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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Winter signs have already knocked at our doors. While most of the continent is trapped in the ice and snow, we invite you to the forth race of the new trekking season in the picturesque Istrian town of Brtonigla.
Discover Istrian hidden treasures of untouched nature, enjoy the landscape around the river Mirna, run through the woods, Istrian vineyards and olive groves, walk up the hills featuring small medieval towns and from where you can enjoy unforgettable views stretching from Mount Učka all the way to the Adriatic Sea.
Chocolate lovers do not miss the sixth Choco & Wine fest in Brtonigla!
Passionate chocolate lovers always on the quest for more in the sweet world of chocolate tastes and flavours are invited to the 8th Choco & Wine fest in Brtonigla, revealing the new trends of pairing chocolate with wine to its visitors.
The festival will be held on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February 2020.
On that day, you will be able to enjoy a menu that will, in a special way, blend chocolate and wine.
The 10. Brtonigla Adventure Trekk, a sports program ...
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)…
What to do on May 1st - Worker's Day?
We have an ideal proposal, to spend the day in nature in the Scarline Nature Park, located near Brtonigla.
Sport, nature and fun in nature, accompanied by gastronomy and musical entertainment.
The duration of the program is scheduled from 10 to 17 h.
On May 2-3, Krasica, a picturesque village in the vicinity of Buje, will host the 23rd "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.
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.
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 ...
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 three festivals exceeded all expectations, drawing hordes of visitors to the magical Stella Maris lagoon in Umag.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 festival wants to promote and valorize the affluence of the Istro-venetian dialect and its linguistic diversity.
The program consists of various segments: choir and vocal soloists fair, concerts of groups and individuals composing new songs in Istro-venetian dialect, theater groups with little plays in Istro-venetian, singing and video contest, website construction, round table on the topic of Istro-venetian and presentation of authors that have written or are still writing in Istro-venetian.
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 22nd to June 30th, where the students of the sculpture university will transform their ideas into stone.
Waiting for your questions and of course for your visit, see you in Brtonigla!
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 2nd July until 27th August. Expect a unique romantic and entertaining evening in the center of Brtonigla with duo „Little Whisper“
At the Food & Wine Primiziarestaurant, in the golden light of the hot summer sunsets, guests will have the chance to taste various dishes matched with the wines of our best producers accompanied by music under the stars.
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.
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 ...
Enological and cultural manifestation "In the empire of Muscat" will be held at a picturesque location in the vicinity of the medieval Momiano castle.
Momjanski Muškat is a dry, sweet istrian 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 Momiano ...
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 & Wine 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.
A 25 kilometre long trail will give you sufficient time to enjoy the beauty and energy selflessly offered by the ...
Buje is a place of fertile fields and vineyards. It has a one-hundred year old tradition of celebrating and giving thanks for the produce of its land. In early times, the festival symbolically marked the start of the grape-harvesting season. Today, it is a prominent and well-known celebration with a variety of programmes, numerous games, tasting sessions, music and dance.
Local farming traditions are manifested in hundreds of ways during the festivities, while at the same time thanks is given for the soil’s fertility. Gathering in a ...
Note the dates 16.10. - 18.10. 2020. and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The ninht 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 94 km long route of Istria Granfondo Small and 119 km long route of Istria Granfondo Classic.
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 15, 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.
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.