The Best Summer - Only in Istria!

For a memorable summer come to Istria and enjoy in a number of music festivals and events. We are confident you will find something that interests you - be it events, places to visit, beaches or simply delicious food for which Istria has become famous with both visitors and locals.

Are you yearning for a crazy, entertaining and unforgettable summer?! Then it would appear that you do not have to wait long, because a party on a world scale will be organised this May. The Sea Star Festival will bring amazing music and a lot of famous performers to Umag - you have surely heard of the Prodigy and Fatboy Slim.

Poreč and its surroundings will be the centre of music events. It starts with the Lighthouse Festival - an underground electronic music festival in Tar with more than 20 performers, followed by Boat and Pool party.
For the second year in a row, situated by the sea, in Peškera Bay, MTV Summerblast brings to Poreč the best of pop and dance music scene with highly - anticipated performances of hip hop music icons - Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff.  
Rise Up Poreč Music Festival will, among others, host the 2013 number one performer on the UK singles chart (Love Me Again) John Newman. In addition to the excellent music, you can expect rich accompanying programmes.

Pula is traditionally the mecca of best of drum and base music for four days in July at the Seasplash Festival.

There are a lot of concerts planned for this summer in the Amphitheatre of Pula. The mix of the unique atmosphere under the night sky and renowned musicians on one of the most beautiful stages are something you really shouldn’t miss. Tom Jones, Sting, Zucchero and 2 Cellos will perform the greatest hits of their rich music careers and leave no one indifferent.

Istria’s dynamic summer continues with the Dimension festival - the spectacular electronic underground music festival which will this year bring Grace Jones to perform at the opening concert in the amphitheatre!
Outlook Festival is the largest festival of bass music and sound system culture in Europe and it has become cult. It starts with the spectacular opening concert in Pula's Arena and during the following days visitors can enjoy whole - day music and entertainment.

Istria is also an ideal destination for numerous world sporting events.  Held in Umag for more than 25 years, The Summer ATP Tournament is one of the most important sports and social events in Croatia.

Rovinj Beach Polo Event is the only polo event organized in this part of the world and it's a real must visit sports -entertainment festival.

Poreč will be the host of the world's top sporting events. Croatia Match Cup is one of the most prestigious sailing competitions in the class of catamarans in the world while Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series is part of the FIVB World Tour. This spectacle offers top beach volleyball matches and various entertainment programmes.

For all other summer events check the calendar because there is a lot more to see.  

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016 and 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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