The undoubted peculiarity of Croatian culture and a kind of trademark of Šibenik is the International Children's Festival, a unique and established Croatian cultural event in the world that has been held for six decades. During June until July 4, Šibenik becomes a city of children that celebrates children's imagination and creativity, although in different conditions than we are used to in previous years.
This year, too, Šibenik will host the children of the world, giving its streets to children's creativity and remind all its visitors how precious the world of children's play, joy and goodness is. During the festival days, Šibenik is one big open stage, a place of exciting meeting of poets and children. In numerous artistic and creative forms on the city streets and squares meet the whole world, representatives of cultures from all continents.
The festival has three basic programmes: a festival of domestic and international children’s ensembles, the workshop programme directly and publicly involving children in the act of creation, and the educational part where a symposium addresses issues such as aesthetic education of children. To those who never forget their playful side and even more so to those who have completely forgotten it, Šibenik should be an inevitable destination.
The concept and humanitarian goals of the Festival have the full support of UNICEF and UNESCO and the constant patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia.