Culture and entertainment

Krk fair - Lovrečeva, Krk

Krk fair – Lovrečeva, Krk

Small fishing academy of sardines (Mala ribarska akademija sardela)

Location: Fažana   Date: 26.04. – 31.08.2016

The application for the Academy of sardine does not require an entrance exam. You just need a good appetite and desire for new gastronomic experiences. Follow the sardine road to restaurants in Fažana to taste more than 100 recipes. You can also attend School for sardine salting and canning.


Festival of traditional food, drinks, souvenirs and folklore (Festival izvorne hrane, pića, izvornog suvenira i folklora)

Location: Biograd   Date: 30.05. – 01.06.2016

A table 600 m long, on which traditional dishes and drinks prepared according to original recipes of Zadar County are presented and offered. Selling traditional souvenirs from all over Croatia and neighbouring Italy, Slovenia and Hungary.


Hardworking hands of the coast, inland and islands (Vridne ruke obale, zagore i škoja)

Location: Trogir   Date: 30.05. – 01.06.2016

Event of an international character, which represents handicrafts, traditional crafts, indigenous foods and drinks from Trogir area with accompanying program presenting national customs, traditional dances and music.


Must go to the sea (Moram u more)

Location: Mali Lošinj, island of Lošinj   Date: 01.06. – 21.06.2016

The festival is honouring the sea and island life of people who have always lived by the sea and of the sea. There are many events – exhibitions, presentations of fishing craft, sport competitions, concerts on the ship and on shore and sea photo contest dedicated to the topic.


Following in the footsteps of Winnetou, Starigrad - Paklenica

Following in the footsteps of Winnetou, Starigrad – Paklenica

Summer of Culture in Vela Luka (Luško lito)

Location: Vela Luka, Korčula Island   Date: 01.06. – 31.08.2016

This program includes more than 50 evenings of cultural and entertainment events, of which at least mention entrances Kumpanija folk ensemble that showcases local dance and medieval games, further evenings of classical music, Dalmatian a cappella choirs, fishing and evenings as well.


Novalja Cultural Summer (Novaljsko kulturno ljeto)

Place: Novalja, island of Pag   Date: 01.06. – 31.9.2016

Celebration Day of the Feast of St. Anton in Novalja marks the beginning of summer full of cultural arts and entertainment events. Among them are dramatic performances, classical music concerts, exhibitions and ethno-evening, during which the festival of folk music of the island of Pag takes place.


The tradition of medieval games (Tradicija viteških igara)

Location: Korčula, island of Korčula   Date: 01.06. – 31.10.2016

Regular ceremonial performance of chivalry games in Korčula and other island towns. The saber dance Moreška, kumpanija and Moštra with 400 years of tradition preserved on the island of Korčula symbolize protection from enemies and islanders’ struggle between good and evil.


In the footsteps of Winnetou (Tragovima Winnetoua)

Location: Starigrad – Paklenica   Date: 02.06. – 07.06.2016

Brave Indian chief Winnetou in the Karl May film series rode on horseback through the Croatian national parks Paklenica, Krka and Plitvice Lakes. Today, participants in the program can visit the filming locations, try shooting a bow and horseback riding along bonfire, enjoy a variety of delicacies and enjoy the country music.


Pula Superiorum Festival, Pula

Pula Superiorum Festival, Pula

Kastav Cultural Summer (Kastafsko kulturno leto)

Location: Kastav   Date: 06.06. – 31.08.2016

Kastav is a small town of culture and education, located on a hill above Rijeka. During the summer a rich cultural program that includes theatrical and musical performances, exhibitions and concerts with the participation of local and international artists takes place there.


Summer of Culture (Kulturno ljeto)

Location: Malinska, island of Krk   Period: 06.07. – 12.09.2016

During the summer in Crikvenica, Monastery of St. Mary Magdalene spreads the sounds of classical instruments, produced by many talented musicians of Croatia. In the Gallery of St. Nicholas you can enjoy the works of famous Croatian artists.


Pula superiorum

Location: Pula   Date: 12.06. – 14.06.2016

Pula residents are rightly proud of their glorious Roman history. Preserved ancient buildings are also used for the organization of the festival Pula superiorum during which they organize ancient tragedy and comedy, presentation of Roman clothing and hairstyles, Roman feasts, music and dance program.


