Upcoming Events in Istria
Experience musical entertainment program that welcomes you with the performance of klapas, vocal ensemble, small acoustic instrument bands and other similar musical groups that will perform at several different locations in the old town of Novigrad (Veliki trg, Venecija Pass, Mandrač, Porporela ...). During the evening, they will transmit the atmosphere of the Mediterranean town in which the music is heard "on every corner“...
Over 200 teams from around 15 countries are expected to get together at this year's Adria Camping Rally. The event will take place at the CampingIN Stella Maris Umag campsite from 27 August to 2 September 2015 and is organised by the Croatian Camping Association and Istraturist Umag.
Adria Camping Rally has become a traditional get-together for camping enthusiasts, those who love to meet new people, discover new places, share their experiences and have fun. Istria and Umag are the perfect venue for such an event thanks to their ...
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 27 to 30th, full of music and entertaining events such as concerts, dances, sports competitions and the traditional fireworks at the end.
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 Fish Fest on 3th September and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere.
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.
Run for your weight in wine!
Register for the 2nd edition of the hilarious marathon Istrian Wine Run on 6 September 2015 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.
Novigrad Tourist Board once again organises the famous gourmet festival under the suggestive title - Gnam Gnam Fest. It is a gourmet festival that brings together a total of ten events, starting in late April and lasting all the way to October. Each of the individual events is dedicated to one of the culinary specialties of the region.
The culinary theme of late April or early May (this year on 3 May) is the wild asparagus, in mid-May (17 May) it is the sardine or oily fish in general, while the first weekend in June (6 and 7 June) ...
Buje is a place of fertile fields and vineyards. It has a one-hundred year old tradition of celebrating and giving thanks for the produce of its land. In early times, the festival symbolically marked the start of the grape-harvesting season. Today, it is a prominent and well-known celebration with a variety of programmes, numerous games, tasting sessions, music and dance.
Local farming traditions are manifested in hundreds of ways during the festivities, while at the same time thanks is given for the soil’s fertility. Gathering in a ...
MTB Eko bike marathon will be held in Buje, Sunday 20 September, during the celebration of the Grape Day. Buje has a one-hundred year old tradition of celebrating and giving thanks for the produce of its land.
The participants will gather and start at the Liberty Square at 10.30.
The bike trail is 32 km long, and while driving on country roads near Buje, you will enjoy the true labyrinth of vineyards and olive groves.
In September, Umag and Novigrad will host the ITF Super-Seniors World Championship for singles and teams, the most relevant annual competition in this veteran group, for the first time. It will last for 14 days, occupying the entire tennis capacities of both towns, as a top-notch competitive spectacle demonstrating that age is of no importance when it comes to good tennis.
As many as 900 male and female players from around the world are expected to make their appearance. While the first week of this big sporting event is reserved for ...
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.
This popular road cycling event is an inspiration to all bicycle owners, amateur cyclists, families with children and competitors to take their positions in Umag and Novigrad for the second time, where a big marathon full of surprises awaits! Last autumn during a wonderful weekend, over 500 cyclists from ten countries enjoyed rides, family programs and fearless BMX stunts and the race was also participated in by professional Croatian cyclists Robert Kišerlovski and Vladimir Miholjević!
Manifestation dedicated to the autumn forest delicacy - mushroom
The traditional celebration of mushrooms "Mushroom days" will be organized by the Buje area mushroom pickers' association "Boletus" - Brtonigla branch, in cooperation with the Brtonigla Tourist Board and the Municipality of Brtonigla.
Interesting and educational workshops and lectures will be held to familiarize the visitors with the world of mushrooms and raise the awareness of the importance of preservation, proper picking and identification of numerous mushroom ...