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Istria has a wide range of interesting events throughout the year.

Have a look at the new exhibition, join the next tourist fest nearby or a gourmet event, and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.

 

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Slow Bike (18 km of length) is open for visitors of all ages and it is especially interesting for families with children. The start of the race is at the Vrsar waterfront and it goes through the Kontija forest with a stop point above the pirate cave which is situated on the slopes of the Lim channel with a beautiful view of the bay.

This is an opportunity to have a pleasant ride through Kontija forest, to hang out and take photographs at the beautiful lookout which offers a unique view of Lim channel. There will be organized a lunch break for all the participants at the hunters lodge which is situated in a protected forest Kontija.

There will also be a prize draw which will take place after the race finish. It is worth of watching the attractive acrobatical bike show which includes acrobatics on a BMX bicycles over the various obstacles and jumps. The show will surely provide a memorable experience for all visitors.

www.infovrsar.com

  • 01.01.2018.

    The Great War in the Adriatic

    Exhibition

    The exhibition "The Great War in the Adriatic", usually located at the Gallerion Museum in Cittanova, now also present in the halls of the Brtonigla Museum.

    At the official headquarters of the Gallerion Museum, he exhibited the exhibition about the birth and development of the Austro-Hungarian Navy until the beginning of the First World War, while in the Brtonigla Town Museum with 180 photographic panels and numerous original finds, for the first time in history will be presented in chronological order the naval war in the Adriatic Sea.

    It could have all ended up diff erently. The tourist season of 1914 had been the best until then. Economy was bursting.

    Everyone expected an improvement in the living standards of the lowest social classes in the Monarchy. Instead, the worst possible option, the war, was chosen. The character of the confl ict is well described by its name – the Great War. It lasted four years and left behind 17 million dead and more than 20 million injured without reaching any of the goals set. It happened what nobody among those who had begun it expected. Four big empires have collapsed; the German, the Astro-Hungarian, the Russian and the Turkish. They dissolved into a number of new national states. Some of them were unsustainable geopolitical entities such as newly formed Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, predecessor of recently dissolved Yugoslavia that also ended its existence with a war.

    This exhibition aims to present, for the fi rst time in Europe, the Great War at sea in all its aspects. Through this exhibition we are trying to faithfully convey to the public this immanent tragedy through 300 panels and 300 naval models as well as with numerous original objects and documents. The exhibition will be set up at three locations in Cittanova and Brtonigla.

    Naval operations in the Mediterranean and in the Adriatic, despite the preponderance of the Triple Entente fl eet, have been conducted almost until the end of the confl ict. The Adriatic coast remained free of confl ict and has been spared from military invasion until the entry of the Italian troops after the armistice. Through the whole war, the Imperial and Royal Navy provided, in spite of all the diff iculties, including the disobedience and rebellion of sailors due to the poor living conditions, social abandonment and national disengagement, a reliable defence of the coast and off ered support to own forces at the South Eastern and on South Western theatre of war. After the dissolution of the Empire, its Navy virtually disappeared, while its fellow citizens become citizens of new state entities.

    Eventually, these geopolitical, unhappy and unjust divisions of nations, new frontiers and new spheres of interest, led to a new, even greater tragedy: the Second World War.

    The tradition of the Austro-Hungarian navy has been in some forms preserved in a newly formed Navy of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats then passed on through successor Yugoslavia and then eventually to its successor states. While the golden years of the Austrian presence at the sea ended in 1918, its exceptionally rich heritage has survived to this day and can be observed in various ports and port buildings, in high quality shipbuilding, maritime training, nomenclature (especially in the navy), tourism and cultural heritage (e.g. the fortification system in Pula). Ports such as Trieste, Pula and Rijeka have developed during the Austria-Hungarian period, and much of modern coastal infrastructure was built during that time. Numerous Adriatic lighthouses, these guardians and caretakers of the seaside, sailors’ friends along our coasts and islands, are particularly solemn and mystical witnesses of that era of great captains, sailors and ships, as well as of the glorious navy.

    Taking into account all these circumstances, our desire and our main aim is to set up an International Naval Museum to present and preserve this rich heritage. We believe that only multinational and multi-ethnic representation and interpretation of the past events can provide solid foundation on which we can build our future.

    » Exhibition: The Great War in the Adriatic

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  • 03.05.2018.

    International Cultural Centre JMC

    Artistic workshops

  • 13.06.2018.

    Gremo na kafe!

    Exhibition

  • 20.07.2018.

    2nd Industrial Art Biennial

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  • 08.09.2018.

    Truffle Days in Istria

    The truffle is the supreme delicacy that had been enjoyed by the Mesopotamian rulers 4000 years ago, and it is still one of the most prestigious foodstuffs in world gastronomy. This intense flavour royal mushroom was known to the ancient Greeks and the Roman emperors, and it was also served at the French court and among the Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. It is very rare and it grows only in several locations in Europe - in some parts of France and Italy and in Istria, favoured by mild climate, small temperature variations and grey clay soil.

