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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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.
At the end of June, 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 was ...
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.
KIPAR is the abbreviation of the sculpture course Aleksandar Rukavina, founded in 2018 and was created by the need to revitalize the gallery and enhance the work of Aleksandra Rukavina.
The summer sculpture school will be held at the Aleksandar Rukavina Gallery from June 24th to June 30th, where the students of the sculpture university will transform their ideas into stone.
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.
Our interesting afternoon itinerary will take you to Brtonigla, a village situated on a hill, surrounded by numerous vineyards and olive groves, only 10 minutes away from the sea. You will travel back in time by visiting and participating in old crafts workshops, during which the hosts will introduce you to the crafts of their grandfathers.
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.
With a tradition of 28 years, the international tennis tournament Plava laguna 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.
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 14 to 21 July 2018 the Basketball Camp Umag for youngsters from 9 to 16 years of age will provide your child with the following:
Enological and cultural manifestation "In the empire of Muscat" will be held at a picturesque location in the vicinity of the medieval Momiano castle for the ninth time.
Momjanski Muškat is a dry, sweet wine of a deep golden colour with an aroma reminiscent of wild carnations, roses and sage. Over the centuries, it has created its kingdom on the hills surrounding Momjan, a picturesque village near Buje.
The tasting of this typically Istrian wine is a special pleasure and its fans will get an opportunity to taste Muscats presented by the ...
The folk festivity of Our Lady of Lourdes in the village of Radini nearby Brtonigla has been commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary for over eighty years. Our Lady of Lourdes allegedly appeared in 1922 to a local woman Marina Pirovich, who communicated to the pastor the wish to build a church in Mary’s honour. Although her story invoked religious fervour in the hearts of other inhabitants who supported the idea, the priest remained unconvinced until the pleas were finally granted by the next pastor Roberto Galetti.
The entire ...
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.
The village of Radini in the vicinity of Brtonigla will host the summer bicycle ride in a row, which apart from recreation and sport also provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the beauties of the Istrian nature and rural architecture.
The route winds through the surroundings of Brtonigla and the coastal part of Northwest Istria; it is around 35 kilometres long and conceived so as to acquaint the participants with all the variety of the local area - from the hinterland hamlets to the Adriatic coast and its tourist ...
The beginning of the main tomato harvest in Istria in early August also signifies the beginning of the Tomato Days in Umag. This gastronomic event is dedicated to favourite seasonal summer vegetable, it is unique in Croatia and it offers you a chance to taste the tomato in various combinations.
At the main square in Umag, along the entertaining programmes, you can also taste the dishes based on this vegetable, the real source of health and vitality. It is mostly šalša, the popular tomato sauce, with various types of pasta, which is the ...
Imagine a relaxing summer evening besides the sea with good company, the aroma of fresh fish on the grill and the sound of the accordion. Pay a visit to the Karigador nights and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere.Fish specialities, Istrian wine and traditional produce along with live music will spice up the experience of the otherwise peaceful and romantic Karigador.
It is the biggest festivity in this peaceful fishermen village situated between Umag and Novigrad, bringing to life the entire bay and the nearby tourist camps.
Popular among the inhabitants and the guests, the historic festival Sepomaia viva invites some ancient times when Istria was ruled by the Romans.
White wine was drunk with honey, and rose petals were added to the red one. The life flourished in the rustic villas around the present-day Umag, and the standard of beauty and cuisine were different than today. That was between the 1st and the 4th c. AD, in the times when a part of the north-western part of Istrian coast near Umag was known under the name of Sepomaia.
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 ...
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...
Every village in Istria has its own festivity and the inhabitants of Nova Vas, one of the oldest and largest villages in Brtonigla, celebrate the holiday of Saint Lawrence. Every August, this religious festivity brings merriment to the local population, accompanied not only with music and dancing, but also with an attractive hiking route across the nearby hillocks overlooking the largest river in Istria - Mirna.
The historical fortifications in the surroundings are testimonies of life in Antiquity and the inhabitants will tell you that ...
Brtonigla especially attracts its numerous domestic and foreign visitors in mid August, when a feast lasting several days is held to celebrate St Roch’s day, who is a patron saint of the town.
What to do at St Roch’s Feast?
For those coming for great food, Brtonigla offers typical Istrian dishes in taverns and agro tourist locations, as well at the street stalls. The greatest specialty is ox on the spit! The local farmers’ produce can be tasted within the folk’s fair where you can see and buy the traditional Istrian artefacts and ...
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.
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.
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.