Rijeka Carnival – the Fifth Season of the Year!


The international carnival in Rijeka is organized every year since 1982. The carnival always has a great turnout and it is seen as the fifth season of the year! It is enough to say that Rijeka Carnival is viewed as one of the most famous carnivals in the world, together with the carnivals in Rio de Janeiro and Venice.

This event rests on a long tradition. More precisely, a hundred years ago Rijeka lived its carnival life more intensively than any other city in this part of Europe. Carnival parades and balls were organized for the Austrian and Hungarian nobility, Russian princesses, German barons, and countesses and counts from the entire Europe. The carnival madness starts by selecting the queen of the carnival and the handover of the town keys and continue with carnival festivities and a children’s parade. The climax is the International Carnival Parade (Međunarodna karnevalska povorka), an excellent blend of tradition and an imaginative overview of the current social developments in which numerous groups and allegoric vehicles parade and which is followed by millions of people via TV or the Internet.

The carnival is followed by the most colorful auto-rally in Europe the Masked Paris-Bakar Rally and numerous other entertainment ad sporting events.

For more information please visit:

  • 29.04.2021-31.03.2022,sss Rijeka

    Exhibition: Unknown Klimt - Love, Death, Ecstasy

    The exhibition will showcase the early, neglected opus of one of the most prominent figures of European art, who remains largely unknown to the general public. He began his career...
  • 03.01.-31.01.2022,sss Rijeka

    Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral - January

    Entry into the Museum is possible only with the EU digital COVID Certificate or a valid vaccination certificate, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result on...
  • 08.01.-29.01.2022,sss Rijeka

    Croatian Cultural Center in Sušak - January 2022

    Schedule of all programs at the Croatian Cultural Center in Sušak in January: to January 8th 2022 In the Shadow [A4 - Mak Hubjer] / exhibition // Galerija Kortil January 15th 2022...
  • 17.01.-02.03.2022,sss Rijeka

    Rijeka Carnival 2022

    17 January, i.e. the day of St. Anthony, traditionally marks the beginning of the "fifth season" in Rijeka, but due to the bad epidemiological situation in the country, this year...
  • GetCMSKalendarDogadjanjaEN
    Kvarner, Discover your story Rijeka 2020 - European capital of culture