Events in Novigrad
If you are a passionate about sports, cultural events, concerts, parties for children or the night life, a small fishing town known as Novigrad guarantees plenty of fun and unforgettable events for all age groups. Some of the most particular and popular events in Novigrad are the Gnam Gnam-Fest, Astro party Lunasa, Street Art Festival, Ethno music under the bell tower and the Ex-tempore art competition.
In front of you is a list of all upcoming events happening in Novigrad and the surrounding area.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
The first International ISTRIA KARATE OPEN will be held in the Novigrad Sports Arena from 26-27 May 2018.
These two days of international competitions are organized by the Sports Karate Centre (CZSK). In cooperation with Andromake communications agency, the centre will provide for the participation of at least 350 athletes from all over Europe.
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 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.
The 15th 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".
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.
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.
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 30.06.2018. gathering culture creators all day long with the objective of creating sound … or perhaps silence.
Prolaz Boška Petrovića (Jazz Corner of Istria), Novigrad
Jazz, blues, rock concert..
Organised by: Novigrad Tourist Board
Tel.: +385 52 757 075
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.
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, 21st July.
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 ...
The eight 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 18 to 23 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.
The fourth in a series of gourmet events, which make up this year’s Novigrad Gourmet Festival Gnam-gnam Fest, is dedicated to the sardine and other oily fish.
It has long been known that oily fish, perhaps the most widely known of which is the sardine, are a very rich source of protein, unsaturated omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and vitamins of the B group, making them a particularly healthy and desirable part of our diet. If you wish to reduce the level of cholesterol in your body, improve the elasticity of blood vessel walls and in ...
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 ...
Note the dates 05.10. - 7.10. 2018. and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The sevnth 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.
Aminess Hotels and Campsites will once again be organising a fun race this year. After last year's premiere edition, this year's race will be even bigger and better, offering new routes that are longer and more challenging.
Register for our short 6km race, which is perfect for enthusiasts, or find the ideal partner and run a relay together – because everything is better in twos. If you have a bit more running experience under your belt, register for the half marathon and measure off against competitors from various countries.
On Sunday, Istria Granfondo Family & Gourmet Tour will take you on a 25 km long recreational ride around Novigrad and its surroundings, along the shore, through olive groves and vineyards. Cyclists over the age of 10 will enjoy the views and tastings of Istrian dishes at the refreshment stops.
From 09 to 13 October, the 3rd Istria Football Youth Cup international youth football tournament (U-15, boys born after 2001) will be held.
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.
Istria on a Plate is the fifth 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.
That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days of adriatic squid that will take place from the December 1st 2018. until January 6th 2019. 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.