September 19th is considered Maksimir Park day, celebrating the birthday of Zagreb’s biggest and oldest public park. Saturday will be filled with celebratory events but one of the most interesting is certainly the lavish picnic in front of the Velika pozornica, in which all attendees will be able to enjoy from 11 AM to 5PM.
Picnic in Maksimir, which will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the festival Rendez-vous, the festival of French culture in Croatia, will be open to all looking for fun in a French way. Visitors will be offered baskets with meals prepared by Rougemarin restaurant so everybody will be able to enjoy French delicacies on the gathering while listening to a concert of French chansons. The only requirement for attending is the dress code of blue-white-red, the colors of the Croatian and France flags. It is recommended to bring a blanket or a mat for a more pleasant stay, no color requirements.
DJ Rea will be in charge of entertainment with a little help from French accordionist and songwriter, Frédéric Lanz who combines his original compositions and well-known French covers.
Throughout the event different exhibitions, folklore photo ops and concert of classical music will spread around the park.
The day will finish with a free concert from the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra starting at 19h.