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Špancirfest Comes To Varaždin This Month!

Špancirfest – a spectacular event that irresistibly beckons with smiles and invites you to dive deep into a colorful palette of experiences! Špancirfest, the true Croatian king of all festivals, is a perfect fusion of music, street charm, theatrical magic, and lavish flavors and creativity, all in one place!

In the heart of charming Varaždin, during ten unforgettable festival days, the city transforms into a magical realm of diversity. Streets become lively stages where music resonates to the rhythm of your heart, and dancers and artists take you on a journey brimming with laughter and surprises. In this labyrinth of entertainment, you’ll discover open-air workshops that hide the secrets of a creative world, while the aroma of delicious food wafts through the air, tempting you to explore a lavish world of flavors.

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As the sun sets and the festival comes to life, the vibrant streets of Špancirfest are adorned with a kaleidoscope of masks, creating a captivating and mysterious atmosphere.

But that’s not all – Špancirfest is not only a festival but also a journey through time. Traditional delights come to life, evoking the spirit of bygone eras and reminding us of the rich heritage that makes this country so special. And when the sun sets, Špancirfest transforms into a party oasis, a place where good times extend deep into the night.

Now is the perfect time to prepare for this incredible adventure! Come late August, Varaždin becomes a magical playground, where you bid farewell to summer in the most joyful way possible. Špancirfest awaits you – get ready to be a part of this enchanting festival dance!

Experience the Magic of Špancirfest: Music, Laughter, and History Await in Varaždin!

Get ready for an extraordinary adventure at the 25th Špancirfest, taking place from August 18th to 27th in the most picturesque open-air venue, the historic heart of Varaždin. This year’s musical program promises an exhilarating journey through a myriad of genres, spanning from rock, pop, and indie rock to hip-hop and nu metal.

The grand PAN stage, situated within the walls of the Old Town, renowned for its electrifying fusion of performer energy and audience passion, is set to host an impressive lineup of 12 concerts over eight days. Alongside the already announced headliners, Scotland’s Franz Ferdinand and the young, promising, and increasingly popular Slovenian indie rock band Joker Out, the atmosphere will be ignited by the beats of TBF, Silente, Buč Kesidi, Neno Belan & Fiumens & Brass Experience, Parni valjak feat. Igor Drvenkar, The Croatian Pink Floyd Show, BluVinil, Fran Vasilić, and representing the local forces, Cold Snap and Crna kronika. Entry to all PAN stage concerts will be free.

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In the heart of Špancirfest's electric energy, a dynamic tapestry of music lovers converge under the open skies.

Meanwhile, the musical magic at the Vila Bedeković stage will be kicked off by the global sensation, the vocal ensemble Perpetuum Jazzile, followed by the Mediterranean pop sound of the group Cambi. And for an exceptional musical experience, the students of the Varaždin Music School, supported by their teachers and the nuSynergetic association, will captivate your senses with their concert, “Nothing Else Matters,” offering their unique rendition of hits by Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Guns ‘n’ Roses, and Nirvana on the festival’s closing night. Prepare to be enchanted by their talent – a true heartwarming delight. Please note that entry to the Vila Bedeković stage will require tickets.

Beyond the music, the Vila Bedeković stage will once again host a tradition of theatrical comedies, courtesy of the Kerekesh Theatre. This year’s theater program presents an array of performances: “Udavače” (Hit Teatar), “Ništa bez reklame” (Luda kuća), “Dimnjačar” and “U zdrav mozak” (Kerekesh teatar), “Casabianca” (Mario Lipovšek Battifiaca and Irena Grdinić), and the stand-up comedy “Best of Goran Vinčić” (Vinča). 

Old Town
Old Town Varaždin

Embark on a Whimsical Journey at Špancirfest – Where Young Explorers' Joy Takes Center Stage!

This year’s Špancirfest has taken every measure to ensure that even the tiniest adventurers find themselves captivated, engaged, and utterly amazed.

As you step into the delightful realm of the Park of Creativity, a world brimming with wonder and excitement comes to life. Imagine your little ones’ eyes lighting up with curiosity as they delve into interactive and educational activities that spark their imagination and nurture their thirst for knowledge. With its fresh, innovative approach, the Park of Creativity offers an immersive experience that encourages hands-on exploration, ensuring your young companions are not only entertained but also inspired.

Amidst the cheerful buzz of Špancirfest, a jubilant scene unfolds as children immerse themselves in a world of boundless wonder and laughter.
Amidst the cheerful buzz of Špancirfest, a jubilant scene unfolds as children enjoy a world of boundless wonder and laughter.

But that’s not all – just beyond the cobblestone streets and historic charm of the Old Town, a beloved spot known as Vindilanda awaits your arrival. Here, a treasure trove of non-stop amusement, games, and sports is ready to embrace your children with open arms. Their laughter will echo through the air as they participate in various engaging activities, forming lasting memories against the backdrop of Vindilanda’s timeless beauty.

And for those seeking a heart-pounding rush of adrenaline, the Amusement Park beckons with an array of exhilarating delights. Feel the excitement surge as you accompany your little adventurers on daring rides, share the thrill of carnival games, and relish the pure joy of being in their company as they embrace the festivity and excitement of Špancirfest.

Join us for this captivating journey at Špancirfest, where music, laughter, and history converge into an unforgettable experience – an ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the heritage of Varaždin and Croatia! 

Your CTC Team

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