Have a beer in Karlovac

Visit Karlovac and enjoy an excellent variety of beer-based specialties, as well as different bottled and draught beers.

From August 20 to September 5, the Karlovac restaurants, coffee shops and pubs are offering a special selection of beer-based dishes, various beers, musical programs, and pub quizzes with awards. It is up to you to explore the colourful town nooks and crannies, try out the various activities at the popular Karlovac rivers and then head to explore the various beer-locations.

The beer cookbook

The water-based activities

The Korana River – Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 am

The river bank by the Italian poplars

  • an open-air living room, a hammock park, a children’s camping site
  • two slacklines
  • two badminton nets (for adults and for children)
  • a target and arches for children, with vacuum arrows
  • outdoors bowling
  • ring throwing
  • minesweeper games
  • water guns
  • water games equipment

In the water

  • kayaks and kayaking over the cascades; the basics of rowing; standup paddleboarding (SUP)
  • a cascade slide
  • water-based games, tug of war in kayaks and similar games

Participation in all the activities is free of charge!

The Korana River, the Foginovo river beach, Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 10 am
Blobbing – a participant sits at the end of a partly inflated air bag (a water trampoline or a blob) and is launched into the water when another participant jumps onto the bag from a platform on the opposite side.


Time: in the morning, from 10 am to 2 pm, in the afternoon from 4 pm to 8 pm on the Foginovo river beach, according to the strict security rules enforced by the Croatia Open Land team, trained for security in the water in the extreme conditions. The agency looks after the participants’ security in collaboration with scuba divers and the HGSS (Croatian mountain rescue service) rescuers.


Location: the Foginovo river beach, near the Cener diving platform

Participation is free!

The Grain Boat Beer Tour
On Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 11 am, set sail on a special Beer Tour on board the Zora Grain Boat

Set sail on the 18th century freight boat replica that navigated the Kupa River and enjoy stories from its past. Our current boatmen will tell you all about the history of river boats, the history of the Pokuplje region, the sunken and ancient boats, about the Karlovac mermaids, the richness of the local flora and fauna. Children will enjoy the ride and the specially adapted interpretation of the history, take little quizzes, tie knots etc.

 The regular ride ticket also covers local beer and special beer pretzels.

Tickets are available online:

about the beer days

The Karlovac Beer Days are the most famous and oldest beer and food festival, as well as a prestigious music festival, traditionally held since 1984. This year the festival will be taking place from August 27 to August 31. During that period all the streets, parks and parts of the historic centre (“Zvijezda”, meaning “a star”) turn into stages, restaurants, bars and shops visited by tens of thousands of locals and tourists during those five days.

Thanks to the variety and richness of the offer, to the kind hosts and the unique locations, the Beer Days put Karlovac on the festival map that is a part of the Croatian tourist offer. Let this festival be your destination, too, and the best way to bid farewell to summer. If you feel like having a beer, come to Karlovac!

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