Spectacular RetrOpatija – a dance party for young and old

Opatija’s favourite event will take place from 27 to 29 June, bringing great music, vintage fashions, cool dance rhythms and an excellent vibe to the town.

Imagine dancing to the rhythm of swing, jazz, rock and disco on the streets of Opatija – a town whose beauty captivated the European nobility long ago – while before your eyes the styles of the golden decades of the last century come to life in one of the most beautiful Mediterranean settings. Woody Allen imagined travelling to the past at midnight in Paris, and Opatija Tourist Board has made such a dream a reality...

This year, RetrOpatija, the town’s favourite event, a kind of music and dance time machine taking visitors back to the golden decades of the 20th century, will fill the streets with good music, vintage fashions, cool dance rhythms and a great atmosphere, from 27 to 29 June. During these three days, every corner of Opatija will pulsate with retro energy, while the town’s suitably decorated bar and shop windows will provide the perfect backdrop for this event, which includes a retro fair, exhibitions of vintage cars and Vespas, dance performances, hairdresser services, and a disco party. In one moment, you will be part of the Roaring Twenties, the decade of beads, sequins and feathers, and the next you will have the chance to dance to the rhythms of rock’n’roll with a greaser hairstyle or shake your bell-bottoms to the hits of the Bee Gees. Our make-up artists, barbers and hairdressers will be at your disposal for a retro make-over according to your wishes, because at RetrOpatija, visitors also become part of the unique retro scenery.

The highlight of the three-day journey through the musical past will be a disco party under the starry sky at Opatija’s Open Air Theatre, the most beautiful outdoor stage in the Mediterranean. The older generations will have fun just like in the best days of the legendary disco clubs, and the younger ones will have the chance to experience first-hand the atmosphere of such dance parties.

- RetrOpatija is Opatija’s favourite event thanks to the rhythm of music and dance, its great atmosphere and the unforgettable experience of travelling to the past. We will once again recall the golden periods in the history of music and fashion and forget about all the worries of the modern world for a while. Take your polka-dot dresses and bell-bottoms from your closet, backcomb your hair, curl your moustache and join the ‘party of the century’, proposed Suzi Petričić, director of Opatija Tourist Board.