31st January - MUSEUM NIGHT
Museum night in museums “Muzeji Hrvatskog zagorja”
6th - 7th March - RALLY KUMROVEC 2020.
Automobile club “Delta Sport” from Zagreb, in cooperation with Krapina-zagorje County, muncipalities Kumrovec, Zagorska Sela and Terme Tuhelj, on 6th and 7th March 2020 is organizing international rally event 9. INA RALLY KUMROVEC 2020.!
On Friday for all participants will be organized 2 very attractive prologue in Terme Tuhelj, while on Saturday there will be 6 more stages in Kumrovec and Zagorska Sela.
1st - 16th April - EASTER EGGS OF MY GRANDMOTHER
13th April - EASTER MONDAY IN VELIKI TABOR
Festival of flintlock associations and promotion of the flintlock firing skills. This event promotes and presents the traditional custom of firing the flintlock at Easter time in Croatian Zagorje.
25th April - 'Z BREGA NA BREG trail DESINIĆ
23rd May - DAY OF YOUTH AND JOY
Date: 23rd May (Saturday)
- The place of event: Kumrovec
- Description of event: An international event celebrating the birthday former Yugoslav President Josip Broz.
30th May - 2nd June - SCULPTORS’ ART COLONY, KUMROVEC
14th June (Sunday) - A SUTLA SI TEČE (SUTLA FLOWS – festival of vocal groups)
- The place of event: Zagorska Sela
Cultural entertainment and torusm event that gathers the best vocals from bost sides of the river Sutla. The whole – day program includes the homemade products fair, children´s playroom, bicycle contest and a convenient catering offer.
- The place of event: Zagorska Sela
- Description of event: 5th Vocal Group Festival from Obsotlje i Hrvatsko zagorje gathers the best vocal groups from both sides of the river Sutla. A cultural, entertainment and tourist event is organized in cooperation with a dozen associations and institutions. The festival features traditional and modern songs. In addition to performing the best vocal groups, there is also a music program, traditional food offer and offer of products produced at farms. The event will take place in the backyard of household Šumak in Miljana, Municipality of Zagorska Sela. Organizers: Tourist board of the Kumrovec, Desinić, Zagorska Sela area, Podčetrtek Tourism, Bistrica ob Sotli and Kozje, Municipality of Zagorska Sela, Municipality Podčetrtek and Traditional Household “Šumak”.
9th - 12th July - 18th TABOR FILM FESTIVAL – 18th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Over 150 short films will be shown from over 50 countries around the world along with music program, workshops, exhibitions, lectures, book promotions and delicious local food and drinks, and a campsite near the castle.
The place o event: Veliki Tabor /Desinić/
- Organizer: Građanska organizacija za kulturu – Gokul
- Event description: This year’s edition of Tabor Film Festival is its 15thanniversary. When we, as a group of enthusiasts, started the festival in 2003, we couldn’t even dream that it would one day become an internationally acclaimed and popular film festival. The best proof of this are more than 1,000 submitted shorts from more than 80 countries from around the world. Last year we diversified our music program, which will also be the case this year. When you add the beautiful medieval Veliki Tabor Castle and enchanting Zagorje region to the mix, it becomes clear why Tabor Film Festival has become essential for all art lovers and those who like to have a good time.The film program of the 15thTabor Film Festival comprises of two competition programs in domestic and international competition, and additional film programs. In addition to the selected films, the visitors will get a chance to watch the best shorts selected from programs of the best international short film festivals. In the additional program we bring you a film retrospective of Slovenian director Špela Čadež, films selected by a member of the international jury Michael Pattison, films nominated for the European Film Academy awards, a selection of the best films from the KIKI festival, and the programs Sound&Vision, Zagorje Special and the Night of the Living Audience.
This year’s music program comprises more than 30 performers, DJs and live acts on 5 stages. Some of the performers who will have the honor to play at the 15thanniversary of Tabor Film Festival are: Urban & 4, Let 3, My Baby, Jimmy Stanić & Sexy Boys, Matija Svira Arsena, Kries and M.O.R.T.This year’s edition of the festival also boasts numerous lectures, book promotions, exhibitions and workshops. Boris Jokić, one on the most important people of the curricular reform will talk about the future of education through film and music. Promotion of Zoran Grozdanov and Nebojša Zelić’s book Believing in dialogue will be an opportunity to talk about the secular and the religious and the book Horizons of Atheism: correspondence on religion, science and the meaning of life will be presented by Pavel Gregorić and Željko Porobija, two atheists from completely different walks of life. Artist Vanda Kreuz will present her work during her exhibition “The invisible light” and Vladimir Frelih and Dragan Matić authored the exhibition “Sifonija”. Drone filming and photography workshop will be conducted by Ivan Vidaković from HexaWorx, and the workshop on the basics of DJing will be conducted by the award-winning DJ Venom. Senegalese artist Commi Balde and Abi Seydi will hold the Afro Djembe Dance workshop and Iva Sirotić will be in charge of the morning No hangover Workout.Rural household Grešna Gorica will provide the much-needed refreshment in the hot summer days in the form of tasty homemade food and alcoholic beverages. Those who enjoy the refreshments a bit too much will find the cure in Veronika’s Hangover Corner.All in all, there are plenty reasons for you to join us from 6 July to 9 July in the Veliki Tabor Castle! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
Tabor Film Festival
International short films festival, the only one of its kind in Zagorje.)
