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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UMAG TROPHY 2019

  • 15Mar
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  • 12May
International football tournaments for youth from U8 to U14. Umag Trophy tournaments will be held in 4 terms.

Asparagus Festivity

  • 26Apr
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  • 28Apr
From 26 till 28 April 2019, Kaštel nearby Buje will host an already traditional gastronomic manifestation, Asparagus Festival, which is once again waiting for you with a handful of interesting things and pleasures based on wild asparagus. Since the asparagus has become a true symbol of Kaštel, every year a varied cultural-entertainment, wine-gastronomic and sports program is prepared in its honor, attracting an increasing number of visitors, local product manufacturers, professional and amateur athletes, volunteers and children, because ...

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Tags : Food & Wine , Buje , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Kaštel

Umag Floria

  • 26Apr
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  • 28Apr
mag Floria flower fair will be held from 26th to 28th 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.

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Event Location: Nova obala, Umag

Piazza Grande Music & Wine

  • 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

10 th International Old Timer exhibition

  • 27Apr
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  • 28Apr
Rare historical jewels again in Istria. The traditional 10th International Old Timer exhibition will be held in Umag on Saturday 27 April 2019. The event, organized by the oldtimer club “Eppur si muove” from Umag, will once again host numerous participants. The inhabitants of Umag, as well as numerous tourists, will get to enjoy watching about one hundred wonderfully restored pre-war and post-war historical cars and motorcycles, rarely seen even on the global scale. At Umag’s Nova obala, the vehicles will be available for sightseeing ...

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Tags : Events , Umag

Event Location: Nova obala, Umag

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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Tags : Entertainment , Gastronomic events , Novigrad

Event Location: Karpinjan Beach

Spring Nation Festival

  • 02May
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  • 04May
If you don't know what to do on Labour Day and you're up for a good concert, visit Umag and enjoy the hits of Plavi Orkestar, Severina and Vigor. Come join us at the famous Stella Maris arena in Umag at the second edition of Spring Nation Festival from 2 to 4 May.

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Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

Park food fest

  • 04May
Northwestern Istria’s visitors looking for excellent food and drink from the region can enjoy a brand new open-air gourmet and wine event held at original locations in Novigrad’s old town centre. At town parks right by the sea, Park Food Fest brings together street food and show cooking from renowned local restaurants. In one day, guests can enjoy diverse and inventive ready-to-eat meals made with seasonal ingredients, prepared and served just like in top restaurants.

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Tags : Istria , Food & Wine , Novigrad

Event Location: Parks in the old town centre, Novigrad

Oleum Olivarum Bike

  • 04May
North-Western Istria's sports offer, rich in programmes and events, also features a recreational mountain bike race called "Oleum Olivarum Bike" scheduled for 4th May.

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Tags : Biking , Buje , Sport

Event Location: Krasica

Oleum olivarum in Krasica

  • 04May
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  • 05May
On May 4-5, Krasica, a picturesque village in the vicinity of Buje, will host the 22nd "Oleum olivarum", one of the oldest olive oil fairs in Croatia. Over time, the manifestation developed into an international festival of olive oils participated in by scientific-research institutions, olive growers and olive oil manufacturers from Croatia, Italy and Slovenia.

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Tags : Food & Wine , Olive oil , Buje

Event Location: Krasica

Umag Bike

  • 05May
Umag Bike is one of the many recreational spring rides offered to cyclists in Northwestern Istria, well known as a reliable destination for active holidays. For all you sports fans who enjoy the wonders of preserved nature, Umag Bike is the right choice for an May adventure. Departure is at 10.15 o'clock from Nova obala in Umag. The trail goes along the shore to the north - to the Katoro holiday resort, and continues along the golf course at Crveni vrh. After that it goes up a small hill of St. Peter, offering a beautiful view of the Bay ...

