Events in Istria

See which events are taking place in Istria and plan your trip.

27.07.2017
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Sea and Guitars

Vrsar, Church of St. Mary of the Sea

The Sea and Guitars Music Festival is one of the summer trademarks of Vrsar. Guitar lovers know that- under the auspices of this, already traditional event, there is an exquisite concert every Thursday. Year by year, the programme has been selected by Saša Dejanović, the artistic director of the Festival and the renowned guitar virtuoso with an impressive number of performances both in Croatia and abroad. The antique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Mary of the Sea, where the concerts take place, gives an additional lure to the Festival and in this way brings to the audience a unique set of artistic experience.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

28.07. - 29.07.2017
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Jakovlja

Kanfanar

The largest traditional festival in Kanfanar with a rich program, including a show of Istrian oxen, boškarin, during which the visitors can participate in selecting the most beautiful, obedient and heaviest ox. An overture to the main event on Saturday is the culinary show Fužijada on Friday, when the main square in Kanfanar is enveloped in the intriguing smells of dishes with fuži, the best-known Istrian pasta. The whole festival is accompanied by a variety of culinary delicacies and numerous arts and sports activities.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
t.z.o.kanfanar@pu.t-com.hr
www.kanfanar.hr

29.07.2017
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Valkanela Festival

Vrsar, Campsite Valkanela

All day sports and entertainment programme.
Organiser: Kamp Valkanela, Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 445 216
info@maistra.hr

30.07.2017
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Dansel Latino Dance Show

Vrsar, Waterfront

Latin-American and standard dances performed by dance partners.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

01.08.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival: Duet Clavinet

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

Fatos Qerimaj, clarinet - Albania; Ivana Marija Vidović, piano
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

01.08. - 04.08.2017
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Last Minute Open Jazz Festival

Bale, T. Bembo Square

Some of the most influential people in the world of jazz attend the festival, traditionally held in the early days of August, and all are delighted by it taking place in this beautiful old town.
Organiser: Kamene priče
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 232
kamenepricetp@gmail.com
www.kameneprice.com

02.08.201721.00
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Concerts in the church

Vrsar, Parish Church of St. Martin

Classical Music Concerts.
Organiser: Mendule Female Choir
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 187
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

03.08.2017
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Sea and Guitars

Vrsar, Church of St. Mary of the Sea

The Sea and Guitars Music Festival is one of the summer trademarks of Vrsar. Guitar lovers know that- under the auspices of this, already traditional event, there is an exquisite concert every Thursday. Year by year, the programme has been selected by Saša Dejanović, the artistic director of the Festival and the renowned guitar virtuoso with an impressive number of performances both in Croatia and abroad. The antique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Mary of the Sea, where the concerts take place, gives an additional lure to the Festival and in this way brings to the audience a unique set of artistic experience.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

04.08.2017
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Folklore evening

Vrsar, Waterfront

Folklore singing and dance performance (Folklore group Mate Balota Rakalj and guests (Bunjevci Subotica)).
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

04.08. - 06.08.2017
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7th Medieval Festival

Svetvinčenat

Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
:

00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr

05.08.2017
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Bale Night

Bale, La Musa Square

An event full of entertainment, traditionally taking place on the first Saturday in August. Bale is on that night the place to be to enjoy music, dance and have fun with a raffle and fireworks.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Bale
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
info@istria-bale.com
www.bale-valle.hr

05.08.2017
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Koversada Festival

Vrsar, Naturist park Koversada

All day sports and entertainment programme.
Organiser: Naturist park Koversada, Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 378
info@maistra.hr

05.08.2017
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Waterpolo Tournament

Vrsar, Belevedere

International Waterpolo Tournament, entertainment program.
Organiser: Vaterpolo klub Vrsar
Contact:
00385 (0)98 637 464
www.vk-vrsar.hr

07.08.2017
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Veštar Festival

Rovinj, Campsite Veštar

All day sports and entertainment programme.
Organiser: Kamp Veštar, Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 803 711
info@maistra.hr

09.08.2017
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Polari Festival

Rovinj, Campsite Polari

All day sports and entertainment programme.
Organiser: Kamp Polari, Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 801 502
info@maistra.hr

