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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Days of seashells in northwestern Istria

  • 10Feb
  • ~
  • 19Mar
From 10.02. - 19.03.2017. 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.

Wellness Moments in Istria

  • 10Feb
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  • 31Mar
Are you longing for full rest for body and soul? Are you looking for repose from everyday stress? Have you decided to treat yourself with beauty treatment, massage or sauna? The Northwestern Istria is just what you need! The Wellness Moments are offering you an excellent opportunity to experience all advantages of relaxation in modern wellness centres in Umag, Novigrad and Buje. In the period between 10 February and 31 March, the Istraturist Umag, Aminess hotels & campsites Novigrad and Casino Hotel Mulino companies are offering rich ...

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Tags : Wellness & Sea , Umag , Novigrad

Event Location: Umag, Novigrad, Buje

Greenhouse Blues Banda - Carnival Edition

  • 25Feb
Join us this Saturday, 25th of February, at 10 PM on a concert of Rolin Humes! Rolin Humes is one of most significant musical attractions in the last few years, not only on Croatian, but also on regional musical market. This pop/rock/blues quartet was founded in 2011. with number of performances, awards at music festivals and competitions around the world (including International Blues Challenge in Memphis).

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Tags : Events , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Istria women's cup

  • 28Feb
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  • 08Mar
Top class women's football again in Istria Again this year, 9 women's national football teams will cross swords in Northwest Istria. Women's Istria Cup 2017 will take place from 28.2 to 8th March on the football fields of Umag under the auspices of FIFA. This international sporting event is organized by the Croatian Football Federation.

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Tags : Sport , Sporting events , Football

Event Location: Umag

Trophy Umag

  • 01Mar
Trophy Umag is a one-day race on the international calendar of the World Cycling Organization UCI(Union Cycliste International), ranked as 1.2 and open for all cyclists in categories Men Elite and U-23, that is for UCI Kontinental teams, national teams, regional teams and clubs. It will be held for the fifth time on Wednesday, 1 March 2017. The race is organized by the Meridiana - Kamen Pazin cycling club. Since Trophy Umag will take place during the preparationsfor the main competitive season, it is an excellent opportunity for ...

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Tags : Sport , Umag

Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

Istrian Spring

  • 09Mar
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  • 12Mar
Organized by BK "Meridiana - Kamen Pazin" from Pazin, the international stage race through Istria, "Istrian Spring" this year, from the 9th to 12th of March, will experience its fourthteen edition. Superior bycicle riders from Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Russia, Poland, Australia, Canada, Nigeria and many other countries are competing for World Cup points in several challenging stages. Otherwise, this race can be found in the cycling calendar of the World Cycling Organization UCI (Union Cycliste International) and is ...

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Tags : Brtonigla , Sport , Buje , Biking , Umag , Novigrad

Event Location: Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje

Oleum olivarum in Krasica

  • 11Mar
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  • 12Mar
On March 11-12, Krasica, a picturesque village in the vicinity of Buje, will host the 20th "Oleum olivarum", one of the oldest olive oil fairs in Croatia. Over time, the manifestation developed into an international festival of olive oils participated in by scientific-research institutions, olive growers and olive oil manufacturers from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.

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Tags : Food & Wine , Buje , Olive oil

Event Location: Krasica

Oleum Olivarum Bike

  • 12Mar
North-Western Istria's sports offer, rich in programmes and events, also features a recreational mountain bike race called "Oleum Olivarum Bike" scheduled for Sunday, 12th March. The race starts at 11 am in Krasice, a place near Buje, and the participation fee is HRK 40, 00. After the end of the race, around 2 pm, the participants will be served lunch and drinks. The 30-kilometre gravel trail is of medium difficulty. The cycling event is primarily intended for recreational cyclists. The route passes through picturesque hills; it follows ...

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Tags : Biking , Sport , Buje

Event Location: Krasica

Istrian Riviera

  • 18Mar
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  • 26Mar
This March in Umag, the Istrian Riviera, an ITF Futures tournament will be gathering 120 players from 12 countries. The matches will be played between 18 and 26 March in the attractive Umag Tennis Academy Centre in Umag, with a 10 thousand Dollar prize fund. The Men's Tennis Tournament is just one of several taking place each year in the towns on the western Istrian coast under the common name of Istrian Riviera.

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Tags : Umag , Sporting events , Sport , Tennis

Event Location: Umag Tennis Academy

Days of asparagus in Istria

  • 21Mar
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  • 14May
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.

Novigrad Eco Day

  • 21Apr
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  • 22Apr
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.

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Tags : Ecology , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Asparagus Festival

  • 28Apr
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.

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Picnic at Karpinjan

  • 01May
This year's day-long 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. 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 kilometres away. The organisers have ...

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Tags : Entertainment , Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Karpinjan Beach

Umag Bike

  • 07May
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 11.00 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 ...

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Tags : Umag , Biking , Sport , Sporting events

Event Location: Nova obala, Umag

Gnam-Gnam Fest: The sea on a Plate

  • 12May
The sea on a Plate is the second in a series of gourmet events, part of this year’s Novigrad Gourmet Festival, which begins in late April and runs through to October. Each of these events focuses on one aspect of the local cuisine and this one is dedicated to local fish specialties and seafood dishes.

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Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Istria Wine and Walk

  • 20May
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 3rd Istria Wine & Walk!

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Tags : Winemakers , Food & Wine , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Buje

Sea Star festival

  • 26May
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  • 27May
The dreams of every EXIT festival fan in the region are about to come true – Sea Star Festival is coming on 26 and 27 May. The team behind 4 awards for best European festival (EXIT and Sea Dance) are bringing the new Sea Star Festival to our town. The 2017 Sea Star Festival will see 70 brilliant performers performing on 6 stages at Stella Maris Resort in Umag.

