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Summer 2024: Events in Croatia

Here’s our selection of the best events in Croatia in 2024. We always add to this list (as new events or additional details are announced), so do check back regularly! If you think we’ve missed anything, please feel free to send us your feedback. For the latest updates, we strongly recommend checking out each event’s website or social media pages periodically.

JUNE 2024

St. Michael’s Fortress Summer Concerts

All summer, Šibenik

July – Gregory Porter

August – Trentemøller and the DJ duo Kruder & Dorfmeister

September – !!! (CHK CHK CHK) as part of the SHIP festival

The new announcements are coming soon, but it is already certain that the audience will be in for fantastic musical experiences in the Adriatic.

Read more HERE.

Cherry Days in Lovran

June 1 – 30, Lovran

Cherry Days takes place throughout June, the time of the cherry harvest. During June in Lovran, you can taste this fruit in various combinations.

Photo credit: Visit Lovran

Read more HERE.

Fiumanka

June 6 – 16, Rijeka

This extraordinary annual international sailing event aims to promote sailing and the Kvarner region as a popular nautical destination. Fiumanka has incorporated various sports and entertainment programs along with sailing, making it a recognized sports and tourist event. In addition to the traditional cruiser regatta, an important part of Fiumanka is the media regatta co-organized by Croatian Radiotelevision.

Read more HERE.

Mini Farmers’ Market

June 11 – September 14, Vrsar

The market of Istrian agricultural products is every Tuesday on the Riva and every Saturday in the old town center of Vrsar on Degrassi Square.

Read more HERE.

Korčula Craft Beer Fest

June 21 – 22, Korčula

Korčula invites all beer lovers on June 21st in Korčula center.

Fisherman Festivals

June 21 – September 20, Vrsar

The favorite town promenade, ’’ Riva’’, displays a brand new look once a month since May and becomes a host to the most visited fiesta honoring fishermen and their catches. During the fishermen’s festivals, enjoy seafood from the Adriatic Sea, learn fishing tips from the locals, and sing with a glass of Istrian Malvazija.

Dates:

21.6.2024. | 12.7.2024. | 26.7.2024. | 9.8.2024. | 30.8.2024. | 20.9.2024.

Read more HERE.

Hideout Festival

June 23 – 27, Zrće Beach, Island of Pag

The leading electronic music festival in Europe set on the island of Pag, Croatia with its six open-air stages once again invites you to the best electronic music featuring Ghoulish, Girls Don’t Sync, Jaguar, Sarah Story, Simone, Sceptic, and many more.

Read more HERE.

INmusic Festival

June 24 – 26, Island of Youth, Lake Jarun, Zagreb

Croatian “Coachella” open-air event gathers some of the most famous names of modern music, which is why it has been listed among the audience’s favorite festivals year after year.

Photo credit: Julien Duval

Read more HERE.

Casanova Tour

June 25 – September 17, 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 on his first visit to Vrsar in 1743.

Photo credit: Visit Vrsar

Read more HERE.

Velvet Festival

June 26 – 30, Punat, Island of Krk

This year, Velvet is welcoming over 50 artists from 16 countries across 4 stages accompanied by boat parties, a strong chef lineup, and a karaoke booth to sing some of your best hits.

Photo credit: Stephany Stefan

Read more HERE.

RetrOpatija

June 27 – 29, Opatija

This retro festival brings together both young and old, pin-up models, dancers, jugglers, street musicians, makeup artists, and hair stylists, and presents vintage cars and motorcycles. It is a musical time machine sending you into the crazy beats and retro styles of the 20th century.

Photo credit: Visit Opatija

Read more HERE.

Half New Year Celebration Carnival

June 30 – July 1, Korčula

Half New Year Celebration Carnival is a traditional fun event that attracts guests who are having fun until the early morning hours on the streets of Korčula. 

JULY 2023

Battle at Marina

July 4, Marina

The event takes place in an authentic historical setting where the real event occurred at the end of June in the medieval settlement of Marina. This battle is of great historical importance and is specific in that brave women played the main role.

Read more HERE.

Korčula Island Wine Festival

July 5 – August 3, Korčula, Smokvica, Blato

During July and August, the Town of Korčula and the places of Čara, Smokvica, and Blato will host wine evenings. The events gather the island winemakers, presenting the wines produced on the island.

Photo credit: Croatia Week

Read more HERE.

75th 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.

Photo credit: Dubrovnik Festival

Read more HERE.

Ultra Europe Music Festival

July 12 – 14, Split

Ultra Europe, the biggest Ultra event after the festival in Miami, has been named the best festival in the world for three years running, and will take place for its 10th anniversary in Split!

Photo credit: Ultra Europe

Read more HERE.

Forestland

July 19 – 21, Međumirje, Brežje

Forestland is a music festival that brings together over 60 DJs and artists, rappers and singers, food trucks, a zip line, two stages, a camping ground nearby, and thousands of visitors showing what the summer’s really about – friends, music, and fun!