09.08.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

Trio Gilming; Sho Akamatsu, violin; Branimir Pustički, violoncello; Petra Gilming, piano
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

09.08.201721.00
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Concerts in the church

Vrsar, Parish Church of St. Martin

Classical Music Concerts.
Organiser: Mendule Female Choir
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 187
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

10.08.2017
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Valkanela Festival

Vrsar, Campsite Valkanela

All day sports and entertainment programme.
Organiser: Kamp Valkanela, Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 445 216
info@maistra.hr

10.08.2017
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Sea and Guitars

Vrsar, Church of St. Mary of the Sea

The Sea and Guitars Music Festival is one of the summer trademarks of Vrsar. Guitar lovers know that- under the auspices of this, already traditional event, there is an exquisite concert every Thursday. Year by year, the programme has been selected by Saša Dejanović, the artistic director of the Festival and the renowned guitar virtuoso with an impressive number of performances both in Croatia and abroad. The antique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Mary of the Sea, where the concerts take place, gives an additional lure to the Festival and in this way brings to the audience a unique set of artistic experience.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

11.08.2017
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Fisherman s Fest

Vrsar, Harbour

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

11.08.2017
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Opera in Rovinj

Rovinj, ex TDR

Prior to the “Night of St Lawrence”, a romantic concert will be held, featuring the most beautiful operatic arias performed by soloists and the philharmonic from Udine (Italy).
Organizer: Societa Filarmonia, Udine
Contact information:
00393 0432 512561
filarmoniaudine@gmail.com
www.filarmonia.it

12.08.2017
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St. Lawrence's Night

Rovinj, City centre

An evening celebration on which occasion Rovinj becomes even more romantic. Lights are dimmed and the town echoes with romantic music. Visitors can enjoy an outdoor stage performance, dance and enjoy music.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.tzgrovinj.hr

13.08.2017
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Grisia

Rovinj

Traditional art exhibition in the eponymous street in the historic center. The group exhibition will cover the 50-year period of traditional visual arts. Every year there are over 100 participants at the competitive exhibition.
Organiser: Rovinj Heritage Museum
Contact:
00385 (0)52 816 720
info@muzej-rovinj.hr
www.muzej-rovinj.hr

14.08.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Euphemia

Zagreb Palette Ensemble
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

16.08.2017
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Vrsar Serenades

Vrsar, Old Town, viewpoint Bepo and Tonina

Serenades are a traditional way of expressing love through romantic songs, usually accompanied by a guitar. While serenades used to be sung to loved women under a window or a balcony, today it is an acknowledged musical and artistic expression that enriches the tourist offer of Vrsar during summer.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

17.08.2017
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Sea and Guitars

Vrsar, Church of St. Mary of the Sea

The Sea and Guitars Music Festival is one of the summer trademarks of Vrsar. Guitar lovers know that- under the auspices of this, already traditional event, there is an exquisite concert every Thursday. Year by year, the programme has been selected by Saša Dejanović, the artistic director of the Festival and the renowned guitar virtuoso with an impressive number of performances both in Croatia and abroad. The antique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Mary of the Sea, where the concerts take place, gives an additional lure to the Festival and in this way brings to the audience a unique set of artistic experience.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

18.08.2017
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Vrsar Porto Fest

Vrsar, Waterfront

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Association of Caterers
Contact:
paulosverko@yahoo.it
www.infovrsar.com

19.08.2017
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MTB Axa Cup - Bale Under the Stars - Bike Race

Bale

Night bike race held in the picturesque town streets after nightfall. Every year more and more participants compete in various age groups - including kids, seniors and veterans.
Organiser: Bike Club Axa
Contact:
00385 (0)98 508 113
grafika@pu.t-com.hr

20.08.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Sv. Katarina Island - Milewski Hall

Ivana Zahirović Négrerie, flute; Viktor Vidović, guitar
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

23.08.201721.00
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Concerts in the church

Vrsar, Parish Church of St. Martin

Classical Music Concerts.
Organiser: Mendule Female Choir
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 187
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

24.08.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

Mario Carbotta, flute - Italy; Carlo Balzaretti, piano
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

