POSTPONED! The Month of Good Children’s Books
The Month of Good Children’s Books, as the largest regional celebration of the youngest readers, in the city library Rijeka 2020 gathers together a series of creative and educational workshops, walks, book games and guest appearances.
Days of the Discarded
A sales exhibition of restored waste items, expertly led workshops and short, inspirational lectures in the form of TED Talks are part of the programme of Days of the Discarded by which the transformative power of art in the work with discarded items and discarded communities is demonstrated.
Sailor Sweet & Salt Music Festival
A multidisciplinary project that combines science, art and popular culture and includes a selection of pop, rock and electronic music artists.
A cultural programme to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Rijeka Liberation Day which celebrates the memory of one of the most difficult World War II liberation battles in this part of Europe
Film Mutations: Festival of Invisible Cinema – Kinoclash! The Power of Cinema
The international Film Mutations festival symposium deals with the reinterpretation of the role of cinema, as well with its emancipatory potential; film as the eye of the century.
Porto Etno – The Festival of World Music and Gastronomy
In 2020 the musical, gastronomic and cultural and artistic programme Porto Etno – Festival of World Music and Gastronomy is developing under the theme of TOGETHER and brings a new vision of society based on the experiences of Rijeka’s Port of Diversity.
One city: One Goal – the Capital of Culture Cup and a Concert of Fans’ Songs
The One City: One Goal programme comes from the unusual mix of music and football, and a spectacle of the game returns to the legendary Kantrida.
Festival of the European Short Story and Hay Festival Europa28
The very best European and global writers meet the audience with public readings, book presentations, discussions, lectures, literary workshops and socialising. Writers from all over the world present their literary work, as well as their football skills, live and online.
Review of Small Literature: Return of the Imagination
The programme of the Review of Small Literature with the title the Return of the Imagination has a geographical focus on the Mediterranean, especially on the Balkan and Arab regions because these regions have been affected by great migrations over recent decades, and migrations are a theme which has always been close to Rijeka.
SMOQUA – Festival of Feminist and Queer Culture 2020: Semo Qua*
The Smoqua international Festival of Queer and Feminist Culture is presented by a combination of an artistic, activist and fun programme and carries the theme Semo Qua in the local Fiuman dialect meaning Here we are.
Migrants Day is dedicated to the theme of Afrofuturism as a political and cultural movement, and also deals with the issue of the current refugee crisis.
International Carnival Parade 2020
A special version of the International Carnival Parade brings carnival groups to Rijeka from other cities – the European Capitals of Culture.
Opening of the European Capital of Culture
A rich full-day cultural and entertainment programme in Rijeka, involving a large number of organizers and participants, as well as the central ceremony in the evening, the Opera Industriale in the Rijeka Port
Rijeka Film Festival
A new Rijeka film festival thematises the questions of totalitarianism, power and fear, with a focus on the conflict of the collective and the individual.
Two weeks of attractive children’s workshops, shows, concerts, street performances, games and film screenings plus, the already traditional, spectacular opening on the city’s streets.