Events in Croatia

Rita Ora in Zadar

Good news for Rita Ora fans in Croatia as it has been announced that she will perform at Višnjik Sports Centre in Zadar on 30 August 2019. Ora will perform in Zadar as part of her Phoenix World Tour promoting her latest album Phoenix. The tour started in Australia in March and has seen the 28-year-old singer perform in Asia and cities across Europe like Paris, Milan, London, Oslo and Stockholm. She recently made UK chart history with her hit, Let You Love Me. The track made the Top 10, which gave Ora a record-breaking 13 Top 10 singles on the British singles chart. This makes Ora the reigning female British artist to score the most Top 10 hits overall on the ranking.

Sancta Barbara Wooden Chapels Festival

Wooden churches and chapels represent the peak of the traditional Baroque architecture of North Croatia. Although there were many of them initially, especially in the areas rich in the common oak, merely about 40 of them dating from the 17th to 19th century still remain today. The complex of wooden sacral architecture which impresses with its architectural simplicity and originality was created in Turopolje, which served as a center of concentrated original traditional creative power spreading its influence onto Pokuplje and Posavina, the geographical space where the tradition of building wooden churches continued deep into the 20th century. This authentic and valuable piece of cultural heritage offers an exceptionally attractive tourist destination, yet it remains insufficiently presented. Therefore, the Sancta Barbara Wooden Chapels Festival will organize exquisite musical programs in these unique authentic sacred spaces of wooden chapels. Watch the opening of the Wooden Chapel Festival live on Sunday, July 7, 2019. at 20 pm at!

Nights of Rijeka Squares and Beaches

The already unavoidable summer programme, Nights of Rijeka Squares and Beaches, has prepared a rich entertainment programme on many locations in Rijeka for the month of August as well. The musical programme Thursdays on Kobler will host numerous performers: Daria Štakić duo, By The Way band and Love Runners. Pavlinski Square will be reserved for "light" melodies, and Karolina Riječka Pier will continue with the Gastro Fishermen's Night. Live music, organized by the bar Kancelarija, awaits you in Ivan Klobučarić Square, while the terrace in front of the Hotel Continental will host jazz and evergreen evenings. Art Workshops, Book Evenings and Music Evenings are part of the programme at the most beautiful city locations - Rijeka beaches.

DunavArt Festival

This year, the festival will be held at four locations in Erdut, Vukovar, Ilok, and Kopački rit Nature park from June 28th till July 6th 2019. The Festival offer rich and diverse programme to visitors who will be able to enjoy the Danube region’s food, wines, and art. With this festival, the Croatian Danube region has definitely been recognized as an attractive tourist, cultural, wine and gourmet destination that has a lot to offer to visitors to this region. Within the Festival will be held The International Assessment of Wines of the Danube Countries in Ilok. The visitors will be able to enjoy traditional dishes and wines from Danube region. The motto of the DunavArt Festival project, “Danube Flows and Connects”, is fully applicable to the wine as well, because there are few things which can entertain, enliven, gather and connect people like wine can.   allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen>

Olive Classic Festival

Concerts: 02.08.2019 at 9.00 p.m. – Festive opening 04.08.2019 at 9.00 p.m. – ENSEMBLE ESPERANZA – Opus Klassik Winner 06.08.2019 at 9.00 p.m. – European capitals – Vaduz 08.08.2019 at 9.00 p.m. – Artists in Residence 09.08.2019 at 9.00 p.m. – Sound of Lun II   For the second time in a row, the Olive gardens of Lun become the unique setting for the Olive Classic Festival. There are 5 concerts offered by around 20 Croatian and European artists. Mediterranean flair, breathtaking sea views and a selection of the most beautiful classical tunes make this festival an unforgettable experience for the senses.

Vaicanto Festival presents Queenvention

Queenvention is the title of the premiere edition of the VAICANTO FESTIVAL, a musical project devoted to the legendary band The Queen. The largest European Queen Tribute Band brings a spectacular show of up to 50 top musicians, members of symphony orchestras and choirs, who will perform the most successful of one of the most influential pop-rock bands of all time in a special arrangement. In the festival program there is also a Q & A panel and a lecture by Mr. Peter Freestone, costume designer of The Queen and a consultant in movie Bohemian Rhapsody.

Exhibition: Dali - Surrealist Worlds

One of the greatest ever 20th century artists is Salvador Dali, a Spanish surrealist who passed away in 2009, will have 200 of his sheets, sculptures, tapestries and reliefs on ceramics, glass, sofas and other forms exposed to the public. With over 200,000 people already visiting this travelling exhibit, then anyone with an affinity to his works should not miss such a golden opportunity.

Korčula Sword Dance Festival

Korčula island is a unique treasure chest with two types of sword dance groups that are listed by the Ministry of Culture in the Republic of Croatia to be safe-guarded as intangible cultural heritage, Moreška and Kumpanjija.   The opening ceremony – 14. June in Korčula Closing ceremony – 13. September in Vela Luka   The opening ceremony on 14. June 2019 in town Korčula: 20:00 - Parade of sword dance groups 20:45 - Opening ceremony of Sword dance Festival at Trg pomirenja  in Korčula.   Special guests - Historical unit "Kliški uskoci", Klis, Croatia   The full programme includes Moreška sword dance performances in Korčula performed by „St. Cecily“ Croatian Cultural Society and KUD Moreška, as well as Kumpanija single chain dance performances in the other places on the island. As a part of the programme thematic exhibitions will be held: Exhibition on Moreška sword dance – 15. June – 01. September 2019. in the Revelin tower in Korčula Exhibition “Kumpanija from Vela Luka on Korčula island”: 10. August – 15. August, Church Gospojina in Korčula 15. August – 31. August, Culture centre Korčula 06. September – 27. September, Culture centre Vela Luka 28. September – 15. October, Port 9 Resort Korčula

Days of Uskoks

Senj is a coastal town under the brow of northern Velebit, and its celebrated history is marked by the bravery of the Uskok knights. On the most famous days of its history, the people of Senj remember these past times with the Uskok Days – a three day event of history revived. Knight’s tournaments and processions are held on these days in Senj, and the entire town is under siege all day and all night. Visitors can find sanctuary from this excitement in the knight’s inns where medieval specialities are prepared, or they can lose themselves in the medieval comedies, entertainers and renaissance players.
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