chestnut that thrives only on the slopes of Mount Učka, and which is known locally as "marun" (hence the name of the event). The sweet chestnuts from Lovran are distinguished by their specific sweet taste and are used to create the interesting sweets presented at this festival. In addition to cakes and pancakes, which you will find only here and nowhere else, the Marunada, which was listed as one of the ten most important food festivals in Europe by international media, offers visitors a wide range of other dishes prepared with sweet chestnuts, as well as the opportunity to buy the fruit raw or roasted. The Marunada also includes a musical programme with popular local bands. Dobreć
29/10 - CROATIAN FESTIVAL OF "KLAPE" VOCAL GROUPS AND MANDOLINS Sports Hall Marino Cvetković
NOVEMBER
04 – 06/11 - MUSIC TRIBUNE IN OPATIJA Opatija
11. – 13/11 - CUP OPATIJA 2016., sailing regata Opatija
24 – 27/11 - 11. JAZZ EX-TEMPORE Opatija
27/11/2016 – 08/01/2017 - *** WINTER IN OPATIJA *** Opatija
27/11 04/12 11/12 18/12 19:00 LIGHTING OF ADVENT CANDLES Slatina
27/11/2016 – 08/01/2017 - "ICE MAGIC", SKATING RINK Every December and January, the event called "Ice Magic" turns Opatija's Open Air Theatre into an idyllic winter resort where visitors can experience the true festive spirit just a few steps from the sea. The central meeting point is the attractive ice skating rink open to the public, and which offers a varied programme particularly aimed at children, like meeting St. Nicholas. Open Air Theatre
27/11/2016 – 08/01/2017 - CHRISTMAS FAIR Opatija
DECEMBRE
27/11/2016 – 08/01/2017 - *** WINTER IN OPATIJA *** Opatija
27/11/2016 – 08/01/2017 - "ICE MAGIC", SKATING RINK Open Air Theatre
27/11/2016 – 08/01/2017 - CHRISTMAS FAIR Opatija
02 – 04/12 - CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Opatija's sweetest event on the first weekend in December presents the best Croatian and international chocolate brands, and small specialised manufacturers who produce original chocolate desserts. The chocolate exposition and sales area is located within the Open Air Theatre, where exhibitors present the best of their products. Further exciting events such as workshops, lectures, tastings, concerts and exhibitions dedicated to chocolate, take place in Opatija's hotels and restaurants, art galleries, exhibition pavilions, museums and schools. Local confectioners unite to make the big "Imperial Cake", and a special part of the event is the "Opatija Paradox" where various chocolate flavours are combined under expert guidance with quality wines from the region. Opatija
09 – 11/12 - CHRISTMAS FAIRY TALE AT UČKA NATURE PARK The Opatija Riviera is so attractive in winter that even Santa Claus cannot resist paying a visit here. Every December, he moves from Lapland to his "residence" on Mount Učka, where the snow and horse-drawn sleighs make the perfect setting for an encounter with the white-bearded Santa during the Christmas Tale in Učka Nature Park. This event, which lasts for three days in December, is particularly interesting for children who can meet Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes, while their parents relax in the idyllic atmosphere with a cup of hot tea. Poklon, Učka Nature Park
27/12 20:30 NEW YEAR'S CONCERT BY THE LOVRAN BRASS BAND Sports Hall Marino Cvetković
31/12 22:00 NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY Open Air Theatre

Please note that the programme may be subject to change without notice.

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