Photo credit: Marko Obradović Edge

Read more HERE.

Dance and Non-Verbal Theatre Festival

July 19 – 21, 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.

Read more HERE.

Spartan Race

July 20 – 21, Sveta Nedelja

Participants can challenge themselves in Sprint, Super, Beast, and Night Sprint races, or take on the weekend Trifecta pass. This year’s event also features Croatia’s first National Obstacle Course Racing Championship. Additionally, Hvar will host the Spartan Race World Championship, attracting competitors from nearly 40 countries, and promoting Croatia as a prime destination for extreme sports.

Photo credit: Spartan

Read more HERE.

Martinska Punk meets Kanal Fest

July 25 – 27, Šibenik

Martinska Punk meets Kanal Fest 2024 and returns to Šibenik with fierce punk and guitar sounds featuring bands like Peter and the Test Tube Babies, Hookline, Obscene Revenge, Wasserdicht, and more.

Read more HERE.

Delmates vs Romans Match

July 28, Sinj

Inspired by the tombstone of Gaius Laberius, freelance artist Dean Poljak created a replica and devised a game to promote the theory of football’s origins in the area. The match is a comic theatrical performance with ancient-inspired rules, featuring Emperor Diocletian, Empress Prisca, and their advisers. Bandsmen, a referee, and ten players per team, representing the Delmates and Romans, are dressed in authentic costumes.

Read more HERE.

AUGUST 2023

Sinjska Alka

August 2 – 4, Sinj

The Sinjska Alka 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. Sinjska Alka has been inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible World Heritage as the only game of its kind.

Photo credit: Ante Žižić

Read more HERE.

Fishermen’s Day

August 2 – 4, Baška

The first competition in the pulling of fishing nets since 1910 combines music, many educational and entertainment activities for all generations, and fills the town with great mood and a special fishermen’s spirit.

Read more HERE.

Lađa Boat Marathon

August 10, Metković-Opuzen-Ploče

The Lađa Boat Marathon has become an important event that attracts attention beyond the borders of Croatia, representing a combination of tradition, sport, and tourism.

Photo credit: Maraton Ladja

Read more HERE.

Makarunada

August 11 – 12, Korčula

Žrnovo is known for Žrnovski makaruni, a local homemade pasta. The dish is prepared using traditional recipes and the culinary festival is known as Makarunada.

Read more HERE.

Dimensions Festival

August 29 – September 2, Tisno

Dimensions Festival is the perfect place to enjoy music programs with a few hundred performers on several beach chill-out stages and at numerous boat parties.

Read more HERE.

SEPTEMBER 2023

Cheese festival

September 21 – 22, Svetvinčenat

The cheese festival gathers the best cheese makers from all over Croatia to display their products. On the square, while tasting top-quality cheese, visitors can view old Istrian crafts and buy local souvenirs as part of the Istrian fair.

Read more HERE.

Dinaric Rally

September 8 – 14, Knin

Covering over 1500 kilometers with 5 extremely challenging stages and more than 1200 special stages, the best rally riders in the world will push the limits of their abilities and the endurance of their brutal Rally vehicles. Dinaric Rally 2024 is the final of 3 races in the open Rally Raid Championship of Croatia.

Photo credit: Actionographers / UNTAMED

Read more HERE.

HIGHLANDER Velebit

September 10 – 15,  Velebit

HIGHLANDER Velebit is for those who enjoy the mountains, fresh air, and untouched nature along with physical activity. This mountaineering event promotes a healthy, sporty lifestyle, active vacation, and digital detox.

Photo credit: Predrag Vučić

Read more HERE.

Istria300

September 28, Poreč

Whether to ride 300, 235, or 155 kilometers on the epic bike routes of Istria can be made on the spot during the ride.

Photo credit: Istria300

Read more HERE.

Hileja Marina trail 2024

September 21, Marina

From the trails passing through untouched nature, there is a wonderful view of Marina Bay, Seget Vranjica, Trogir, Čiovo, Viniška Bay, Drvenik Veliki, Drvenik Mali, Brač, Hvar, Šolta and Vis.

Read more HERE.

OCTOBER 2023

CRO Race

October 1 – 6, Croatia

The CRO Race is not just a competition, but a journey through the history and rich Croatian culture, providing competitors and spectators with a unique experience.

Read more HERE.

Lovran Chestnut Festival

October 11 – 13, Lovran

During the Marunada festival in honor of the world’s best chestnuts, besides enjoying the music, visitors can taste roasted sweet chestnuts, desserts, and other specialties prepared with this delicious fruit – even brandy and beer!

Photo credit: Visit Lovran

Read more HERE.

Are you excited about the thrilling events and the summer in Croatia? If you’re planning an itinerary for your guests, don’t hesitate to reach out. We can assist with tickets and reservations, and ensure a memorable experience along our stunning coast. Our team is here to help!

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