Međimurje, a region between Hungary and Slovenia, just a short ride to Austria, is a crown of Croatia. It’s a region of healthiness, events, and attractions; it’s a doorway to central Europe in one direction and just a short stop to the Adriatic in another.
The summer in Međimurje starts in April, and it begins with a blast. One of the year’s biggest events is held on the 30th of April, and it’s the Tehnix FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX OF CROATIA. A long name suggests the power, the sound, and the ferocity of the speedway bikes that will race at the track in Međimurje. Sixteen of the World’s best riders will compete to win in the first race of the season, a race that marks the new dawn of speedway.
A new promoter, a return to Croatia at the start of the season, and a grand finale in Australia all but guarantee the proper marking of the 100 years of speedway! Tickets are available at entrio.hr – hurry, or you’ll miss the race!
In May, we return to Čakovec to promote health and fitness; Red Bull Wings for Life World Run will have one of it’s virtual running starts in Čakovec on the 8th of May! Register and run for a good cause here: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/en/locations/cakovec/
With many concerts and events coming back in May, the crew behind Forestland Festival will do a venue swap and hold an event called „Forest Castle“ in the ancient fort of the Zrinski family, now known as the Treasury of Međimurje. A stellar lineup will see the return of Felver to Čakovec with his dark disco sound and a techno DJ Tijana T. An artist that performed from Berlin’s Bergheim, at the Boiler Room, from Ibiza to Shangai. As a regional artist, she’s known to be a part of Felver and Dixon’s Stereotip, and it’s clear that her set will make the ancient castle walls echo with melody and purity of sound.
Running returns to Međimurje in June as a traditional 10k run marks the first day of Summer. On the 21st of June, a thousand runners will race around the castle Zrinski, around the centuries-old park, and through the dusky streets of Čakovec on what’s become a traditional run. Do something different this Summer; enter it by running! www.ck10.run
July is, by tradition, a festival month in Međimurje. 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the electronic music festival FORESTLAND. Organised by a group of friends, Forestland Festival quickly grew from a niche boutique music gathering to a full-blown music festival with 48 hours of music, dancing, and good summer emotions. In a decade, the Forestland became a place to be in the summer, where you forget everything and enjoy the excellent music, stroll with friends through forests or thick sunflower fields. Yet, when the night drops, the energetic music starts, and you lose yourself.
This summer, the festival will hold four stages and 200 hours of music and host almost 70 artists during a single weekend in July. No one will sleep, that we can promise. www.forestland.hr
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