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Events

See which events are taking place in Istria and plan your trip.


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7th HTI Health Tourism Industry conference

Rovinj, Hotel Lone

28.02.2017 - 02.03.2017

A large number of health tourism experts from all over the world will gather in Rovinj in order to present the best examples from the industry and to discuss current trends. The conference will also include two additional events – European Luxury Hospitality Summit, organized by ILHA and TTM (Taste the Mediterranean) Festival.
Organizer: Wellness Dalmacija d.o.o.
Contact information:
00385 (0) 91 738 5436
info@hticonference.com
www.hticonference.com



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Istrian Riviera

Rovinj, Eden Tennis Centre / Villas Rubin Tennis Centre

04.03.2017 - 12.03.2017

The ITF Futures tournament, being held this March in Rovinj, will bring together 120 players from 12 countries. The matches will be played from 4th to 12th March 2017 on the courts of the Eden and Villas Rubin Tennis Centres.
Organiser: Top Spin d.o.o.
Contact:
00385 (1) 369 36 90
office@topspin.hr
www.istrafutures.com



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Istrian Spring Trophy

Vrsar, Riva

09.03.2017 - 12.03.2017

The 14th edition of the Istrian Spring Trophy, an international cycling stage race through Istria, will be held this year from 9th to 12th March. The race is in the International Cycling Union (Union Cycliste International (UCI)) calendar, and is noted in the cycling world for the number of contestants and the quality of the riders.
Organiser: BK Meridiana - Kamen Pazin
Contact:
00385 (0) 52 624 242
bk.kamen.pazin@pu.t-com.hr



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Slavoj Greblo Memorial (TE U-12)

Vrsar, Petalon Tennis Centre

17.03.2017 - 25.03.2017

This year the international tennis tournament for boys and girls under the age of 12 will bring together 250 players (with their escorts) from 25 countries, as they attempt to win points in this Tennis Europe’s 3rd category tournament.
Organiser: TK Katoro
Contact:
00385 (0)99 2442280
vedrangreblo@yahoo.it



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Perin Memorial (ITF U-18)

Vrsar, Petalon Tennis Centre

25.03.2017 - 02.04.2017

This year the international junior tennis tournament for players under the age of 18 will bring together 280 players (with their escorts) from 30 countries. The Perin Memorial Junior Tennis Tournament is the largest tennis event in Croatia, and one of only 15 tournaments of this kind in the world.
Organiser: TK Katoro
Contact:
00385 (0)99 2442280
vedrangreblo@yahoo.it



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Days of Communication

Rovinj, Hotel Lone

30.03.2017 - 02.04.2017

The international marketing communications festival that brought together IdejaX and Effie Awards Croatia! This festival is designed to be the central gathering place of Croatian marketing professionals and communicators. With an educational and entertainment programme, including four professional competitions, it offers its participants an exchange of experiences and an opportunity to network within the marketing industry.
Organizer: HURA g.i.u.
Contact information:
00385 (0) 1 5810 033
info@danikomunikacija.com
www.danikomunikacija.com



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Istria Gourmet Festival

Rovinj, Hotel Lone

03.04.2017 - 05.04.2017

A gourmet congress with the main goal of discovering new world trends, as well as defining the perspectives of the future development of Istrian enogastronomy. This conference is attended by renowned Michelin Star chefs.
Organiser: Istria Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 452 797
info@istra.hr
www.istra.com



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Youth Movement Power

Rovinj, Resort Amarin

12.04.2017 - 15.04.2017

International football and handball tournament for children and youth aged 9-16. This year, sports clubs from five European countries are taking part – Austria, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. Project aims: to enable children from different parts of Europe and the world to get together and forge friendships through play and sports competition. Increasing the levels of stamina, initiative, courage and empathy in youth, developing a competitive spirit, learning about fair play and collective effort, teaching children how to accept winning, but also losing.
Organizer: ATI Tourist Agency
Contact information:
00385 (0)914444072
dario@ati-pula.com
www.maistra.hr



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Easter on the waterfront in Vrsar

Vrsar, Riva

15.04.2017

A number of entertaining enogastronomic events around Easter: decorating a large Easter egg, exhibition of Easter-themed works by children from the “Tići” kindergarten, magicians’ show, traditional pinca and fritule Easter cakes for all visitors, live music.
Name of organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact information:
00385 (0)52 441 359
Tzo.vrsar1@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com



