Zagreb Festival of Lights – A Light Spectacular to Greet the Spring
Enlighten. Brighten. Light up. Amaze! Incandescence. Luminescence. Illusion. Confusion!
The current programme and information about the next festival can be found on the website of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Zagreb!
As spring sets in, the city turns into a spectacular light show in March 2022 directed by the Festival of Lights. Streets, squares, parks, buildings and landmarks become a stage for playful light installations. The familiar and well-known becomes new and exciting again, thanks to the artists whose visions shed a new light on Zagreb, literally.
Following the guidelines and indications of experts, this year Festival of Lights Zagreb 2021 will not take place and will be postponed to March 2022.
For the third time in a row, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Zagreb took place in 2019 and many people eagerly awaited the 5-day event in the capital of Croatia. From the 20th to the 24th of March, as one of the first spring events in Zagreb, the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS attracts more tourists each year to the beautiful city, where they can admire the spectacular projections and light art works.
In the Grič tunnel a magic forest of interactive lights was built. Matching the magical installations, sounds from nature were heard. In the Tomićeva street you could plunge into a waterfall of colourful glowing balls and the Lotrščak tower turned into a way-showing lighthouse for three nights. The guests could admire these and many other attractions in Zagreb in 2019.
From 15th to 18th of March the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS took place for the second time in Zagreb. The most innovative technology was used to illuminate some of the city’s most impressive buildings, immerse well-known facades in new dimensions, create spectacular light curtains and galleries under the stars. The Zagreb FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS led its guests with fun, joy and a magical atmosphere into spring, the time of awakening, growth and rebirth.
Consisting of art, design, architecture and entertainment, the festival was on the one hand a pleasure for the eyes and on the other hand evoked manifold thoughts and feelings in its visitors.
The first FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Zagreb (“Festival Svjetla Zagreb”) was held in the Croatian capital from the 16th to 19th of March.
Seven stations in the upper town of Gornji Grad became magnets for the whole family during four evenings. Curious residents and international guests strolled through the alleys and squares of the old town to admire the colourful illuminations.
The central theme of the light spectacle was the awakening of nature and spring, which had already arrived at that time.
Two special highlights of the four-day event were the laser show on Plato Gradec opposite the cathedral and the Proljetna bajka (spring fairy tale) on Jesuit Square.