Summer in Makarska (Makarsko ljeto)

Location: Makarska   Date: 15.06. – 18.09.2016

Evenings of a cappella choirs (klapa), folklore, theater plays, concerts of classical and popular music are just a small portion of what Makarska summer offers. Fishermen evenings, summer carnival or sporting event in which the fat compete against the skinny are especially attractive.


Ston summer, Ston

Ston summer, Ston

Summer at Gradina (Ljeto na Gradini)

Location: Rijeka   Date: 21.06. – 15.09.2016

During the Pula summer, visitors have the opportunity to participate in the cultural program on the Trsat fortress (Gradina), built for defense against the Turks. Inside the fortress walls rich cultural and entertainment program takes place, and hosts famous names of Croatian actors and singers scene.


Ston summer (Stonsko leto)

Location: Ston   Date: 23.06. – 14.09.2016

Ston, with its 5.5 km long defensive wall is an attractive place for all which love culture and history. During the summer, cappella choirs (klapa) perform on the streets of Ston, concerts, fashion magazines and gastronomic events are organized and visitors can get acquainted with the traditional production of salt and mussel farming.


Rijeka Summer Nights (Riječke ljetne noći)

Location: Rijeka   Date: 25.06. – 25.07.2016

During the summer months Vinkovci streets, squares and terraces are transformed to theater stages. The festival program includes classic plays, contemporary drama, classical music concerts, street theatre and concerts of pop stars. Some events take place on the premises of old industrial buildings.


Days of Frankopans (Dani Frankopana)

Location: Crikvenica   Date: 27.06. – 28.06.2016

City of Crikvenica is linked with the Croatian noble family Frankopan, which built local paulist monastery. The festival program preserves the memory of that period. It includes medieval fair, presentation of old crafts, medieval games, bow shooting tournament, performances and street entertainers camp with medieval cuisine.


Days of Frankopans, Crikvenica

Days of Frankopans, Crikvenica

Traditional costumes and trade show Nostalgija and Eco-Ethno Fair (Revija tradicijske nošnje i obrtništva Nostalgija i Eko Etno sajam)

Location: Kastela   Date: 27.06. – 29.06.2016

Presentation of traditional national costumes contrasted with the fashion revue, presenting a unique fashion creations of famous Croatian designers. Accompanying program includes folk groups ia cappella choirs, gastronomic offer, fair souvenirs and organic food products.


Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival

Location: Zagreb   Date: 27.06. – 05.07.2016

Film festival of fiction and related genres (sci-fi, horror, thriller, animation, experimental film etc.) Is the first open-air film festival in Zagreb, which takes place in the open air cinema Tuškanac Fantastic Zagreb and is well accepted by the audience .


Cavtat Summer (Cavtatsko ljeto)

Location: Cavtat  Date: 28.06. – 09.07.2016

Cavtat summer is an event which offers concerts of classical music, jazz, Dalmatian a cappella choirs, dance and folklore groups. Particularly interesting is the Cavtat Summer Carnival with street entertainers performances. The end of summer is traditionally marked by the meeting of the best a cappella choirs from Dubrovnik and Croatia.


Omiš Cultural Summer (Omiško kulturno ljeto)

Location: Omiš   Date: 01.07. – 28.08.2016

Summer in Omiš offers many events from classical programs (concerts, recitals in churches, drama in local markets, exhibitions and book evenings) to folk festivals and entertainment events such as the pirate night, crazy diving, swimming marathon, summer carnival or widely known festival of Dalmatian a cappella choirs (klapa).


Istra Insprit, Istria

Istra Insprit, Istria

Vinodol Summer Evenings (Vinodolske ljetne večeri)

Location: Riviera Crikvenica   Date: 01.07. – 31.08.2016

Historical location of the site including Crikvenica, such as. Bribir fortress and Drvenik, they organize the top classical music concerts and Croatian ethno music. The program is complemented by theatre plays.


Kaštela summer of culture and entertainment (Kaštelansko kulturno-zabavno ljeto)

Location: Kaštela   Date: 01.07. – 31.08.2016

For those who like classical music, the mansion Vitturi organizes concerts of classical music and exhibitions. Lovers in a traditional Dalmatian culture will find its place in the old centers and folk festivals, and in tones of a cappella choirs (klapa) for Dalmatian songs nights.


Lastovo Cultural Summer (Lastovsko kulturno ljeto)

Location: Lastovo   Date: 01.07. – 31.08.2016

Lastovo is the youngest Croatian nature park. In addition to taking in the beautiful nature but also offers visitors a cultural and entertainment program. During the summer you can enjoy classical music concerts, fishermen’s evenings, exhibitions and events Lastovo night.


