Knowing the local culture of Zagreb

Some events, while being very universal in their content and offering do reveal a local culture better than other events. Project Ilica Q’art is one of them. After two long years of pandemic and earthquake consequences, the city gave space to the local creative community. During one Sunday per quarter Ilica street from Frankopanska St to the Square of dr Franjo Tudjman is closed for traffic and becomes a creative fair made for its citizens.

Zagreb Ilica Q’art Event Draws Crowds and Praise since 2017

Yesterday, May 21st, the streets of Zagreb’s Ilica neighborhood were filled with music, art, and excited crowds as the annual Ilica Q’art event got underway. Featuring dozens of local artists, musicians, and performers, the event was a celebration of creativity and community that drew visitors from across the city and beyond. Popular attractions included a pop-up market featuring handmade crafts and artisanal
foods, as well as a series of live music performances by up-and-coming bands and DJs. I would highlight the Valerija Nikolovska trio, Big band Hrvatske liječničke komore (Croatian doctor’s chamber) and couple of jazz trio’s and quartets along Ilica Street.

You can check yesterday’s program here.

And if you plan on visiting Zagreb in autumn or in winter, plan to include next Iilica Q’art events: September 17 th and December 10 th .

See you soon in Zagreb, Croatia
Samia, your local guide

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