Zagreb is a city that has it all -- not only is it rich in culture with plenty of museums, theatres, galleries and authentic markets, it also has a surprisingly buzzing nightlife. Not to mention its great gourmet scene, from quirky bistros to fine dining, exciting events, a wide range of accommodation choices, easy access to Croatia's famous coast, plus some excellent shopping.
Zagreb Upper Town. Photo: J.Duval
Top events in Zagreb this summer
Cest is d'Best. Photo: J. Duval
30th May-3rd June 2018
Bringing good vibes, positive energy, and laughter to city streets, squares, corners and parks this spring!
This urban tradition is packed with street performers, clowns, musicians, actors, and others who are there purely to put a smile on people's faces! The PoŽuji Waiters' Race, Dustmen Cart Race, The Slowest Bicycle Ride, and the Wandering Piano are just some of the traditional events.
Zagreb Upper Town. Photo: Ddavor Rostuhar
For more than 100 days the Strossmayer Promenade in the Upper Town delivers Parisian spirit to all those who pass by. Majestic views of Zagreb will be met with a carefully-created musical programme, art installations, open-air cinema, painters, and pop-up stalls with all sorts of goodies.
Over two days the festival offers fans of electronic music the chance to see performances by leading international stars. Some of the confirmed artists at the second #WELOVESOUND festival are Ricardo Villalobos, The Martinez Brothers, Sonja Moonear, and Jackmaster. Come share the magic on the dance floor by the lake.
Dedicated to design, architecture, art, fashion, and gastronomic delights!
Expect pop-up galleries, urban gardens and picnics, art installations in streets and parks, design projects, DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops, design open days and architectural offices, creative catering facilities, a music programme and a lot of other exciting activities.
Art Pavilion. Photo: J.Duval
When it comes to music, this is going to be the most eclectic festival to date, gathering around 1000 performing artists, with 13 concerts by leading Croatian and international orchestras over the course of three weeks. Listen to opera under the stars, the symphonic orchestras of the Croatian Radio and Television or the Music Academy, as well as Zagreb's best choirs.
INMusic Festival. Photo: J.Bucklens
One of many buzzing music festivals that puts Zagreb on the map! International world headlining bands strut their stuff at Lake Jarun in our lead up to summer and this year's headliners are Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Kills, Alice In Chains, David Byrne and many more...
The Courtyards. Photo: Sanjin Kastelan
For the fifth year in a row, the majestic courtyards of seven famous city buildings and galleries will open their doors for all to see. This is a must see if you're in town; simply head to the Upper Town and you'll be further entertained with a lot of great music, delicious snacks and refreshing drinks. Top urban summer fun!
Upper Town, Zagreb. Photo: J.Duval
Where to stay?
Zagreb offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities to suit any budget or taste, from luxury five star hotels to accommodation suitable for visitors on a tighter budget. Whatever type of accommodation you choose, you will find consistent standards and quality of service.
The ZAGREB CARD is your best companion while in Zagreb, entitling you to fare-free public transport and free visits or discounts at over 50 different locations. You can find detailed information and a complete list of available discounts here.
This content was sponsored by Croatia National Tourist Board and Zagreb Tourist Board.