Istria events



It si organized by the Zagreb Dance Ensemble, which has proven, with its tradition, as a popular meeting place for dance professionals and dance art fans which specifically come to be present at the international festival programme which consists of: modern dance, physical theater, mime, circus, the street theater and educational seminars and workshops.

Since it was founded in the year 2000, the Festival has hosted more than one hundred (100) national and international dance and theater crews with over one hundred and seventy-five (175) works, its attendance has been excellent and it has become a part of the tourist and cultural offer of the Istrian county and the Croatia in general.


Rovinj summer festival

Rovinj-Rovigno, otok Sv. Katarina (island)
21:00 h

Trio Oskar Hueter (A)

Tanja Schmid: ballerina
Erich Oskar Huetter: cello
Armin Egger: guitar


Ljetni festival Rovinj

Lighted Batana boat parade and a dinner at the Spacio

Rovinj-Rovigno, Rovinjska obala do Spacio Matika (Rovinj coastline to Spacio Matika)
20:30 h

Entertainment programme

In the evening join the batana procession with lanterns. It starts from a small pier near the main square and continues along the beautiful old town to the local tavern Spacio Matika in Švalba Street with sea entrance. Batana procession is accompanied by evocative music of Rovinj folk group Batana or Bitinaduri of the Cultural Society "Marco Garbin". A traditional dinner with fish specialties will be served at Spacio Matika.

Info: Eco museum „House of the batana

Svetvinčenat, Kaštel Morosini-Grimani (Morosini-Grimani Castle)


Why the herbalist Mary was burned at the stake and how the executioners celebrated

Mare Radolovich will introduce you to this magnificent Venetian fortress. Mare was a local herbalist and healer who, in 1632, was accused of witchcraft by her neighbours, the same people that she had healed and helped. They accused her of making a pact with the devil, declared her a witch and condemned her to death by burning at the stake in the Castle’s courtyard. Did she survive? Discover the truth at this renaissance feast...

The experience includes:
- welcome drink
- tour around the Grimani-Morosini castle
- presentations of old crafts
- tasting of local products
- pictures with autochtonus Istrian animals
- trial and the witch execution
- vocal group Nešpula
- theatrical play
- folk dinner + drinks
- hanging out with the cast

Menu of the Renaissance dinner:
- old-style made chickpea maneštra
- drumsticks and tights
- baked potatoes
- home-made bread
- local wine
- water

Entry fee: 200 HRK per person, (27 €), tickets for children under the age of 7 are gratis, children from 7-12 years of age pay 50% of the regular price, 20% locals, 20% family pack: 2 adults + 2 children (older than 7 yrs)
Duration: 2-3 hours

Medieval Festival


Revival of the legend

The medieval Morosini-Grimani castle, the renaissance square, the loggia and the overall contours of Svetvičenat are a perfect setting for an event reviving the medieval atmosphere. During three festival days, some hundred costumed participants – noblemen, knights, archers, horsemen and medieval ladies will vividly present the daily routine of this historic period. A knight camp, knightly duels, notorious clerical inquisition, night sieges with catapults and fireballs are just a small part of what you will see in Svetvičenat.

During the festival, visitors will be able to visit a medieval fair, learn about old crafts and skills, taste traditional dishes, but also try using a bow and arrow, crossbow and many other traditional games. When the door to the knight camps open, look around and learn about medieval equipment and real knights’ weapons.

Night of St. Lawrence

Rovinj-Rovigno, Gradsko središte

Entertainment programme

An evening celebration on which occasion Rovinj becomes even more romantic. Lights are dimmed and the town echoes with romantic music. Visitors can enjoy an outdoor stage performance, dance and enjoy music.
Special guests: Ivana Kindl, Mario Battifiaca & Saša Matovina, L´abeille and Jacques Houdek.

Grisia Art Exhibition

Rovinj-Rovigno, Ulica Grisia (Street)

Traditional art competition and exhibition

The unusual Rovinj exhibition of Grisia regularly attracts the merry children who can exhibit their paintings and other works here, along the skilled artists and students. It is an opportunity for learning, fun and discovering Rovinj during the summer in a completely different way.

Grisia is the largest and the most famous Croatian exhibition in the open and it is held in the lively alley of the similar name, which ascends to the hill where the grand church of St Euphemy is located. The atmosphere is serene and relaxed, while the audience is numerous.

Is there a better place for the first immersion into the world of exhibits and artists? There is no participation fee, and the applications are accepted from 7.00 AM to 9.00 AM in the Heritage Museum. The works must be exhibited at 9.30 AM at latest, next to the facades of the houses or at the rails along the street.
The locations of the exhibitions are not determined in advance, and the participants can bring the maximum of 5 works of art, and they must be theirs own. The exhibition is open until 7 PM, when the winner is announced.

This is How Rovinj Looks Like During Summer Time :)  You all are invited.

Summer Salsa Festival