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Autumn in Zagreb – a rich program of events you should not miss

And while nature grows still, Zagreb still flourishes and welcomes all visitors to its many autumn events and activities.

Autumn begins with the Zagreb Jazz Festival, an international event that has hosted world-famous musicians since its inception in 2005. The event will include a series of indoor and outdoor concerts, allowing you to listen to these intricate melodies in the city center and enjoy a real jazz atmosphere in the warm autumn sun. For those interested in a different kind of music, Zagreb will also host many famous musicians this autumn, including Sting, The Cure, Uriah Heep, Macy Gray and Alter Bridge!

Autumn is the perfect stage to showcase all forms of art, including film. Alongside the Zagreb TourFilm Festival, an international tourist film fair, there is also the biggest international film festival in Croatia, the Zagreb Film Festival. As usual, this year it returns to Zagreb cinemas with a carefully selected variety of independent and debut films, offering something for all generations of motion-picture fans.

Photo: Vanesa Pandzic / CROPIX

Not only are the pictures in motion, but so is the city itself, aware that in autumn it is the high time to take advantage of every opportunity to spend time outdoors! Zagrebački noćni cener attracts many runners to the city center, ready to fill the streets with a great, positive and energetic atmosphere that will defy both the cold and the autumn weariness during this night street race!

And for those who enjoy nature, fresh air, autumn colors and hiking in the mountains, there is a great opportunity near Zagreb. The Highlander outdoor adventure takes place this autumn on the Medvednica mountain, offering all enthusiasts of active life a three-day cycling and hiking experience on the slopes of this mountain of Zagreb. You can find many scenic attractions on this trail nearby Zagreb, such as the Sopot Waterfall and Kraljičin-Zdenac Lake, along with an excellent range of culinary delights in mountain huts. So pack your backpacks and set off for Medvednica – an adventure you will remember for life!

Last but not least, it is worth highlighting a special event that has marked every autumn in Zagreb for 44 years. Needless to say, it is an event that all book lovers eagerly await all year round: Interliber, an international book fair that gathers publishers and bookshops, aficionados of the written word and their authors at the Zagreb Fair grounds (Zagrebački Velesajam). It is a perfect chance to stock up on books that you can read during those long winter nights!

Photo: Lice Grada

Come sun or rain, fog or wind – Zagreb has always managed to either resist or to conform to autumn, offering events that both locals and tourists love to visit!

Published: 20.10.2022