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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Umag-o ethno & jazz

  • 06Jul
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  • 18Aug
From 6 July to 18 August local and international artists who promote jazz and ethno-music will be holding concerts at various locations in Umag as part of the Umag-o Ethno & Jazz. This summer Umag-o Ethno & Jazz will host the following artists...

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Event Location: Umag

Brtonigla Verteneglio under the stars

  • 13Jul
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  • 10Aug
Relax and enjoy the summer nights under the starry sky. “Brtonigla Verteneglio under the stars” - an event that will take place every Thursday, starting from 13th July until 10th of August. Expect a unique romantic and entertaining evening in the center of Brtonigla.

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Event Location: Brtonigla

Umago Classica

  • 13Jul
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  • 15Aug
This year's summer classical music event “Umago Classica” will host the following artists: VOKALNI ANSAMBL ANTIPHONUS & EDIN KARAMAZOV, LOVRO POGORELIĆ, klavir & ALEKSANDAR MILOŠEV, SUDAR PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, GUDAČKI KVARTET PORIN, NINO ROTA ENSEMBLE, ZAGREB PALETTE ANSAMBL

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Tags : Umag

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

Young hopes of Manchester City in Novigrad again

  • 17Jul
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  • 27Jul
This year, Novigrad will once again host the preparations of the young selections of the English Premiere League club Manchester City, one of the most famous football clubs in the world. From 17-27 July some eighty members of the Manchester City football academy, or more precisely, the U-21, U-19 and U-18 teams, will stay in the Aminess Maestral Hotel and train on the football pitches of Aminess Hotels & Campsites and Laco stadium.

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Event Location: Novigrad

Tomato Days

  • 27Jul
The beginning of the main tomato harvest in Istria in early August also signifies the beginning of the Tomato Days in Umag. This gastronomic event is dedicated to favourite seasonal summer vegetable, it is unique in Croatia and it offers you a chance to taste the tomato in various combinations. At the main square in Umag, along the entertaining programmes, you can also taste the dishes based on this vegetable, the real source of health and vitality. It is mostly šalša, the popular tomato sauce, with various types of pasta, which is the ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Umag , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

Street Wizards’ Night

  • 28Jul
The event is an contemporary approach to street theatre, relying on the global trend of combining music, dancing and juggling with demanding circus skills, like tightrope/wire walking, work with trapeze and silk, acrobatics and similar. The performers are jugglers, stilt walkers, clowns and other circus artists.

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Karigador nights

  • 29Jul
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  • 30Jul
Imagine a relaxing summer evening besides the sea with good company, the aroma of fresh fish on the grill and the sound of the accordion. Pay a visit to the Karigador nights and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere.Fish specialities, Istrian wine and traditional produce along with live music will spice up the experience of the otherwise peaceful and romantic Karigador. It is the biggest festivity in this peaceful fishermen village situated between Umag and Novigrad, bringing to life the entire bay and the nearby tourist camps.

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Event Location: Karigador

Jazz Corner

  • 29Jul
Prolaz Boška Petrovića (Jazz Corner of Istria), Novigrad Jazz, blues, rock concert...

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Event Location: Novigrad

The Lunasa Astral Party

  • 31Jul
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  • 01Aug
We invite all those who love and enjoy magic and stories of ancient civilizations to come and visit Novigrad at the height of the summer season, when a unique astral party called Lunasa is held. This celebration is based on an old Celtic tradition that called August 1 by the name of Lunasa and celebrated it as the first day of summer. Festival evenings are full of entertainment and educational events. Visitors can, with the help of expert astronomers and authorities on the subject, observe the heavens and listen to interesting ...

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

International Festival of Antique Sepomaia viva

  • 31Jul
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  • 01Aug
Popular among the inhabitants and the guests, the historic festival Sepomaia viva invites some ancient times when Istria was ruled by the Romans. White wine was drunk with honey, and rose petals were added to the red one. The life flourished in the rustic villas around the present-day Umag, and the standard of beauty and cuisine were different than today. That was between the 1st and the 4th c. AD, in the times when a part of the north-western part of Istrian coast near Umag was known under the name of Sepomaia.

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Tags : Food & Wine , Umag , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

Motovun Film Festival presents: Novigrad New Cinema

  • 03Aug
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  • 05Aug
Even if you are not entirely captivated by the seventh art the special and unique setting of this starry-sky cinema, under centuries-old pine trees, with the gentle wafting of the summer breeze and the sound of the waves, a cool drink and the essential popcorn will make this movie evening a truly unforgettable experience...

