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Summer 2023: Best Events in Croatia

Another hot summer in Croatia is upon us! With a plethora of events and attractions, there’s something for everyone. From stunning beaches to cultural festivities, we’ll help you find the perfect program to suit your preferences.

JUNE 2023

Moreška Sword Dance

1 June to 28 September, Korčula Old Town

The sword dance Moreška has been passed through generations since 1666 and has become an inevitable part of cultural and tourist entertainment in the town of Korčula in the summer.

moreska sword dance
Photo sourced at: Croatia Full of Life.

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Casanova Tour

6 June to 22 August, Vrsar

This interactive tour is inspired by Giacomo Casanova, the world’s most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar. The tour starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering 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.

Read more HERE.

16th Mediterranean Film Festival Split

15 to 24 June, Bacvice Open Air Cinema

Celebrating its 16th edition, the Mediterranean Film Festival Split continues to impress with an engaging selection of films from the Mediterranean region, including exclusive Croatian premieres. Enjoy educational programs, vibrant afterparties, filmmaker talks, and the magical ambiance of Split, surrounded by pine-scented air and beautiful sandy beaches.

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Fisherman Festivals

23 June to 22 September, Vrsar

Vrsar captivates visitors with the aroma of grilled fish, vibrant socializing, and music from April to September. The town’s monthly fiesta celebrates fishermen, offering a chance to indulge in Adriatic Sea delicacies and immerse in the coastal ambiance under the starlit sky.

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Hideout Festival

25 to 29 June, Island Pag

Celebrating the eleventh edition of this electronic music festival.

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Fresh Island Festival

26 to 28 June, Island Pag

Hip hop’s finest names head to Zrce Beach for another impressive music experience.

Read more HERE.

JULY 2023

Summer of Music

Majestic landscapes and world-class beach clubs form an ideal setting for the summer of dancing (and singing!) )from dusk to dawn. Here’s what we look forward to in the coming months:

St. Michael’s Fortress, Šibenik

Maksim Mrvica – 1 July

José James – 9 July

Emeli Sandé, Solo piano – 15 July

Sigur Rós – 24 and 25 July

Šibenik Dance Festival: ASYLUM by Rami Be’er – 28 July

Bonobo Live – 8 August

Benjamin Clementine – 15 August

SHIP Festival 2023 – 14 to 17 September

Read more HERE.

Ultra Music Festival Europe

7 to 9 July, Split

The European edition of the global electronic dance music festival hosts some of the world’s biggest names, such as Axwell, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Steve Aoki, and many others. Let’s dance!

ultra festival europe
Photo sourced at: Ultra Europe.

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74th Dubrovnik Summer Festival

10 July to 25 August, Dubrovnik Old Town

Dubrovnik Summer Festival has been held since 1950 and is the largest and most representative cultural manifestation, not only in Dubrovnik but in all of Croatia.

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Love International

12 to 18 July, Tisno

Celebrating its sixth edition and inviting you to explore your way of expression.

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Seasplash Festival

14 to 17 July, Šibenik

Seasplash brings an interesting mix of eclectic music styles and genres for another occasion of dancing and singing all night long.

seasplash festival
Photo sourced at: Seasplash Festival.

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20 to 27 July, Tisno

SuncéBeat 2023, the Croatian lovechild of the UK event Southport Weekender, will be unlike any other previous Suncébeat event. Make sure to check it out.

suncebeat festival
Photo sourced at: SunceBeat Festival Croatia.

Read more HERE.

Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival

21 to 23 July, Svetvinčenat

The Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival is a renowned cultural event that brings together dance enthusiasts. Organized since 2000, the festival showcases a diverse international program featuring contemporary dance, physical theater, circus performances, street art, and educational workshops.

dance and non-verbal theatre festival
Photo sourced at: Turistička zajednica Općine Svetvinčenat.

Read more HERE.

Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag tournament

24 to 30 July, Umag

The 33rd Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag tournament promises an impressive player line-up, captivating Umag Music Nights, and a delectable gourmet experience.

plava laguna croatia open umag tournament
Photo sourced at: Croatia Open.

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Moondance Festival

27 to 30 July, Trogir

The 10th edition of the electronic music festival always brings some new names to discover.

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Outlook Origins

27 July to 1 August, Tisno

Outlook returns to its round #3 of Dalmatian origins once again.

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Membrain Festival

3 to 6 August, Šibenik

A festival that is all about that bass culture experience.

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Defected Croatia

3 to 8 August, Tisno

Going beyond a traditional festival offering, Defected Croatia offers an impressive wellness program, with daily yoga classes and mindfulness sessions to balance out late nights on the dancefloor. You will get the best of both worlds.

defected festival croatia
Photo sourced at: Croatia Defected.

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Medieval festival

4 to 6 August, Svetvinčenat

Svetvinčenat’s Medieval festival, held on the first weekend of August, immerses visitors in an authentic Middle Ages experience. With participation from top European associations, the event features captivating activities such as falconry shows, equestrian tournaments, knightly fights, archery, fencing, and a mesmerizing fire show. The festival also offers a medieval fair, craft workshops, street performers, and a wide range of gastronomic delights.

medieval festival, knights in armour
Photo sourced at: Turistička zajednica Općine Svetvinčenat.

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308th The Alka of Sinj

4 to 6 August, Sinj

Why don’t have a taste of some local tradition? The Alka of Sinj is an ancient knightly tournament in horseback riding. While riding on horses in full gallop, alkars are trying to hit the steel alka ring that is hanging from a rope across the racecourse with a spear.

alka of sinj
Photo sourced at: Sinjska Alka.

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6 to 10 August, Island Pag

Barrakud offers techno parties in the clubs of Zrce Beach for some celebratory dancing.

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Sonus Festival

20 to 24 August, Island Pag

Celebrating 10 Years of Sonus Festival in 2023 during 5 Days & Nights of open-air parties at the Croatian Sea.

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Dimensions Festival

31 August to 4 September, Tisno

Celebrating its 11th edition this year at Garden Resort in beautiful Tisno.

dimensions festival
Photo sourced at: Dimensions.

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Tunalicious Street Food Festival

1 to 10 September, Poreč

Experience a week dedicated to the Adriatic Sea with the Tunalicious Street Food Festival in Poreč. Enjoy specially prepared tuna-based menus at top-notch restaurants and a multi-course dinner by renowned chef Stiven Vunić. The festival culminates in three days of great food, music, and entertainment on the newly renovated Poreč waterfront, featuring street food delicacies and live performances by DJs and famous Croatian musicians.

street food festival porec
Photo sourced at: Croatia Full of Life.

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Cheese festival

16 to 17 September, Svetvinčenat

The cheese festival gathers the best cheese makers from all over Croatia to display their dairy products. On the square, while tasting top-quality cheese, visitors can view old Istrian crafts and buy autochthonous souvenirs as part of the Istrian fair. Also, the Istrian Sheep Show and the selection of Miss and Mister goats have become a major part of the festival.

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Lim Bay Challenge

30 September to 1 October, Vrsar

Lim Bay Challenge is a two-day adventure race and trail running event gathering all interested competitors, recreationists, and outdoor enthusiasts who will be able to participate in adventure and trekking races.

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7 October, Poreč

The fastest-growing road cycling event in Europe. Cycle up to 300 kilometers. The decision whether to ride 300, 235, or 155 kilometers can be made on the spot during the ride. Epic bike routes on some of Istria’s finest roads and most spectacular locations will ensure a cycling experience of a lifetime.

Read more HERE.

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