World cities such as Lyon, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Helsinki and St. Petersburg has combined light and sound into special art for a long time, and in 2017 Zagreb joined them. The first Zagreb Light Festival lasting 4 days was held in 7 locations and only one year later it expanded to 19 different locations.
The Zagreb Light Festival was created to become a new tradition and the first herald of spring in Zagreb.
It is held for the fifth time on streets, squares, parks and landmarks that become an artistic canvas for magical light installations through which artists will show us their visions in the period from March 15 to 19.You will have the opportunity to enjoy 34 light installations in 29 locations that will include the quieter Upper Town, but also some of the brand new locations of the more lively Lower Town.
The light will illuminate numerous buildings throughout the Upper and Lower Towns, transforming the old town in a modern and unusual way. Modern technology and fine arts will merge with the performances of musicians, performers and dancers into one unique event for all generations.
Tunnel Grič, Art Park, Tomićeva Street, Lotrščak tower, Strossmayer Promenade, Vranicani field, Grič Park, Plato Gradec, Atrium and Gallery Klovićevi Dvori, Jezuitski Square, Opatička Street, Croatian Institute of History, the large courtyard of the Zagreb City Museum, the Vraz's promenade, Dubravka promenade, the church of St. Catherine are some of many locations with attractive audiovisual installations and projections.
Everyone who is familiar with the Festival of Lights knows that, in addition to beautiful visual effects, it also offers interesting stories about historical heritage and symbolically talks about current topics of today.
Zagreb Festival of Lights is a kind of introduction to the beginning of Zagreb's tourist season and outdoor gatherings that we associate with the impatiently desired arrival of warm weather and colors that return together with spring.