The Best Festivals to Visit Croatia

Over the past years, Croatian cities have hosted some of the world’s most popular music festivals attended by people from all walks of life. Although most of these festivals are focused on electronic music, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If attending a festival in Croatia has long been on your bucket list, it’s time that you finally tick it off your list. 

Below, check out some of the best festivals to witness in Croatia.

  1. Ultra-Festival 

Ultra-Europe is an outdoor electronic music festival held in several locations throughout Croatia, such as Split, Hvar, Brac, and Vis. The music festival first appeared on the Croatian scene several years ago with big club names taking part in the event. In the past few years, it has welcomed thousands of partygoers from around the world who have partied for three straight days. This year, Ultra Europe will be held in Split, with many exciting events planned. If you’re joining the festival with friends, you might be better off staying in a large villa in Split instead of booking several rooms in a hotel.

  1. Hideout Festival, Novalja

Hideout is a five-day music festival featuring wild pool parties, boat parties, and exclusive headline shows in five open-air venues. As one of Europe’s leading electronic music festivals, Hideout 2022 will bring together some of the biggest names in electronic music to Zrce Beach in Novalja. Sitting along a beautiful beach cove, Zrce Beach is an open-air beachside venue where you can chill out or sunbathe all day and party at night until the early morning hours. The event will include pre-parties, sun-soaked day parties, and intimate boat parties. But the highlight would be the evening performances across five stages set up at the beachfront.

  1. INmusic festival, Zagreb 

INmusic is a four-day, open-air music festival held annually in Zagreb. It’s a huge rock and indie music festival that brings in some of the world’s biggest music artists to perform for four days. This year will be the 15th edition of the event, and it will once again take over the secluded woodland setting of Lake Jarun. Beyond the festival, Zagreb and its surrounding areas are brimming with interesting attractions waiting to be explored. So, to make the most of your time in Croatia’s capital, consider taking a tour of Zagreb beforehand. Aside from exclusive luxury Croatia tours, you can also take bespoke small ship cruises if your time permits.

  1. Spancirfest, Varazdin

If you are not into music festivals, the Spancirfest street festival would be the perfect event to attend. It is a cultural event happening in the streets of Varazdin. It aims to bring a sense of belonging to the local community while nurturing creative thinking and freedom of expression. Spectators of the event will be treated to fun street performances, comedies, and several music programmes. Lying along the Drava River, VaraĹždin is a city in northern Croatia famous for its Baroque and Rococo buildings, such as the 17th-century Sermage Palace, which displays Croatian and international modern paintings.