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.
Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events.
If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.
That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days od adriatic squid that will take place from the December 1st 2017. until January 7th 2018. all over the restaurants on North-west Istria. They will, in specified period, at affordable prices, offer full course menus based on adriatic squid, all in combination with local wines i olive oils of highest quality.
The Christmas fair will be held from December 9th to 10th, covering Brtonigla in a festive atmosphere.
Decorations, hand-made items and Christmas compositions, the offer will also include local wines, grappas, honey, cheeses, sweets and other native products already packaged and ready to be delivered...
It will be sunny and lively in Novigrad from 15th to 19th December at the Christmas Fair which will be held under the tent at the square "Veliki trg" in the town centre.
The imaginative gifts will be available for sale in all three days from 3 to 8 pm.
The fair will be accompanied, apart from the occasional sale, by party and music and various events held under the tent and in different locations in the city.
On December 15, 1902, a train covered the route between Buje and Poreč for the first time, driving along the at the time new narrow gauge railroad Parenzana. It was thus that the second section of the railroad previously connecting Trieste and Poreč was put into operation. With the total length of 123 kilometres, it wound through the green landscapes of northwestern Istria, connecting 33 Istrian settlements.
From 14.02. - 20.03.2018. gourmands will have an opportunity to savour delicious sea morsels at the Days of seashells organized by the tourist boards of Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla and Buje on the territory of north-western Istria.
Restaurants will offer imaginative menus! The culinary delicacies will be paired with premium local wines and olive oils this region is renowned for far and wide.
Winter signs have already knocked at our doors. While most of the continent is trapped in the ice and snow, we invite you to the forth race of the new trekking season in the picturesque Istrian town of Brtonigla.
Discover Istrian hidden treasures of untouched nature, enjoy the landscape around the river Mirna, run through the woods, Istrian vineyards and olive groves, walk up the hills featuring small medieval towns and from where you can enjoy unforgettable views stretching from Mount Učka all the way to the Adriatic Sea.
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.
With a symbolic gift in the sweet scents and flavours of the most important Christian holiday, Novigrad will once again send a warm welcome to its dear guests on the streets of the old town centre before a musical backdrop coloured with traditional melodies and tones.
Earth Day will again be celebrated in Novigrad with the Novigrad Eco Day event. Everybody who wishes to do so can join an environmental clean-up campaign that kicks off in the morning at a number of locations throughout the town, from the beaches, promenades and woods to the seabed in the town harbour.
The Asparagus Festival is the first in a series of gourmet events, part of this year’s Novigrad Gourmet Festival beginning in late April and running through to October. Each of these events focuses on one aspect of the local cuisine – the first event is dedicated to the wild asparagus.
We invite all wine and nature enthusiasts to come and enjoy an 11 km long inspiring walk, meet 9 first-class Istrian winemakers, 7 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 3rd Istria Wine & Walk!