Events in Istria

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

05.05. - 28.07.2018
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The Spring/Summer of mon Perin

Bale

Every Saturday in the given period there will be a musical programme on the Tomaso Bembo Square. Various fairs will also be organised around the historic town centre (dates to be determined).
Organiser: Tourist Board of Bale
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
info@istria-bale.com
www.bale-valle.hr

17.05. - 27.05.2018
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Youth Theatre Festival

Bale, T. Bembo Square

Organiser: Robert Raponja / Academy of Arts in Osijek

26.05. - 27.05.2018
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Dvigrad Outdoor Weekend

Dvigrad

Dvigrad Trekking Race is a trek challenge for all adventurers, runners, and recreational athletes who wish to discover the mysteries and legends of Kanfanar and Dvigrad in a slightly different way. The race is divided into three categories: Light (around 11 km), Challenger (around 25 km) and Ultra (around 40 km), and takes participants through the most interesting but also secluded locations of Kanfanar and surrounding area.
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Organiser: “Alba” Sport and Recreational Club
Contact:
00385 (0)98 9831255
info@srk-alba.hr
www.dvigradtrek.srk-alba.hr

03.06. - 05.06.2018
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Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia

Rovinj

Nikola Tesla EV Rally Croatia is the first rally in this part of Europe held exclusively for electric vehicles, as well as the only one of its type in the world. The rally is being held for the fifth year in a row and is international in character. THE IDEA behind the rally is to bring about the collaboration and integration of different partners, cities and small towns, tourist boards and connected institutions in order to introduce infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Organiser: EVA Blue - Tina Kolovrat
Contact:
00385 (0)91 502 5566
t.kolovrat@evablue.eu

06.06. - 09.06.2018
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BLITZ - International Performing Arts Festival, 6th edition

Rovinj, City centre

A series of events held in various locations throughout the town encompassing the following fields of art: theatre, film, dance, performance art, music...
Organiser: Kulturna udruga Plime
Contact:
udruga.plime@gmail.com
www.blitzfestival.com

07.06. - 10.06.2018
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Rovinj Beach Polo Cup 2018

Rovinj, Porton Biondi Beach

A prestigious and exclusive international polo tournament on sand, held on the Porton Biondi beach.
Organiser: Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 800 250
info@maistra.hr
www.maistra.hr

08.06.2018
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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

08.06. - 10.06.2018
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Bale - Valle Outdoor Festival

Bale

As part of the Bale-Valle outdoor festival, 10 km race will be held on Friday while adventure race will be held on Saturday and mtb marathon will be held on Sunday.
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Organiser: Tourist Board of Bale
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
info@istria-bale.com
www.bale-valle.hr

09.06.2018
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Rovinj Summer Music Festival

Rovinj, Porton Biondi Beach

Concert of Sophie Ellis Bextor.
Organiser: Maistra d.d.
Contact:
info@maistra.hr
www.maistra.hr

09.06. - 10.06.2018
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Rovinj's regatta

Rovinj, Waters around Rovinj

The regatta was started with the goal of preserving the lug sail. Around 40 boats from the broader Adriatic area, especially from northern Italy and Slovenia attendthis event.
Organiser: Udruga Kuća o batani
Contact:
00385 (0)52 813 593
batana@rb-batana.t-com.hr
www.batana.org

12.06.2018
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Casanova Tour

Vrsar

Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova. This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
casanovafestvrsar@gmail.com
www.casanovavrsar.com

15.06. - 03.07.2018
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Rovinj Handball Camp

Rovinj, Resort Amarin, Resort Villas Rubin

International handball camp for young handball players (ages 14-17). Handball players from all over Europe participate in the event.
Organiser: Globesport d.o.o.
Contact:
globe-sport@pu.t-com.hr
www.globesport.hr/iyhc/

19.06. - 25.06.2018
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Croatian Summer Sensual Days

Rovinj

An international festival of sensual Caribbean and Latin dances, such as Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk and many more. Dance workshops and parties featuring world-famous performers and dancers will be held during the festival.
Organizer: Salsa Adria Production
Contact information:
http://www.summersensual.com

23.06.2018
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Ivanja - Svetvinčenat Municipality Day

Svetvinčenat

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Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
:

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

25.06. - 02.07.2018
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Croatian Summer Salsa Festival

Rovinj

This international salsa festival is considered the crown of the salsa scene in Croatia, and attracts 3000 salsa dancers from around the world each year. As part of the festival, dance workshops are organised by some of the best international dance instructors, and the event also includes numerous parties.
Organiser: Salsa Adria Production, Los mamberos Dance Club
Contact:
00385 (0) 1 8894166
info@mamberos.com
www.crosalsafestival.com

