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

  • 13.07.2022. - 13.07.2022.
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Beautiful Karlovac, a town on 4 rivers, this year celebrates - almost half a thousand years of existence – 443rd 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.

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, the Third Guard Shift of the Karlovac Civil Guard will take place. From 10:00 a.m. to 11:55 a.m., the guards will take turns in front of the City Hall building. At 11:58 a.m. there will be formation and report to the mayor, and at 12:00 loud shots from three cannons of archers of Dubovac.

On Karlovac City Day, the city's birthday, dance the waltz at the biggest outdoor ball! From year to year, the number of couples increases in accordance with the years of the city, so this year, as many as 443 couples will dance the waltz, and the ceremony will be enhanced by a concert by Petar Grašo.

Visit Karlovac and enjoy summer atmosphere among the stars.

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