Starigrad summer performances (Starogradske ljetne priredbe)

Location: Stari Grad, Hvar Island   Date: 01.07. – 31.08.2016

During a summer cultural squares and streets of the town of Stari Grad one can see or hear many of the cultural and artistic groups from this city and island, as well as visiting art groups. Musical and theatrical performances such as Faros swimming marathon and the feast of st. Roko.


Trogir Culture Summer, Trogir

Trogir Culture Summer, Trogir

Summer in the archipelago Elafiti, Zaton and Orašac (Ljeto na Elafitima, u Zatonu i Orašcu)

Location: Elafiti archipelago, Zaton, Orašac   Date: 01.07. – 31.08.2016

For years now, residents of these destinations organize music and entertainment for tourists familiar with Mediterranean culture and folk customs. Programs include traditional folk festivals, concerts of Dalmatian a cappella choirs, folk performances, classical music concerts and variety shows by Croatian artists.


Istra Inspirit

Location: Region of Istria   Dates: 01.07. – 31.08.2016

Istra Inspirit is composed of nine events that feed the Istrian mythical history on authentic locations of the peninsula. Istrian forts, Roman villas, old town centers and museums, Roman feasts, baroque balls, medieval execution or stay in the black mine, all accompanied by music, dancing and having fun, revive the spirit of the past.


Cultural Summer Karlobag (Karlobaško kulturno ljeto)

Location: Karlobag   Date: 01.07. – 01.09.2016

In Karlobag each for himself finds what suits him – whether it’s the evenings of classical music, fishing festivals, theatre performances or Lika-Senj county nights. Cultural celebrations like International Art Colony, which also includes a Children’s Art Colony.


Cultural summer of Trogir (Trogirsko kulturno ljeto)

Location: Trogir   Date: 01.07. – 01.09.2016

During Trogir Cultural Summer visitors can enjoy the classical music concerts, exhibitions by modern galleries, theatre performances in urban streets, fishing in the evenings and entertainment stars demonstrations Croatian variety show scene.


Uskok days, Senj

Uskok days, Senj

Garden Festival

Location: Tisno, Island Murter   Date: 02.07. – 09.07.2016

Garden Festival is the ideal combination of popular music, sun, fun and dancing under the stars. Performances of world famous DJs, excellent gastronomy and a lot of dance build Garden Festival to describe the priority events especially among the younger population.


International Summer Carnival (Međunarodni ljetni karneval)

Location: Crikvenica   Date: 04.07. – 05.07.2016

Traditionally, the city Crikvenica in July opens its doors to carnival masks and gives power to the Summer Carnival. These days entertainment is endless. Hiding behind masks, you also can enjoy ​​music, dance and merriment naughty behaviour.


Uskok days (Uskočki dani)

Location: Senj   Date: 04.07. – 05.07.2016

In Senj, the city under the North Velebit mountain, the glorious past is associated with brave uskok heroes. Uskok Days remind us of this period, taking place during medieval feasts, knight tournaments and entertain tourists medieval entertainers and musicians.


Evenings of fishing tradition (Večeri ribarske tradicije)

Location: Rovinj   Date: 05.07.2016

During this demonstration the people of Rovinj recall traditions of their ancestors. Life at that time was not possible without the “bata” – the famous fishing barges, which in ancient times ensured survival. The presentation is usually a traditional running Batan view.


(Sr)etno Selce

(Sr)etno Selce

Vis island summer (Viško ljeto)

Location: Vis, island of Vis   Date: 07.07. – 08.09.2016

Summer in Vis and also across the island traditionally goes to sign a series of cultural events organized by amateur art clubs and talented individuals. The program includes musical performances, art colonies, recitals and folk festivities.


(Sr)etno Selce

Location: Selce  Date: 12.07. – 07/13/2016

This event is in Selca in traditional issue. In addition to presenting the rich cultural heritage and entertainment for tourists manifestation brings a fair and autochthonous organic products, local food, folk music and dance, demonstrations of old crafts and folk costumes.


Split Summer (Splitsko ljeto)

Location: Split   Date: 14.07. – 14.08.2016

Split Summer is a festival of performing arts. Traditionally, most concentrated on opera productions in opera format selected files from around the world to complement the theatre, ballet, exhibitions in recent years, jazz concerts, film screenings and street performances, all in the backdrop of Diocletian’s Palace.


