As the festival days unfolded, step by step, we’ve finally made it to the last weekend of Špancirfest. Throughout the festival you’ve all found something for yourself among the multitude of programs of street artists, musical treats and gourmet delicacies – and there’s still time to extend this warm welcome to those who are coming this weekend. The anniversary 25th edition of Špancirfest is the most popular place-to-be in August, as many say goodbye to this year’s summer in Varaždin, by spending time strolling and enjoying everything the festival has to offer.
What happens on the streets is something special as they become taken over by the street performers “Le Cyclofa’”, “Stelzen Art” with their performance from the depths of the sea, and the wonderful “Global Drummers”. But that’s not all! Just imagine street artists majestically flying through the air on jumping stilts! Meet “Special Conquest”, as they arrive with a special glitzy-flashing vehicle, and with them the neon stilts shine in their beauty. Over the last three festival days, morning and evening, they beautifully perform on the streets in the centre of Varaždin.
Reveal foodie pleasures at almost every corner, as everyone can indulge in their favourite tasty treat. Get ready for “Cold Snap” group, providing real musical feasts on Friday at 21h on the PAN Stage at the Old Town, where they will celebrate no less than twenty years of concerts. As you make your way to the concert, stop by the chain tower in Vindiland, where the magical evening “Milk Night” unfolds, with dancers from the Vindi Dance Studio, dressed all in white will perform.
Saturday and Sunday mornings and afternoons are dedicated to the children’s programs in the Creative Park. Enjoy the interactive project House of Experiments, workshops Hocus Pokus and Science Pantry, as well as creating toys from straws, and the little ones can even learn to make fruit smoothies at the Kaufland Smoothie Workshop. While the kids are busy having fun, parents can have a few moments of their own, strolling and listening to Heroes of the Streets or taking a better look at some of the intriguing products at our exhibitors’ stands.
As we move into the evening hours of Saturday night, get ready for two great concerts. The popular group “Buč Kesidi” performs their talent on the PAN Stage in the Old Town. Prior to their performance, Fran Vasilić, a musically gifted young man who has gain a strong following on Tik-Tok, will guarantee a great atmosphere. On Saturday, “Besh o droM”, a Gypsy Jazz attraction from Hungary, takes the stage at the Carlsberg Food & Party Zone, performing a repertoire of the most famous songs of Romani music. A band sharing incredible energy for more than 20 years as one of the most influential Gypsy Jazz bands in the world.
On Sunday, it’s time for the spectacular festival finale of Špancirfest. The morning kicks off with the Zagreb drummers and attractive performances by “štulaša”. From 19h DJ Svemir, turning tables for 8 years, will play music at the Creative Park as it transforms into a children’s disco under the open sky. The evening is reserved for fabulous musical treats including Parni valjak featuring Igor Drvenkar on the PAN Stage in the Old Town (21h), and before them, the Varaždin band “Crna kronika” will get us all in the mood and warm up the stage (19:30h).
We still have three more exciting and dynamic days ahead of us, overflowing with great programs and entertainment! Everything about the festival program and free transportation can be found at www.spancirfest.com. Finally, a huge thanks to absolutely everyone who has enriched this year’s Špancirfest by coming to our city – hoping you’ll all fondly remember the beautiful moments you spent in Varaždin.