Experience the Magic of Pula Carnival

Experience the Magic of Pula Carnival 2024

Top Highlights

The Pula Carnival 2024 is packed with unforgettable highlights. Here are the top ones you won’t want to miss:

  • Annually On February 
  • Grand Opening Parade: The carnival kicks off with a spectacular parade from Karolina, featuring a kaleidoscope of costumes and performances that set the festive mood.
  • Arena Spectacle: Marvel at the special presentations in front of the ancient Roman Arena, where history and modern festivity meet in a breathtaking display.
  • Portarata Festivities: The heart of Pula beats at Portarata, where live music, dance, and cultural showcases bring the community and visitors together in celebration.
  • Family-Friendly Activities: With workshops, games, and parades designed for the young (and young at heart), the Pula Carnival is a family affair.

Introduction to Pula Carnival 2024

The Pula Carnival is more than just an event; it’s a vibrant expression of tradition, creativity, and community spirit. Each year, Pula transforms into a stage for one of Croatia’s most anticipated festivities, drawing visitors from all corners of the globe. As we approach 2024, the excitement is already building for what promises to be an unforgettable celebration.

Pula Carnival 2024

About the Attraction

The Pula Carnival 2024 is set to showcase the city’s rich tapestry of culture and history through spectacular parades, performances, and festivities. The event kicks off with a grand parade from Karolina, weaving through the city’s historic streets, with a special presentation in front of the majestic Arena, and culminating in the lively square of Portarata. It’s a feast for the senses, filled with elaborate costumes, traditional music, and the infectious energy of performers and spectators alike.

Pula Carnival 2024

Historic Summary

The inaugural Pula Carnival burst onto the scene on February 7, 2015, marking the beginning of a new tradition in the historic city of Pula. Since that momentous day, the carnival has become an annual fixture, eagerly anticipated by locals and visitors alike. Each year, the event has grown in size and spectacle, weaving together the rich tapestry of Pula’s cultural heritage with contemporary celebrations of creativity and community spirit. The Pula Carnival has quickly established itself as a vibrant showcase of the city’s festive spirit, drawing inspiration from its storied past while embracing the joy and dynamism of the present.

Pula Carnival 2024

When to Visit

Mark your calendars for the peak of Pula’s festive season. The carnival takes place in February, offering a unique winter getaway filled with warmth, color, and festivity. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues, providing an ideal blend of cultural immersion and entertainment.

Pula Carnival 2024

What to See

  • The Kick-off Parade: Starting from Karolina, this is where the magic begins. Don’t miss the opening spectacle that sets the tone for the carnival’s vibrancy.
  • Arena Presentations: Experience the carnival’s heart-stopping performances against the backdrop of Pula’s ancient Roman amphitheater.
  • Festivities at Portarata: The square becomes a hub of joy, music, and dance, showcasing the best of local and visiting talent.

Locals’ Tips & Tricks

  • Get There Early: Secure a good viewing spot for the parade and presentations by arriving early.
  • Dress Up: Embrace the carnival spirit by dressing up. It’s a great way to blend in and enhance your experience.
  • Explore the City: Take the time to explore Pula’s historic sites, culinary delights, and hidden gems outside of carnival hours.

How to Get Here

  • Joining us for the grand kickoff of the Pula Carnival 2024 at Karolina parking is easy, no matter where you’re coming from. Located at the heart of Pula, Karolina parking serves as the perfect starting point for the carnival’s festivities. Here’s how you can reach this central location:

Where to park

  • For parking recommendations, please refer to our Where-to-Park section. We provide detailed information on all available parking spots.


Is the Pula Carnival 2024 suitable for families?
Absolutely! The carnival offers a family-friendly atmosphere with activities and performances that cater to all ages.
How much does it cost to attend the Pula Carnival?
Most carnival events are free, making it a fantastic and affordable cultural experience.
What should I wear to the Pula Carnival?
Comfortable shoes for walking and layered clothing are recommended. Don’t forget to dress up in costumes for a more immersive experience!
Are there any special events I should not miss?
Besides the main parade, don’t miss the special presentations at the Arena and the festivities at Portarata for the complete carnival experience.
How can I participate in the Pula Carnival 2024?
Participation is open to everyone. You can join as a spectator, volunteer, or even participate in the parade with your costume!
Where is the best place to stay during the carnival?
Staying in the city center will keep you close to all the carnival activities and Pula’s main attractions.
Can I find carnival-themed merchandise?
Yes, there are plenty of stalls and shops selling carnival-themed merchandise, from costumes to souvenirs.