24.08.2017
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Sea and Guitars

Vrsar, Church of St. Mary of the Sea

The Sea and Guitars Music Festival is one of the summer trademarks of Vrsar. Guitar lovers know that- under the auspices of this, already traditional event, there is an exquisite concert every Thursday. Year by year, the programme has been selected by Saša Dejanović, the artistic director of the Festival and the renowned guitar virtuoso with an impressive number of performances both in Croatia and abroad. The antique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Mary of the Sea, where the concerts take place, gives an additional lure to the Festival and in this way brings to the audience a unique set of artistic experience.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

25.08. - 26.08.2017
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Rovinj Night

Rovinj, City centre

Traditional entertainment event, with music and a great firework.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.tzgrovinj.hr

28.08. - 09.09.2017
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International sculpturing school Montraker

Vrsar, Quarry Montraker

The traditional international student sculpture school, making sculptures in the quarry Montraker, final presentation of new sculptures.
Organiser: POUP Poreč, TZO Vrsar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
kultura@poup.hr
www.poup.hr

29.08.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Piano recital; Sophia Vaillant - France
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

31.08.2017
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Sea and Guitars

Vrsar, Church of St. Mary of the Sea

The Sea and Guitars Music Festival is one of the summer trademarks of Vrsar. Guitar lovers know that- under the auspices of this, already traditional event, there is an exquisite concert every Thursday. Year by year, the programme has been selected by Saša Dejanović, the artistic director of the Festival and the renowned guitar virtuoso with an impressive number of performances both in Croatia and abroad. The antique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Mary of the Sea, where the concerts take place, gives an additional lure to the Festival and in this way brings to the audience a unique set of artistic experience.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

31.08. - 05.09.2017
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Chorus Inside Croatia

Rovinj

This international festival and competition of choirs and vocal soloists will gather singers from different countries who will, during the six-day event, strive to give their best performance in the central concert of the competition to be held in the Adris hall in Rovinj.
Organizer: Chorus Inside International
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
info@chorusinside.com
www.chorusinside.com

01.09.2017
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Fisherman s Fest

Vrsar, Harbour

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

03.09.2017
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Summer atmosphere with music and tradition

Rovinj, Riviera Square

Culinary delicacies and entertainment with the performance of: Duet Magnolia and Sara.
Organiser: Eco-museum Batana
Contact:
00385 (0)52 812 593
00385 (0)91 155 6755
batana@rv-batana.t-com.hr
www.batana.org

08.09. - 17.09.2017
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Maistra Cup (TE U-14)

Vrsar, Petalon Tennis Centre

This year the international junior tennis tournament will bring together 150 players (with their escorts) from 25 countries, as they attempt to win points in this Tennis Europe’s 3rd category tournament.
Organiser: TK Katoro
Contact:
00385 (0)99 2442280
vedrangreblo@yahoo.it

09.09.2017
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Let's Sing Istrian Songs / Showcase of Istrian kantadurs

Barat (Kanfanar)

Tight-interval two-part singing or singing “na tanko i debelo” (in high and low tones) is traditional Istrian folk singing. It has been, for its uniqueness, protected as intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia and inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. At the stage in front of the St. Peter in Chains Church in Barat dozens of Istrian kantadurs (singers) will perform, making this festival the only event dedicated exclusively to this kind of folk singing.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
t.z.o.kanfanar@pu.t-com.hr
www.kanfanar.hr

09.09.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

Piano Four Hands; Duet Maclé
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

13.09.2017
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Vrsar Serenades

Vrsar

Serenades are a traditional way of expressing love through romantic songs, usually accompanied by a guitar. While serenades used to be sung to loved women under a window or a balcony, today it is an acknowledged musical and artistic expression that enriches the tourist offer of Vrsar during summer (Blues Brajders).
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

15.09.2017
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Rovinj Wine Festival

Rovinj, City centre

Attractive part of the celebration of Town Day and Rovinj's patron Saint Euphemia. The festival aims to promote Istrian wines and especially the autochthonous varieties - Malvazija istarska, Teran, Borgonja, Muškat ruža. The event starts with a demonstration of traditional grape processing, brought in barrels by a donkey team.
Organiser: Udruga Agrorovinj
Contact:
udruga.agrorovinj@pu.t-com.hr

