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.
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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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.
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 ...
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 ...
The 13th 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".
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.
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.
The Festival of Melodies of Istria and Kvarner, the only travelling music festival in Croatia, will go on another journey through Istria, Kvarner and islands, reviving the tradition of indigenous chakavian speech blended in the melodic expression of Istria and Primorje. Since 1964, the MIK turned into a true record-breaker in the number of festival evenings held – boasting as many as 361.
This year, MIK's caravan tour is making a stop in Umag on the fourth evening, i.e. on June 24.
This is the eleventh consecutive visit of the festival ...
Brtonigla traditionally hosts the Festival of Istrian Malvasia, the queen of regional wines. It is a refreshing, elegant wine, containing a fruity note and, thanks to its low percentage of alcohol, is ideal for consuming with light meals.
This popular festival in Brtonigla nurtures the traditional savouring of this top-quality wine, and it brings together local tastes, traditions and entertainment. Guests are welcomed by renowned vintners who throw open the doors to their underground treasures, while telling tales and anecdotes of the ...
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.
Aquapark Istralandia and SD „Trackers“ are representing the other side of running, the funnier side. Istralandia Run&Slide is rather an unusual race, during which 5-6 kilometres are run through the complex of the water park and surrounding trails, but the real surprise awaits you at the finish. The breath-taking scenery and stunning views will delight all amateurs and athletes, whilst the real wow factor will be experienced before the finish line, when contestants will slide on a water slide with six paths.
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 ...
At 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, while Antonio Coslovich ...
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, ...
If you just can't decide what time of the year to visit Novigrad – do it in early July and don't miss one of the biggest festivals in this part of Istria, the PARKFEST Sound Festival. Ten parks in Novigrad will become a stage on the 2nd of July gathering culture creators all day long with the objective of creating sound … or perhaps silence. As with previous annual incarnations, the event will feature many top performers from the music and art scene and will offer a venue for the affirmation of young new performers (musicians, artists, ...