Art in Labin & Rabac

Labin Art Republika

There are more than 30 artists living and working in Labin and, in summer, the 'Art Republic' takes over the streets. During the festival the town comes alive with street theatre, concerts, plays, clown performances…
Food & Drink in Buzet

Festival of Subotina

Buzet's top truffle event is on the second Saturday in September, marking the start of the white-truffle season (which lasts through December). The pinnacle of it all is the preparation of a giant truffle omelette –…
Film in Pula

Pula Film Festival

Running for well over six decades, this July film festival is the town’s most important event, with screenings of mainly Croatian and some international films in the Roman Amphitheatre and other locations around tow…
Music in Pula

Outlook Festival

Europe's largest bass and sound-system culture festival takes place over five days in early September in Punta Christo Fort in Štinjan, just outside Pula. The opening event takes place in the Roman Amphitheatre.
Film in Motovun

Motovun Film Festival

Around 40,000 people flock to this five-day festival, held in late July. Founded in 1999, it presents a roster of independent and avant-garde films, with nonstop outdoor and indoor screenings, concerts and parties.
Music in Pula

Seasplash Festival

In the last week in July, this four-day music fest (featuring wide-ranging live performances, from reggae and ska to dancehall and dub) lights up Štinjan's Punta Christo Fort, just northwest of Pula.
Sports in Umag

Croatia Open

Part of the ATP World Tour, the nation's premier men's tennis tournament takes place here over 10 days in mid-July. Previous winners have included Marin Čilić and Carlos Moyá.
Art in Rovinj

Grisia Art Show

The second Sunday in August sees the town’s most renowned event, when narrow Grisia becomes an open-air art exhibition. Everyone from children to professional painters displays their work in churches, studios and on…
Food & Drink in Hum

Homemade Rakija Competition

On the last Sunday of October, around 1000 visitors squeeze into Hum for this celebration of the local firewater. After the judging, attendees sample the different-flavoured grappas till it all runs out.
Music in Bale

Last Minute Open Jazz Festival

This small but excellent festival takes place at Kamene priče over four days in early August. It features mostly Croatian artists plus the odd overseas guest.