All Rijeka Events in June & July 2022
Find the best things to do in June & July in Rijeka with our list of coolest events, including parades, concerts, films and art exhibits.
Major outdoor events to look forward to this time of year include Rijeka Carnival, Summer on Gradina and Thousand Islands Race. Peep our top picks for the best art shows and concerts this summer. All you need to do is buy the tickets!
We’ve made sure to represent the events chronologically. If you have any questions, contact us. We’re here to help!
If you plan your trip in August or later, make sure to pop by to our blog again to get the lates news on Rijeka summer 2022 events.
Rijeka Carnival 2022: International Carnival Parade
More information: www.rijecki-karneval.hr
Rijeka’s International Carnival Parade usually takes place in February. However, due to Covid restrictions and the fact it has been two years since the last Carnival, exceptionally this year it will be held during summer.
So, if you’re here on 18th of June, make sure to grab your mask and join the party!
Melodies of Istria and Kvarner 2022
Time of event: June 22 – June 25
More information: www.festivalmik.com/en
“Melodies of Istria and Kvarner” or MIK is a music festival based on ethnic music of Istria. The music travels from town to town and if you get to see one of the shows expect over-crowded town squares.
But it is not only the ethnic music that gives a special charm to the festival. The texts of songs are mostly written in “cakavica”, the oldest form of Croatian language which is spoken in this part of Croatia. Besides “cakavica” a dialect of the Italian language is spoken by the Italian minority who lives here.
The grand finale of this travelling festival (after visiting Kastav, Opatija, Malinska, Krk, Punat and Zlatni otok) will be held in Rijeka on 25th June on Riječka rezolucija Square.
Summer on Gradina 2022
Time of event: May 7th
More information: www.trsatskagradina.com (website is in Croatian)
17th edition of Summer on Gradina (Ljeto na Gradini) starts on June 29th with Strasburg music band “Ernesta” singing in French. The Festival offers 3 months of exciting program within the atmosphere of the beautiful Trsat Castle.
Food Truck festival Rijeka 2022
Time of event: June 24 – July 16
More information: www.facebook.com/foodtruckfestivalrijeka/
Another interesting festival takes place in front of Trsat Castle in a beautiful park called Nugentov park. Expect great street food, cocktails and nice music underneath the stars with amazing view of the city of Rijeka right below your feet.
Croatian National Theatre Ivan pl. Zajc, Rijeka
Time of event: Summer 2022
More information: hnk-zajc.hr/en/calendar/
HNK Zajc Rijeka, situated in the city centre, offers rich program consisting of opera, ballet, drama, and concerts, a combination of classic and contemporary, but also domestic and international plays.
The Open Air Theatre Opatija 2022
Time of event: June – September
More information: www.festivalopatija.hr
If you are staying in one of our apartments in Opatija, make sure to check the programme of the Open Air Theatre.
Opatija’s Summer Stage has a long tradition of hosting concerts of various genres, from classical music through musicals and operas, to contemporary hip musical genres on two open air stages located in the beautiful Angiolina Park.
FRIENDLY WARNING: Due to COVID-19 restrictions which are changing on almost weekly basis and could affect the organization of events and working hours of bars, restaurants and nightclubs. Feel free to contact us if you have any concerns or questions. Also, you can get up to date info on the official Croatian Government dedicated site and Total Croatia News portal with special section on traveling during pandemia.