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.
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.
Umag Floria flower fair will be held from 24th April to 1th May at Nova obala in Umag.
This year's flower fair Umag Floria ranks Umag among Croatian towns with the longest flower fair traditions.
It is likewise singular for its location, only a couple of steps from the sea, lending it the unique charm of a seaside atmosphere.
The exhilarating scent of flowers, the variety of natural colours and forms, completed with the azure waves will certainly make the Umag Floria a compellingly charming fair.
Asparagus is one of the most appreciated wild plant varieties growing in Istria, picked from mid March to late April. Since it grows in less accessible places, often protected by thorny bushes, its picking requires eye of a hawk, iron will and not being afraid of an occasional scratch.
Asparagus is a well-known keeper of health and in terms of nutrition, an excellently balanced foodstuff. We needn't neglect the fact that this wonderful plant has been considered an aphrodisiac from times immemorial due to its high vitamin E content, ...
Rare historical jewels again in Istria. The traditional 7th International Old Timer exhibition will be held in Umag on Saturday 30 April 2016.
The event, organized by the oldtimer club “Eppur si muove” from Umag, will once again host numerous participants from Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Austria and Croatia.
An event dedicated to a spring delicacy - asparagus, organised this year for the 9th time by the Luciana tavern from Nova Vas. The programme includes a rich selection of food and wine, as well as local products. Tournaments in the card games briškula and trešeta are also held, as is a contest for the longest asparagus. The event is enriched by the cultural programme of the Nova Vas Italian Community and an accordion players’ meeting.
This year's day-long May Day picnic will be held on the broad green seafront meadow and under the shade of the pine woods at Karpinjan, featuring a variety of athletic and recreational, culinary and musical entertainment content for the Novigrad hosts and their dear guests celebrating Labour Day.
The event programme kicks off in the early morning with a recreation walk and bike, roller-skating and kick scooter ride along the seafront promenade and then the hiking and bike trails from the picnic site at Karpinjan to Dajla, a few ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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).
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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 ...
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!
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 ...