In 2018, which is the 25th year of the County, we will mark the 900th anniversary of the Frankopans under the name "Frankopani 900". 2018 is also a year of the European Cultural Heritage. The anniversary will be marked through a multitude of cultural, scientific, entertainment and sport events. Primorje-Gorski Kotar County reserves the right to modify the program and / or some of its parts. The schedule of events published on this site is of informative character and nothing is binding on the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
"A Walk through History" is an event designed to promote old town center of Bakar and its cultural and historical monuments and rich history in an intriguing way.Various organizations and individuals of the region present a part of rich history through presentations, workshops, tasting of products, exhibitions and music programs. Visit Bakar and walk through the old town. Learn a little about the rich history of the ancient city of Bakar. Join us on a journey through history and get acquainted with the Frankopan Castle. Guided sightseeing tour are organized at 18:00 h, starting from the Castle (Kastel). Experience Bakar in a different way by "walking" through the rich history of this ancient city!
The monograph "The Routes of the Frankopans" will sum up all of the knowingess about the Frankopan family, including the Medieval and Early modern period life findings, from a perspective of the experts coming from different scientific areas: history, linguistics, literature, archeology, law, maritime Affairs, natural sciences, music and etnography.
The Nikola Šubić Zrinski opera by Ivan pl. Zajc is one of the most popular and most played pieces of our music scene. Under the guidance of Ville Matvejeff, directed by Dora Ruždjak Podolski and performed by the ensemble of the Croatian National Theater Ivan pl. Zajc, this musical drama will have a premiere in October in Rijeka. It is interesting that Zajcs opera is conducted by one foreign conductor. National Champion of HNK I. pl. Zajca Giorgio Surian will play Zrinski, and the role of his wife Eve will be sung by the HNK I. pl. Zajc talented, Kristina Kolar. Starts at 19:30.
In the Frankopan weekend we will introduce you a handful of informations about diversity and wealth of that period, a story about a family whose message is valuable through centuries, a story that inspires actors, musicians, fashion designers, chefs, children…we bring you a part of luxurious heritage of the Frankopans. 14.9. SCENES FROM THE FRANKOPAN´S LIFE - students from various schools of our County will represent scenes inspired by the interesting things from the Frankopan times in a unique performance, 15.9. ZIG-MAN-FRANKO-PAN, 5 Catherines from the Frankopan family / Frankopans by Zigman - the collection Frankopani by Zigman is inspired by fashion from the Frankopan times, and besides the visual pleasure, this event will say something about the women from Frankopan family who have had an irreplaceable role in families and society, 16.9. ANA KATARINA FRANKOPAN FEAST - the found recepies about food preparation and wine-making in the Frankopan times reveal many curiosities, including the one that they have used 30 spices on the daily basis in their kitchen. Inspired by the Frankopan cuisine, we will prepare a new Frankopan menu for our guests. The host of the event, Ana Katarina Frankopan, will take us back in the wealthy Frankopan nights, through the music, dance and hyphens from the Frankopan life.
Vinodol's Summer Evenings offer a combination of concerts of classical music (primarily of the so-called «old music» and the ensembles which play original instruments, when possible), and the concerts of ethno music and top performers, although they have been slightly neglected in the media, as well as the amateurs, especially the locals of Vinodol. Concerts are held on attractive locations of castles and churches in Vinodol.
Vrbnik Cultural Society Frankopan (VKD FRANKOPAN) is inviting everyone interested in the Summer Glagolic School. It will be held from 23rd until 28th of July in the Vrbnik Religious Hall. Everybody interested should apply as soon as possible! The price is 90 croatian kuna per student.
In the rich cultural, entertainment and sports program everyone will find something for themselves.