fiumare 2021

The rich and diverse program of the FIUMARE 2021 festival has been completed.

The program of the ninth Kvarner Festival of the Sea and Maritime Tradition FIUMARE 2021 took place at numerous different locations in Rijeka. This year, a large number of associations and institutions participated ...

The program of the ninth Kvarner Festival of the Sea and Maritime Tradition FIUMARE 2021 took place at numerous different locations in Rijeka. This year, too, a large number of associations and institutions participated, presenting and valorizing with various contents maritime, fishing, shipbuilding, tangible, and especially intangible heritage.

This year's FIUMARE, as usual, began with an exhibition of traditional wooden boats on Rijeka's Korzo, renovated or built as part of the European project Arca Adriatica, which were inaugurated at the opening of the Festival at the Karolina Riječka Pier.

Professional and popular lectures were held, and it sailed into the port of Rijeka 25 traditional wooden boats, the most so far, who participated in the regatta of traditional boats, most of which were renewed as part of the European programs Mala barka 2 and Arca Adriatica.

At the Karolina Riječka Pier, with restored traditional boats, the Nerezinac camp, a ship-museum, was also inaugurated, the only navigable maritime heritage interpretation center in Croatia, renovated three years ago through the Mala barka 2 project, in whose lower deck it is located Interpretation center of maritime heritage of the island of Lošinj.

Thanks to the interesting and numerous programs of the festival, which took place in several different locations, visitors were able to participate in numerous traditional interactive workshops, rowing and sailing.

Also, great exhibitions could be seen, and a series of educational workshops were held for the youngest. The Astronomical Center in the Planetarium held a rich program, and a fishing cup was organized with the presentation and weighing of fish catches.

A demonstration was held in the waters of the city port of Rijeka sailing rowing and regatta of traditional boats, and in the evening “Ball of Sails and Lights”. The historical event "Karolina Riječka saves Rijeka" and fireworks from the sea were staged, and the coastal atmosphere was complemented by music.

It was held as part of the program eco-ethno fair indigenous products of Kvarner, and nearby restaurants offered dishes based on indigenous foods of Kvarner.

This year's FIUMARE Festival was organized together with the event Rijeka Boat Show 2021 and within the European project Arca Adriatica - protection, promotion and tourist valorization of the Adriatic maritime heritage, and is recognized internationally and included in the program of the European Maritime Day 2021.

Thanks to such a rich program, in nine years the Kvarner Festival of the Sea and Maritime Tradition - FIUMARE has become a recognizable event for the preservation of maritime heritage and cultural identity of Rijeka and Kvarner. The great importance of this festival is manifested in the connection of Rijeka, as a natural and historical center of Kvarner, with other destinations, which further valorize all the heritage potentials of the region.

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