    The white and the black truffles have their natural habitat in the Istrian truffle \'Bermuda\' triangle between Pazin, Buje and Buzet, especially in the valley of the river Mirna and in the Motovun Forest. They grow underground, and they are searched after by specially trained dogs.

    October is the top season of the white truffles, which are also the most expensive and the most valuable truffles. At that time, numerous events are held every weekend to celebrate this indisputable king of mushrooms in Livade, the well-known truffles centre near Motovun. But, even before and after this period, throughout most of the autumn, Istria lives in the rhythm of truffles with the abundance of festivities dedicated to this noble mushroom.

    The guests that come from the whole region are presented with the typical truffle dishes: fuži, pljukanci, gnocchi, fritada and various meat combinations. There are also many exhibitions and fairs, with plenty of excellent opportunities to meet the world of this magic, aromatic tuber known for its aphrodisiac features.

    Programm:

    08.09. Buzet, Square Fontana
    Subotina

    Subotina with Giant Truffles Omelette (2018 eggs and 10 kg truffles)

    15.09. - 18.11. Livade (on weekends)
    Zigante Truffle Days

    20.10. Motovun, Square Andrea Antico
    IX Teran and truffle festival

    20.10. - 21.10. Livade
    Tuber(food) fest

    The white truffle fair
    Truffle exhibition
    Celebrity show cooking
    Truffle auction sale
    Truffle search demonstration
    Agricultural products fair

    03.11. - 04.11. Buzet
    Truffle Weekend

    Exhibition and fair of truffles and homemade autochthonous products

    » We present His Majesty, The Truffle of Istria

  • 15.09.2018.

    Zigante Truffle Days

    Truffle Days 2018

    In the heart of the Motovun forest, one of the most important areas for harvesting the white truffle in Istria, Zigante Tartufi Days are being held each year. This long manifestation is being held over ten weeks during autumn.

    That is expensive tuber that is literally measured in grams of gold like a magnet for visitors, according to local and foreign guests from Slovenia, Italy, Germany, Austria and even distant Japan, who are constant visitors to this unique project.

    It was this event celebrated the Livade as a world center of the Istrian white truffles, and turned this place into a single marketplace, only one of its kind in the country.  Truffle Fair and Exhibition is an ideal opportunity for exploring and tasting truffles and its presentation.

    In addition to the absolute king of Istrian cuisine, here you can find other indigenous products, which in its tradition and quality attract interested tasters and consumers from around the world: wine, olive oil, cheeses, honey, brandy-herb and other traditional Istrian products.

    The gastronomic offer is the result of collaboration with the best wineries and olive oil. For all visitors entering the fair is free of charge.

  • 01.10.2018.

    Discover wellness - Istria Relax Days

    Thematic spa programs

    Unwind in northwestern Istria with the wide selection of seasonal wellness menus available at Istria Relax Days. Fill the warm autumn days with relaxing massages and tempting treatments at promotional prices at istrian wellness centres.

    After a long, hot summer, your skin is in dire need of rejuvenation and your body longs to relax. Restore your skin’s glow and regenerate your mind and body with gentle rituals.

    Feel the healing touch of Istria at luxurious spa centres!

    » Istria Relax Days

  • 04.10.2018.

    Mladen Čulić

    Solo exhibition

  • 05.10.2018.

    Vlaho Bukovac: portreti obitelji

    Exhibition

  • 05.10.2018.

    Ana Požar Piplica: Time

    Exhibition

  • 11.10.2018.

    Loren Živković Kuljiš

    Solo exhibition

  • 12.10.2018.

    Sole Fish Days

    Gastronomic event

    Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events.

    If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.

    Lasting almost an entire month, the Sole Fish Days takes place in the many restaurants and wine cellars of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla. Here you will find three-course meals based on sole, served with quality wine and olive oil from the region.

    The sole has thus become an inspiration, encouraging cooks to try out new creations and combinations. Chefs reach for the stars and let their imagination run wild, raising the gastronomic experience to new levels - all in the name of this noble fish, characteristic of the north-western part of the Istrian peninsula.

    The sole shines in all its glory, bringing a new dimension to the intricate weave of Istrian culinary.
    Enjoy your meal!

  • 19.10.2018.

    Lučinja

    Folk festivity

  • 19.10.2018.

    ISAP 2018

    International Prosciutto Fair

    Since long ago the home-made Istrian prosciutto has been the most valuable product and the one the Istrian gastronomic offer has been most proud of. Prosciutto has been considered and recognized as a symbol of perfection, the Istrian people call it vijulin, meaning violin. It has earned its royal status due to its taste, smell, colour, the right softness and freshness. Its prestigious position among gourmets it owes to its producers strictly following the traditional rules. In its honour the Municipality of Tinjan traditionally organizes the International Prosciutto Fair - ISAP.

