Many successful programs have been held since the beginning of this famous summer event that takes place within the atmosphere of the beautiful Trsat Castle. The main goal of the event is a revival of the magical castle area through music, word, movement and pictures, as well as spreading the cultural offer of the city and county during the tourist season. During all three summer months, Rijeka visitors have the chance to attend the various cultural programs taking place at Trsat Castle, built with the purpose of defending the city from the Ottoman army, on the site where a Roman observatory was also once located. The cultural and entertainment program takes place inside the walls of this historical building which hosts numerous famous actors and musicians.
June 1 (Thursday) 1:00 am - September 3 (Sunday) 12:00 am
June is here and it brings summer season with it. It is the perfect time for enjoying Hotel Bristol´s terrace patio and bar and great acoustic performance presented by Dominik Heštera. What better way to kick off the weekend than with some smooth tunes from our live, local musician and the most unique nighttime atmosphere that combines drinks and shishas to make it a night to remember.
June 1 (Thursday) 9:00 pm - August 31 (Thursday) 12:00 am
During the summer months, Rijeka’s squares, streets and terraces become a theatre stage. Famous city locations, as well as places which even the citizens of Rijeka can hardly imagine could be turned into the backdrop for actors and theatre equipment, are for a few weeks given over to artists of the most varied music and scenic expressions. The Festival Program ranges from performances of classical drama, premieres of new plays and classical music concerts to street theatre performances and concerts by popular stars. An iconic aspect of the Festival is the nexus of industrial architecture and theatre, with meet some of the shows taking place at the locations of former industrial plants.
June 23 (Friday) 1:00 am - July 25 (Tuesday) 12:00 am
An opportunity not to be missed for all those who yearn for the nostalgic evenings in Opatija of the 1960s and 1970s: Retropatija is a unique event that tries to evoke more relaxed and calmer times, at least for a day. During the event, the town will abound in movie screens, retro music and typical food of the period. Last year, Hotel Bristol decided to go back to the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, whose monarch at its inception in 1867. was Franz Josef. We brought the lifestyle and fashion of Queen Elizabeth´s time back to life with crinolines, bustles, polonaises, dolmans, abundant frills and furbelow’s of every description. We are looking forward to the next RetrOpatija event and to the chance for our guests to enjoy even more, not least because it has already been such a huge success, especially for our Hotel Bristol by OHM Group.
June 29 (Thursday) 1:00 am - July 2 (Sunday) 12:00 am
For many years now, the Liburnia Jazz Festival has been a magnet for Croatian and international jazz lovers. On the first weekend in July, it presents established jazz musicians, world-famous artists or promising young musicians whose talent has not yet been internationally discovered. During the festival, jazz music can be heard all over Opatija, from various terraces and even from the sea, to be precise, from the popular “Jazz Boat” that sails along the coast. The highlight of every festival day is the concert by a famous jazz star in Opatija’s Open Air Theatre
The Lumière brothers, Isadora Duncan, the Empress Sissi, and many other people from the history of this town, come back to life in mid-July during the Imperial City festival, which combines music and theatre at various locations, transforming Opatija into one big stage for a fantastic spectacle with thousands of visitors. During this event, visitors will have the chance to learn more about Opatija’s history and some of its secrets and to see for themselves why this town has become and has remained a favorite destination for many celebrities, as well as to feel the spirit of the time when Opatija began its ascent to the throne of European tourism. The event “Opatija – the Imperial city” takes place all over the town center and along the main street, on the seafront promenade and in the magnificent parks and impressive villas.