International Tennis Tournaments
Men (ATP Tour) – Umag, Istria (October):
Women (WTA Tour) – Brac Island (April):
Pula Film Festival (July) http://www.pulafilmfestival.hr/en/
Motovun film Festival (July / Aug) http://www.motovunfilmfestival.com/
The charming Istrian hill-top town of Motovun hosts the original and most highly-regarded international
film festival in Croatia. The atmospheric, medieval town square is transformed into an outdoor cinema
Classical Music Concerts
St. Donat’s Cathedral, Zadar (July and August);
Euphrasius Basilica, Porec (year round);
Osor Cathedral, Cres Island (12 Jul-25 Aug)
Rabac Summer Festival (August) www.rabacsummerfestival.com
Attracting a host of international and local DJs, you can party into the night and wait for the sun to come
up on one of Rabac’s many fine beaches.
Liburnia Jazz Festival, Opatija (July): http://www.liburniajazz.hr
The International Rijeka Carnival (February)
The biggest and most spectacular of its kind in Croatia, and one of the biggest in Europe, the Rijeka
Carnival is a week-long extravaganza of parades, balls, theatrical performances, concerts and general
tomfoolery which each year attracts over 100,000 spectators. Apparently having their origins in the
centuries’ old traditions of scaring away evil spirits and welcoming in the new spring, the festivities turn
this coastal town into a riot of colour, creativity, fun and laughter. So if you’re looking for an alternative
escape from winter blues this could be right up your street.
Krk Summer Festival (July and August)
Featuring a wide-range of indoor and open-air performances for all tastes – classical and contemporary
music, opera, drama, folklore. http://www.krk.hr/english/zabava.htm
The International Children’s Festival, Sibenik (June – July)
A week of plays, outdoor performances, workshops and films for children young and old in one
of northern Dalmatia’s oldest and prettiest towns. Still going strong as it approaches its 50th year.
Traditional Knights Jousting Exhibition and Tournament, Sinj (August)
Split Summer Festival (July – August) http://www.splitsko-ljeto.hr/52splitskoljeto/index.htm
Split Film Festival (Sept) http://www.splitfilmfestival.hr/
Hvar Summer Festival
There are open-air performances almost every day from June to September set against the splendid
backdrop of the town’s Renaissance architecture.
Sailing Regattas, Vis island (Oct) http://www.jklabud.hr/regate/61_viska/eng/and Makarska (May)
The annual Vis Regatta on the second weekend of October would be an opportune time for sailing
enthusiasts to experience the delights of this island.
Traditional Dalmatian Acapella “Klapa” Music Concerts, Omis (July)
Dubrovnik New Year’s Eve Festival
If you want an atmospheric location to see in the New Year then look no further than Dubrovnik’s historic
Old Town. This year promises a string of concerts, performances and other festivities on the main
promenade – including a free cocktail-tasting session! Scheduled to last well into the night.
The Dubrovnik Summer Festival (July – August)
The biggest and most spectacular of the many Summer Festivals in the towns of the Dalmatian Coast,
it’s a pulsating 45-day celebration of music, theatre and art, with a great closing fireworks display.
The perfect time to visit the city if you’re a ‘culture vulture’- but prepare yourself for the crowds.
If you value your sleep it’s probably also better to stay outside the Old Town.