    Along with the all-day sports, cultural and entertainment programme, and the presentations of numerous participants, during the fair will offer numerous tastings as well as professional lectures.

    » isap.hr

  • 19.10.2018.

    MTB Parenzana

    International MTB race

    The cycle path runs along the places through which the Parenzana railway once passed about a hundred years ago, connecting the cities of Trieste and Poreč. This international recreation marathon also received its name from this.

    Idyllic views of medieval towns, viaducts, and tunnels hidden by natural vegetation await you if you join the many meetings of recreational and professional cyclists in Istria.

  • 19.10.2018.

    ETNOFIL(m)

    10th International ethno film festival

    Festival includes different events such as the screening of selected films in the company of their authors, visual anthropology workshops in cooperation with UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage Secretariat and an entertainment programme with modern renditions of traditional songs.

    www.etnofilm.com

  • 19.10.2018.

    Competition in freshwater fishing

  • 19.10.2018.

    Hand Made by Markat

    Fair of original Istrian souvenirs and handcrafts on Fridays

  • 20.10.2018.

    Tuber(food) fest

    Truffle Days 2018

    Known as a supreme delicacy the truffle has always been and remains a prestigious gastronomic ingredient worldwide. The high season for the most valuable white truffle is October, when a several day long festival celebrating this undisputed king of flavour is held in Livade, a renowned truffle centre in the vicinity of Motovun.

  • 20.10.2018.

    Novigrad Autumn Festival

    Gastronomic event dedicated to mushrooms and apples

  • 20.10.2018.

    9th Teran and Truffle Festival

    Truffle Days 2018

    When Istria is taken over by autumn tones, its landscapes gleam in hundreds of shades of yellow, orange and red. From the top of the hill, this autumn patchwork is watching majestically over by Motovun, a medieval town overlooking the Motovun forest, the River Mirna and its stunning valley.

    In October, a one-day exhibition and tasting of Teran wine and truffles Is held here.

    Teran is an old Istrian variety, which dominated the Istrian peninsula around a hundred years ago and was first mentioned 600 years ago. Due to its strong and robust flavour, the autochthonous Istrian wine is delightful served with prosciutto, cheese and meat and game based dishes, while its ruby red colour perfectly blends with the autumn colours of Istria.
    Besides Teran, the equal star of the festival is the truffle, an underground Istrian treasure without which today’s gourmand cuisine would be unimaginable.

    The Festival brings together Istrian producers of Teran who want to give it the importance it deserves so that the culinary experience is complete with truffle dishes, of course, with emphasis on those that are best paired with Teran.

  • 20.10.2018.

    Colours of Tennis

    Humanitarian tennis doubles tournament

    The second Colours of Tennis humanitarian tennis doubles tournament will be held in Umag 20 October 2018., organised by the Cluster of Northwestern Istria.

    The tournament will bring together numerous familiar faces from the worlds of business, sports and show business. All participants will contribute to the humanitarian effort through their registration fee of HRK 100, getting the chance to play doubles tennis with a celebrity.
    Funds will be collected through the purchase of registration fees, photographs with celebrities, and tasting of local wines, which means that this humanitarian sporting event will also have a fun side.

    Matches and the finals will be played in Umag on the courts of the Tennis Academy. Both days, both During and after the tournament, there will be a side programme for visitors, spectators and fans: Photo, Food & Wine Point, music and a raffle.

    » Info

  • 20.10.2018.

    Aromas and flavors of Istria

    Tasting and sale of original Istrian agricultural products on Saturdays

  • 21.10.2018.

    14th Charity bicycle race

  • 21.10.2018.

    ISAP run

    Running race 8 km

  • 22.10.2018.

    Porečdox

    8th International festival of documentary films

    Poreč Dox is an international festival of documentary films. While the festival’s film programme focuses on regional works, its side programme presents various exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, and other events.

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  • 24.10.2018.

    Musical Lessons - a series of educational concerts

    Darko Žuk, piano
    The Experience of Sound
    We will be introduced to an idiosyncratic and visually impaired pianist who is eternally grateful to his devoted friend for life: the instrument with which he achieves what most would consider impossible. He will delight us with his technique bursting with joy, while his fingers race over the piano keys during the crazily difficult passages.

    Free entrance

  • 26.10.2018.

    Aminess Wine & Gourmet Nights

    Chefs David Skoko & Priska Thuring, Matošević Wine

  • 27.10.2018.

    Mushroom exhibition

    The forests near the village of Draguzeti are rich in mushrooms. Therefore, at the end of October locals organize a mushroom exhibition in the Social Home of Draguzeti. In addition to the mushroom exhibition, hiking through the pedestrian – equestrian trail "Mushrooms path" is also organized, after which professor Zdenko Osip is available for all the questions about mushrooms.

  • 27.10.2018.

