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Fiumanka - regatta

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, as well as an increasing number of media representatives who are coming to their own media regatta. 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
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Summer on Gradina

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. The main goal of the event is a revival of the magic castle area through music, word, movement and pictures, as well as spreading the cultural offer of the city and county during the tourist season. The cultural and entertainment programme takes place inside the walls of this historical building which hosts numerous famous Croatian actors and musicians. Time of event: June-September
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Ri gastro

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 using ingredients typical for this type of climate. April / May - Asparagus Week May / June - Sardine is IN / Cherries Week September - Squid and Figs Week December - Codfish and Chocolate Week
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Rijeka Carnival

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
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St. Vitus days

St. Vitus days

Within the celebration of St. Vitus days, Rijeka’s patron saint, numerous sporting, cultural and entertainment events take place. The celebration of St. Vitus has for Rijeka always been an important holiday and even back in 15th century, the 15th of June, was celebrated in a special way. After 45 years of suspension, the patron saint was returned to the city in 1991 and Rijeka, by means of ecclesiastical ceremonies and a series of concerts, exhibitions, shows and sporting events and presented itself as a Mediterranean city recognisable for its patron saint. In every corner of the city, you will find entertainment for yourselves. Time of event: June
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Rijeka Advent

Rijeka Advent

Christmas and New Year holidays are especially cheerful on Rijeka's Korzo, where various cultural and entertainment programmes are held during November, December and the first half of January, with colourful stalls. Rijeka's caterers also join in with the atmosphere with their Christmas gastronomic offer, and the RI gastro is held at the same time, promoting delicacies with cod and chocolate. Every year, to the delight of the youngest ones, the Santa Claus train runs through the city centre, there is also the celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas and many other programmes in the open and in the closed venues of the city. Some of the many holiday programmes are turning on the Christmas lights, concerts in the ''Ivan pl. Zajc'' Croatian National Theatre, Christmas concert at the Cathedral... and the peak of the evening - New Year's Eve on Korzo with concerts and fireworks. Time of event: November-January
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Rijeka Stairs - fashion show

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. The great response of exhibitors, participants and media is proof of its economic significance for the domestic fashion and textile industry. Time of event: August
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