On the occasion of the Zagreb City Day on 31 May, the Zagreb Tourist Board (TZGZ) with its partners has prepared free city tours, plays and workshops for the youngest, a concert on Zrinjevac and other special programs.

Thus, on Tuesday, a concert of the ten-member “Swingers Band” will be held in the Music Pavilion of Zrinjevac Park at 5:30 p.m. The group's program is based on a repertoire of famous evergreens and songs dedicated to the city of Zagreb. There are also free city tours in the Croatian language, as well as other special programs in the Upper Town, the Park of King Petar Krešimir I and on the small stage of the Maksimir Public Institution

On this occasion, the Director of the Zagreb Tourist Board, Martina Bienenfeld said: “We celebrate the Zagreb City Day with various free programs, and this year it will also be symbolically celebrated in Sarajevo, as part of the Ja BIH festival where an exhibition of our famous travel writer and photographer, Davor Rostuhar, dedicated to Zagreb for its birthday, will be held. Traditionally, our green and sustainable Hanging Gardens are a kind of overture, which we place in mid-May on the lamps of the Upper and Lower Town, and on Saturday the new pedestrian zone of Stara Vlaška will be opened, organized in cooperation with the City of Zagreb. In addition, we are happy to share the news that the flights of the Israeli company Sun d'Or, a branch of the national airline El Al, will start arriving in Zagreb on 31 May, which will connect our city directly with Tel Aviv every Tuesday. Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy Statehood Day on 30 May, as well as happy Zagreb City Day on 31 May.”

We would like to remind you that on the Statehood Day of the Republic of Croatia, as well as on the Zagreb City Day, there will be a special change of guard of the Honorary Company of the Kravat Regiment, and popular persons from the past will walk through the city center.



31 May 2022 - Tuesday

Free city tours for citizens:

  • 2:00 p.m. Educational city tour for children – guided by Agramerice
    Departure from Manduševac on Ban Josip Jelačić Square
    phone: +385914975921, email:
  • 6:30 p.m. Costumed city tour “From the pen of Zagorka” – guide Martina Findrik
    Departure from the Marija Jurić Zagorka monument in Tkalčićeva street
    phone: +385916067770, email:
  • 7:30 p.m. Costumed city tour “Zagreb's enchanted story” – Purgerica
    Departure from the Lotrščak Tower
    phone: +385916363661, email:

Zagreb Time Machine:

A project of the Zagreb Tourist Board, which begins with the Zagreb City Day in 2022, includes various events and promotes the rich past of Zagreb.

  • 10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m. Upper Town Musical Sights (old town songs of street musicians), locations Upper Town: Mletačka street, St. Mark’s Square , Lotrščak Tower, St. Catherine's Square, Strossmayer Promenade
  • 11:30 a.m. Shift of the guard – Honorary Company of the Kravat Regiment
     Beginning in front of the Ethnographic Museum
  • 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Upper town in the past, Upper Town

Swingers Band concert

Zrinjevac Park on Nikola Zrinski Square at 5:30 p.m.

An hour-long concert by the ten-member “Swingers Band” in the Music Pavilion of Zrinjevac Park at 5:30 p.m. The group bases its program on a repertoire of American musical legends and connects them with traditional evergreens and songs dedicated to the city of Zagreb. The performance is free for all generations and includes famous titles such as: La Bamba, Footloose, Suspicious Minds, Tequila, Let's Twist Again, Fly me to the Moon, Golubovi, Autobus Calypso, Samo jednom se ljubi, Sretan rođendan, Duda, Dudica, Volare, Stand by me, Hit the Road Jack, Marina, Americano, Can't Help Falling in Love

Children's program

(Park of King Petar Krešimir IV):

  • 5:00 p.m. Children's play “Goga the Centipede”
  • 6:00 p.m. Art workshop for children
  • 7:00 p.m. Children's play “Dream Hunters”

Maksimir Public Institution program (small stage)

  • 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m. “Little Maksimir Rangers” workshop
  • 4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Children's play “Živ”

Other programs in Maksimir Public Institution

All day:
Exhibition of award-winning works of visitors
Exhibition of a professional photographer
Exhibition of employees of the Maksimir Public Institution

6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. Green pub quiz + show (host: Marina Orsag)

Additional activities on the Zagreb City Day:

  • 19 May–31 May Exhibition “Monument to King Tomislav”
  • King Tomislav Square, organized by the Gliptoteka of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (with the support of the Zagreb Tourist Board)
  • 1 May–1 November Flower baskets
  • Hanging Gardens on the Upper and Lower Town lamps (Zagreb Tourist Board)
  • 31 May at 7:00 p.m. Celebration of Mother of God of the Stone Gate

The Celebration of the Mother of God of the Stone Gate, the patron saint of the city of Zagreb, will be held on Tuesday, 31 May 2022, on the Zagreb City Day. It will begin with the celebration of the Eucharist in front of the Zagreb Cathedral at 7 p.m., led by Msgr. Lazarus You Heung-sik, head of the Clergy Congregation, together with Cardinal Josip Bozanić and other bishops, and priests and monks of the City of Zagreb. After the Mass, there will be a procession with candles and the image of the Mother of God of the Stone Gate from the Cathedral, Bakačeva Street, the north side of the Ban Josip Jelačić Square, Radićeva Street to the Stone Gate where the entire program will end.

Pursuant to the Preliminary Consent of the City Office for Physical Planning, Construction of the City, Utility Services and Transport and the Public Assembly Request of the Zagreb Police Administration to the Ministry of the Interior, dated 17 May 2022, traffic will be temporarily suspended (with police assistance) from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Kaptol from house number 1 to the Stone Gate in the above streets.