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Events

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Casanova Tour

Vrsar

21.08.2018

Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova. This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
casanovafestvrsar@gmail.com
www.casanovavrsar.com



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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

22.08.2018

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
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00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr



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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, St Francis Church

28.08.2018

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Chamber duo Crtomir Siskovic, violin and Alessandro Cesaro, piano
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr



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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

29.08.2018

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
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00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr



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Web Summer Camp 2018

Rovinj, Hotel Lone

30.08.2018 - 02.09.2018

Organiser: Salsa Adria Production
Contact
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vladimir.semencic@salsa-adria.hr
https://www.netgenlabs.com/Blog/Announcing-Web-Summer-Camp-2017!-Speakers-Wanted



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Chorus Inside Croatia

Rovinj

30.08.2018 - 05.09.2018

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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Fisherman s Fest

Vrsar, Harbour

31.08.2018

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com



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Rovinj Night

Rovinj, Town center

31.08.2018 - 01.09.2018

The Rovinj’s Night is an event with a tradition of over 60 years. Apart from the entertaining and musical character of this event involving popular performers, the celebration also features cultural and artistic shows in multiple locations throughout the town, as well as a wide selection of local delicacies and spectacular traditional fireworks.
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.rovinj-tourism.com



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Medieval Nights at the Castle

Svetvinčenat, Morosini-Grimani Castle

05.09.2018

Organiser: Historical Association Castle
Contact
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00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr



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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St Euphemia

06.09.2018

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Zagreb Palette Ensemble
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr



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International Women’s Volleyball Tournament for Younger Categories

Rovinj, Sports Hall

07.09.2018 - 09.09.2018

Organiser: Women’s Volleyball Club Rockwool
Contact
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00385 (0)99 75 66680
aldokrelja@gmail.com



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Maistra Cup (TE U-14)

Vrsar, Petalon Tennis Centre

07.09.2018 - 16.09.2018

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 Galeb
Contact:
00385 (0)99 2442280
vedrangreblo@yahoo.it



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20th Jubilee “Saint Euphemia Swimming Marathon”

Rovinj, Rovinj waters from Villas Rubin Resort to the Small Pier (town centre)

08.09.2018

Jubilee traditional swimming marathon with a 4500 m long track. The start is as usual on the beach Villas Rubin and the swimming route goes along the park forest Zlatni Rt all the way to the prestigious Mulini beach, where refreshments will be served to the swimmers. The marathon takes place on the 8th September 2018 on the occasion of the celebration of the holiday of St. Euphemia, the patron saint of Rovinj.
The marathon participants have a 10% discount on accommodation in Maistra tourist establishments. Reservations can be made by e-mail info@maistra.hr or phone number 00385 (0) 52 800 250.
Organiser: Delfin Swimming Club
Contact:
www.pk-delfin.hr



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Rovinj International Veterans’ Water Polo Tournament

Rovinj, Delfin Swimming Pool

08.09.2018

Organiser: Delfin Water Polo Club
Contact
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tajnik@delfin-rovinj.hr



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Let's Sing Istrian Songs / Showcase of Istrian kantadurs

Barat (Kanfanar)

08.09.2018

Tight-interval two-part singing or singing “na tanko i debelo” (in high and low tones) is traditional Istrian folk singing. It has been, for its uniqueness, protected as intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Croatia and inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. At the stage in front of the St. Peter in Chains Church in Barat dozens of Istrian kantadurs (singers) will perform, making this festival the only event dedicated exclusively to this kind of folk singing.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
t.z.o.kanfanar@pu.t-com.hr
www.kanfanar.hr



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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Multimedia Center

11.09.2018

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Trio Friedrich
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr



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Rovinj Town Day

Rovinj, Town center

13.09.2018 - 16.09.2018

The celebration of the day of the town of Rovinj – the day of Saint Euphemia, the town’s patron saint, is commemorated with a series of exhibitions, sporting events and musical programmes.
Organiser: City of Rovinj-Rovigno
Contact:
00385 (0)52 805 200



