Events in Croatia

GROWING UP – the Fair of Joy without Limits for Children and Parents

From September 6 to 8 the Fair for Children and Parents GROWING UP will be held at the Zagreb Fair. During three days, children, parents and childcare professionals will be able to enjoy over 70 hours of free programmes and a rich offer of exhibitors. Workshops, dance group performances, krav maga, foreign language lessons etc. will be prepared for children.   For parents the fair will provide instructive lectures (play therapy, mindfulness, natural parenting, children’s rooms according to Feng Shui principles) and for future mothers a special programme called The magic of pregnancy by Vježbaonica (Exercise room) with useful information about pregnancy, childbirth and babies.   We wish to highlight the expert meeting on the use of assistive technology in the education and teaching system focusing on the latest technological advancements designed for children with neurological differences.   Working hours of the fair: 10,00 – 19,00 h. Admission to Growing Up and parking around the Zagreb Fair grounds is free.

Rastoke trail

Did you know that water village Rastoke is oasis preserved by nature, green and unique harmony between man and nature, and they are located in the second most welcoming place in the world.   Discover the beauty of city Slunj and water village Rastoke at the first race of Rastoke trail in September 07 th 2019. The tourist board city of Slunj in cooperation with the sport club Ak Plitvice is organizing a race, and all information and applications are at:   Date and place of maintenance: September 07 th 2019. Rastoke, city of Slunj   Challenge yourself and sign up for one of two trails: Long Trail (12 km): the path is  designed - for beginners but also for those who want to try on something easier. The path consists through forest Jelvik and the Korana river and it is special for a short entrance to the cave and running across the pontoon bridge. The track is completely marked with reflective tracks and various marks. On this track, the organizer has prepared aid stations with drinks and food. Short Track (7 KM): a track designed for beginners but also for those who are something more experienced. The path consists of one circle and goes through the beautiful nature. Most of the track goes along the river itself and it is special for a short entrance to the cave and running across the pontoon bridge. The track is fully marked with reflective tracks and various marks. Short track goes by most of the same track as long track so if you are out of shape, make sure you choise a shorter version. On this track, the organizer has prepared aid stations with drinks and food.   Applications and participation fee: Race registration: only through online application: Deadline for applications is August 31 th 2019. Starting Package Includes: Free entrance to Rastoke with possibility to go on the guided tour with local guide Bug (Race Marathon) for everybody who applies until July 07 th 2019. Big Rewards (details soon) Electronic time measure Starting number (Non-Grant) Magnesium direct Rich aid stations with drinks and food Warm meal after the race (vege menu/meat menu) Finisher´s medal for all finisher at each course Medical first aid in the finish area Results will be published at

Rijeka Boat Show

The Port of Rijeka traditionally becomes the hotspot for all nautical lovers in late September and this year the famous nautical fair Rijeka Nautic Show will be reimagined as the Rijeka Boat Show. From Friday, 27 September, all the way to Sunday, 29 September, all nautical enthusiasts, boaters, sailors, sports and recreational anglers will get to enjoy another iteration of this nautical fair at the Karolina Riječka pier. A large number of exhibitors at the event will showcase their selection of vessels, boat engines and equipment from global manufacturers.

Ri Gastro - Porto Etno

The best ingredients from culinary traditions and cultures of countries whose minorities live and work in Rijeka and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County as well as the cuisine of immigrants from all over the world will pepper the flavours and scents of our city, which is renowned for being multicultural and welcoming. As part of the Porto Etno World Music and Gastronomy Festival, the Kitchen of Diversity flagship provides the perfect embodiment of the Port of Diversity slogan, under which Rijeka bears the prestigious title of the European Capital of Culture 2020, all the while helping create new spaces for socialising and fostering tolerance and solidarity. Also embracing this spirit of multiculturalism are Rijeka's caterers, who will be preparing dishes according to traditional recipes of the inhabitants of Rijeka, originating from all over Europe and the rest of the world, that visitors will be able to enjoy during the special edition of the Ri Gastro Porto Etno event.

