Carnival - Riviera Opatija & Rijeka

Carnival 2018 – Opatija Riviera & Rijeka

20/01 SAT
 

  Opatija, Slatina Beach

MASKED HALUBJE RALLY

A carnival event not to be missed for anyone who loves vehicles on two, three, four, or even more wheels. Enjoy the funny parade of masked vehicles from Matulji to Opatija. Have fun watching imaginative car tuning ideas and custom-made motorcycles!

27/01 SAT
 

  Rijeka

CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL PARADE

This is one of the most important events of the Rijeka carnival with the participation of children from both Croatia and abroad. The children's parade takes place before Sunday's International Carnival Parade and brings together numerous children who cheer up the town's Korzo promenade with their colourful masks.

28/01 SUN
 

  Opatija, Slatina Beach

CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL PARADE 

Cheerful masks have been specially created for this children's parade, which starts on Opatija's central square in front of the market hall and continues to Slatina Beach. At the end of the parade, the fun continues on Slatina Beach with numerous entertainers and musicians performing for the participants of the parade and visitors. Children will have the opportunity to enjoy a rich musical and entertainment programme.

02/02 FRI
 

  Opatija, Marino Cvetković Sports Hall

MASKED MARATHON WITH KLAPE VOCAL GROUPS

A distinctive feature of this singing marathon is the fact that the jury and audience not only evaluate singing ability, but also the overall quality of the performance, the choreography and the attractiveness of the masks. You will have the chance to enjoy the performances of traditional Croatian musical groups, renowned musicians, carnival groups and the zvončari bell-ringers.

03/02 SAT
 

  Rijeka

CARNIVAL SNOWBOARD SESSION 2018

Don't miss great adrenaline snowboarding fun right by the sea. Enjoy watching tricks performed by expert snowboarders on a snow construction more than 12 metres high. Spectators in Rijeka are keen on extreme snowboarding, which is why the Carnival Snowboard Session has turned into a traditional competition that every year guarantees plenty of surprises.

04/02 SUN
 

  Opatija, Slatina Beach

BALINJERADA

This year, Opatija will host the 35th annual Balinjerada, a race of homemade vehicles that run on ball bearings (locally known as balinjere – hence the name) instead of wheels down the main street of Opatija. Apart from showing great skill at steering their vehicles, the participants also present their carefully designed masks, which are the result of months of hard work.

10/02 SAT
 

  Matulji

MEETING OF THE ZVONČARI BELL-RINGERS

The traditional meeting of zvončari bell-ringers every year attracts a growing number of visitors, creating a vibrant atmosphere characterised by the distinctive sound of bells with the participation of numerous adult and children's masked groups. Great fun is guaranteed in Matulji, close to Opatija.

11/02 SUN
 

  Rijeka

INTERNATIONAL CARNIVAL PARADE

The most spectacular carnival event in Rijeka is surely the parade that will take place on Sunday 11 February in the streets and squares of the town. The Rijeka Carnival is sometimes described as the 'fifth season of the year', during which masks can be seen all over the town. The widely popular International Carnival Parade is the culmination of the Rijeka Carnival and includes numerous traditional masks, carnival groups and floats.

14/02 WED
 

  Mošćenička Draga

EXHIBITION OF CARNIVAL FLAGS AND LAUNCHING GOBO IN A ROCKET

Don't miss the traditional carnival event in Mošćenička Draga, when local people pass judgement on Gobo, the scapegoat for everything that went wrong in the previous year. The show starts with the traditional trial and ends with a spectacular countdown and symbolic launching of a rocket with Gobo inside. 

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