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“Nikša Kalačić” Memorial Water Polo Youth Tournament

Rovinj, Delfin Swimming Pool

14.09.2018 - 16.09.2018

Organiser: Delfin Water Polo Club
Contact
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tajnik@delfin-rovinj.hr



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4th Dog Show of all breeds and of hunting dogs

Rovinj, former railway station

15.09.2018

Organiser: Rovinj Kennel Society



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Rovinj Wine Festival 2018

Rovinj, Trg M. Tita (square)

15.09.2018

The festival aims to promote Istrian wines and especially the autochthonous varieties - Malvazija istarska, Teran, Muškat momijanski, Muškat ruža. The event includes a demonstration of traditional grape processing, with the grapes brought in by tractors.
Organiser: Udruga Agrorovinj
Contact:
udruga.agrorovinj@pu.t-com.hr



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1st Underwater pilgrimage to the statue of Saint Euphemia

Rovinj, Banjol Island and KPA

16.09.2018

In 2017, the statue of Saint Euphemia, as a part of commemorating the saint, was positioned under the sea near the island of Banjol with the goal of promoting and enriching the diving sport. Consequently, an underwater pilgrimage is to be held every year. This year, the Club for Underwater Activities will also organise workshops and lectures on the subjects of the sea and diving.
Organiser: Rovinj Club for Underwater Activities
Contact:
ronioci.kparovinj@gmail.com



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Weekend Media Festival

Rovinj, ex TDR

20.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

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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7th Cheese Festival, the selection of the best goat of 2018, and exhibition of old Istrian crafts and souvenirs

Svetvinčenat

21.09.2018 - 23.09.2018

Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
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00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr



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Fisherman s Fest

Vrsar, Harbour

21.09.2018

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com



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Saint Euphemia Night Cup

Rovinj, Town center

22.09.2018

Old-timer Race.
Organiser: Auto klub Istra Oldtimer Rovinj
Contact:
lawyer.zeljko@email.t-com.hr



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Rovinj Summer Festival

Rovinj, Church of St Euphemia

22.09.2018

The summer festival founded in 1996, is an eminent and recognisable classical music festival which from season to season offers a diverse range of attractive and interesting musical projects involving numerous prominent national and international artists. It was established primarily as a showcase of the experience in the prolific career of mezzo-soprano Katja Markotić, modelled on similar festivals in Croatia and abroad.
Performance by Wind Ensemble Musica Aperta
Organiser: Rovinj Summer Festival, Katja Markotić
Contact:
00385 (0)98 278 525
info@festival-rovinj.hr
www.festival-rovinj.hr



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FAKS Dances

Vrsar, Rovinj, Pazin

27.09.2018 - 30.09.2018

FAKS – the Amateur Cultural Creativity Festival is an international cultural, educational and entertainment event that features choir and acting festivals, art exhibitions and visits by different amateur groups. It is held every year in spring. FAKS Dances festival will bring together more than 300 folk dancers who will perform in Rovinj, Pazin and Vrsar.
Organizer: Vedras d.d.
Contact information:
00385 (0)98 254 286
info@faksfestival.com
www.faksfestival.com



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Fisherman s Fest

Vrsar, Harbour

28.09.2018

Traditional folk festival, entertainment, music, folklore, culinary selection of seafood specialties.
Organiser: Vrsar Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 441 746
tzo.vrsar@pu.t-com.hr
www.infovrsar.com



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Kanfanar Municipality MTB Bike Tour

Kanfanar

30.09.2018

This recreational bike tour marks the celebration of the Kanfanar Municipality Day.
Download brochure: Bike & Outdoor events
Organiser: Axa Cycling Club
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
tzo@kanfanar.hr
www.visitkanfanar.hr



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Rovinj Tango Festival

Rovinj, St Andrew’s Island, Café Cinema

04.10.2018 - 07.10.2018

Dance workshops and a series of concerts with live music typically suited for tango will be held during the festival.
Organiser: Studio Libertango
Contact:
thomas.lotte@gmx.net