21.09.2017
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Euphemia

Zagreb Quartet; Katja Markotić, mezzo soprano
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

21.09. - 24.09.2017
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Weekend Media Festival

Rovinj, ex TDR

The greatest regional festival of communications, which gathers more than 4,000 Croatian and regional media, marketing and PR professionals from the whole region, including numerous guests from Europe and America. Every year, the Weekend Media Festival brings top-quality lectures, interesting panel discussions, numerous workshops and presentations, relaxed networking, getting acquainted with the current global trends in communications, and excellent fun.
Organizer: Pepermint d.o.o.
Contact information:
00385 (0)1 6458 390
Info@weekendmediafestival.com
www.weekendmediafestival.com

22.09.2017
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Fisherman s Fest

Vrsar, Harbour

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

23.09.2017
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Vrsar Porto Fest

Vrsar, Waterfront

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Association of Caterers
Contact:
paulosverko@yahoo.it
www.infovrsar.com

23.09. - 24.09.2017
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Cheese Festival

Svetvinčenat

With the selection of the best goat of 2017 and "Mrkat istrijanskega dela" - exhibition of old istrian crafts and souvenirs.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
:

00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr

27.09.2017
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Vrsar Porto Fest

Vrsar, Waterfront

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Association of Caterers
Contact:
paulosverko@yahoo.it
www.infovrsar.com

29.09.2017
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Fisherman s Fest

Vrsar, Harbour

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

07.10. - 08.10.2017
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Koversada Cup

Vrsar, Waterfront

International fishing cup.
Organiser: Sportsko ribolovno društvo „Baraj“ Vrsar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 99 211 9914
toni.prekalj@vrsar.hr

07.10. - 08.10.2017
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Weekend Bike & Gourmet Tour

Rovinj, Hotel Eden Sports Centre

This two-day recreational cycling event is intended for recreational cyclists with MTB, trekking or e-bikes, and they are escorted by a professional guide. Along the bike trails, the participants will have an opportunity to enjoy the hidden natural attractions, to try Istrian delicacies, wines, and olive oils, and to savour the scents of aromatic herbs.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.tzgrovinj.hr

12.10. - 15.10.2017
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Istria Youth Cup

Rovinj, City Stadium

An international football tournament of European professional clubs for younger age categories (under the age of 16).
Organiser: Argentum Sport d.o.o.
Contact:
00385 (0)98 398 703
kristijan.nemet@pu.t-com.hr

13.10. - 15.10.2017
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Musica Sacra Festival

Vrsar, Rovinj

The MUSICA SACRA international religious music choir festival with a 20-year festival tradition comes to Croatia for the third time around. During the three-day programme, choirs will present their best performances of religious music in churches in Vrsar, Rovinj and other locations in Istria.
Organizer: Vedras d.d.
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
faksfestival@gmail.com
www.festivalistra.com

06.11. - 09.11.2017
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Istria Gourmet Festival

Rovinj, Hotel Lone

A gourmet congress with the main goal of discovering new world trends, as well as defining the perspectives of the future development of Istrian enogastronomy. This conference is attended by renowned Michelin Star chefs.
Organiser: Istria Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 452 797
info@istra.hr
www.istra.com

11.11.2017
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St. Martin s Fest

Vrsar, Degrassi Square

Traditional folk festival - children's song festival, sports competitions, gastronomic offer, entertainment and music program.
Organiser: Općina Vrsar, Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 339
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
opcina-vrsar@vrsar.hr
www.vrsar.hr

16.12. - 17.12.2017
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Lim Bay Challenge - sunny winter trail

Vrsar, Campsite Porto Sole

A two-day trail race, consisting of several length categories, intended for professional and recreational cyclists.
Organiser: Istrian Wine Run d.o.o.
Contact:
00385 (0) 98 936 2420
info@istrianwinerun.hr
www.trickeri.org

23.12.2017
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Christmas concert

Vrsar, Parish Church of St. Martin

Christmas songs concert - Female choir Mendule.
Ime organizatora: Zbor Mendule, Vrsar Tourist Board
Kontakt:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com

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