26.06.2018
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Casanova Tour

Vrsar

Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova. This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
casanovafestvrsar@gmail.com
www.casanovavrsar.com

27.06.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

01.07.2018
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3rd Istrian Rally (Auto-Moto)

Rovinj

Old-timer Show.
Organiser: Autoklub Pula - Rovinj
Contact:
00385 (0)52 813 239
autoklub.pula.rovinj@hak.hr

04.07.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

04.07. - 09.07.2018
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Prof. Roberto Plano - Masterclass Festival

Rovinj, MMC, Hotel Lone

The world-renowned pianist, prof. Roberto Plano, will hold an opening gala concert on 4 July 2018 in Hotel Lone. The masterclass workshops will be held in the Multimedia Centre and the Primary Music School in Rovinj.
Organiser: Foundation “Dr.Ing. Dino Škrapić, MBA"
Contact:
00385 (0)98 254286
info@zaklada-dinoskrapic.hr
www.zaklada-dinoskrapic.hr

05.07. - 08.07.2018
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15th Lučano Jeromela Memorial Tournament

Rovinjsko Selo, Lakuverča Indoor Football Pitch

Organiser: NK Mladost 1959
Contact
:

d.sturman@yahoo.com

10.07.2018
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Casanova Tour

Vrsar

Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova. This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
casanovafestvrsar@gmail.com
www.casanovavrsar.com

11.07.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

12.07. - 12.08.2018
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Rovinj Art Colony

Rovinj, Heritage Museum of the Town of Rovinj

Rovinj art colony is the largest group exhibition of fine arts. The exhibition displays works by artists from Rovinj. Every year guest artists are also invited.
Organiser: Muzej Grada Rovinja-Rovigno - Museo della Città di Rovinj-Rovigno
Contact:
00385 (0)52 816 720
info@muzej-rovinj.hr
www.muzej-rovinj.hr

13.07.2018
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Meeting of klapa-choirs organised by the klapa-choir Castrum Vallis

Bale, T. Bembo Square

Organiser: Tourist Board of Bale
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
info@istria-bale.com
www.bale-valle.hr

13.07.2018
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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

17.07.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Euphemia

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Virtuosi di Praga
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

20.07. - 21.07.2018
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Sete Sois Sete Luas Festival - Mediterranean Music Festival

Rovinj, Marshal Tito Square

The festival celebrates Mediterranean ethno-culture and 2018 marks the festival’s 25th edition. The event is promoted through the Culture Network in 30 cities and 9 different countries: Cape Verde, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Croatia, with Rovinj as the only host town. The Rovinj edition of the festival will be held for the eleventh time. Programme: 20 July 2018 at 9.30 p.m. Brava 7Luas Band (Cape Verde); at 10.30 p.m. Les Voix des 7Lunes (Mediterranean). 21 July 2018 at 9 p.m. AYWA (France); at 10 p.m. Gustafi (Croatia)
Organiser:Ass. Cultural Sete Sois Sete Luas
Contact:
marco@7sois.org
www.7sois.eu

21.07.2018
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Marići Village Day

Marići

At this traditional festival, organised every year by the hardworking residents of the Marići village, guests can enjoy bocce, traditional children’s games, bike tours, handball, tug of war... All this, of course, accompanied by delicious food and dance until dawn.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
tzo@kanfanar.hr
www.visitkanfanar.hr

21.07.2018
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Marići Trail

Marići

A one-day trail race, consisting of several length categories, intended for professional and recreational cyclists.
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Organiser: Sportsko-rekreativni klub "Alba"
Contact:
00385 (0)98 983 1255
info@srk-alba.hr
www.srk-alba.hr

23.07.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Eloisa Cascio - Piano recital
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

24.07.2018
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Casanova Tour

Vrsar

Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova. This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
casanovafestvrsar@gmail.com
www.casanovavrsar.com

25.07.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

27.07.2018
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Rovinj Summer Music Festival

Rovinj, St. Andrew's Island

Concert of Vesna Pisarović Jazz Trio / John Betsch / Henning Sieverts.
Organiser: Maistra d.d.
Contact:
info@maistra.hr
www.maistra.hr

27.07.2018
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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

27.07. - 28.07.2018
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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.
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Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
t.z.o.kanfanar@pu.t-com.hr
www.kanfanar.hr

