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.
Good beer and excellent Bavarian sausage by a crystal clear sea...it sounds like a dream?! Oktoberfest by Valamar brings Munich's atmosphere to the Adriatic thanks to Valamar Riviera, the event’s organisers responsible for satisfying our visitors' every demand. This three-day long event on the Lanterna peninsula, close to Tar, is full of traditional Bavarian specialities accompanied by the music of famous Austrian and German performers.
To make the experience complete, a large tent is decorated in Bavarian style, whilst the star of the evening, the beer, will be served in one-litre pitchers. For all inquisitive people and beer enthusiasts, a parking lot has been organised as well as bus transport from Poreč to Lanterna for undisturbed pleasure at the Istrian Oktoberfest.
07:00 - 17:00 h
International exhibitors of antiques fair - every friday
Furniture, paintings, timepieces, jewelry, silver and porcelain, ethno collections, etc.
Every Friday till the end of year.
10,00 - 17,00 h
Your teacher will be well-known Croatian artist Snježana Vidović. People call Istria sometimes the "Small Tuscan of Croatia". The experienced artist will accompany you every day to another attractive place to paint in various painting techniques. Express your feelings and creativity in your favorite painting technique.
Paint and enjoy, that's her motto. You will visit the most beautiful ares of Istria, to make these days memorable. Everywhere we will feel the pristine beauty of nature, the friendliness of the people and the culinary skills of local farmers.
Malen in Istrien 2017:
1. Spring painting course, 15.05. - 19.05. 2017 (10:00 – 17:00 o'clock)
2. Summers painting course, 19.06. - 23.06. 2017 (10:00 – 17:00 o'clock)
3. Painting course at september, 18.09. - 22.09. 2017 (10:00 – 17:00 o'clock)
4. Autumns painting course, 09.10. - 13.10. 2017 (10:00 – 17:00 o'clock)
Middle distance triathlon
PorečTriathlon is situated in the capital of Croatian tourism which does not live merely by sun, sea and perfect tourist brand image but also reveals its sporting heart.
The historic city of Poreč has recognized its excellent geographical location and transport links with neighboring countries in order to develop sports tourism. Microclimate of Poreč guarantees sunny days even when it rains in the surrounding areas. Long hot summer provides neoprene-free swimming until October. Swimming next to the old town, cycling through inland vineyards on the undemanding cycling track, running at the Lungo mare and a finish line in downtown provide a memorable experience for each competitor.
Accommodation will satisfy even the most demanding, and the blue sea and blue flag beaches will make you spend your time o utdoors.
Swibir Triathlon Club which organizes the race in cooperation with the Tourist Board of the City and Happy Time is well known for the quality organization of the races such as “Mljet Half International”, “KRK3ATLON” and the organization of the national championships from Olympic to long triathlon.
Poreč Triathlon is a race with a excellent location, good date of event, microclimate conditions, undemanding but beautiful cycling tracks and accessible entry fee for all participants.
Do you want to end your triathlon season with an unforgettable image of sunset over the sea horizon? Porec Triathlon Race is here for you!
12:00 - 19:00 h
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.
The first day of competition, Friday will start with scrutineering in the early hours at the service park in front of the sports hall Žatika. Optional shakedown will follow at 12:30, and the start ramp at the City parking in the center of Porec is scheduled for 15:15. The first of three special stages will be held at Tar, followed by an attractive prologue. Crews will drive two night special stages at the Central city parking.
Saturday brings even 78 kilometers of special stages that will be held in western Istria. Crews will drive three runs at 7.75 kilometers long SS Tinjan, as well as two runs at SS Kanfanar, SS Mugeba and SS Žbandaj. Finish ceremony is planned at 19 hours at the Central city parking in Partizanska Street.
7th 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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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances
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.