There are plenty of events happening in Zagreb. You will find promenades to stroll down on balmy nights, and park festivals for entertainment on dazzling afternoons. While many people prefer the coast, the Croatian capital has its own magnetic pull – here are just a few great things going on between September and December 2017 in Zagreb that take place each year. Of course, there are many more events that take place throughout the year in this beautiful city!
Events in September 2017
The 50th International Puppet Festival will take place mid September with both Croatian and international puppetry groups taking part.
The 10th ZeGeVe Festival of Sustainable Living should take place on Zagreb’s main square (Trg Ban Jelacic) in early September 2017.
RujanFest will take place over ten days in mid-September by Lake Bundek. It’s a combination of a gastro (and drinking!) event, featuring Croatian cuisine and live music with many Croatian artists from different genres performing.
The World Theatre Festival should be held in mid- to late September 2017.
The Zagreb Tour Film Festival – a festival of international tourist films – will take place 21st to 23rd September 2017.
Events in October 2017
The 26th Zagreb Marathon will be held on the city’s streets on 8th October 2017.
The Zagreb International Chamber Music Festival sees various classical concerts taking place over a week during mid-October.
Perforacije (“Perforations”) is a week of live art taking place in Zagreb, Rijeka and Dubrovnik every October, featuring artists from Croatia and other Balkan countries.
Events in November 2017
The 11th Pssst! Silent Film Festival – with both domestic and foreign films – will be on in early November.
The Zagreb Film Festival showcases films from debut or new film-makers from across the world each year in this month. Prizes are awarded in several categories.
Events in December 2017
The 14th Human Rights Film Festival should take place in early December, promoting the subject of human rights as depicted in film.
As with many other places in Europe, Christmas celebrations will take over much of Zagreb in December, with decorations, live outdoor music, festive events and more. Advent Zagreb is a good website to check what’s happening where – if nothing else, head down to the main square (Trg ban Jelacic) to join in with the festive mood there! Zagreb won the European Best Destinations Best Christmas Market in 2016 AND 2017, meaning it’s a great time to be in Zagreb!
Trg ban Jelacic is also the main focus for New Year’s Eve celebrations, with an open-air concert and fireworks. Attractions in Zagreb