Dubrovnik Carnival

Dubrovnik’s Carnival today brings together performers from Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

In the same way that London’s Notting Hill Carnival aims to celebrate the city’s multiculturalism, Dubrovnik’s Carnival today brings together performers from Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. It’s not a recent event however, as the carnival has been held every year since at least the 14th century, and the crowds still turn up to follow the processions which run through the Old Town. The five week celebration takes place at various locations throughout the city centre, with parades, dances, street theatre and music, but mostly plenty of colourful costumes and people on horseback that will delight the youngest members of the family. Children and young people are an integral part of the carnival, with Sundays playing host to the children’s carnival, when local schools participate in the parades. Plentiful prizes are offered by a panel of judges for the best costumes in various categories each year.

Location map

Map showing the location of Dubrovnik Carnival




Getting here by train

Although there is a good public transport network in Dubrovnik once there, there is currently no train station in the town despite it being a major tourist destination. To get here you will need to either arrange a road transfer from within Croatia, fly into Dubrovnik airport or take one of the ferry services from Italy.

Dubrovnik Carnival Nearest Train Stations

Dubrovnik 1.1 km
Mokosica 2.6 km

Visitor information table

CityDubrovnik
CountryCroatia
AddressVarious locations around Dubrovnik
Dates February to March
Websitehttp://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/dubrovnik/dubrovnik_carnival.htm
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