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Tags : Biking , Sporting events , Umag , Sport

Event Location: Nova obala, Umag

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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Tags : Istria , Entertainment , Sport , Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

Istria Wine and Walk

  • 18May
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 Istria Wine & Walk!

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Tags : Food & Wine , Winemakers , Gastronomic events

Event Location: Buje

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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Tags : Istria , Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Sea Star festival

  • 24May
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  • 25May
Here in Umag, EXIT is cooking up another edition of Sea Star Festival, whose brilliant atmosphere has been praised by audience and performers alike. So far, in addition to winning two nominations for the best European festival, the past two festivals exceeded all expectations, drawing more than 80,000 visitors to magical Stella Maris lagoon in Umag.

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Tags : umag eventi , Umag

Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

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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Tags : Home Page , Novigrad

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 , Brtonigla , Umag , Buje , 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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Tags : Food & Wine , Home Page , Novigrad

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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Tags : Novigrad

Event Location: Mandrač, Novigrad

Piazza Grande Music & Wine

  • 08Jun
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

Umag Night RUN

  • 08Jun
Mark the date 8 June 2019 and take part in the Umag Night RUN, a seaside night race. Run beneath the stars on a 2.5K, 5K or 10 K course and experience a fantastic atmosphere and fun well into the late evening. The race starts at 9:00 PM at Stella Maris Resort, and the finish line is at the same spot with food, a pasta party and an entertainment programme. As a part of the evening programme, we will also be preparing mini Kid's RUN 400 and 800m races, starting at 8:30PM. After the race, there will be a pizza party and an extensive, ...

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Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

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

Moto Meeting “Staaari Rokeri”

  • 13Jun
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  • 16Jun
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.

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Tags : Umag

Event Location: Sv. Pelegrin, Umag

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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Tags : Istria , Novigrad

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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Tags : Events , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

The Golden Lion

  • 21Jun
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  • 30Jun
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 ...

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Event Location: City Theatre, Umag

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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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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Tags : Events , Events , Home Page , Novigrad

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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Tags : Events , Novigrad

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

Marušići bicycle ride

  • 30Jun
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, ...

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Tags : Sporting events , Biking , Sport

Event Location: Marušići

Movie nights

  • 04Jul
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

Colours of tradition - Harvest Festival

  • 05Jul
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.

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Tags : Regional delicacies , Food & Wine , Events , Home Page , Brtonigla , Events

Event Location: Brtonigla

Piazza Grande Music Nights

  • 06Jul
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 : Istria , Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

Basketball Camp Umag

  • 06Jul
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  • 20Jul
Let your little athlete take in all the positive basketball energy he can during his 7-day stay in Umag. From 7 to 20 July 2019 the Basketball Camp Umag for youngsters from 9 to 16 years of age will provide your child with the following: Education led by a team of experts, Meeting the biggest names in basketball, Top training conditions in a safe environment, Fun time with the peers.

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Tags : Umag , Sporting events , Sport

Event Location: Umag

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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Tags : Istria , Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Historic centre, Novigrad

Movie nights

  • 11Jul
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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Tags : Istria , Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad Episcopate Park, Novigrad

Live@Jazz corner

  • 12Jul
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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Tags : Home Page , Novigrad

Event Location: Novigrad

Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag

  • 12Jul
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  • 21Jul
With a thirty-year tradition, the international Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag is the oldest tennis tournament in Croatia, and is undoubtedly one of the most esteemed and prestigious tournaments in the region. It always stands out in the ATP calendar as a place of world-class tennis peppered with a rich side programme of tourist, gourmet and entertainment events. The celebratory 30th edition of the tournament, held from 12 to 21 July 2019, will once again make Umag the center of one of the most important social events in Croatia, ...

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Tags : Tennis , Home Page , Umag , Sport

Event Location: Stella Maris, Umag

Piazza Grande Music Nights

  • 13Jul
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 : Istria , Entertainment , Novigrad

Event Location: Veliki trg, Novigrad

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