The Istrian calendar abounds in cultural events and entertainment that take place throughout the year. There is a rich offering of classical, jazz and traditional music performances, open air theatre, film festivals, sports competitions, regattas, gourmet competitions, wine and oil fairs, exhibitions of traditional arts and crafts and traditional folk.
Must-see events include performances of the Ulysses theatre company in the beautiful surroundings of the Brijuni archipelago and the fortress Minor on the Island of Mali Brijun. The performances of the great works of drama under the guidance of the world-known actor Rade Šerbedžija have acquired cult status among audiences, especially the most commonly performed King Lear, the trademark of this theatre company.
Other Special Events
Other must-see occasions include the Pula Film Festival in the magnificent Arena, a Roman amphitheatre from the 1st century A.D., the Motovun Film Festival, ATP tournament in Umag, the Days of Open Wine Cellars - the festival of the Istrian Malvasia in Brtonigla, the Mediterranean Summer Festival of Tango in Poreč, the ‘Organum Histriae’ organ festival in Pula, the olive fair in Buje, the Avantgarde Jazz Festival in Rovinj, Istrian Gourmet tour...
No matter when you visit Istria, the peninsula with a lively pulse, you will always find entertainment from its diverse repertoire of events.