Osor musical evenings (Osorske glazbene večeri)

Location: Osor, Cres Island   Date: 18.07. – 25.08.2016

Osor town, the streets of which lies the ancient Roman theater, exudes a special atmosphere.Which probably gave origin to the organization of traditional Osor musical evenings during which the renaissance Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary organized a number of concerts of classical music.


Traditional donkey racing, Tribunj

Traditional donkey racing, Tribunj

Nin “Šokolijada”

Location: Nin   Date: 20.07.2016

The tradition of dried meat product “šokol” made from pork neck, dates back to the 17th century.The preparation is different, and every house is this tradition is native to the competition for the best šokol.


Pag Summer Carnival (Paški ljetni karneval)

Location: Pag, island of Pag   Date: 25.07. – 26.07.2016

Summer Carnival on the island is the oldest carnival in the Adriatic. Traditionally, it takes two days, the first day is dedicated to festive procession and the next day are valued at the best masks. The fun atmosphere of caring folklore ensembles, dancing the traditional dance “Pag round”. Carnival culminates with burning of the puppet Marko, thereby expeling evil forces from the city.


Rab Festival (Rabska fjera)

Location: Rab, island of Rab   Date: 25.07. – 27.07.2016

During the Rab festival Rab returns to its medieval past. Medieval knight tournament games are presented of Rab archers fighting for the prize, which they have traditionally passed by Rab prince. The good atmosphere of caring musicians and actors dressed in medieval costumes.


Traditional donkey racing (Tradicionalne magareće utrke)

Location: Tribunj   Date: 01.08.2016

Each city has its own folk feast and every feast has something specific. For residents of Tribunj it is the race of donkeys. Objective of the contest is simple – come to the finish first. But above all it is necessary to force a donkey to be moved, which is always accompanied by a hill of fun.


Sinj Alka, Sinj

Sinj Alka, Sinj

Sinj “alka”

Location: Sinj   Date: 03.08.2016

Traditional knight tournament Sinj “alkars” since 1715 tributes to the memory of the nation’s victory over the Turks Cetina country. The aim of this game is galloping knight riding hit a metal ring “alka”. The winner is the knight who gets the most points. The tournament is accompanied by folk festivals.


Vodice Festival (Vodička fešta)

Location: Vodice   Date: 04.08.2016

Vodice is well known among tourists for its fishing evenings and folk festivals. The most famous of these is Vodice’s “festa”, during which the streets of the town are worded cheerful melodies, dancing and entertainment, with no lack of traditional hospitality.


Tourism Day (Dan turizma)

Location: Selce   Date: 04.08.2016

Tourism Day in Selce has over 50 years of tradition. During this event by organizing various fun when baked fish, wine and song on the waterfront panoramic trip to the 50 illuminated boats and a large fireworks display.


International Senj Summer Carnival (Međunarodni senjski ljetni karneval)

Location: Senj   Date: 04.08. – 09.08.2016

For residents of Senj a summer carnival is the most important event of the year. The carnival lasts a whole week without a break. Competition in the carnival games masked groups, dance performances, street performances and drawing on asphalt, it all culminates in a carnival procession with up to three thousand masks.


Tourism Day, Selce

Tourism Day, Selce

Sali traditions (Saljske užance)

Location: Sali, Dugi otok   Date: 07.08. – 10.08.2016

When Sali ships calling at the harbor and hears the sound of merry “donkey music”, it is a sign that the festivities began. Fisherman’s night of entertainment, sports competitions and performances pop stars terminating on the last day of the traditional race of donkeys, which always provides a lot of fun.


Krk trade fair – Lovrečeva (Krčki sajam – Lovrečeva)

Location: Krk, island of Krk   Date: 08.08. – 10.08.2016

Markets traditions, gastronomy, culture and entertainment that they organize the already five hundred years, uniquely combining a rich past and present of the island. Enjoy local specialities and do not miss the programs as a naval battle in barrels or competition cutting dry ham “prosciutto”.


River Marathon of “lađa” (Maraton lađa)

Location: Metković   Date: 09.08.2016

Neretva “lađa” boat, which had previously played a key role for the inhabitants of this region. In her honour on the river Neretva organized amateur rowing competition on these traditional boats, which starts in Metković and ends after 22.5 km at the site of Ploče. Start and finish accompany musical events and gastronomic specialities.


Night of st. Lawrence (Noć sv. Lovre)

Location: Rovinj   Date: 09.08.2016

Day 9 August illuminate track comets flying through the sky. Since it is also the feast of st. Lawrence, this nation phenomenon called “tears of St. Lawrence “. Rovinj in the night stalls street lighting to emphasize the romantic atmosphere of the event.


