Top Events in August

You have decided to spend your holiday in Istria, but you are not yet familiar with all the events which our region has to offer? We have prepared a list of August top events which will make your holiday even more interesting.

Make sure to visit Grožnjan, the historical town of central Istria where unavoidable attractive race Grožnjan by night is being held! For those interested in gastronomy and local festivities, there is St. Roch’s festivity in Brtonigla which offer excellent Istrian dishes. If, on the other hand, you are a fan of astronomy, astrology, mysticism and mythology, then you should not miss the Astro party Lunasa event.

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.

Small fishing village Funtana will delight you during August with their traditional fishing festivals and seafood specialties prepared for the fishermen’s daily catch and offered from their boats while at waterfront in Vrsar, Vrsar Porto Fest event is being held which combines tradition and modern approach to the culinary specialties offer in Istria.

The Rovinj exhibition Grisia will be held on August 13th in the street of the same name, in the old town core. For all jazz fans and those who are about to become one, in Bale, The Last Minute Open Jazz Festival will be held. Last year, more than 120 musicians performed during 5 days.

The Amphitheatre in Pula will this year again host some of world's biggest stars so make sure not to miss the concerts of Tom Jones and Zucchero. Fans of electronic music will enjoy in Dimensions festival - the spectacular electronic underground music festival which brings the biggest names of electronic music to Pula. Grace Jones will perform at the opening concert in the amphitheatre!

Fažana presents its fishermen tradition with the programme called Things that fishermen know (Ća ribari znaju) while you have the opportunity to taste typical Istrian products every Monday at the waterfront in Medulin. All the sport fans can visit Cape Kamenjak and the Full Moon event while you can enjoy in creative allegorical vehicle at the Festivity of Bumbari in Vodnjan.

A diverse programme, great music and urban beats, cinema and theatre, special events and concerts will enhance the summer experience and create unforgettable moments for all visitors of the Rabac Open Air Festival.

Witches and sorcerers, fairies and elves, dragons and witches will be waiting for you at the Legendfest, in the beautiful and mystical town of Pićan, while the medieval atmosphere will be revived at the Medevial festival in Svetvinčenat which is the place where the visitors will get to know more about the everyday life of that historical period. If you will be visiting Žminj which will be held by the end of the month, make sure not to miss Bartulja, the biggest and most famous folk festival in Istria.

A variety of other events will take place during August in Istria and we invite you to check the dates!

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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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