Every new season brings its enchanting magic, and YES Feel Good Festival is an event saying farewell to the summer and greeting the autumn that is about to reveal its delightful colors.
From September 16 to September 27, Strossmayer Square will also host irresistible autumn scents and flavors, from chestnuts to versatile gourmet surprises. It is playful, greener thanks to Iris MBM, its rhythms invite you to dance and enjoy yourself in good company. It also flirts with delicious autumn fruits. It is a green lair of positivity and good feelings offering autumn specialties that you might have always wanted to try but did not have a chance.
As always, this idea of radiating positive vibes is supported by caterings of our famous restaurants that have already switched to the autumn mode, and here are just a few of the specialties that we say YES to Đurina Hiža offers homemade grilled pumpkin, and bacon & cheese strudels, as well as magnificent steaks; Cheese Bar by Rene Bakalović teases pallets of food lovers with his venison goulash and fish stew from Neretva, Market, famous for its risottos, has a versatile offer, but says that you should try the one with slow-roasted beef cheek.
Marin Nekić at Jamnica Pulled Pork Truck uses a smoker to prepare pulled pork sandwiches named Mezetluk BBQ with bell peppers and aubergines, and Streets has come up with a burger & sauce prepared with roasted autumn peppers. Quesadilla pulled bull is El Toro’s invention, and at the central stand you can find Urban Farm and their bruschetta with hemp spread and a green mix that vegans will love.
But to lift spirits you need liquid goods: Refreshing and cold natural beer is in the authority of the oldest Croatian craft beer-house Pivovara Medvedgrad that has a new beer delight for you. And if you have never tried a cocktail made of hemp and tequilla, or hemp and rum, it is high time you did. Those more into classics can choose G3 Spirits gins at Gingle Bells stand, innovative cocktails by Mangosta, and Market’s new wonder TeraGino, and all the beauty that comes from Marin Nekić, a famous mixologist, as well as Badel’s wines and rakijas. Coca-Cola will attend to the needs of those in favor of non-alcoholic beverages.
Little people can jump and skip in the kid’s zone and over the weekends they can have a go with graffiti with the graffiti master Krešo Golubić. As after fine bites it is advisable to walk a little, we are sure that an exhibition of painted sneakers by Shoe Cleanique will be appealing enough.
With a radiant YES we greet our DJs and music masters: hrwoE will spread love towards disco&house music, we will travel from Africa, via the Caribbean Islands and Brasil to New Orleans with Ozren Kanceljak, and DJ Neno Martinović will swing us in the rhythm of deep funk, soul, boogaloo, disco, and acid jazz. Borovich from Hrvatska Funk Delegacija will flirt with experimental Nigerian music, and Italian pop backed up with funk backbeat. Stanko Bondža and Felver, the creator of the Zagreb’s club scene, will also be here, as well as Tomo in der Mühlen who is closing the Festival. But this is not all since on September 24, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., we are bidding farewell to the summer and saying YES to the autumn at an after-work party with Pepi Jogarde from Adriatic Coasting.
“On September 24 we also say YES to the INSTA flea market by Jelena Marinović, Pamela Smoljanić, and Dora Predojević. Come visit us from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and choose a cool garment, have a coffee with the girls, and try some of the yummy bites. There is so much more, so come to Strossmayer Square and enjoy this new autumn adventure.”