Events in Eastern Croatia

PLEASE NOTE There’s obviously been a lot of upheaval in the last couple of years, so on the page below we have listed all the events that would be taking place in a normal year. Where we have confirmation of events taking place in 2022, we have listed the dates in bold.

For all events, we would advise that you check information on event websites or social media pages for the latest news. If there’s anything you think we’ve missed (or if you run an event and would like to see it here), then do please email us.

Here’s a listing of events in eastern Croatia – including in cities such as Osijek and Vukovar and in the region in general – that are taking place this year. Please double check on events’ websites or social media pages for up to date programmes and timings of these events.

Events in Eastern Croatia
Events in Eastern Croatia – a food market in Osijek

Events in January 2022

WineOS is a wine festival that will showcase wines from all over Croatia, with attendees also able to sample local culinary delicacies on 28th and 29th January 2022.

Events in February 2022

February is carnival month across the globe, and numerous cities in Croatia celebrate too. The Vinkovci Carnival includes processions and children’s events.

Events in April 2022

Easter in Osijek sees large, beautifully painted Easter Eggs on display during Easter week. There is also a kids’ tram that offers rides, plus a procession of Easter bunnies on motorbikes!

Events in May 2022

The Osijek Craft Beer Festival takes place in May at Gajba beerhouse. Sample local craft beers, as well as those from elsewhere in Croatia and international ones too.

Events in June 2022

In fact taking place in June, July and August, the Osijek Summer Nights is a collection of happenings largely centred around live performances plus tasty food and drink! The main square in Osijek will be taken over by a number of small huts selling tasty offerings from Osijek restaurants, and locally produced products from the Baranja and Slavonia regions will also be on sale.

International Danube Day is celebrated on 29th June each year by all countries through which this mighty river flows – which it does in eastern Croatia.

Events in July 2022

It’s not just locations on the coast that enjoy summer festivals! The Osijek Cultural Summer is the largest festival of this type in eastern Croatia and features theatre performances, film screenings, art exhibitions, concerts and more both indoors and outdoors.

The DunavArt Festival is held in Ilok in early July each year.

The Vukovar Film Festival holds screenings of films (often winners of international film festivals), short films and documentaries.

Events in August 2022

Dorf is a music documentary festival that takes place in August; it is in its 16th year in 2022.

VukovArt is a street art festival that will take place in Vukovar in late August/early September.

Events in September 2022

Days of the First Croatian Beer” is a 10-day festival in September that celebrates…well…the first-ever Croatian beer – Osjecko! Set in a large marquee by the River Drava in Osijek, the beer, tasty food and live music entertains tens of thousands of revellers each year.

Vinkovci Autumn is one of the largest folklore festivals in Croatia. Come along to this event (in mid-September) to experience traditional costumes, dances and music.

Events in October 2022

PaprikaFest in early October in Lug, near Osijek, celebrates the pepper (paprika in Croatian), a traditional vegetable around these parts.

Events in December 2022

As with many other places in Croatia, Osijek and Vukovar have a full programme for their Advent offerings. There will be all sorts of Christmas-y happenings throughout the month of December. Warming food and drink, souvenirs and trinkets to buy, live music, ice skating, Santa for the kids…that kind of thing!

More Events in Croatia

See our page on Events in Croatia for all sorts of happenings – film, culture, art, sport, dance, theatre, music and more – all over the country.