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.

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Novigrad Eco Day

  • 14Apr
Novigrad and its residents live in harmony with nature, preserving and enhancing its beauties, while the town's development goes hand in hand with ecology and sustainable development. This year, Novigrad will host once again a number of events to celebrate Earth Day (22 April) pointing to the need for us to coexist with nature and preserve our planet, the only one we have (so far)…

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Event Location: Novigrad

A musical Easter

  • 21Apr
With a symbolic gift in the sweet scents and flavours of the most important Christian holiday, Novigrad will once again send a warm welcome to its dear guests on the streets of the old town centre before a musical backdrop coloured with traditional melodies and tones.

Piazza Grande Wine & Music Nights

  • 27Apr
The central town square, popular Piazza Grande, will be hosting an exceptional music event for all! Various musical groups will be hitting the stage in Veliki trg at the very heart of the old town, bringing great entertainment and infectious dance rhythms that will heat up summer nights in Novigrad. The melodies and rhythms of funk, soul, pop, rock and other music genres will fill Piazza Grande with positive vibes for a true musical treat! Be sure not to miss this dancing party! Exquisite wines of the Novigrad winemakers will further ...

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Tags : Istria , Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

May Day 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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Event Location: Karpinjan Beach

European Taekwondo Championships

  • 10May
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  • 12May
From 10 to 12 May, Novigrad will host yet another big sporting event – the European Taekwondo Championship. The competition will bring together Europe’s best taekwondo martial artists in the kids, juniors, cadets, seniors and veterans categories.

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Tags : Istria , Sport , Novigrad

Event Location: Sports arena Novigrad

Erik Radin Memorial Spearfishing Tournament

  • 17May
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  • 19May
In mid-May, Erik Radin Sport Fishing Club from Novigrad will organise a traditional three-day memorial spearfishing tournament. The tournament was set up in the memory of a sport fisherman, Croatian national team member and the 2010 world champion in boat fishing, Erik Radin, who tragically departed at the age of twenty-two. With the help of his friends and colleagues, his family established the Erik Radin Sport Fishing Club with this memorial tournament as one of its first major activities. Many other activities, such as interesting ...

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Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

Pirates’ Party

  • 24May
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  • 25May
Countless lovers of motorcycles, the biker lifestyle and great, relaxed fun in general, eagerly await the end of May each year, when the traditional "Pirates’ Party" motorcycle meetup is held in Novigrad near Pineta tourist village. This meetup is named after the hosts and organisers of this biker gathering, "Pirates" Motorcycle Club, which draws a large number of participants from Europe and across the world to this two-day event.

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Event Location: Novigrad

Novigrad in Folklore

  • 25May
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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Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Wine cellars Open doors Day

  • 26May
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 , Home Page , Gastronomic events , Umag , Buje , Brtonigla , Novigrad

Event Location: Wine road of the Buje area

An Evening of Jacobs' Scallops in Novigrad

  • 01Jun
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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Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

Traditional regatta Transadriatica

  • 07Jun
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  • 08Jun
Transadriatica, the traditional Venetian regatta, will sail again into the port of Novigrad to connect the two shores of the Adriatic. The start of the enjoyably warm season, the participation of numerous crews (some pursuing sporting ambitions, some more socially oriented), the eye-catching futsal and bocce competitions between the crews and their hosts in Novigrad, all imbued with great hospitality and a sincere welcome from both the local population and the local government, have proved to be a winning combination for the success of ...

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Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

16th Ex Tempore Painting Contest

  • 08Jun
The Ex Tempore international painting contest will be held on the second Saturday in June this year once again, organised by the Novigrad-Cittanova Tourist Board. As always, this painting contest will be divided into two categories. Participants will compete for awards in the ex tempore category (works created on the day of the event based on the "Novigrad, a town for all five senses..." theme) and in the category of previously created works on the "Sea" theme.

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Event Location: Novigrad

Street Art Festival: Magical NoviGrad

  • 15Jun
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  • 16Jun
On 15 and 16 June, the Magical NoviGrad Street Art Festival will bring a dash of magic and a unique atmosphere to the streets, squares and parks of the old town centre.

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Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Yoga Day

  • 16Jun
The UN’s International Day of Yoga will be celebrated for the fifth time on Sunday, 16 June at 10AM.  The Amrit Sagar Association will be organising a yoga class in a beautiful location beneath centuries-old trees along the sea in Novigradska biskupija Park.

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Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

Music on every corner

  • 19Jun
It seems that every picturesque corner of the Novigrad old town has a story to tell… In the warm summer nights, stories resound even more, and the best way to tell them is through music! Music moves us, lifts up our mood, entertains us and arouses emotions. This is why your hosts will be welcoming you with music at the very heart of the old town, giving you the impression that sounds and melodies are coming from every corner! You'll have a chance to sing along with a klapa, a choir or some other musical ensemble singing with heartfelt ...