    Review of Istrian Grappa

    18th review

    The largest number of producers of traditionally made brandy are in northern and central Istria. You can taste their masterpieces at the brandy exhibit that is organized every year in Hum - the smallest town in the world. Such brandy is most often made from grape marc into which aromatic and medicinal herbs or different fruit are added. The most popular types of grape-brandy are rue and mistletoe brandy, but there are numerous other sorts as well: with honey, St. John\'s wort, sour cherries, mint, walnuts...

  • 27.10.2018.

    Meeting of klapas (traditional vocal groups)

    Musical event

  • 27.10.2018.

    Mushroom Days

    Mushroom picking, exposition and tasting

    Manifestation dedicated to the real autumn’s delicacy – the mushroom.

    Interesting and educational workshops and lectures will be held to familiarize the visitors with the world of mushrooms and raise the awareness of the importance of preservation, proper picking and identification of numerous mushroom varieties, as well as the relevance of mushrooms, especially in the dietary sense.

    The gathering of the mushroom growers from the Buje area, Istria, Croatia and guests from Slovenia and Italy will be dedicated to the varied and attractive exhibition of a multitude of mushroom specimens, a mushroom picking competition and the proclamation of this year\'s winners.

    Diligent and expert mushroom picking will result in the tasting of dishes based on this fruit of the autumn.

    Join us in Brtonigla in the common mushroom gathering for an interesting two-day program and enjoy the smells and flavours of nature.

  • 27.10.2018.

    New Wine Festivity

    Festival of the vintners from Istria, Croatia and abroad

    Every year brings together the best Istrian vintners with an emphasis on quality young vintners for which this event is certainly giving a good boost for further development and progression.
    This event has been held for the 40 years in a row and has become a part of tradition and identity of the Svetvincenat Municipality.

  • 28.10.2018.

    Gnam-Gnam Fest: Istria on a plate

    Gastronomic event

    Istria on a Plate will take place in the great setting of Novigrad\'s Diocesan Park, located in the historical town core at the feet of the city’s bell tower and under its centuries-old pine trees, just a few steps from the sea. The event offers a real treat for the palate and all the other senses. The event will include a gastro-table where your hosts and the event organisers will offer the best and tastiest dishes prepared for this special occasion.

    Experienced chefs will prepare a number of novel and imaginative degustation dishes based on Istrian delicacies you\'ll have an opportunity to try with some of the top wines produced by local winemakers.

    A small fair accompanying the event will offer agricultural and other products produced locally by diligent hands – with, of course, a little help from Mother Nature. You\'ll have an opportunity to sample – and to buy at promotional prices – excellent extra virgin olive oils, cheeses and other dairy products, prosciutto and other cured meat products, homemade noodles, tasty sweets, natural cosmetics and much, much more.

    There will also be an exhibition of handmade original local souvenirs and other handicrafts available for purchase and a music and animation programme with a nice, unobtrusive musical backdrop to the whole event of traditional music and dance.

  • 29.10.2018.

    Istria Gourmet Festival

    Gastronomic congress with top chefs

  • 31.10.2018.

    All Saints\' Day

    Religious festivity

  • 01.11.2018.

    All Saints\' Day

    Religious festivity

  • 03.11.2018.

    Truffle Weekend

    Truffle Days 2018

    The traditional Weekend of Istrian truffles will be held on Saturday, the 3rd of November and Sunday, the 4th of November in Buzet. Its rich offer will be a good reason to spend a weekend there.

    Visitors will be able to see, taste and buy truffles and products of truffles, and Istrian homemade products such as prosciutto, cheese, olive oil, wine, honey, jams, marmalades, natural juices, homemade biscuits, homemade pasta, brandies etc.

    In addition to promotions, tasting and sales, there will be many other activities such as a culinary show ½Buzet on the plate½(caterers from Buzet will prepare meals), parade and dogs show, a small school with professional chef cooking, music, children’s corner, Truffle hunt race, which is a combination of a mountain bike and trekking race.

  • 03.11.2018.

    Truffle hunt race

    Orientation running and cycling race

    As part of the Weekend of truffles festival, the Club SRK Alba, will organize on 03.11. the Truffle hunt race, which is a combination of orientation running and cycling.

    The goal of the race is to be as fast as possible and go through obligatory and additional checkpoints. Contestants compete in teams, and the team consists of of two members (it can be male, female and mixed teams).

  • 04.11.2018.

    Istrian winter running league

    14. winter league runnin season

    14th anniversary of the Istrian winter league proves how popular running is in Istria. There are different recreational 6 or 9 kilometre races being held throughout the entire winter, up until March. Make sure not to miss the upcoming exciting adventures.

    Entry fee will amount 120.00 HRK and it’s paid by the purchase of starting number which is valid for all races. There will be trails of different profiles, properly marked, which length ranges from 6 km to about 9 km.