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Tags : Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Juricani Bike Tour

  • 04Aug
When the August sun is scorching hot, and you long for a little action during your sun and salt packed holiday, the best way to get yourself moving is by using - pedals - this is why we have organised a great summer mountain bike tour. Therefore harness your four-wheeled pet and go against the current, in the direction opposite the sea, towards Juricani where the recreational mountain bike tour begins. Its start and finish is easy to remember because they are the same, in front of the Juricani Sports Centre, and the trail is 35 ...

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Event Location: Juricani

UmaGOblues, Festival of sound and art flavours

  • 04Aug
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  • 06Aug
How blue can you get? Over three warm evenings, 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 19thcentury, into a multitude of ...

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Tags : Umag

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

Goblets of stars

  • 10Aug
Relax and enjoy the summer nights under the starry sky. “The month under the stars” - an event that will take place every Thursday, starting from 13th July until 10th of August. Expect a unique romantic and entertaining evening in the center of Brtonigla. At the Food & Wine Primizia restaurant, in the golden light of the hot summer sunsets, guests will have the chance to taste various dishes matched with the wines of our best producers accompanied by music under the stars. Enjoy!

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Event Location: Brtonigla

Street Wizards’ Night

  • 11Aug
The event is an contemporary approach to street theatre, relying on the global trend of combining music, dancing and juggling with demanding circus skills, like tightrope/wire walking, work with trapeze and silk, acrobatics and similar. The performers are jugglers, stilt walkers, clowns and other circus artists.

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Saint Lawrence

  • 12Aug
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  • 13Aug
Every village in Istria has its own festivity and the inhabitants of Nova Vas, one of the oldest and largest villages in Brtonigla, celebrate the holiday of Saint Lawrence. Every August, this religious festivity brings merriment to the local population, accompanied not only with music and dancing, but also with an attractive hiking route across the nearby hillocks overlooking the largest river in Istria - Mirna. The historical fortifications in the surroundings are testimonies of life in Antiquity and the inhabitants will tell you that ...

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Tags : Events , Brtonigla

Event Location: Nova Vas

Live@Jazz Corner

  • 12Aug

Prolaz Boška Petrovića (Jazz Corner of Istria), Novigrad

Jazz, blues, rock concert..

Organised by: Novigrad Tourist Board

Tel.: +385 52 757 075

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Event Location: Novigrad

Grožnjan by night & Parenzana by night

  • 12Aug
Historical Grožnjan is a town inspiring to adventure and nurturing original ideas in art, sports and social initiatives. Entirely in keeping with that, this August it will pay tribute to cycling, as a host of an interesting night spectacle on two wheels. The cycling event consists of two rides, Grožnjan by night and Parenzana by night. While the first is of a competitive character, the second is purely recreational.

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Tags : Biking , Sporting events , Sport

Event Location: Grožnjan

St. Roch’s Feast

  • 14Aug
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  • 16Aug
Brtonigla especially attracts its numerous domestic and foreign visitors in mid August, when a feast lasting several days is held to celebrate St Roch’s day, who is a patron saint of the town. What to do at St Roch’s Feast? For those coming for great food, Brtonigla offers typical Istrian dishes in taverns and agro tourist locations, as well at the street stalls. The greatest specialty is ox on the spit! The local farmers’ produce can be tasted within the folk’s fair where you can see and buy the traditional Istrian artefacts and ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Brtonigla

Event Location: Brtonigla

San Rocco Bike & Wine

  • 15Aug
You are an adventurer at heart. You like Istrian climate, people, culture and traditional food. You own a mountain bike, a helmet and a spare tyre tube. You don't know what to do on 15 August? Look no further because we have a bike tour tailored to your taste! San Rocco Bike Tour, paying homage to St. Roch, the patron saint of Brtonigla, offers you an opportunity to cycle in the capital of wine and Istrian gastronomy.

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Tags : Sporting events , Brtonigla , Sport

Event Location: Brtonigla

Artery - festival of Visual Arts

  • 17Aug
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  • 22Aug
The seveth edition of the festival held in the suggestive setting of the old town offers exhibitions, projections, performances and other artistic work of Croatian and foreign authors, as well as many other contents. The festival of visual arts organized by the Lapidarium Museum will be held from 17 to 22 August with the support of the Town of Novigrad, Istria County Office for Culture, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and Novigrad Tourist Board.