Days of Diocletian, Split

Days of Diocletian, Split

Full moon night (Noć punog mjeseca)

Location: Zadar   Date: 10.08.2016

During the night of the full moon on the Zadar quay celebrates the long-term storage coexistence of the island and the coast. At night the full moon is slow to go public lighting and lit the oil lamps and candles, while people use in conversations, meetings, local specialities and wine.



Location: Šibenik   Date: 12.08. – 19.08.2016

One of the newer, but no less interesting, organizes music festivals in Šibenik. Quality music in formats domestic and foreign performers under the fresh night air, hill entertainment events, workshops and lectures environmental experts form a memorable experience for all visitors.


Days of Diocletian (Dani Dioklecijana)

Location: Split   Date: 16.08. – 19.08.2016

Days of Diocletian is time that the people of Split tend to emphasize its ancient past of a 1700 years old city. The streets at that time going through Romans in togas and tunics, the waterfront parade passes Saddler Emperor Diocletian and all this accompanied by the scent of delicacies offered and markets hand-made souvenirs.


Evenings of Dalmatian chanson (Večeri dalmatinske šansone)

Location: Šibenik   Date: 22.08. – 23.08.2016

The melodies of Dalmatia are one of her trademarks a cappella music is most typical of them. Dalmatians have no problem to upgrade their songs and adapt them to the current expression. And it is the presentation of modern Dalmatian songs is the task of this festival.


Fishermen's Week, Crikvenica

Fishermen’s Week, Crikvenica

Fishermen’s Week (Ribarski tjedan)

Location: Crikvenica   Date: 23.08. – 30.08.2016

One of the ways in which residents of Crikvenica trying to pay homage to the most important thing in craft, a fishing week. During this venue for concerts, performances, exhibitions, art workshops and sports competitions, which are all in some way connected with the theme of the sea.



Location: Varaždin   Date: 23.08. – 01.09.2016

During the summer of Varaždin becomes the capital of music, theatre Kingdom and dominion beautifully crafted hands of artists. Streets and squares of the historic core is filled musicians and street artists, who over the years the organization festival gathered almost two million visitors.


Dimensions Festival

Location: Pula   Date: 27.08. – 31.08.2016

Respect of underground electronic music festival, which takes place at Fort Punta Christo. For excellent sound festival is ideal for all music lovers techno, house, dubstep, drum & bass and other electronic sounds.


Krk island wine days (Dani vina otoka Krka)

Location: Vrbnik, island Krk   Date: 29.08. – 30.08.2016

Among the best Croatian wines are ones from Vrbnik vineyards. Every year manufacturers with wine lovers gather in Vrbnik to present and taste other indigenous specialities of the island. The event also includes exhibitions and lectures on viticulture and wine making.


Špancirfest, Varaždín

Špancirfest, Varaždín

International trade fair of medieval Šibenik (Međunarodni sajam u srednjevjekovnom Šibeniku)

Location: Šibenik   Date: 01.09. – 10.09.2016

Its program of festivities presents the wealth of cultural and historical heritage of Šibenik. Particular attention is focused on the old crafts. Actors performing during arrival legends speak of medieval Šibenik city echoes with a cappella music, dancing in traditional costumes and uniforms, jugglers, clowns and knights.


Outlook Festival

Location: Pula   Date: 03.09. – 07.09.2016

Outlook Festival is a celebration of soundsystem culture with more than 400 musical events at Fort Punta Christo, along the beach and the small shipping party.


Truffle Days in Istria (Dani tartufa u Istri)

Location: Region of Istria   Dates: 06.09. – 30.11.2016

Truffles are trademark of Istria peninsula and Istrians express their gratitude to them strictly guarding the recipes for their preparation. With this delicacy you can learn about just during the days of truffles. The event is also a manifestation of “Subotina”, during which the people of Buzet wear their costumes and present their habits.


The longest strudel (Najduža štrudla)

Location: Biograd   Date: 20.09.2016

Cherry marasca is a traditional fruit of this region. During the graduation indigenous products Zadar region, pie in the length of 1200 m, with which residents joined for entry into the Guinness Book of Records, will do just out of it. In addition to the visitors strudel offer other products – maraschino liqueur, cherry brandy and cherry spirit.


International trade fair of medieval Šibenik

International trade fair of medieval Šibenik