    Istrian Winter Running League 2018/19
    1. round: 04.11.2018. Medulin
    2. round: 18.11.2018. Poreč-Parenzo
    3. round: 02.12.2018. Pazin
    4. round: 09.12.2018. Sečovlje (SLO)
    5. round: 13.01.2019. Sv. Petar u šumi
    6. round: 27.01.2019. Rabac
    7. round: 10.02.2019. Vodnjan-Dignano
    8. round: 24.02.2019. Pula-Pola
    9. round: 03.03.2019. Umag-Umago

  • 08.11.2018.

    Beverly Strom Bluth

    Solo exhibition

  • 08.11.2018.

    Herbststadl

    Entertainment program

  • 09.11.2018.

    Martinje - St. Martin

    Each November, when the sweet juice of new wine is born, the town of Momjan celebrates the Feast Day of St. Martin, its patron saint. European traditions consider this Catholic saint to be the patron saint of vintners and wine growers and, in many countries, new wine is “baptised” on this very day.

    Momjan, a small historical town north of Buje, is no exception. It is well known among wine and vine authorities. Situated not far from the Slovenian border, Momjan is an oasis of sweet muscatel, the result of the synthesis of ideal soil and climate over a period of many centuries.

    When we realize that this town and its environs conceal some of the most prominent names in the Croatian wine-selling business, names that long ago made their reputation with Malvasia and Teran wine, the scale and importance of this event become apparent.

    In wine-tasting sessions held in cellars, a wide range of wines are laid out for guests who, armed with drinking glasses, savour the top-quality wines of North-western Istria.

    Vetrina Muskata, an international festival that attracts dozens of muscatel wine makers from Istria, Italy and Slovenia, is part of the St. Martin’s Day celebration. The best wine makers receive medals and the title of Muscateer, a symbol of top accomplishments and great achievements in the unique art of making muscatel wine.

  • 10.11.2018.

    Martinje - St. Martin

  • 11.11.2018.

    Martinja - St. Martin

    Popular festivity and baptising of new wine

  • 11.11.2018.

    Martinja - St. Martin

    Popular festivity and baptising of new wine

  • 11.11.2018.

    Martinja - St. Martin

    Join us at the feast of St. Martin, the patron of Ližnjan

  • 11.11.2018.

    Martinja - St. Martin

    Exhibition of the new wine

    Exhibition of the new wine of the Buzet region with tastings and entertainment program

  • 11.11.2018.

    St. Martin\'s Festivity

    Traditional celebration with entertainment and gastronomic offer

  • 11.11.2018.

    St. Martin\'s Festival

    Celebration with a gastronomic offer and entertainment programe

  • 15.11.2018.

    Zdravko Kopas

    Solo exhibition

  • 15.11.2018.

    Shunga - japanska erotska grafika

    Exhibition

  • 16.11.2018.

    14th New Olive Oil Days

    Exhibition, guided tastings, lectures, gastro show

    Join us again this year in the Days of olive oil and enjoy the numerous guided tastings and lectures on this subject! High-quality olive growers and oil producers from the entire Adriatic Euro-region will be gathered in one place. Due to this fact, this year’s gathering becomes an international manifestation. One of the most interesting events will surely be a whole-day gastronomic show with the participation of hoteliers and restaurant managers who have prepared numerous surprises. The whole manifestation will be accompanied by the occasional entertaining programs.

    During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to attend numerous lectures and guided tastings.

    » www.dmmu.info

  • 16.11.2018.

    Finals 3,2,1 ... sing!

    4th festival of young singing talents

  • 17.11.2018.

    Theatre Night

  • 18.11.2018.

    Istrian winter running league

    14th winter league season

    14th anniversary of the Istrian winter league proves how popular running is in Istria. There are different recreational 6 or 9 kilometre races being held throughout the entire winter, up until March. Make sure not to miss the upcoming exciting adventures.

    Entry fee will amount 120.00 HRK and it’s paid by the purchase of starting number which is valid for all races. There will be trails of different profiles, properly marked, which length ranges from 6 km to about 9 km.

    Istrian Winter Running League 2018/19
    1. round: 04.11.2018. Medulin
    2. round: 18.11.2018. Poreč-Parenzo
    3. round: 02.12.2018. Pazin
    4. round: 09.12.2018. Sečovlje (SLO)
    5. round: 13.01.2019. Sv. Petar u šumi
    6. round: 27.01.2019. Rabac
    7. round: 10.02.2019. Vodnjan-Dignano
    8. round: 24.02.2019. Pula-Pola
    9. round: 03.03.2019. Umag-Umago

  • 21.11.2018.

    St. Maurus Day

    Traditional religious and folk festival

  • 23.11.2018.

