The Rijeka Carnival is one of the oldest traditions in the region and is the third largest carnival in the world. The opening and closing ceremony of RI2020 will be closely tied to the carnival and its traditions with the participation of carnival groups and top European artists. A point of contact between heritage and contemporary culture through careful interventions on the carnival energy and image in order to achieve the carnival’s cultural restoration. Prologue, opening ceremony: 23 February 2020 Epilogue, closing ceremony: 14 February 2021
Every year over 50 thousand people gather in the streets of Rijeka in order to participate in this event, regardless of the winter season, the weather, or world events. The carnival is a spectacular event that will formally open and close the Ri:2020 project, with the participation of carnival groups and top European artists.