10th - 11th July - DAYS OF CULTURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORTS ||Horvatska 2020||
- Date: 10th and 11th July
Place of the event: Velika Horvatska
Event Description: Promotion of the old, rural customs, sports and games, songs and dances with workshops and competitions for children and adults. Performances of cultural and artistic societies from Croatia and Slovenia, organized promotion of family farms and small entrepreneurs with special gastronomic offer.
16th - 30th August - FALL IN ZAGORJE, EKO ETNO FLETNO FESTIVAL KUMROVEC
Presentations of customs and staging of the lifestyle in Kumrovec and the surroundings at the beginning of the 20th century. Music, dancing and sport events, exhibition and sales of the autochthon foods and other products.
16th August - CONCERT |SUSRET PJESNIKA Kumrovec
- Date: 16th August,
- Place of the event: Kumrovec
- Event description: As part of the celebration of St. Rocco’s Day, a concert of musicians from Kumrovec and the surrounding area is performed, where domestic and world-famous melodies are performed.
30th August - BUČNICA FEST, KUMROVEC
Date of the event: 30th August (Sunday)
- Location of the event: Kumrovec
- Descritpion of the event: A tourist and economic event that promotes the traditional autochtonous Zagorje dish – pumpkin pie (bučnica). Bučnica is one of the most beloved dishes in the Croatian Zagorje, and its tastes delight even the most demanding palates of local and foreign visitors. Restaurant and other gastronomic facilities take part in the competition and for the best pumpkin pie the winner is awarded with the Golden Pumpkin. Rich cultural and entertaining program, children´s corner, educational workshops, special gastronomic offer, riding in a horse carriage…
12th September - LEGENDFEST IN CASTLE VELIKI TABOR, DESINIĆ
_______th October - APPLE DAYS IN DESINIĆ
Exhibition of old varieties of apples and other fruits and fruit products. Expert lectures are also organized. Family farms, wine shops and others present their products. A special gastro offer accompanied by the cultural program.
- Place of the event: Castle Veliki Tabor, Desinić
- Description of the event: Organized by the Agricultural and Dairy Cooperative Zagorka from Desinić and Desinić Municipality, an exhibition of old varieties of apples and other fruits and fruit products is organized. Professional lectures on the preservation of old apple varieties and in general about fruit and fruit products are being organized. Its products are represented by family farms in the area of Desinić municipality and the wider region. With the offer of meals and drinks from the local restaurants, visitors can taste traditional apple delight “jabučjak”.
__th October - SUBOTA U ETNO SELU
7th November - ST. MARTIN'S DAY IN KUMROVEC
8th November - ST. MARTIN'S DAY IN BOJAČNO
__ In December, CHRISTMAS MARKET (ADVENT)
- Place of the event: Ethnological museum „Staro selo“ Kumrovec
- Date of the event: ___ December
- Description of the event: During the Advent, visitors to the “Old Village” Museum Kumrovec can participate in the creation of traditional Christmas jewelry, and permanent residential arrangements will be arranged according to the tradition of Christmas decorating houses in Kumrovec and its surroundings. An interactive museum-educational workshop will be organized and the candle burning on the Advent wreath.
__ In December, CHRISTMAS MARKET (ADVENT) IN CASTLE VELIKI TABOR
- Place of the event: Castle Veliki Tabor, Desinić
- Event description: Exhibition and sale of Christmas products, cakes, live nativity scene recreation, children’s workshops, music programs, etc.
_____ - MEMORIAL STREET FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT BORISA MUTIĆA
The place of event: Kumrovec, Josip Broz Elementary School
- Event description: Street football tournament organized by the Sports Association “Kumrovec”, where many teams from Croatia and Slovenia participate and tournament is visited by the great number of fans of football and people from public life. The tournament is dedicated to sports journalist Boris Mutić.
__th April - ST. GEORGE'S DAY IN KUMROVEC - GREEN GEORGE
- The place of event: Desinić, at various locations
- Description of event: Celebration of st. George’ s day and Day of the Municipality Desinić. Various events are organized (wine, cheese, bread, salamis exhibitions) and traditional bonfire. The event is enriched by cultural and entertaining programs.
__th April - ST. GEORGE'S DAYS IN DESINIĆ
_____ May - INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN CARAVAN
The caravan of tourist and recreational character promotes endurance and field riding on the Zagorje equestrian paths.
____ May - INTERNATIONAL OPEN AIR CHESS TOURNAMENT, KUMROVEC