A carnival gathering a large number of carnival groups  is staged in Cres every year.

The Vežgani carnival group from Cres is traditionally the most numerous group at the Rijeka Carnival grabbing everybody's full attention.

Besides the group from Cres an ever larger number of groups from abroad (Italy) also take part in it.  The carnival is also well frequented by tourists and media who covers this event carefully and thus promotes Cres as an entertainment destination.

The summer carnival is surely one of the most appealing summer events in the Adriatic.