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.
At this festival light artists use their city facades as their canvases and connect past and present by joining the city's historic core with modern technology so that the old city core shines with new colors. The walls we have passed so often have their new faces while light, music and sounds combine them with stories about the theme of this year's spring that symbolizes awakening, growth and renaissance.
The Festival of Light in Zagreb is the only festival of this kind in our city, and the 3rd edition will be held from 20th to 24th of March and lasts longer than in the past years. Attractive audiovisual installations and projections will be set up in the 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, the children's playground on the Dubravka promenade, the summer stage Tuškanac and Tuškanac. A special novelty is a new location and it is the church of St. Catherine, whose stained glass will be presented at the facade of the church. 20 locations with 23 installations will be featured, each of its locations in its own way will demonstrate the spring atmosphere through light show that will be held from 18 to 23 o'clock.
The festival was not only attracted the people from Zagreb, but also visitors from South Korea, Italy, Germany and the USA. Every year a lot of visitors come and be captivated by the color and the light, so we hope that this year's innovative festival will surpass its last year's release and attract even more visitors with their new creations.
The Zagreb Festival of Light is an event that announces the tourist season and the fun for outdoor enjoyment in spring nights in innovative art and the magic of light! This Festival is another reason to visit Zagreb, and the motto is: "Shine! Cheer! Illumination! Enthusiasm! Illusion! Confusion! will surely appear in many social networks as #hashtag and attach to the unique photos!