In Karlovac Star Summer will last from June 23 to July 13. This year’s events are under the motto Be Under the Stars.
For a full three weeks, more than 100 programs will be exchanged at the main city locations: in Karlovac's Zvijezda, in its green ditches, in the Old Town of Dubovac, Karlovac's rivers and outdoor sports fields, which are meeting places among the stars.
In the three weeks of the program, everyone will find something for themselves because there will be everything from music, theater, exhibition, sports, film, dance and many other events, and the whole city will become a big stage.
Starry summer begins with the traditional St. John's bonfire, which symbolically welcomes summer on the banks of the Kupa River in the city center. This traditional Karlovac event is over 200 years old. This year's edition of the city's oldest event will be held traditionally on June 23, with a rich program that includes a football match, tug of war, staging of St. John's customs, musical performances, light and fire performance, bonfires and fireworks.
The program begins at 7 pm with the ceremonial raising of the flag of the City of Karlovac, the performance of the Wind Orchestra of the City of Karlovac and the Karlovac Majorettes, and continues with a concert by Ana Rucner.
Karlovac Theater Festival is an unavoidable part of Star Summer, so this year it brings performances of various theater genres.
The Karlovac Open Air Tribute Festival is a three-day international music event that will host the world's best tribute ensembles for the second year in a row. It is conceived as an urban cultural event in the city of Karlovac that will attract all generations of visitors from Croatia and next door countries who are lovers of world pop and rock music.
The 23rd International Folklore Festival will be held as part of the Star Summer.
Karlovac for the ninth time hosts the best flutists and flutists of Southeast Europe The subtitle of this year's event is "Four first flutes from the four leading philharmonics of Southeast Europe: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Belgrade, Sarajevo".
The highlight of the celebration is the Birthday Ball, the great birthday party Karlovac on July 13 when Karlovac celebrates its 443rd Birthday. Karlovac is one of the few cities in Croatia that knows the exact date of its creation - July 13, 1579. The birthday will be enhanced by the concert of Petar Grašo.
All events are in various outdoor city locations, parks, squares, streets, ditches and river banks, and are completely free for all visitors.
Visit Karlovac, celebrate the beginning of summer and enjoy the city on 4 rivers under the starry sky at the Starry Summer.