Upcoming Events in Istria
At the late June and the beginning of July, the streets and squares in Umag become the stage to the numerous theatre fleets from Croatia, Slovenia, Italia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia. In this period, the streets live their lives fully thanks to the Golden Lion, the international chamber theatre festival.
This multicultural event that gathers numerous writers, directors, choreographers, set designers, composers and of course, actors, chose Umag, a city of a long theatre tradition, as its home town. Namely, in 1820, ...
Recreational MTB bicycle ride, held in the framework of a local festivity for the last couple of years in early July, will start again this year in Marušići in the vicinity of Buje. The ride starts and finishes in front of the Marušići community centre and all lovers of nature and recreation, locals and tourists alike, are welcome.
The trail is around 35 kilometres long, winding through forest paths, meadows, hillocks and picturesque landscapes of the upper Bujština region. It occasionally overlaps with wine roads, connects springs, ...
How blue can you get?
Over four warm July evenings at as many as five locations, Umag will once again live blues and the unfailing audience of the UmaGOblues festival and lovers of "blue notes" will swing to the rhythm of music of excellent performers on the main square and town streets.
Late-night blues skilfully played in the magical ambience of the main town square.
Considered the root of all types of contemporary music, blues developed from a very simple form originating in the USA's African slave communities in the late ...
This year's summer classical music event “Umago Classica” will host the following artists: The Ensemble Cantus, Ensemble Acoustic project, Zagreb ensemble of flutes, Zagreb quartet, Percussion expression: Francesco Mazzoleni (Ita) i Gregor Hrovat (Slo), Viktor Vidović (guitar) e Ivana Zahirović (flute).
Our interesting afternoon itinerary will take you to Brtonigla, a village situated on a hill, surrounded by numerous vineyards and olive groves, only 10 minutes away from the sea. You will travel back in time by visiting and participating in old crafts workshops, during which the hosts will introduce you to the crafts of their grandfathers.
Slovenian Night – to the glory of the friendship between Slovenians and Novigrad locals
What do you get when you connect music, artists, folklore, local producers and culinary trumps of Slovenia and Istria? “Slovenian Night” – a traditional celebration of friendship in Novigrad.
Based on the unbreakable bond with Slovenian visitors, who account for around 40% of all overnight stays in Novigrad, residents of Novigrad and friends from Slovenia will organise a big celebration on Saturday, 11 July.
If you decide to visit Oprtalj, the highest Istrian town in mid July, when Alpe Adria Folk Festival breathes life into the Medieval streets and nearby hillocks overlooking central Istria and the valley of the river of Mirna, a combination of polkas and waltzes from Istria and the Alps will delight your heart and soul.
Apart from the notes of traditional musical instruments, Oprtalj is also home to the fair of black truffle and homemade products, further enhanced by a visual arts exhibition and entertaining and sports activities ...
In mid-July, on 11 July 2015 to be precise, as part of the manifestation "The Days of Kanegra", a recreational race named XC Kanegra will take place and raise your summer level of adrenaline.
It is an XC or cross country race whose route runs through the hills of Umag's Kanegra Resort, a favourite gathering place of mountain biking lovers. The choice was not accidental because this site, apart from the beautiful beaches, has numerous rocky forest trails ideal for an escape from the summer heat. As well as for some exciting racing.
There are surely no better nights than those hot summer nights when Grožnjan and its surrounding area are bathed in the most beautiful sound of eternal Jazz.
This year's jazz festival JAZZ IS BACK! will take place in Grožnjan from July 12 till 28 July.
The traditional international jazz festival featuring a number of globally recognized jazz musicians, will be held for the thirteenth year in a row in the picturesque atmosphere of the town of Grožnjan.
Just under the Novigrad bell tower, the town’s most recognisable motif and symbol, in the main town square Veliki trg, enjoy a programme in the spirit of tradition; from sales and exhibition fair of local agricultural products, handicrafts and souvenirs, through Istrian folk dances, to different forms of traditional music.
With a tradition of 25 years, the international tennis tournament Croatia Open Umag is the oldest tennis tournament in Croatia and undoubtedly one of the most prominent and prestigious tournaments in the whole region.