28.07.2018
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53rd Castrum Vallis, Art Exhibition

Bale, MMC Ulika

This exhibition is specific because academy-trained painters exhibit their works alongside self-taught painters.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Bale
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
info@istria-bale.com
www.bale-valle.hr

29.07.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Chamber duo Jaroslav Sadovyj, clarinet and Massimiliana Brajković, piano
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

29.07. - 06.08.2018
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Days of Italian Film in Rovinj

Rovinj

Organiser: Italian Community “Pino Budicin”, Rovinj-Rovigno
Contact
:

00385 (0)52 811 283
info@ci-rovigno.hr

30.07.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

01.08. - 04.08.2018
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Last Minute Open Jazz Festival

Bale, T. Bembo Square

Some of the most important jazz personalities in the world take part in this festival, which is traditionally held at the beginning of August. All the participants are delighted with the scenery of this wonderful town made out of stone.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Bale
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 232
kamenepricetp@gmail.com
www.kameneprice.com

02.08.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Euphemia

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Pacific Quartet Vienna
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

03.08. - 05.08.2018
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8th Medieval Festival

Svetvinčenat

Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
:

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

04.08.2018
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Rovinj Summer Music Festival

Rovinj, Porton Biondi Beach

Concert of Mario Biondi.
Organiser: Maistra d.d.
Contact:
info@maistra.hr
www.maistra.hr

04.08.2018
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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

04.08.2018
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Bubani Village Day

Bubani

The traditional festival in the Bubani village in the Kanfanar Municipality, held each year at the beginning of August, brings a whiff of local tradition and a whole lot of fun. The sounds of the accordion and Istrian songs fill the village air long into the night.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
tzo@kanfanar.hr
www.visitkanfanar.hr

07.08.2018
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Casanova Tour

Vrsar

Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova. This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
casanovafestvrsar@gmail.com
www.casanovavrsar.com

08.08.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Bottrill Piano Duo
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

08.08.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

10.08.2018
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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

10.08.2018
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Rovinj FM’s 3rd birthday

Rovinj, former railway station

A celebration of the local radio station’s third anniversary of the beginning of broadcasting with attractive performers and on-stage concerts with a beautiful view of Rovinj’s historical town centre.
Organiser: Rovinj FM Radio
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
info@istria-rovinj.com
www.rovinj-tourism.hr

10.08.2018
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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

11.08.2018
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St. Lawrence's Night

Rovinj, City centre

St Lawrence Night is an event which accentuates the romantic spirit of Rovinj. It features numerous concerts of romantic music on different stages around the town. The town’s street lights are turned off for this occasion and the town is illuminated with torches. The members of the dance club announce the event by dancing through the town.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.rovinj-tourism.com

11.08.2018
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16th Rovinj Amateur Water Polo Tournament

Rovinj

Organiser: Delfin Water Polo Club
Contact
:

tajnik@delfin-rovinj.hr

11.08. - 12.08.2018
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Šistova- Barat Village Day

Barat

Traditional festival held by the residents of the Barat village in the Kanfanar Municipality.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
tzo@kanfanar.hr
www.visitkanfanar.hr

12.08.2018
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Grisia

Rovinj

A one-day exhibition in the eponymous street in Rovinj’s historical centre. It is a group exhibition with a tradition of over 50 years. Around a hundred artists exhibit their works there. They display oil paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and sculptures made using different techniques and materials.
Organiser: Muzej Grada Rovinja-Rovigno - Museo della Città di Rovinj-Rovigno
Contact:
00385 (0)52 816 720
info@muzej-rovinj.hr
www.muzej-rovinj.hr

12.08.2018
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Memorial dive to the Baron Gautsch shipwreck

Rovinj, Waters at the Baron Gautsch shipwreck

Organiser: Rovinj Club for Underwater Activities
Contact
:

ronioci.kparovinj@gmail.com

14.08.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Euphemia

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Wind Ensemble Kalamos
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

15.08.2018
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Bale Tourist Board Days

Bale, T. Bembo Square

Organiser: Tourist Board of Bale
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
info@istria-bale.com
www.bale-valle.hr

15.08.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

18.08.2018
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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.
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Organiser: Bike Club Axa
Contact:
00385 (0)98 508 113
grafika@pu.t-com.hr

19.08.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Island of St. Catherine

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Trio Goldberg
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

21.08.2018
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Casanova Tour

Vrsar

Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova. This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
casanovafestvrsar@gmail.com
www.casanovavrsar.com

