Saying goodbye to the summer in style with Spancirfest. The 25th jubilee celebratory edition will be held from 17th to 28th of August. It brings more than 500 programs; concerts, performances, plays, musical, culinary and children's workshops to small, unexpected surprises on the city streets.
Špancirfest, a cultural and tourist symbol of Varaždin, is the most popular festival in Croatia. It is the first street festival in Croatia and today it is one of the most visited national festival events. The beautiful historical core of Varaždin will once again turn into a big stage full of concerts, plays, street performers, fine and fragrant things, but also works by great designers and artists and products of numerous exhibitors. Špancirfest lives and breathes in Varaždin’s streets and squares, and the street program is still a solid link to today's festival with its roots. Apart from the historical core of Varaždin, whose facades, roofs, towers, streets, squares and parks create an irreplaceable scene, the program of the festival takes place in some streets that have their own special program. The whole pedestrian zone of the city, its streets, squares and parks will turn into a large open-air stage.
Ten festival days, rich music program and concerts, street performers, theater program at Villa Bedeković, Wine City under the walls of the Old Town, Carlsberg Food & Retro Party zone, Špancir Burger festival at Kapucinsko and many other events.
Varaždin during Špancirfest offers brings more than 200 musical programs that will take place on two larger and several smaller stages and on the streets and squares of the historical core of Varaždin. On the PAN stage, Stari Grad, visitors can expect 12 concerts in eight days, at Villa Bedeković three concerts, every day there will be performances in the Old Town, then on Miljenko Stančića Square, in Uska Street and on Korz. One of the biggest rock bands, Franz Ferdinand from Scotland, is also coming. There are also Joker Out, TBF, Silente, Neno Belan & Fiumens & Brass Experience, The Croatian Pink Floyd Show, Buč Kesidi and Parni valjak feat. Igor Drvenkar. World musical attraction, the vocal group Perpetuum Jazzile will perform on the first day of Špancirfest on the beautiful stage of Villa Bedeković.
Thanks to VR technology, it will now be possible to experience the atmosphere of the Varaždin Špancirfest at any time of the year, not just during the 10 summer festival days in August. Špancirfest got its own VR edition.
During Špancirfest, Varaždin offers an unsurpassed spirit of connection between the festival, the city and thousands of visitors who daily enjoy everything this unique festival has to offer and return to it year after year.