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Birthday of the city of Karlovac
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Birthday of the city of Karlovac

  • 13.07.2023. - 13.07.2023.
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Beautiful Karlovac, a town on 4 rivers, this year celebrates - almost half a thousand years of existence – 444th birthday. Karlovac is one of the few towns in Croatia that knows the exact date of its creation - July 13, 1579.

In addition to Karlovac Star Summer, Karlovac is celebrating it's birthday  on July 13. Star in the name of the event, associates to the well-known Karlovac fortification form from which today's Karlovac originated. The Star can also be associated with famous people who were born or worked in Karlovac, such as Vjekoslav Karas, Nikola Tesla, Dragojla Jarnević and many others. Karlovac stars are also locations such as the Old Town of Dubovac, Fogin's Baths, Dr. Franjo Tuđman's Promenade as well as many other known and unknown Karlovac locations. In the name of the event, summer celebrates the beginning of summer, the awakening of the city under the sun's rays, the appearance of people on the streets of Karlovac, the richness of colors, tastes and smells. Summer is symbolized by long warm summer evenings, Karlovac rivers and outdoor gatherings.

There is also the famous Foginovo swimming resort, one of the registered river swimms in Croatia, the winner of the Green Flower and the Tourist Flower, in the very center of Karlovac on the Korana river, where you can refresh yourself after all the activities and events.

And this year, as tradition dictates, a birthday ball will be held where everyone interested will be able to dance a waltz in honor of their city. Year after year, the number of couples increases in accordance with the years of the city, so this year, as many as 444 couples will dance to the beats of Viennese and English waltzes under umbrellas with the motif of Starry Summer, which will be given to those who register by the City of Karlovac. This year's birthday ball will be held on the playground near Sokolski dom, and the big birthday party will be enhanced by Jelena Rozga's concert.

Visit Karlovac and enjoy summer atmosphere among the stars.

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