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FAKS festival: FAKS Sings Vol. 1 - International choir contest

Vrsar, Rovinj, Pazin

20.04.2017 - 23.04.2017

Founded on the idea of lifelong learning and love for amateur creativity, FAKS – the Amateur Cultural Creation Festival is an international cultural, educational and entertainment event that features choir and acting festivals, art exhibitions, visits by different amateur groups. It is held every year in spring. The first volume of the FAKS Sings festival will gather choirs from all over the world, who will sing and play music for four days at the most beautiful locations in Istria.
Organizer: Vedras d.d.
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
faksfestival@gmail.com
www.festivalistra.com



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Weekend Bike & Gourmet Tour

Rovinj, Hotel Eden Sports Centre

22.04.2017 - 23.04.2017

This two-day recreational cycling event is intended for recreational cyclists with MTB, trekking or e-bikes, and they are escorted by a professional guide. Along the bike trails, the participants will have an opportunity to enjoy the hidden natural attractions, to try Istrian delicacies, wines, and olive oils, and to savour the scents of aromatic herbs.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.tzgrovinj.hr



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Adria Bike Show

Vrsar

27.04.2017 - 02.05.2017

A cycling camp intended for recreational road cycling, but also cycling on mountain bikes, trekking bikes and city bikes can also be used. The five-day programme includes daily tours with a guide, testing of bicycles and cycling equipment, children’s workshops, a theme party, music and entertainment, valuable prizes and other sporting activities.
Organiser: Udosport d.o.o.
Contact information:

00386 (41) 600 742
office@udosport.si



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FAKS festival: FAKS Sings Vol. 2 - International choir contest

Vrsar, Rovinj, Pazin

04.05.2017 - 07.05.2017

Founded on the idea of lifelong learning and love for amateur creativity, FAKS – the Amateur Cultural Creation Festival is an international cultural, educational and entertainment event that features choir and acting festivals, art exhibitions, visits by different amateur groups. It is held every year in spring. The second volume of the FAKS Sings festival will gather choirs from all over the world, who will sing and play music for four days at the most beautiful locations in Istria.
Organizer: Vedras d.d.
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
faksfestival@gmail.com
www.festivalistra.com



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Limes Bike Tour

Vrsar, Riva

06.05.2017

A recreational MTB bike ride on a bike trail through the Kontija forest with breakfast in a hunting lodge, and entertainment and animation programme at the finish line on the Vrsar waterfront.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (52) 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com



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FAKS Plays: International Wind Orchestra Festival

Vrsar, Rovinj, Pazin

11.05.2017 - 14.05.2017

Founded on the idea of lifelong learning and love for amateur creativity, FAKS – the Amateur Cultural Creation Festival is an international cultural, educational and entertainment event that features choir and acting festivals, art exhibitions, visits by different amateur groups. It is held every year in spring. The FAKS plays festival will gather more than 300 musicians from all over the world, who will play music for four days at the most beautiful locations in Istria.
Organizer: Vedras d.d.
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
faksfestival@gmail.com
www.festivalistra.com



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Lim Bay Challenge

Vrsar, Campsite Porto Sole

13.05.2017 - 14.05.2017

A two-day trail race, consisting of several length categories, intended for professional and recreational cyclists.
Organiser: Istrian Wine Run d.o.o.
Contact:
00385 (0) 98 936 2420
info@istrianwinerun.hr
www.trickeri.org



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Rovinj Beach Polo Cup

Rovinj, Porto Biondi

18.05.2017 - 21.05.2017

A prestigious and exclusive international polo tournament on sand, held on the Porton Biondi beach.
Organiser: Adris grupa d.d.
Contact:
info@croatiapolo.com
www.croatiapolo.com



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Rovinj Handball Camp

Rovinj, Resort Amarin, Resort Villas Rubin

17.06.2017 - 01.07.2017

It has become one of the biggest handball camps in Europe since 2003, when the first handball camp in Rovinj was organized (formerly International Youth Handball Camp). The handball camp involves practice supervised by educated and experienced coaches. The participants have the opportunity to enjoy the sun and the sea at one of two tourist resorts in Rovinj. Between 2003 and now, the number of participants has increased from 170 to 1,370.
Organizer: Globe Sport Tourist Agency, Istrian Handball Association
Contact information:
00385 (0) 98214414
globe-sport@pu.t-com.hr
www.maistra.hr



