Carnival in Opatija

17.01. - 26.02.2020.

Carnival in Opatija

Every year, carnival in Opatija and its surroundings begins on the Feast Day of St. Anthony on 17th January. This period, known locally as ‘the fifth season’, is a magical time filled with laughter and joy when people put on masks and become someone else. Carnival revellers have a unique opportunity to make their childhood dreams come true and become superheroes, witches, fairies or kings, even if it’s just for a day. This is a time when the town’s streets and promenades, restaurants and hotels are filled with laughter and joy. 

To experience carnival in Opatija, you can attend events such as the Children’s Carnival Parade with its numerous children’s carnival groups and the ‘Balinjerada’ soapbox race of original self-made vehicles called ‘karići’ that run on ball bearings (locally known as balinjere – hence the name) instead of wheels. This crazy race is a barrel of fun for both young and old. ‘Taxi Balinjera’ is the name of a programme which enables visitors and tourists to experience this crazy ride themselves. Don’t wait any longer – put on a mask and come to Opatija during carnival!

FRIDAY, 17/01
ST. ANTONY’S DAY, BEGINING OF THE CARNIVAL
11:00 h, Market Hall

SATURDAY, 18/01
11th CARNIVAL RALLY „HALUBJE – LIBURNIA“
13:30 h, Slatina Beach

CARNIVAL PARTY
DUŠKO JELIČIĆ DULE & GOSTI
21:00 h, Club Gervais
Free entrance

SATURDAY, 25/01
CARNIVAL PARTY
DUŠKO JELIČIĆ DULE & GOSTI

21:00 h, Club Gervais
Free entrance

SATURDAY, 01/02
CARNIVAL PARTY
DUŠKO JELIČIĆ DULE & GOSTI

21:00 h, Club Gervais
Free entrance

SUBOTA, 08/02
CARNIVAL PARTY
TRIO RIO & JOZEFINA - ABBAZIA

21:00 h, Club Gervais
Free entrance

SUNDAY, 09/02
24th CHILDREN’S CARNIVAL PARADE
12:00 h, M. Tita Street

FRIDAY, 14/02
CARNIVAL A CAPELLA SINGING MARATHON
20:00 h, Sports Hall Marino Cvetković

SATURDAY, 15/02
LUMBER CARNIVAL PARTY
FUNBOX BAND

20:00 h, Club Gervais
Raffle
Best costume competition
Free entrance

SUNDAY, 16/02
37th BALINJERADA, race of homemade vehicles on ballbearing wheels
10:00 h, Trening & TAXI balinjere
12:00 h, Start
12:30 h, Carnival Parade
13:00 h, Kukalka

SATURDAY, 22/02
CARNIVAL PARTY
DUŠKO JELIČIĆ DULE & GOSTI

21:00 h, Club Gervais
Free entrance

WEDNESDAY, 26/02
FINISH OF THE CARNIVAL
11:00 h, Market Hall