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64th International Children's Festival Šibenik


64th International Children's Festival Šibenik

Šibenik is all dressed up in cheerful flags announcing the imminent start of a legendary event known far beyond the borders of our country

Everything is ready for this year's edition of the 64th International Children's Festival. Once again, Šibenik's streets, theater, parks and many other spaces will be transformed into a children's world, where art comes to its favorite audience: children and young people. Šibenik becomes a stage where imagination and dreams take place, and where everything becomes possible.

The festival lasts from June 22 to July 6, and this year it brings over 50 different workshops, about 200 different programs, with the support of more than 2,000 participants. The official opening of the festival begins with the children's puppet opera "Ero s onog svijeta", performed by the Zagreb Puppet Theatre. 

This year's edition is accompanied by graphic visuals in which a child, a "gentle giant" whale and birds fly towards the city of Šibenik, over which there are fireworks and the beginning of the best two-week adventure, by local author Cella Anita Celić. 

The international children's festival is an undoubted specialty of Croatian culture and a trademark of the city of Šibenik, and it has already been affirmed in the world as a unique Croatian cultural manifestation. The festival was held for the first time in 1958, as the realization of the initiative and engagement of a few art lovers for children, but it soon turned into a large and complex festival mechanism of international importance.

Considering the longevity of this manifestation, but also considering the orientation towards children all over the world, this festival is an opportunity to organize performances, workshops and meetings to enable many positive initiatives to reach their audience in one place and to introduce positive change in our society, from an early age.

Driven by this very idea, Small Giants Water initiative engaged a very high Giant to get together with children and high school students during these vibrant festival days. Banners with appropriate messages about water conservation were easy to spot around "Poljana" and the city streets. The Giant also looked for the highest high school student. All this time, we talked about water, we drank a lot of water, especially from the public fountain in front of the City Library appropriately signed as Small Giants Water - water with a story.

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PHOTO GALLERY with Small Giants Water's giant team;
Photographer: Miranda Trklja, Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Board