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Event Location: Historic centre

The Bell Tower Dance

  • 19Aug
The Bell Tower Dance is a summer night dance and entertainment event with catchy dance rhythms on Novigrad's main square. Professional dancers will leave visitors breathless with their artistry and brilliant choreography – dance the night away as they bring you into this summer dance story...

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Event Location: Novigrad

Homemade is the Best

  • 20Aug
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  • 23Aug
Homemade is the Best is a fair of local products travelling along the Croatian Adriatic shore during summer, which will once again make a short stop in Novigrad’s town port, Mandrač.

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Tags : Regional delicacies , Events , Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

St. Pelagius Celebration

  • 25Aug
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  • 28Aug
Every year Novigrad organises a festival in the name of its patron saint, St. Pelagije, a festival which is very well known and is considered a must-attend event. This city festivity will offer various cultural, entertaining and sport events during a couple of days. Central and most important part of the celebration will be from August 25 to 28th, full of music and entertaining events such as concerts, dances, sports competitions and the traditional fireworks at the end.

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Tags : Entertainment , Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

4. Istrian Wine Run

  • 01Sep
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  • 03Sep
Run for your weight in wine! Register for the 4th edition of the hilarious marathon Istrian Wine Run from 01. - 03. September 2017 and win a supply of Istrian wine in your total weight. The finish line is in Umag or, more precisely in Stella Maris resort (ATP zone), where the race party for the entire family will take place and the winner will be declared. 02.09. parents can register their child on the children's race whose route will be carried out around the lagoon resort Stella Maris.

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Tags : Umag , Sport

Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

Gnam-Gnam Fest: Sardine pilchard fest

  • 08Sep
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 : Food & Wine , Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

The Bell Tower Dance

  • 15Sep
The Bell Tower Dance is a summer night dance and entertainment event with catchy dance rhythms on Novigrad's main square. Professional dancers will leave visitors breathless with their artistry and brilliant choreography – dance the night away as they bring you into this summer dance story...

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Tags : Destinations , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

A Day without cars

  • 22Sep
On 22nd September at 16:00, Umag will host a bike tour to celebrate the European Car-Free Day. Numerous cities throughout Europe and the world celebrate this day in different ways, all with the goal of raising the awareness of their citizens of health, quality of life and benefit to the environment. The tour will start at the Sloboda Square; the path will follow the track of the Umag tourist train up to the tourist village of Katoro, continuing to the old port in Savudrija, and back to Umag.

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Tags : Umag , Biking , Sporting events , Sport

Event Location: Trg slobode, Umag

Foto ex Tempore Competition

  • 28Sep
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  • 30Sep
Novigrad and the Istrian motifs in the eye of the best photographers - that would be a short description of the Foto ex tempore event. International festival in sign of photography and photographic authors which basically has “ex tempore” competition (competition of works created over a few days of the event), and over the years it is being refined with new contents.The initial manifestation was held only in Novigrad, while over the years expanded to other locations in Istria, which participants of photo ex-tempore visit and there, on ...

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Istria Granfondo

  • 06Oct
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  • 08Oct
Note the dates 06.10. - 8.10. 2017. and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The sixth edition of the marathon with the start and finish line in Umag and Novigrad will offer an even richer program this year. The real challenge comes on Saturday, in Umag, on the routes for the bold and physically fit. Choose between the 88 km long route of Istria Granfondo Small and 128 km long route of Istria Granfondo Classic.

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Tags : Biking , Umag , Sport , Novigrad

Event Location: Umag and Novigrad

Sole fish days

  • 13Oct
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  • 26Nov
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.

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

Event Location: Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje

The Momjan MTB marathon

  • 12Nov
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 11 a.m. on November 12, to celebrate the day of the patron saint of Momian, St. Martin. Since St. Martin is the patron saint of wine makers and wine growers, young wine is baptised on this day in many countries and regions. The bicycle ride will start at the entrance to Momian, and participation fee is 40 kuna. Participants will have lunch in a tent in Momjan, and refreshment will be available throughout the trail. A lottery is scheduled after lunch.

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Tags : Buje , Biking , Sporting events , Sport

Event Location: Momjan, Buje

Days of Adriatic squid

  • 01Dec
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  • 07Jan
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.

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

Event Location: Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje

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