Croatia Festivals

Our Croatia expert loves the outdoor summer festivals and tries hard to attend as many as she can! She says” they bring locals and visitors together and the atmosphere is wonderful, usually with the sparkling Adriatic Sea as the backdrop”.
Take a look at just a few: -

Fishermens Nights
Take place from late June to early September usually on Friday or Saturday evenings in many waterfront places including the smallest resorts. Ultra-casual, there are small fresh fish plates available and some simple meat dishes, a great casual outdoor vibe by the sea and usually live music. Just pay for what you eat and drink. Usually advertised on posters locally or in tourist offices.

Konavle Walking Festival
Outdoor walking is one of the fastest growing activities in the 50 plus age range. In early October each year this festival offers organised trails through the Konavle Valley (inland near Cavtat) following old railway tracks and ruins of Roman aquaducts.

Porec Street Life Festival
In Porec in the Istria region, and running from mid-June to mid-September, this is the largest street festival in Croatia with over 40 events mostly free. Music, live concerts, food and wine tastings and a wonderful open-air cinema under the stars in the ground of glamorous Villa Polesini showing films (mainly in English).

Opatija’s Retro-Opatija
Takes place over the third weekend in June when there are concerts, parties (and real discos complete with those glitterballs!), fashion and make-up from past eras. Workshops provide free beehive hair, 60’s makeup.

Dubrovnik - Summer Festival plus food and wine festivals
The famous Dubrovnik Summer Festival takes place from around 10-26 July each year although some performances are in Croatian so do check. In Late April, Dubrovnik’s FestiWine event has over 100 wineries offering tastings in the old city. During the third weekend in October the Good Food Festival has chef’s gourmet tours, tastings and workshops. From mid-June into early July, we love Midsummer Scene which has Shakespeare plays in English in outstanding, historic venues.

Explore Our Croatia Regions