Rijeka is becoming an unavoidable summer destination, and this is an opportunity for domestic and foreign tourists who will visit Rijeka this weekend to experience the unique atmosphere in the city when carnival begin. The 39th International Carnival Parade is the crown of carnival festivities in Kvarner and beyond. The competition in imagination, wit and originality, fireworks of colors and shapes, results in a parade of hundreds of allegorical cars, thousands of masks and an immeasurable number of spectators from the country and abroad.
The Rijeka Carnival in an unprecedented form will be a festival of fun and good mood as it always happens. This year, with premiere programs that will include a large number of city locations and an extended June weekend, turn it into a unique summer carnival story. From 17 to 19 June, open-air concerts and parties, songs and socializing under the starry June sky, carnival costumes under which it will not be necessary to line layers of clothes, will uniquely mark the beginning of summer, which will be full in Rijeka this year.
It will be a real masquerade weekend starting on Friday, June 17 at 10 am at the 128th Brigade of the Croatian Army, and continuing with the Humanitarian Carnival Gala Party in the Maritime and Historical Museum of the Croatian Littoral Rijeka, and a concert by Šajeta and Gazdi at Karolina Riječka Pier. On Saturday, the carnival procession with about 5,000 participants starts at 5 pm, and throughout its duration, as well as at the end, many musicians will play on six stages. The carnival ends on Sunday, June 19, with the Night of the Crinoline, which starts at 8 pm at the Marina Botel.
This summer carnival is a kind of overture for next year when it celebrates its 40th birthday since the restoration.
Through our many webcams in Rijeka you can follow all the events of that carnival playful weekend.