Location: Cellars / Substructures of Diocletian's Palace & Riva
The traditional city event, the Flower Festival, comes to us as an announcement of spring and the upcoming tourist season. As such, this year, it was recognized by the city of Split as an event of significant importance!
The event takes place from March 20 to 26, 2023, at two locations with several different thematic programs!
The very name of the event, "Flowers & fashion", announces the theme of this year's event. Flower designers and florists from Spain, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, and Poland will participate. They will arrange the rooms of the Cellars of Diocletian's palace with their fellow florists from all over Croatia. All activities will be under Simon Ogrizek's management, president of Florint - the international organization of florists!
This year's flower exhibition will present current fashion, and several fashion-themed evenings will take place during the week. In this way, the goal is to present other crafts apart from florists. During the event, there will be a hairstyle show and two evenings of fashion shows by fashion designers from Split-Dalmatia County.
As part of the Flower Festival, an educational presentation for florists on the theme of Easter will take place by renowned European florists.
As part of the Flower Festival, the Forum of the Florist Section of the Croatian Chamber of Crafts will take place for the second time in a row, where the current state of the florist profession will be a theme of discussions on a panel entitled "Is floristry flourishing in Croatia - present and future".
This year's Flower Festival will also take place on the city promenade (Riva), where a special flower sale with a humanitarian character will take place, where flower producers from the areas of Sisak, Glina, Petrinja, and Topusko will sell flowers and seedlings, giving our fellow citizens and visitors the opportunity to help flower producers in earthquake-affected areas!
In addition to the flower sale, there will also be a "handmade" fair on the Riva, which takes place in cooperation with the city company Žnjan d.o.o., where OPGs, domestic handicrafts, beekeepers and honey producers, producers of natural cosmetics based on flowers and medicinal herbs will participate and exhibit.
In cooperation with Parkovi i nasadi d.o.o., the arrangement of city streets and the formation of new flower beds in different locations are under preparation as an announcement of this year's event.
The program of the 46th Flower Festival - "Flowers & fashion" is available HERE.
The organization of the event is in the hands of the Split Craftsmen's Association, in co-organization with the Chamber of Craftsmen of the Split-Dalmatia County, the city companies Žnjan d.o.o., Parkovi i nasadi d.o.o., and under the auspices of the city of Split, the Tourist Board of Split and the Split City Museum. For media promotion, listen to Radio Sunce!