Zagreb – The jolly metropolis

Zagreb – The jolly metropolis
For as long as fifteen years, a group of enthusiasts has been thinking up innovative ways of fun on the streets of Zagreb, as part of ‘Cest is d` Best’ festival (‘cest’ is a variation on the word ‘cesta’- meaning street). It is a festival at which, for ten days, Zagreb`s central streets become a happy circus and the world of street theatre. The city is never more colourful and jolly in spirit than when it has clowns and entertainers walking through it, among which any come from the furthest places of the world.

This year the jolly event will be held from 8 – 12 June. There will be performances, music, drama, children, art, sports and other events on numerous stages and hundreds of performers from all over the world will bring smiles to the faces of passers by and visitors of the city.

The ‘Cest is d’Best’ festival is a multimedia street festival which nurtures the identity of Zagreb, brings city squares and streets to life, as well as their charm and optimism, brings down borders between established forms of culture and the alternative ones, brings together all generations of citizens through different cultural preferences, because just about everybody can participate in the program. It is estimated that about half a million people get to see the street performances free of charge, which surely makes their everyday life more enjoyable through fun, laughter and interaction.

The Tourist Board of Zagreb

Festival Cest is d'best

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