Taking place over several days at the beginning of September, Ludbreg Days of Holy Sunday is usually the busiest time of year for the small city in Varaždin County. As many as 100, 000 pilgrims pass through Ludbreg streets during the event. In terms of numbers, nothing else comes close.
However, over recent weeks, the city’s parks, squares and streets have been full of people and activity. Following a much quieter 2020 than anyone wanted, in 2021 summer in Ludbreg has sprung back to life. Music, events, sports and recreation have all returned to create the fullest social calendar Ludbreg has seen. And, it’s not over yet.
Here we look back on just some of the highlights of Summer in Ludbreg. And we preview what’s still to come.
2021 Summer in Ludbreg
Concerts, Choirs and Music Outdoors
Music has brought residents and visitors together this August in the outdoor area of Batthyany Castle, Ludbreg (pictured above). Highlights have included a visit by Daniel Caccia and Organ Trio who played jazz and Mirko Švenda Žiga, who performed a specific ‘Kaykavian Cabaret’. All concerts begin at 8:30pm and entrance is free.
Still to come:
Friday 13th August – a return visit from Zagreb Brass Quintet
Friday 20th August – Oridano Gypsy Jazz Band
Friday 27th August – MPZ Podravina
Kayaking, Tennis Courts and Yoga for Karma – Sports and Recreation
Active Summer in Ludbreg has seen rollerblading in the city centre and free tennis lessons for children between 6 and 12 years at Tenis Klub Podravina Ludbreg. Perhaps the most visually impressive section of the program has taken place in the beautiful recreation area Otok Mladost, which lies immediately next to Ludbreg centre.
With sunlight filtering through the trees, residents and friends have taken to exercise mats for pilates and yoga. For the greater exertion of zumba and full body workout, they take to the grass.
Active Summer in Ludbreg began at the beginning of July and runs right the way through to the end of August.
Craft Beer Festival and Bonsai workshop
Over 30 Croatian craft beers were available at the Ludbreg Craft Beer Festival
One of the best things about choosing Bonsai trees as a hobby is that it never gets old. You’re always learning, making a deeper connection with nature. You can work on as many trees – and as many different kinds of trees – as you like. Your relationship with your tree is never complete – your tree just keeps on growing. Ludbreg residents learned all this and more at the recent Bonsai workshop.
Images courtesy Ludbreg Tourist Board, Active Summer in Ludbreg and MPZ Podravina