    Let\'s Sing and Play in Old Custom

    11th encounter of traditional singers from the Istrian Region

    In honor of the deceased prominent member, one of the founders of KUD (Folklore Society) Barban and a great lover of folk music and dance, Romano Broskvar, the Meeting of the singers on thin and thick and players of Istrian folk instruments is being held. Organized by KUD Barban, founded in 1976, whose President Romano was for 12 years, this meeting is a contribution to the preservation of the culture and tradition of Barban and Istria. A large number of Istrian singers, musicians and dancers have recognized the significance of this event and are year by year gladly responding enriching the meeting with their participation and giving it year by year an increasing importance.

  • 23.11.2018.

    Crofish

    International Fisheries Fair

    CROFISH, the Fishing and Fishing Equipment Fair in Poreč is the only event of its kind held in Croatia.

    The aim of the fair is to enable gathering and presentation of all interested economic entities operating in the fisheries, mariculture and sport fishing in Croatia and neighbouring countries in one place, with all that in atmosphere of international and inter-regional cooperation as an important factor in the development of marine fisheries and mariculture. 

    Association of Craftsmen Poreč, as a non-profit specialized association, makes great efforts in consulting, promotion and development of the economy in general, and especially in craftsmanship where fisheries are of the utmost importance and presence. Association of Craftsmen Poreč currently has more than 100 fishermen members. 
    During the Fair, a series of side events is planned to be held, some with the accent to public discussions, expert lectures and meetings of partners - fishermen, and activities to make fishery products closer to tourist markets and public spending in schools and kindergartens. The aim of the fair is to strengthen the position of fishery products in local diet, regulation of the fishery markets, construction of fishing infrastructure, improving business cooperation and access to fisheries, intensification of production and exports, as well as increasing the competitiveness of the fishermen.

    Welcome!

  • 24.11.2018.

    Novigradska lignjada

    Squid fishery competition

  • 24.11.2018.

    10th Olive oil festival

    A picturesque place on the southeastern Istrian hills situated on the road between Pula and Labin, which was built in the Middle Ages. Barban is full of cultural attractions as well as of an intangible cultural heritage within which the most famous is the knight\'s game, Trka na prstenac (an equestrian competition in which various horsemen riding at full gallop aim their lances at a hanging metal ring). Besides its rich history, this area conceals a number of other curiosities.

    Olive oil, the alpha and omega of Mediterranean cuisine, got its own festival in Barban in 2009.
    Olive growers exclusively from the area of Barban take part in this event and besides the tasting of extra virgin olive oils, workshops on the theme of olive growing are also organised.

    The November Festival in Barban is worth a visit not only for the exhibition of souvenirs and the interesting usable items made of olive wood, but also for the works of artists who find the olive an endless source of inspiration.

  • 29.11.2018.

    Dreamlike Book Fair in Istria

    24th Pula festival of books and authors

    The largest book fair in Croatia, and an important literary event in Istria, takes place in the Secession-style building in Pula and, in addition to Croatian publishing, it promotes regional European publishing efforts. Apart from the sale of books at reduced prices, the Fair stages a range of other events: promotions of recent titles, meetings with authors \'Breakfast with authors\', concerts, stage and video presentations, exhibitions - thus becoming a true book festival.

  • 01.12.2018.

    Adriatic Squid Days

    Gastronomical event

    That the domestic squid really is a truly delicious morsel, gourmets shall be persuaded durnig the Days of adriatic squid all over the restaurants on North-west Istria. They will, at affordable prices, offer full course menus based on adriatic squid, all in combination with local wines i olive oils of highest quality.

    This gourmet manifestation, apart from presenting an additional motive for visiting North-west Istria at the time of Christmas holidays, is endeavoring to valorize remarkable squid from the Adriatic Sea, which is hunted just in winter period. It intends to raise awareness of their value in the kitchen and encourage caterers to devise new and creative recipes based on this sea food.

    From a cheap, almost despised food, squid are on the Adriatic coast in the last half century turned into a favorite specialty. They have a delicate taste of the sea and are an exquisite medium for different flavors. They can be treated aggressively, with vinegar, hot peppers and aromatic herbs, and gently, with a few drops of lemon and a bit of chives.
    Enjoy your meal!

  • 01.12.2018.

    Advent na sjeveru - Advent in north Istria

  • 01.12.2018.

    New Olive Oil Festival

    Kanfanar and its surrounding area was always known as an ideal location for growing olives and producing quality olive oil. Growing olives, which has always been present here, is getting more and more popular both in Istria and Kanfanar. With the aim of presenting and evaluating olive oils from Kanfanar, Olive oil festival is being held in Kanfanar at the end of the year, when all the visitors can enjoy in this green gold.

  • 01.12.2018.

    5th Pancakes Festival

    Gastronomic event

  • 02.12.2018.

    Istrian winter running league

    14. winter league running season

    14th anniversary of the Istrian winter league proves how popular running is in Istria. There are different recreational 6 or 9 kilometre races being held throughout the entire winter, up until March. Make sure not to miss the upcoming exciting adventures.

