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Zagreb Festivals

Zagreb is a pretty exciting city to be in and people are always up to celebrating something. The city celebrates everything right from its folklore to puppetry and each event is celebrated with pomp and flair. Music festivals and live music events are also a big thing in the city and many new music festivals have been celebrated since the last decade.

Zagreb is a pretty exciting city to be in and people are always The city offers something for people of all ages and has a great line-up of events and festivals like Dance Week Festival, Zagreb Film Festival, International Puppet Festival, Zagreb International Folklore Festival (Medunarodna Smotra Folklora Zagreb) and so much more.

Zagreb International Folklore Festival (Međunarodna Smotra Folklora Zagreb)
Zagreb World Theatre Festival

Zagreb International Folklore Festival (Međunarodna Smotra Folklora Zagreb)

The International Folklore Festival organized in mid-July, is a cultural presentation of all folklore groups belonging to Croatia, other European countries and from remaining continents. The festival showcases various music concerts, performances of folklore groups, exhibitions, and presentations either live or on screen. Participants of the festival perform in the Upper Town, Ban Jelacic square, and also in Zagreb area.

Zagreb World Theatre Festival
Zagreb World Theatre Festival

Zagreb World Theatre Festival

Right from the beginning, The World Theatre Festival has always attracted international attention from lovers of innovative and experimental theatre. Each year in September-October, masters of theatre production, actors and performers gather together to enthrall the audience with some unique theatrical offering.

Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films – Animafest
Animafest

Zagreb World Festival of Animated Films – Animafest

Known internationally as "Animafest Zagreb", Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film is Europe's second oldest animation film festival. It started in 1972 and as the name suggests, the festival is a get-together of like-minded animation film lovers and filmmakers. The festival's main aim is to promote the skill, dedication, and production of producing animated films through various thematic programs, in the form of exhibitions, lectures, debates and other events. It is held annually, usually during the first week of June.

International Puppet Festival
International Puppet Festival

International Puppet Festival

The PIF or International Puppet Festival is an event organized by professional theatre companies who use puppets as a means of expressing emotion. Till now, more than 500 puppet groups from all around the world have participated in the festival, which is held annually in mid-September. The festival has been held since 1968 and has a long-standing tradition and reputation behind it. Seminars, puppet exhibitions and puppet shows are a part of the celebrations.

Address: Ul. Božidara Magovca 17, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia

Dance Week Festival
Dance Week Festival

Dance Week Festival

The Dance Week Festival is one of the most significant dance festivals in the Croatian regions of Zagreb and Rijeka. Established more than 25 years ago, it is held annually in May or June. International dance theatres and companies and their choreographers come together to present a theatrical & musical extravaganza.

Address: Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance (HIPP), Biankinijeva 5, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 462 1967

Snow Queen Trophy
Snow Queen Trophy

Snow Queen Trophy

The Snow Queen Trophy is a men's and women's slalom race, held every year in January as part of the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup. It has taken place on the slopes of the ski centre on Sljeme just outside Zagreb, since 2005. The race is the most visited skiing race in the Alpine skiing World Cup circuit, with a prize fund of €165,000.

Address: Croatian Ski Association, Trg Krešimira Ćosića 11, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 309 3009

Zagreb Film Festival
Zagreb Film Festival

Zagreb Film Festival

Since its inception in 2003, the Zagreb Film Festival has reached the pinnacle of success in the international film market. The festival screens films in three separate international competition programs for feature films, short films and documentary films plus a separate competition for short films made only by Croatian authors. The screenings and events of the Zagreb Film Festival take place every year in mid-October.

Address: Varšavska 3, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: +385 1 492 3580

Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival
Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival

Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival

The Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival is a one-of-its-kind in the city and offers some of the best films in the region. The festival lasts for nine days from the end of June to the beginning of July. Viewers can enjoy films from a vast variety of genres like horror, thriller, science fiction, mystery, experimental, etc. The organization also arranges many more cinema festivals all over Europe like European Genre Forum (EGF), Night Visions Film Festival (Helsinki) and Screen Division (Paris), etc.

INmusic Festival
INmusic Festival

INmusic Festival

Croatia's biggest open-air music festival, the InMusic Festival is held every year in the month of June on Youth Island. Started in 2006, visitors can listen to a variety of music genres like indie rock, heavy metal and electronic, etc. InMusic has won many accolades like it was featured as the 50 greatest summer music festivals in the world in 2013.

Address: Jarun, 10000, Zagreb, Croatia