Every March, the already beautiful city of Zagreb becomes a canvas for artists who use the latest light projection technology to paint the city in light. The historical centre is illuminated with colourful and quirky images, and throughout the city you’ll find breathtaking light installations and concepts. Because the festival is held every spring, most of those concepts evoke awakening, new life and growth.
Festival of Lights Zagreb
The arrival of spring and the notion of light have always been associated with each other. Full of joy, we return to the streets of our city and absorb the new energy illuminated by the brilliant art, proving that spring really is the renaissance within us and around us. A combination of art, design, spectacle, entertainment and architecture will once again enliven the popular locations of the Upper and Lower Town.
Festival of Lights Zagreb is not only a place of magical light installations, impressive projection mapping, playful animations and colourful objects, but also a place of good emotions, positive energy and a perfect spot to welcome the spring that we’re all eagerly anticipating. During the five days of the festival, we will hand over the streets, parks, squares, promenades and buildings to local and foreign artists who will transform the city into their own canvas and a playful backdrop for numerous forms of innovative art.
With the beginning of the Festival of Lights Zagreb, we invite everyone to come to our city and join us in welcoming the arrival of longer and warmer days in this spectacular way. This year's program combines the best of visual and performing arts and modern technology. Indulge yourself in the emotions that the light awakens in us as we welcome a new beginning and new hope - spring!
Light in a Video
Light in a Loop
Festival of lights in the media
The capital city of Croatia light up in spectacular fashion and in a way never seen before with the second ever Zagreb Festival of Lights. The festival brought together audio-visual installations all around the city in spectacular form, joining the likes of other world cities who have a tradition of holding such festivals such as Amsterdam, Helsinki, Prague and Berlin. What’s better excuse to see this stunning city than under the silhouette of thousands of twinkling lights and artistic displays?
As spring sets in, the city turns into a spectacular light show 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.
The Festival of Lights Zagreb takes place in the Croatian capital and transform the city into a spring world with spectacular projections, blossoming fantasy and colorful light art celebrating the reawakening of nature. The warming evenings invite you to stroll and discover the beautiful historic city in the light. It is one of the first big events of the year and heralded the tourist season with a spectacular starting signal.
Festival of Lights Zagreb is one of the first annual events announced by the Zagreb Tourist Board to welcome the arrival of spring and warm weather to invite us to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate light and life. The Festival is a mix of design, architecture and entertainment and allows one to see the world from a new perspective through the joy of light.
Stretching from the main square all the way through Upper Town, the Festival of Lights in Zagreb is a dazzling installation against an already beautiful city. It even dives underground into the Tunnel Grič, which was built during World War II. Watch the lights dance along Storssmayer promenade, and spend time dancing in the disco hall.