Here’s an idea for a fairytale weekend.
Association Val Kulture (Wave of Culture) in collaboration with the Museum of Turopolje and the Tourist Board of Velika Gorica, with the support of the Zagreb County and various media sponsors, is organizing their annual LegendFest – a festival of legends, myths and stories of the Zagreb County.
This very intriguing event will take place in Lukavec, an old town full of rich history just a short drive from Zagreb. The event will take place on May 28th and 29th with programs from 4PM until midnight and you will also have the opportunity to visit the LegendFair where you can buy locally made products and souvenirs and sample local wines and delicacies.Entrance to all parts of this event is free.
The main theme of this year’s LegendFest in Lukavec is the role of Dragons in both Croatian and old Slavic mythology and believe it or not, throughout history, they were not always depicted as evil monsters. They were symbols of great strength, sometimes destructive and uncontrollable, sometimes good and sometimes evil, all depending on which old Slavic God took the form of a dragon.
This year, the fairytale surroundings of Lukavec castle will step back in time during the two-day festival program, hosting dragons, witches, fairies, elves, vampires, emperors, bishops, ‘moguts’*… While the sleepy dragon naps in the enchanting woods around the castle you will be able to listen to the sounds of magical, supernatural beings by tuning in to their SoundCloud account.
The spirit of ancient times, legends and almost forgotten folktales of the Zagreb County will come to life through numerous exhibitions, workshops, theatre performances, and music. Children can also take part in various workshops and participate in performances and events.
Every bit of space in and around the castle will be filled with artistic events such as poetry readings, storytelling, comedy sketches, plays and musical performances on the subject of myths, legends, and folktales.
We invite you to visit LegendFest in Lukavec on 28th and 29th of May 2016 and enjoy the rich festival program on offer from 4PM to 12PM, as well as attend the LegendFair where you can buy locally made products such as souvenirs and taste the local wines and dishes.