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Croatian Summer Sensual Days

Rovinj

20.06.2017 - 26.06.2017

An international festival of sensual Caribbean and Latin dances, such as Bachata, Kizomba, Zouk and many more. Dance workshops and parties featuring world-famous performers and dancers will be held during the festival.
Organizer: Salsa Adria Production
Contact information:
http://www.summersensual.com



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Croatian Summer Salsa Festival

Rovinj

26.06.2017 - 03.07.2017

An international Salsa festival and a crown jewel of the development of the Salsa scene in Croatia, gathering 3,000 Salsa dancers from across the world every year.
Dance workshops with the best international instructors and many parties will be held during the festival.
Organizer: Salsa Adria Production
Contact information:
http://www.summersensual.com



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Opera in Rovinj

Rovinj, ex TDR

11.08.2017

Prior to the “Night of St Lawrence”, a romantic concert will be held, featuring the most beautiful operatic arias performed by soloists and the philharmonic from Udine (Italy).
Organizer: Societa Filarmonia, Udine
Contact information:
00393 0432 512561
filarmoniaudine@gmail.com
www.filarmonia.it



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Chorus Inside Croatia

Rovinj

31.08.2017 - 05.09.2017

This international festival and competition of choirs and vocal soloists will gather singers from different countries who will, during the six-day event, strive to give their best performance in the central concert of the competition to be held in the Adris hall in Rovinj.
Organizer: Chorus Inside International
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
info@chorusinside.com
www.chorusinside.com



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Maistra Cup (TE U-14)

Vrsar, Petalon Tennis Centre

08.09.2017 - 17.09.2017

This year the international junior tennis tournament will bring together 150 players (with their escorts) from 25 countries, as they attempt to win points in this Tennis Europe’s 3rd category tournament.
Organiser: TK Katoro
Contact:
00385 (0)99 2442280
vedrangreblo@yahoo.it



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Weekend Media Festival

Rovinj, ex TDR

21.09.2017 - 24.09.2017

The greatest regional festival of communications, which gathers more than 4,000 Croatian and regional media, marketing and PR professionals from the whole region, including numerous guests from Europe and America. Every year, the Weekend Media Festival brings top-quality lectures, interesting panel discussions, numerous workshops and presentations, relaxed networking, getting acquainted with the current global trends in communications, and excellent fun.
Organizer: Pepermint d.o.o.
Contact information:
00385 (0)1 6458 390
Info@weekendmediafestival.com
www.weekendmediafestival.com



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Weekend Bike & Gourmet Tour

Rovinj, Hotel Eden Sports Centre

07.10.2017 - 08.10.2017

This two-day recreational cycling event is intended for recreational cyclists with MTB, trekking or e-bikes, and they are escorted by a professional guide. Along the bike trails, the participants will have an opportunity to enjoy the hidden natural attractions, to try Istrian delicacies, wines, and olive oils, and to savour the scents of aromatic herbs.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.tzgrovinj.hr



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Istria Youth Cup

Rovinj, City Stadium

12.10.2017 - 15.10.2017

An international football tournament of European professional clubs for younger age categories (under the age of 16).
Organiser: Argentum Sport d.o.o.
Contact:
00385 (0)98 398 703
kristijan.nemet@pu.t-com.hr



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Musica Sacra Festival

Vrsar

13.10.2017 - 15.10.2017

The MUSICA SACRA international religious music choir festival with a 20-year festival tradition comes to Croatia for the third time around. During the three-day programme, choirs will present their best performances of religious music in churches in Vrsar, Rovinj and other locations in Istria.
Organizer: Vedras d.d.
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
faksfestival@gmail.com
www.festivalistra.com



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Istria Gourmet Festival

Rovinj, Hotel Lone

06.11.2017 - 09.11.2017

A gourmet congress with the main goal of discovering new world trends, as well as defining the perspectives of the future development of Istrian enogastronomy. This conference is attended by renowned Michelin Star chefs.
Organiser: Istria Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 452 797
info@istra.hr
www.istra.com



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Lim Bay Challenge - sunny winter trail

Vrsar, Campsite Porto Sole

16.12.2017 - 17.12.2017

A two-day trail race, consisting of several length categories, intended for professional and recreational cyclists.
Organiser: Istrian Wine Run d.o.o.
Contact:
00385 (0) 98 936 2420
info@istrianwinerun.hr
www.trickeri.org