Novigrad in Folklore

  • 27May
The members of the Dajla Culture & Arts Society of Novigrad and their guests from other folklore associations from across Istria County and other neighbouring areas will bring the main square to life in the evening with the Novigrad in Folklore event, a lavish folklore programme featuring traditional music, song and dance and other amateur culture content.

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Wine cellars Open doors Day

  • 28May
The ideal date for a trip to the north-western Istria is the Day of Open Wine Cellars that has been traditionally held in the last summer in May throughout the world. On that day, the wine makers open the gates of their realms wide open, and, from the morning until the evening, offer the best they have from their production - the superior Istrian wine, welcoming the streams of guests and wine-tasters with lots of stamina and attention. Since there are numerous internationally recognized top-notch cellars in this small region of ...

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

Event Location: Wine road of the Buje area

Traditional regatta Transadriatica

  • 02Jun
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  • 03Jun
The start of the nicer and warmer part of the year, the participation of numerous crews – some with considerable sporting ambitions, some more socially oriented; the delightful futsal and bocce competitions between the crews and their hosts in Novigrad, all imbued with heartfelt hospitality and a sincere welcome from both the local population and the local government, have all proven to be a winning combination for the success of a legendary and fascinating regatta that joins the two shores of the Adriatic.

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

An Evening of Jacobs' Scallops in Novigrad

  • 02Jun
The gastronomic manifestation celebrating scallops as well as other shellfish and seafood, promoting Novigrad as an important gastronomic destination with specific gastronomic specialties. The Novigrad scallop which, according to many, is the best in the world, definitely belongs to this group. The programme will take place in the town harbour, the so called Mandrač, and the offer of dishes with scallop and other shellfish at symbolic prices will be spread over a several dozen meters long table along Mandrač. The offer will include ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

13th Painting Manifestation Ex-tempore

  • 10Jun
The 14th International Ex Tempore Painting Contest, organised by the Town of Novigrad-Cittanova Tourist Office, will traditionally take place on the second Saturday in June. This art manifestation will be divided into two categories, i.e. the contestants will be able to compete with their ex tempore works (works created on the day of the contest on the subject of "Novigrad, a place for all senses...") and with their works created over the past two years on subject of the "sea".

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Magical NoviGrad

  • 17Jun
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  • 18Jun
Two days of all-evening street art performers program. 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.

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Tags : Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

St John the Baptist Festival

  • 23Jun
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  • 24Jun
Dajla celebrates its patron saint at the St John the Baptist Festival. This year the locals and their guests can take part in a number of events staged to celebrate St John the Baptist day. The event will feature a range of culture, sports and recreation, music and other animation content, all accompanied with great food offered by your hosts in Dajla. You'll be welcomed with a lavish fish stew (brodet), fresh grilled sardines and a tasty barbeque, all with a selection of the wonderful wines Dajla's wine makers are famed for.

Parkfest

  • 24Jun
If you just can't decide what time of the year to visit Novigrad – do it in late June and don't miss one of the biggest festivals in this part of Istria, the PARKFEST Sound Festival. Several parks in Novigrad will become a stage on the 24.06.2017. gathering culture creators all day long with the objective of creating sound … or perhaps silence.

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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

Jazz Corner

  • 01Jul
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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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Marušići bicycle ride

  • 02Jul
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, ...

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Tags : Biking , Sport , Sporting events

Event Location: Marušići

The Bell Tower Dance

  • 07Jul
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. The main square will swing to Latino and Caribbean choreography, from salsa and cha-cha to tango and bachata. Along with the hot Latino dance rhythms you'll also have an opportunity to sample some of the typical foods and beverages, including tasty ...

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Tags : Entertainment , Events , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Basketball Camp Umag

  • 08Jul
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  • 15Jul
No. 1 Basketball Lessons in Umag Let your little athlete take in all the positive basketball energy he can during his 7-day stay in Umag. From 08 to 15 July 2017 the Basketball Camp Umag for youngsters from 9 to 16 years of age will provide your child with the following:

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Tags : Sporting events , Sport , Umag

Event Location: Umag

Street Wizards’ Night

  • 14Jul
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

Croatia Open Umag

  • 14Jul
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  • 23Jul
With a tradition of 28 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. Since the very beginning in 1990, the tournament has hosted numerous excellent tennis players every year. Along with great tennis matches, visitors can enjoy a diverse entertainment and gourmet program, featuring a wide variety of food and beverages, as well as, concerts and live performances, all coming together to create ...

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Tags : Tennis , Sport , Umag

Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

Live@Jazz Corner

  • 15Jul
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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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Slovenian Night

  • 22Jul
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, 22 July.

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Tags : Entertainment , Events , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

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

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

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

San Rocco Bike & Wine Bike Tour

  • 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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Tags : Events , Novigrad

Event Location: Historic centre

The Bell Tower Dance

  • 18Aug
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

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

Gnam-Gnam Fest: Sardine pilchard fest

  • 01Sep
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 : Gastronomic events , Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, 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 : Sport , Umag

Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

Gnam - gnam fest: Istria on a Plate

  • 15Sep
Istria on a Plate is the fourth in a series of gourmet events, part of this year’s Novigrad Gourmet Festival, which begins in late April and runs through to October. Each of these events focuses on one aspect of the local cuisine and this one is dedicated to Istrian dishes, both from its coastal and interior regions...

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Tags : Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, 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 : Sport , Biking , Umag , 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 , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events , Buje , 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 , Sporting events , Sport , Biking

Event Location: Momjan, Buje

Days of Adriatic squid

  • 01Dec
  • ~
  • 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 , Brtonigla , Gastronomic events , Buje , Novigrad

Event Location: Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje

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