    Entry fee will amount 120.00 HRK and it’s paid by the purchase of starting number which is valid for all races. There will be trails of different profiles, properly marked, which length ranges from 6 km to about 9 km.

    Istrian Winter Running League 2018/19
    1. round: 04.11.2018. Medulin
    2. round: 18.11.2018. Poreč-Parenzo
    3. round: 02.12.2018. Pazin
    4. round: 09.12.2018. Sečovlje (SLO)
    5. round: 13.01.2019. Sv. Petar u šumi
    6. round: 27.01.2019. Rabac
    7. round: 10.02.2019. Vodnjan-Dignano
    8. round: 24.02.2019. Pula-Pola
    9. round: 03.03.2019. Umag-Umago

  • 05.12.2018.

    Queen of Croatia

    The Final Jubilee 25th Competition of the Queen of Croatia 2018.

    During the event, the most beautiful girl will be crowned Queen of Croatia. The Queen of Croatia beauty pageant has been taking place for a number of years with the objective of promoting beauty, health and culture of the Republic of Croatia through a cultural and fashion event on the national and international scene. 

  • 06.12.2018.

    Day of Barban Municipality

    Folk festival

  • 06.12.2018.

    Advent Poreč

    Do not miss the most beautiful season of Advent in Istria!

    Free ice skating, concerts, performances and an endless Advent gastronomic offer in Matija Gubec Park.                

  • 08.12.2018.

    Christmas Fair

    Christmas fair marking the beginning of the Brtonigla holiday story will be held on 8th and 9th December.

    Apart from decorations, unique handwork and pine tree decorations, the offer will also include homemade wine, brandy, honey, cheese, desserts and other authentic products, all pre-packed and set to give as a gift.

    While adults are shopping, children can enjoy themselves in the special children’s corner where they will be greeted by Santa Clause. The entertainment program includes musical bands but don\'t forget to taste the homemade specialties and mulled wine.

  • 08.12.2018.

    20th Anniversary of Rubino Chamber Choir

  • 08.12.2018.

    Feast of the Immaculate Conception

    The Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Vabriga, with tasting of gastronomic delicacies.

  • 10.12.2018.

    Backstage live Pula 2018: Madeleine Peyroux

    Jazz concert

  • 14.12.2018.

    Novigrad Christmas Joys

    Traditional Christmas fair

    It will be sunny and lively in Novigrad at the Christmas Fair which will be held under the tent at the square "Veliki trg" in the town centre.

    The imaginative gifts will be available for sale in all three days from 3 to 8 pm.
    The fair will be accompanied, apart from the occasional sale, by party and music and various events held under the tent and in different locations in the city.

    You too should visit the Christmas Fair and celebrate with the hosts, learning about the Mediterranean town of Novigrad in Christmas spirit. You will see that its winter look does not lack behind the one you get in the summer, and that Novigrad is worthy of its beauty, elegance and style in every season.

    Enjoy with many interesting handicrafts and rich entertainment program!

  • 14.12.2018.

    Happy December in Pazin

    Christmas fair

    Quietly on the fingertips, the winter magic enters our homes, spreads through the streets and fills everyone around us with the joy of the holiday season. The entire city of Pazin is covered with a happy holiday cloak in December ... And to make the last month of the year even more interesting, visit the central city square because Pazin’s Happy December awaits you!

  • 15.12.2018.

    Lim Bay Challenge: Sunny Winter Trail

    Are you ready for two races in two days? Are you are tired of hiding from cold water inside the same four walls? Do you have a free weekend on 15th and 16th December? The Sunny Winter Trail is a two-day running event that will offer you the spirit of the Mediterranean when winter knocks at your door.

    The Vrsar and Lim Bay surroundings are ideal locations and challenging for everyone. Experienced runners in search of a true trail have the Sunny category at their disposal that passes through the most wonderful viewpoints of the Lim Bay and ends in the Portosole Campsite. The 30 km long trail runs through an interesting combination of Mediterranean rocky ground and coastal forest offering a true sporting and visual treat.

    The 16 km long Urban category is scheduled for the second day and is intended for classical trail runners as well as for those who like road running.
    A number of urban trails and macadam ones will take you through the parks and campsites as well as through the Dušan Džamonja Sculpture Park, and it is up to you to decide whether it will be a fast race or just Sunday sightseeing of the surrounding beauties.

    Fun & Run was designed as a 10 km long recreational race for the first day of the trail for all those wanting to spend time in nature walking or running slowly and is suitable for the whole family. For those youngsters who are just starting on their first running steps, the Kids Trail Run will be a whole new experience that will provide parents with a quiet afternoon with tired children.

    Both the start and finish are in the Portosole Campsite, and the winners will be declared in individual categories and in a stage race that sums up the results achieved over both days. The entry-fees include start packages and a joint lunch for two days, whilst the central venue is the Portosole Campsite.

    See you at the seaside. Hibernation is not an option this year.

  • 16.12.2018.

