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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Note the dates 18.10. - 20.10. 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.
Aminess Hotels and Campsites will once again be organising a fun race this year. This year's race will be even bigger and better, offering new routes that are longer and more challenging.
Register for our short 5 km/ 10 km 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 (21km) 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.
The traditional celebration of mushrooms "Mushroom days" will be organized by the Buje area mushroom pickers' association "Boletus" - Brtonigla branch, in cooperation with the Brtonigla Tourist Board and the Municipality of Brtonigla.
Interesting and educational workshops and lectures will be held to familiarize the visitors with the world of mushrooms and raise the awareness of the importance of preservation, proper picking and identification of numerous mushroom varieties, as well as the relevance of mushrooms, especially in the ...
Each November, when the sweet juice of new wine is born, the town of Momjan celebrates the Feast Day of St. Martin, its patron saint. European traditions consider this Catholic saint to be the patron saint of vintners and wine growers and, in many countries, new wine is “baptised” on this very day.
Momjan, a small historical town north of Buje, is no exception. It is well known among wine and vine authorities.
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 11 a.m. on November 10, to celebrate the day of the patron saint of Momian, St. Martin.
Since St. Martin is the patron saint of wine makers and wine growers, young wine is baptised on this day in many countries and regions.
The bicycle ride will start at the entrance to Momian, and participation fee is 40 kuna.
Participants will have lunch in a tent in Momjan, and refreshment will be available throughout the trail. A lottery is scheduled after lunch.
The Christmas fair will be held from December 7th to 8th, covering Brtonigla in a festive atmosphere.
Decorations, hand-made items and Christmas compositions, the offer will also include local wines, grappas, honey, cheeses, sweets and other native products already packaged and ready to be delivered.
While adults will be intent in purchasing and to warm up with the inevitable glass of mulled wine children can have fun at Santa's Christmas show; all the programm will be accompanied musically by bands.
It will be sunny and lively in Novigrad from 13th to 15th December at the Christmas Fair which will be held under the tent at the square "Veliki trg" in the town centre.
The imaginative gifts will be available for sale in all three days from 4 to 8 pm.
On December 15, 1902, a train covered the route between Buje and Poreč for the first time, driving along the at the time new narrow gauge railroad Parenzana. It was thus that the second section of the railroad previously connecting Trieste and Poreč was put into operation. With the total length of 123 kilometres, it wound through the green landscapes of northwestern Istria, connecting 33 Istrian settlements.
Northwestern Istria is merrily preparing for Christmas and the New Year. This is the opportunity for the guests to enjoy the festive ambient together with the hosts and absorb the parts of tradition and local crafts with the occasional programme and socializing.
It may not be a coincidence that Umag has a little magic in its name, so the fact that it hosts the UMAGic holidays doesn't come as a surprise. Once again the fabulous atmosphere will fill the town's streets and squares with various delightful events and concerts which will take ...
Is there a healthier way to start out the New Year than participating in the afternoon MTB Ride, an event that Northwestern Istria has hosted for the past 1O years, on the first day of January? Probably not, if you ask recreation and nature lovers who regularly take part in this festive sports event.
Mark the date 6 June 2020 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, ...
With a thirty one-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 31st edition of the tournament, held from 17 to 26 July 2020, will once again make Umag the center of one of the most important social events in Croatia, drawing not ...