Upcoming Events in Istria

We would like to introduce you to the Calendar of events of our region. We hope you will be able to find something for yourselves and thus spend with us great moments and bring home beautiful memories.
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Days of asparagus in Istria

  • 23Mar
  • ~
  • 15May
During March, April and May the tenth Days of Istrian Asparagus will give true "asparagus lovers" an opportunity to relish in imaginative, delicious and fragrant delicacies made from Istrian wild asparagus, ranging from the renowned "fritaja" (omelettes), soups, homemade pastas and risottos to ingenious combinations with meat and fish and scrumptious desserts.

Antiques Fair

  • 08May
The Antiques Fair is a recent event, which is from 2012, held every second Sunday of the month from May to October. Exhibitors are collectors and dealers of antiques and works of art from all over Croatia and several neighboring countries. The whole town encompass the spirit of the past because the antiques are exhibited in the old Loggia, in the streets and small retail units of the buildings in Oprtalj.

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Event Location: Oprtalj

Umag Bike

  • 08May
Umag Bike is one of the many recreational spring rides offered to cyclists in Northwestern Istria, well known as a reliable destination for active holidays. For all you sports fans who enjoy the wonders of preserved nature, Umag Bike is the right choice for an May adventure. Departure is at 10.00 o'clock from Nova obala in Umag. The trail goes along the shore to the north - to the Katoro holiday resort, and continues along the golf course at Crveni vrh. After that it goes up a small hill of St. Peter, offering a beautiful view of the Bay ...

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Tags : Biking , Sport , Sporting events , Umag

Event Location: Nova obala, Umag

15. Moto Meeting Ooooold Rockers

  • 12May
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  • 15May
Once again this year one of the biggest and most visited motorcycle meetups in the region offers to thrill all bikers and fans of fast two-wheeled machines a frenetic and loud opening of the season at the Stella Maris camp in the vicinity of Umag. The motorcycle meetup „Staaari Rockeri“ has grown into something much bigger than just a regular biker get-together a long time ago. Apart from bikers from various European countries, the event is also gladly frequented by the inhabitants of north-western Istria who love the bikers' way of ...

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Tags : Umag

Event Location: Campsite Stella Maris

Gnam-Gnam Fest: Sardine pilchard fest

  • 13May
Every year Novigrad prepares a series of themed culinary events under the common denominator - GnamGnam. The name probably doesn't require any further explanation, since everyone knows what is hidden behind this subtle onomatopoeia - something very delicious! In May this will be omega-3 rich bluefish and their most well-known representative - the PILCHARD. Incredibly healthy, nutritious, tasty and affordable, pilchards have fed generations of Mediterranean families, and they now return to the table in a number of imaginative ...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Nine-pin bowling classic World Championships and World Cup

  • 15May
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  • 28May
In the second half of May Novigrad will be the venue for three world-class sports competitions, combining three of the top global competitive events in one of the most popular and widespread sports in the world, nine-pin bowling classic. The Novigrad Sports Arena will play host from 15 to 17 May to the World Cup in the Under 18 (U18) category, from 17 to 22 May to the team World Championships in the Under 23 (U23) category, and from 22 to 28 May to the individual World Championships for men's and women's seniors (U50). Novigrad, Istria ...

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Tags : Other sports , Novigrad

Event Location: Sports arena Novigrad

ITF GMP CUP Umag

  • 16May
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  • 25May
ITF GMP CUP Umag, a big open championship for veterans, will be held in the westernmost Croatian town in late May. This is an elite tournament of the so called grade 1, gathering 380 male and female players from 24 countries. The contests will be organized in several age-categories and the brilliant moves of tennis veterans will fire up the attractive courts of the tourist town of Umag. ITF GMP CUP is one of the most important grade 1 tournaments worldwide, gaining that status by an extraordinary decision of the ITF in 2010. Last ...

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Tags : Tennis , Sport , Umag

Event Location: Umag Tennis Academy

Traditional regatta Transadriatica

  • 20May
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  • 21May
The start of the nicer and warmer part of the year, the participation of numerous crews – some with considerable sporting ambitions, some more socially oriented; the delightful futsal and bocce competitions between the crews and their hosts in Novigrad, all imbued with heartfelt hospitality and a sincere welcome from both the local population and the local government, have all proven to be a winning combination for the success of a legendary and fascinating regatta that joins the two shores of the Adriatic.

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

Istria Wine and Walk

  • 21May
We invite all wine and nature enthusiasts to come and enjoy an 11 km long inspiring walk, meet 8 first-class Istrian winemakers, 8 local producers and caterers and delight in 7 tasting stops. Join us and don't forget to bring your camera and take the award-winning photo of the 2nd Istria Wine & Walk!

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Tags : Winemakers , Gastronomic events , Food & Wine

Event Location: Buje

Shabby Lavender Day

  • 24May
The goal is to revive old crafts through shabby chic style and show what can be done by joining various professions together using the elements of shabby chic style - comfort, femininity and romance.

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Tags : Art and culture

Event Location: CampingIN Park Umag

Wine cellars Open doors Day

  • 29May
The ideal date for a trip to the north-western Istria is the Day of Open Wine Cellars that has been traditionally held in the last summer in May throughout the world. On that day, the wine makers open the gates of their realms wide open, and, from the morning until the evening, offer the best they have from their production - the superior Istrian wine, welcoming the streams of guests and wine-tasters with lots of stamina and attention. Since there are numerous internationally recognized top-notch cellars in this small region of ...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Buje , Umag , Food & Wine , Brtonigla , Novigrad

Event Location: Wine road of the Buje area

An Evening of Jacobs' Scallops in Novigrad

  • 03Jun
The gastronomic manifestation celebrating scallops as well as other shellfish and seafood, promoting Novigrad as an important gastronomic destination with specific gastronomic specialties. The Novigrad scallop which, according to many, is the best in the world, definitely belongs to this group. The programme will take place in the town harbour, the so called Mandrač, and the offer of dishes with scallop and other shellfish at symbolic prices will be spread over a several dozen meters long table along Mandrač. The offer will include ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

Istralandia Run&Slide

  • 25Jun
Aquapark Istralandia and SD „Trackers“ are representing the other side of running, the funnier side. Istralandia Run&Slide is rather an unusual race, during which 5-6 kilometres are run through the complex of the water park and surrounding trails, but the real surprise awaits you at the finish. The breath-taking scenery and stunning views will delight all amateurs and athletes, whilst the real wow factor will be experienced before the finish line, when contestants will slide on a water slide with six paths.

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Tags : Entertainment , Sporting events , Sport

Event Location: Aquapark Istralandia

FC Barcelona Escola Soccer Camp Umag 2016

  • 26Jun
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  • 01Jul
For the first time ever Umag will play host to the FC Barcelona Escola Soccer Camp Umag 2016, taking place from 26 June – 1 July 2016 at the Istraturist natural grass soccer pitch at the Stella Maris soccer camp. The resort is situated alongside a marine lagoon, immediately adjacent to top accommodation and sports facilities – an excellent choice for the level of soccer school offered by the renowned Spanish Champions league club from Barcelona. The one-week FC Barcelona Escola Soccer Camp is targeted to girls and boys aged from 6 to 16 ...

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Tags : Sporting events , Sport , Football , Umag

Event Location: Campsite Stella Maris

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