    Parenzana Trace Walking Tour

    Sport event

    116 years ago, on December 15, 1902, a train covered the route between Buje and Poreč for the first time, driving along the at the time new narrow gauge railroad Parenzana. It was thus that the second section of the railroad previously connecting Trieste and Poreč was put into operation. With the total length of 123 kilometres, it wound through the green istrian landscapes, connecting 33 Istrian settlements.

    Over the last ten years, parts of Parenzana were transformed into a hiking and bicycle trail, unique for the viaducts, tunnels and railway stations preserved along the route, dating back to the time when it was daily thundered through by a small locomotive.

    Commemorating the 116th anniversary of the first train ride between Buje and Poreč, the Tourist Board of the Town of Buje is organizing a hiking campaign from Buje to Grožnjan and back, along the restored route of the Parenzana.

    The start is in front of the old railroad station in Buje at 10 a.m. and trail-side refreshments are ensured for all participants.

  • 21.12.2018.

    Christmas program in Grožnjan

    Rich cultural program, arrival of Santa Claus with his assistants, Christmas plays, opening of an exhibition, Christmas cycling race ...

  • 21.12.2018.

    Holidays in the House of Batana: at the table enjoying the music

    Gastronomy & entertainment program

  • 22.12.2018.

    Christmas concert

    Female choir Mendule

    Christmas songs concert - Female choir Mendule

  • 22.12.2018.

    Svetica Trek

    Location: Svetica (Monte Madonna), Šišan

    Race length:
    Active trail (marked trail) 13 km / +100m;
    Challenger cca 25 km / +200m
    Marathon cca 45 km / + 500m

    Race type: Trekking race

    Mandatory gear:
    - compass
    - headlamp
    - mobile phone
    - first aid kit + emergency space blanket
    - whistle
    - map (provided by the organizer)
    - control card (provided by the organizer)
    - race instructions (provided by the organizer)

    Map: Upon completion of the online registration process, all the participants will receive map of the race with control points, printed instructions and control card.

    Note: Mandatory gear will be checked during the race. The lack of any items of the mandatory equipment will result in a a penalty.

    » www.srkpuls.hr

  • 26.12.2018.

    4. HoHoHo! Run

    Charity race

    The race course starts the centre of Umag, follows the coast of Umag, and ends in the centre of town.

    5k and 10k races
    » Info

  • 26.12.2018.

    Rovinj Music Festival

    The jubilee 10th Rovinj Music Festival will be held this year from 26th to 29th December, when Rovinj will re-breathe with this demo festival with a tradition of 10 years.

    In the ninth year of the RMF, more than 1,500 musicians were performing and thanks to this festival they got \'lively back\' to create new music.

    On this occasion, the Festival organizers decided to invite all the winners of the Rovinj Music Festivals, instead of making a competition, from 2009 to the present.

    In addition to the winners of the RMF this year, a number of headliners will be in charge of the good atmosphere, which will, together with the former RMF contestants, surely bring up the Rovinj audience.

    Everything begins on Wednesday December 26 with the performance of the klapa Valdibora at the Gandusio Theater, while the day later is reserved for the Rovinj Musical Laboratory and part of the RMF winners.

    On Friday, December 28th at Valdibora, with the winners of the RMF, will perform Neno Belan, Atomsko Sklonište and Titos boys, while on Saturday 29.12. the good atmosphere will be in charge of Šajeta, Alen Vitasović and The Night Express.

  • 26.12.2018.

    Christmas concert

  • 31.12.2018.

    New Year Party in Forum square

    Concerts

  • 31.12.2018.

    Goodbye 2018

    Music and entertainment

  • 31.12.2018.

    New Year\'s Eve Party

    Concert: Zdravko Čolić

    Spend the craziest night of the year and welcome the New 2019th Year in beautiful Poreč with eternal romantic Zdravko Čolić...

    City of Poreč is happily preparing for New Year\'s Eve! For our guests and fellow citizens, tourist pearl of the Istrian west coast dresses a festive attire and invites everyone to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration. Visitors who decide to celebrate the craziest night of the year in the city of mosaics, will be entertained through the night by the eternal romantic Zdravko Čolić.

  • 31.12.2018.

    New Year\'s Eve Party

    The craziest night of the year will be celebrated in Rovinj with the popular rock band from Zagreb Prljavo kazalište. The supporting Party band will warm up and entertain the audience before the arrival of the main act. Along with the music part, the programme also includes attractive fireworks that will sparkle in the night sky over Rovinj at midnight.

    New Year\'s Eve programme at the square will be enriched by the gourmet offer of several Rovinj\'s restaurants within The Rovinj’s Winter Delicacies festival and The Batana House Association with its traditional menu within the Holidays at the Batana House.

    Program:

    21:30 Party band

    23:00 Prljavo kazalište

    24:00 Fireworks

    00:10 Prljavo kazalište

Source: www.istra.hr