22.08.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

28.08.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Francis

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Chamber duo Crtomir Siskovic, violin and Alessandro Cesaro, piano
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

29.08.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

30.08. - 02.09.2018
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Web Summer Camp 2018

Rovinj, Hotel Lone

Organiser: Salsa Adria Production
Contact
:

vladimir.semencic@salsa-adria.hr
https://www.netgenlabs.com/Blog/Announcing-Web-Summer-Camp-2017!-Speakers-Wanted

30.08. - 05.09.2018
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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

31.08.2018
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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

31.08. - 01.09.2018
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Rovinj Night

Rovinj, City centre

The Rovinj’s Night is an event with a tradition of over 60 years. Apart from the entertaining and musical character of this event involving popular performers, the celebration also features cultural and artistic shows in multiple locations throughout the town, as well as a wide selection of local delicacies and spectacular traditional fireworks.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.rovinj-tourism.com

05.09.2018
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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
:

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

06.09.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Euphemia

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Zagreb Palette Ensemble
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

07.09. - 09.09.2018
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International Women’s Volleyball Tournament for Younger Categories

Rovinj, Sports Hall

Organiser: Women’s Volleyball Club Rockwool
Contact
:

00385 (0)99 75 66680
aldokrelja@gmail.com

07.09. - 16.09.2018
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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 Galeb
Contact:
00385 (0)99 2442280
vedrangreblo@yahoo.it

08.09.2018
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Let's Sing Istrian Songs / Showcase of Istrian kantadurs

Barat

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

08.09.2018
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Rovinj International Veterans’ Water Polo Tournament

Rovinj

Organiser: Delfin Water Polo Club
Contact
:

tajnik@delfin-rovinj.hr

08.09.2018
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20th Jubilee “Saint Euphemia Swimming Marathon”

Rovinj, Rovinj waters from Villas Rubin Resort to the Small Pier (town centre)

Jubilee traditional swimming marathon with a 5600 m long track. The marathon attracts around 90 participants from different countries.
Organiser: Delfin Swimming Club
Contact:
00385 (0)91 526 2086
franko.poropat@pu.t-com.hr
www.pk-delfin.hr

11.09.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, MMC

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Trio Friedrich
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

13.09. - 16.09.2018
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Rovinj Town Day

Rovinj, City centre

The celebration of the day of the town of Rovinj – the day of Saint Euphemia, the town’s patron saint, is commemorated with a series of exhibitions, sporting events and musical programmes.
Organiser: City of Rovinj-Rovigno
Contact:
00385 (0)52 805 200

14.09. - 16.09.2018
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“Nikša Kalačić” Memorial Water Polo Youth Tournament

Rovinj

Organiser: Delfin Water Polo Club
Contact
:

tajnik@delfin-rovinj.hr

15.09.2018
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Rovinj Wine Festival 2018

Rovinj, Marshal Tito Square

The festival aims to promote Istrian wines and especially the autochthonous varieties - Malvazija istarska, Teran, Muškat momijanski, Muškat ruža. The event includes a demonstration of traditional grape processing, with the grapes brought in by tractors.
Organiser: Udruga Agrorovinj
Contact:
udruga.agrorovinj@pu.t-com.hr

15.09.2018
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4th Dog Show of all breeds and of hunting dogs

Rovinj, former railway station

Organiser: Rovinj Kennel Society

16.09.2018
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1st Underwater pilgrimage to the statue of Saint Euphemia

Rovinj, Banjol Island and KPA

In 2017, the statue of Saint Euphemia, as a part of commemorating the saint, was positioned under the sea near the island of Banjol with the goal of promoting and enriching the diving sport. Consequently, an underwater pilgrimage is to be held every year. This year, the Club for Underwater Activities will also organise workshops and lectures on the subjects of the sea and diving.
Organiser: Rovinj Club for Underwater Activities
Contact:
ronioci.kparovinj@gmail.com

20.09. - 23.09.2018
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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

21.09.2018
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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

21.09. - 23.09.2018
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7th Cheese Festival, the selection of the best goat of 2018, and exhibition of old Istrian crafts and souvenirs

Svetvinčenat

Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
:

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

22.09.2018
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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St. Euphemia

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Wind Ensemble Musica Aperta
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr

22.09.2018
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Saint Euphemia Night Cup

Rovinj, City centre

Old-timer Race.
Organiser: Auto klub Istra Oldtimer Rovinj
Contact:
lawyer.zeljko@email.t-com.hr

27.09. - 30.09.2018
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FAKS Dances

