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.
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.
You're invited to northwestern Istria for Istria Detox Days from 13 April to 13 May, because spring is the right time to purify your body. Enjoy our rich selection of wellness menus at promotional prices, spoil yourself with irresistible spa treatments and energising beverages, and take advantage of discounted accommodation.
Promoting Istrian gastronomy of the Novigrad area for the second year in a row, from March to October, the Aminess hotels and campsites will feature the second edition of the “Wine & Gourmet Nights” event in cooperation with chef David Skoko. The dinners are hosted monthly in the Oliveto restaurant of the Aminess Maestral Hotel. The dinner will also be held on two occasions during the summer, in the newly refurbished Half 8 restaurant in the very centre of Novigrad.
Not sure where to spend Labour Day this year? We've got an idea! Is there a better way to relax than a three-day visit to beautiful Umag alongside the unforgettable hits of Severina and S.A.R.S.
This spring, the first Spring Nation Labour Day festival will be held in Istria. This three-day festival will run during the lively Labour Day holiday weekend from 27 to 29 April at Stella Maris Resort in Umag.
mag Floria flower fair will be held from 27th to 29th April at Nova obala in Umag.
This year's flower fair Umag Floria ranks Umag among Croatian towns with the longest flower fair traditions.
It is likewise singular for its location, only a couple of steps from the sea, lending it the unique charm of a seaside atmosphere.
Rare historical jewels again in Istria. The traditional 9th International Old Timer exhibition will be held in Umag on Saturday 28 April 2018. The event, organized by the oldtimer club “Eppur si muove” from Umag, will once again host numerous participants from Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Austria and Croatia.
A culinary event dedicated to wild asparagus!
An event dedicated to a spring delicacy - asparagus, organised by the Luciana tavern from Nova Vas. The programme includes a rich selection of food and wine, tournaments in the card games briškula and trešeta are also held, as is a contest for the longest asparagus.
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 ...
We invite all wine and nature enthusiasts to come and enjoy an 11 km long inspiring walk, meet 9 first-class Istrian winemakers, 7 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!
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.
Last year’s premiere edition of the Sea Star Festival, Croatia’s new star in the regional EXIT family, surpassed all expectations right from the start, drawing more than 50,000 people to magical Stella Maris lagoon in Umag.
This summer’s festival is looking to be even hotter – the first contingent of 5,000 specially-priced tickets sold out in record time after the new dates of Sea Star for 2018 were published, from 24 to 27 May. If you add the few thousand more visitors who will be coming from around the world to the Croatian Littoral ...
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.
According to the regatta calendar of the Croatian sailing federation and the Istrian sailing federation, the sailing club „FIANDARA 1975“ is one of the organizers of one of the oldest regatta in Croatia...
Grab your trainers and join a race for night owls!
5km I 10km I Kids' Run – 200m and 500m
Mark the date 9 June 2018 and take part in the spectacular premiere of the Umag Night RUN, a seaside night race. Run beneath the stars on a 5 or 10km course and experience a fantastic atmosphere and fun well into the late evening. The race starts at 9:30PM at Stella Maris Resort, and the finish line is at the same spot with food, a pasta party and an entertainment programme.
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".
Once again this year one of the biggest and most visited motorcycle meetups in the region offers to thrill all bikers and fans of fast two-wheeled machines a frenetic and loud opening of the season at the Zlatorog - Sveti Pelegrin in the vicinity of Umag.
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.
Relax and enjoy the summer nights under the starry sky.
“Brtonigla Verteneglio under the stars” - an event that will take place every Thursday, starting from 21st June until 9th of August. Expect a unique romantic and entertaining evening in the center of Brtonigla.
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 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.
Who says you can only celebrate the end of the old year and the start of a new one? Does Santa Claus not like summer? Why should you only decorate a Christmas tree at Christmas?
We believe every season is the right time for a celebration, and besides New Year’s Eve, we think the middle of the year needs celebrating too!
This will be the theme of the all-day programme at CampingIN Park Umag on 30 June 2017.
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.