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Rijeka’s wild and wonderful Carnival is Europe’s second largest Shrovetide carnival parade after Venice.
Rab Medieval Crossbow Tournament
One of only two tournaments (the other is in San Marino in Italy), using the medieval crossbow, a heavy weapon which fires a wooden bolt across the town square at around 90m per second.
Zagreb Folk Festival
One of Croatia’s best folk festivals, with plenty of traditional costumes on display.
The Alka is a knightly tournament dating back to 1715 in the town of Sinj, in which riders compete to spear a small metal hoop from a galloping horse.