Ston Untold

Ston Untold - interactive theatrical tour for visitors who wish to experience the main amenities of Ston in a unique way and meet key figures from its history. Based on historical facts, and focused on the turbulent and exciting period of renaissance, the tour reveals some peculiar stories and legends of Ston not known to many, just as well guarded secrets of its residents through the ages.   Ancient Ston`s poets and playwrights, princes and soldiers, fairies and troubadours, women artists and rebels shed light on every corner and until now untold secrets of the town of Ston.   Starting point is at Ston saltworks, August 24, at 10 a.m. Visitors will meet actors who will guide them throught Ston`s main historical attractions.

Cum grano salis - multimedia pastoral play

Site-specific play which will change your perception of the Kaštio fortress and introduce you to the history, tradition, cultural heritage and artistic works of Ston in a spectacular blend of audio-visual technologies, interactive installations, immersive projections, light show and live performances.   Through poetic daydreaming of Antun Sasin, Ilija Crijević and other renaissance literati of Ston, the ambience of the Kaštio fortress is transformed into an arcadian landscape of a renaissance pastoral play where the natural and fantastical meet. This pastoral play will take you to a dream- like place where time has stopped.   The play features original artists from Ston and the surrounding area, local folklore associations, a capalle groups and surprise musical guests.

Istria Youth Cup

This year, northwestern Istria will once again be hosting the exciting Istria Youth Cup international football tournament, one of the most important European football tournaments for the U-16 age group. It will bring together the youth teams of some of the best-known international football clubs in Novigrad in October.   So far, FC Bayern München, FC Barcelona, SL Benfica Lisabon, Chelsea FC, Manchester City FC, AC Milan, AS Roma, GNK Dinamo Zagreb and many other renowned clubs have taken part at the tournament. The Istria Youth Cup is also known as the "Future Champions League", as future football stars train here every year. More than 100 young footballers will play 16 matches, which audiences will be able to watch on the pitches of northwestern Istria.   Aside from the competition itself, football fans will be able to take part in various workshops and panel discussions together with well-known figures from the world of football.

Zadar Basketball Tournament

The sixth edition of the international preseason basketball tournament with a strong Euroleague flavor - Zadar Basketball Tournament will be organized in Zadar in the Krešimir Ćosić Basketball Hall from September 18th to 21st.   The tournament will be attended by BC Zadar and three participants of the strongest Euroleague club competition - the Euroleague - the Turkish champion and Final Four runner-up Anadolu Efes from Istanbul, Khimki from Moscow and ALBA from Berlin.   The most surprising team of last season's Euroleague edition, Turkish Anadolu Efes, features fantastic American Shane Larkin and experienced Croatian international Krunoslav Simon. Himki's coach Rimas Kurtinaitis, a legend of Lithuanian basketball, who played in Zalgiris in 1987 in the legendary basketball hall Jazine, and with his compatriots Arvydas Sabonis, Šarunas Marčiulionis, Valdemaras Homičius and other European basketball players, will have a particularly warm welcome in Sport Centre Višnjik.   Alba Berlin the most prominent and successful German club with a loyal army of fans is participating at the tournament for the second time. After a long time, Zadar has a team that is ready to 'attack' the titles in domestic competitions, so fans are eagerly anticipating the arrival of new team of KK Zadar.   Basketball lovers will surely have a reason to visit Zadar before the end of the tourist season and the start of the basketball season.

Krk Fair Lovrečeva

Welcome to the town on Krk on Fair of tradition, culture, gastronomy and entertainment...   There are many reasons to visit the Krk Fair and here are some of them: rich offer of original Krk and Croatian products such as Krk cheese, prosciutto, handmade pasta šurlice, Žlahtina wine, liqueurs and many other delicacies, wide range of handicrafts and original souvenirs, all handmade and sold directly from the producers, varied entertainment program at three locations, whilst the Medieval Fair in Kamplin Square will take you back in time of Krk dukes – Frankopans the competition in prosciutto hand slicing for media and caterers, one of a kind in Croatia, many other surprises which turn the town of Krk into a big stage with entertaining programs for every taste and age...   Do not miss Krk Fair!   Experience a mystical journey to the Middle Ages led by Krk dukes – Frankopans, Krk knights, archers, merchants, entertainers and buffoons in Kamplin Square. You can attend various workshops free of charge.   In Vela placa square you will be able to enjoy the performances of the Krk Brass Orchestra and folklore groups from Kornić, Vrh and Poljice.   Numerous performers will put you in a good mood on the Krk waterfront, whilst the night of St. Lawrence will surely not pass without music fireworks at midnight.
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