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Event Location: Novigrad

Piazza Grande Music Nights

  • 22Jun
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  • 17Aug
This summer the central town square, popular Piazza Grande, will be hosting an exceptional music entertainment event for all! Various musical groups will be hitting the stage in Veliki trg at the very heart of the old town, bringing great entertainment and infectious dance rhythms that will heat up the Saturday summer nights in Novigrad. The melodies and rhythms of funk, soul, pop, rock and other music genres will fill Piazza Grande with positive vibes for a true musical treat! Be sure not to miss this dancing party!

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Tags : Entertainment , Istria , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

St John the Baptist Festival

  • 22Jun
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  • 23Jun
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.

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Event Location: Novigrad

Music on every corner

  • 26Jun
It seems that every picturesque corner of the Novigrad old town has a story to tell… In the warm summer nights, stories resound even more, and the best way to tell them is through music! Music moves us, lifts up our mood, entertains us and arouses emotions. This is why your hosts will be welcoming you with music at the very heart of the old town, giving you the impression that sounds and melodies are coming from every corner! You'll have a chance to sing along with a klapa, a choir or some other musical ensemble singing with heartfelt ...

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Event Location: Novigrad

Parkfest

  • 29Jun
If you just can't make up your mind about when to visit Novigrad, late June is an excellent time because this way you'll get to enjoy one of the biggest festivals in this part of Istria – Parkfest. On 29 June, several parks in Novigrad will turn into a stage, once again gathering many renowned musicians and artists, but also giving an opportunity to young new performers to shine. A big concert in a pinewood forest by the sea, in the Novigrad Diocese Park, will be a highlight of this lavish programme!

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Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

Movie nights

  • 04Jul
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  • 29Aug
Thursday summer nights offer a pleasant and memorable experience of cinema under the stars! Enjoy free films on a large screen with superb image and sound quality in the impressive ambience of one of the parks at the heart of Novigrad's old town, at the foot of centuries-old pine trees and only a few steps away from the sea.

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Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

Kids' day

  • 07Jul
During Kids’ Day, the streets, squares and parks of the old town in Novigrad are filled with magical moments and unique atmosphere. The event is intended primarily for kids but also for all of you who never really grew up … The old town's appealing spots will host top street artists from all over the world – jugglers, performers, stilt walkers, street theatre actors, clowns and other street wizards whose circus and other skills, sense of humour and intimacy as one of their characteristic traits, will fascinate and mesmerise both children ...

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Event Location: Historic centre, Novigrad

Jazz Corner

  • 12Jul
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  • 21Sep
Live@Jazz Corner is a summer concert cycle intended for true music aficionados! The entire cycle is held in the picturesque, highly acoustic ambience of a small, Mediterranean square right by the sea, partly bordered with historic city walls. Legendary Croatian jazz musician, the late Boško Petrović, called it the “Jazz Corner of Istria”, and he loved performing here.

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Event Location: Novigrad

Slovenian Night

  • 20Jul
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, 20th July.

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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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Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

Motovun Film Festival presents: Novigrad New Cinema

  • 06Aug
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  • 08Aug
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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Event Location: Novigrad

Artery - festival of Visual Arts

  • 17Aug
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  • 20Aug
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 17 to 20 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, Novigrad

St. Pelagius Celebration

  • 23Aug
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  • 25Aug
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 23 to 25 August, full of music and entertaining events such as concerts, dances, sports competitions and the traditional fireworks at the end.

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Event Location: Novigrad

Music on every corner

  • 04Sep
It seems that every picturesque corner of the Novigrad old town has a story to tell… In the warm summer nights, stories resound even more, and the best way to tell them is through music! Music moves us, lifts up our mood, entertains us and arouses emotions. This is why your hosts will be welcoming you with music at the very heart of the old town, giving you the impression that sounds and melodies are coming from every corner! You'll have a chance to sing along with a klapa, a choir or some other musical ensemble singing with heartfelt ...

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Event Location: Novigrad

Wine & Walk by the sea

  • 28Sep
We invite you to kick off autumn in Istria in the best possible way: walking and tasting Istrian wines. We promise you will be thrilled by the autumn colours and the fruits of the vineyards of northwestern Istria. Don’t miss Wine & Walk by the sea in Novigrad!

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Event Location: Novigrad

Foto ex Tempore Competition

  • 03Oct
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  • 05Oct
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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Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Istria Granfondo

  • 04Oct
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  • 06Oct
Note the dates 04.10. - 6.10. 2019. and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The eighth 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 : Umag , Biking , Sport , Novigrad

Event Location: Umag and Novigrad

Istria Granfondo Family & Gourmet tour

  • 06Oct
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.

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Event Location: Novigrad

4. Istria Youth Cup

  • 08Oct
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  • 12Oct
This year, for the fourth time, Novigrad will host the Istria Youth Cup, an exceptional international youth football tournament for boys up to 15 years of age. As in previous editions, this year’s tournament will bring together the youth teams of some of the best known and highly renowned football clubs from Europe and other continents.

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Tags : Istria , Football , Umag , Sport

Event Location: Novigrad

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