Vrsar, Rovinj, Pazin

FAKS – the Amateur Cultural Creativity Festival is an international cultural, educational and entertainment event that features choir and acting festivals, art exhibitions and visits by different amateur groups. It is held every year in spring. FAKS Dances festival will bring together more than 300 folk dancers who will perform in Rovinj, Pazin and Vrsar.
Organizer: Vedras d.d.
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
info@faksfestival.com
www.faksfestival.com

28.09.2018
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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

30.09.2018
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Kanfanar Municipality MTB Bike Tour

Kanfanar

This recreational bike tour marks the celebration of the Kanfanar Municipality Day.
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Organiser: Axa Cycling Club
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
tzo@kanfanar.hr
www.visitkanfanar.hr

04.10. - 07.10.2018
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Rovinj Tango Festival

Rovinj, St Andrew’s Island, Café Cinema

Dance workshops and a series of concerts with live music typically suited for tango will be held during the festival.
Organiser: Studio Libertango
Contact:
thomas.lotte@gmx.net

05.10. - 07.10.2018
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51st Meeting of Croatian Choirs

Rovinj, Adris Hall and ex TDR

A festival with a long tradition presenting the best Croatian choirs with over 600 singers in total. At this year’s meeting, around 20 choirs will compete in Rovinj for the title of the best choir in the country. They are selected among the choirs competing at county level.
Organiser: Croatian Cultural Association
Contact:
00385 (0)98 254 286
glazba@hrsk.hr
www.hrsk.hr

06.10. - 07.10.2018
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Weekend Bike & Gourmet Tour

Rovinj

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.
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Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.tzgrovinj.hr

07.10.2018
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Istrian Donkey Exhibition

Svetvinčenat, Juršići

Organiser: Istrian Donkey Breeders’ Association “Istrijanski tovar”
Contact
:

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

11.10. - 14.10.2018
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Musica sacra

Rovinj, Adris Hall, Church of St. Euphemia

A festival of sacral music with domestic and international choirs. Over 300 singers will perform at the festival’s final concert, which will be held at the Church of St Euphemia in Rovinj on Sunday 14 October 2018 beginning at 4 p.m.
Organiser: Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 800 250
info@maistra.hr
www.maistra.hr

13.10. - 14.10.2018
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51st Meeting of Croatian Choirs

Rovinj, Adris Hall, Marshal Tito Square

The meeting features performances of 15–20 choirs that are selected among over 150 choirs competing at county level.
Organiser: Savez udruga - Hrvatski sabor kulture
Contact:
00385 (0)1 4556 885
hrv.sabor.kulture@zg.t-com.hr
www.hrsk.hr

15.10.2018
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Zlatni Ribon

Rovinj

International sports fishing competition from boats at anchor.
Organiser: Meduza Sport Fishing Club
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
sportski.ribolovni.klub.meduza.rovinj@pu.t-com.hr

24.10.2018
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Young Wine Festival

Svetvinčenat

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Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
:

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

01.12.2018
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Olive Oil Festival of Kanfanar

Kanfanar

The Kanfanar area has ideal conditions for growing olives and producing high-quality olive oil. Olive growing, which has always existed here, is becoming more widespread in both Istria and Kanfanar. For this reason, at the end of every year, a festival of young olive oil is held in Kanfanar in order to present and evaluate Kanfanar’s olive oils. Visitors can enjoy the aroma and taste of this liquid green gold.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
tzo@kanfanar.hr
www.visitkanfanar.hr

15.12. - 16.12.2018
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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.
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Organiser: Istrian Wine Run d.o.o.
Contact:
00385 (0) 98 936 2420
info@istrianwinerun.hr
www.trickeri.org

21.12.2018 - 06.01.2019
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Holidays at the House of Batana: at the table enjoying the music

Rovinj

A series of musical programmes emphasising traditional folk songs such as thebitinada,aria da nuoto,andaria da contrada, and with performances of local contemporary authors, all accompanied by local gastronomic offer.
Organiser: Association Kuća o batani
Contact:
00385 (0)52 813 593
batana@rb-batana.t-com.hr
www.batana.org

26.12. - 29.12.2018
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Rovinj Music Festival

Rovinj, Valdibora

Rovinj Music Festival is a festival of creativity. The festival celebrates emerging bands performing their own music, but famous Croatian music stars also perform here. At the end of the festival, the best emerging band is chosen.
Organiser: Studio D.P
Contact:
jolle@rmfestival.org
www.rmfestival.org

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We're in Istria, a beautiful coastal region of Croatia!

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