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51st Meeting of Croatian Choirs

Rovinj, Adris Hall and ex TDR

05.10.2018 - 07.10.2018

A festival with a long tradition presenting the best Croatian choirs with over 600 singers in total. At this year’s meeting, around 20 choirs will compete in Rovinj for the title of the best choir in the country. They are selected among the choirs competing at county level.
Organiser: Croatian Cultural Association
Contact:
00385 (0)98 254 286
glazba@hrsk.hr
www.hrsk.hr



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Weekend Bike & Gourmet Tour

Rovinj

06.10.2018 - 07.10.2018

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.
Download brochure: Bike & Outdoor events
Organiser: Rovinj Tourist Board
Contact:
00385 (0)52 811 566
tzgrovinj@tzgrovinj.hr
www.tzgrovinj.hr



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Istrian Donkey Exhibition

Juršići (Svetvinčenat)

07.10.2018

Organiser: Istrian Donkey Breeders’ Association “Istrijanski tovar”
Contact
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00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr



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Musica sacra

Rovinj, Adris Hall, Church of St. Euphemia

11.10.2018 - 14.10.2018

A festival of sacral music with domestic and international choirs. Over 300 singers will perform at the festival’s final concert, which will be held at the Church of St Euphemia in Rovinj on Sunday 14 October 2018 beginning at 4 p.m.
Organiser: Maistra d.d.
Contact:
00385 (0)52 800 250
info@maistra.hr
www.maistra.hr



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51st Meeting of Croatian Choirs

Rovinj, Adris Hall, Marshal Tito Square

13.10.2018 - 14.10.2018

The meeting features performances of 15–20 choirs that are selected among over 150 choirs competing at county level.
Organiser: Savez udruga - Hrvatski sabor kulture
Contact:
00385 (0)1 4556 885
hrv.sabor.kulture@zg.t-com.hr
www.hrsk.hr



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Zlatni Ribon

Rovinj

15.10.2018

International sports fishing competition from boats at anchor.
Organiser: Meduza Sport Fishing Club
Contact:
00385 (0)52 824 270
sportski.ribolovni.klub.meduza.rovinj@pu.t-com.hr



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Young Wine Festival

Svetvinčenat

24.10.2018

Download brochure: Bike & Outdoor events
Organiser: Tourist Board of Svetvinčenat
Contact
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00385 (0)52 560 349
info@tz-svetvincenat.hr
www.tz-svetvincenat.hr



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Olive Oil Festival of Kanfanar

Kanfanar

01.12.2018

The Kanfanar area has ideal conditions for growing olives and producing high-quality olive oil. Olive growing, which has always existed here, is becoming more widespread in both Istria and Kanfanar. For this reason, at the end of every year, a festival of young olive oil is held in Kanfanar in order to present and evaluate Kanfanar’s olive oils. Visitors can enjoy the aroma and taste of this liquid green gold.
Organiser: Tourist Board of Kanfanar
Contact:
00385 (0)52 825 244
tzo@kanfanar.hr
www.visitkanfanar.hr



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Lim Bay Challenge - sunny winter trail

Vrsar, Campsite Porto Sole

15.12.2018 - 16.12.2018

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



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Holidays at the House of Batana: at the table enjoying the music

Rovinj

21.12.2018 - 06.01.2019

A series of musical programmes emphasising traditional folk songs such as thebitinada,aria da nuoto,andaria da contrada, and with performances of local contemporary authors, all accompanied by local gastronomic offer.
Organiser: Association Kuća o batani
Contact:
00385 (0)52 813 593
batana@rb-batana.t-com.hr
www.batana.org



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Rovinj Music Festival

Rovinj, Valdibora

26.12.2018 - 29.12.2018

Rovinj Music Festival is a festival of creativity. The festival celebrates emerging bands performing their own music, but famous Croatian music stars also perform here. At the end of the festival, the best emerging band is chosen.
Organiser: Studio D.P
Contact:
jolle@rmfestival.org
www.rmfestival.org