Top events this week



No man is an island, but a lot of people are inhabiting Croatian islands at the moment. They are also enjoying their time all over the country’s coastline, and inland territories are not without people either. Yes, it is August in Croatia, and here is what it’s serving in the upcoming seven days, in addition to the perfectly clean sea, great gastronomy and lots of sun.

It is yet to be determined whether the heat wave which struck Croatia is caused by the meteorological situation above the country, or the large number of parties occurring on its coastline as we speak. After all, Terraneo begins on August 7th in Sibenik, bringing artists such as The Prodigy, My Bloody Valentine and Celaxico  to spectacle-wanting audiences.

Jadran Babic / CROPIX Agency

Jadran Babic / CROPIX Agency

Just when you thought Novalja couldn’t make any more surprises for its visiting party monsters, Circus Maximus enters the stage. Beginning on August 6th this mix of electronic festival and carnival will surely add a few degrees Celsius on Pag. The lineup includes Laidback Luke and SuperMartXe.

On August 11th, Pag switches to Moonsplash Festival, a part of the Generation Wild initiative founded to support DJ talent worldwide. Benny Benassi, Fedde Le Granda and many other famous DJs will show up and once again prove why Pag became such a popular party destination in Europe.

Tisno follows up with Into The Wild Festival, located in Barbarellas club of Pirovec. The name suits it well because, in addition to freeing your wild side, the festival’s locality is surrounded by trees, beaches and acres of vineyards. Get into the wilderness on August 9th.

Umag, an Istrian town known for its ATP tennis tournament, is hosting Kanegra Festival on its beautiful beach of Zlatorog. The impressive surroundings, free entry and numerous DJs will surely entertain visitors, no matter whether or not they come with rackets in hand. Kanegra begins on August 10th.

Goran Telak  / CROPIX Agency

Goran Telak / CROPIX Agency

Rockers, punkers and lovers of HC music also have their destinations in Croatia this week. In addition to Terraneo, Sibenik is hosting Martinska Festa, an open-air festival dedicated to fans of the aforementioned musical genres. It begins on August 9th, bringing local and regional bands such as Seppuku, Los Primjer and True. In Istria, Pula will rock with its newest edition of Viva La Pola! It’s a crossover festival which brings together rock and electronics, and it also begins on the 9th day of August.

Pag is not the only place which is hosting a carnival in the upcoming week. The romantic town of Senj is opening its doors to masked individuals and groups on August 6th. The International Summer Carnival of Senj welcomes people of all age and nationalities, as long as they don’t have a dull expression on their face.

Artists of all kinds will rejoice in Moscenice, as another Mufic Festival engulfs the settlement’s streets. Expect a lot of exhibitions, games and hand-made merchandise, all beginning on August 7th.

Miskovic / CROPIX Agency

Miskovic / CROPIX Agency

Novi Vinodolski has a tradition of picking Ruzica Vinodola, the prettiest and most hard-working woman of the harvest. She is then ornamented with flowers, and brought to town in a procession of music and song. This year, Ruzica Vinodola takes place on August 10th and everyone is invited to join the fun. So even if you did not participate in the harvest, you can celebrate its fruits and female beauty .

A similar custom takes place in the settlement of Sali, and is called Saljske Uzance. Beginning on August 8th, it includes boats with musicians, fisherman’s nights, culinary specialties, rock concerts and last but not least- a donkey race.

Finally, the Dalmatian city of Zadar is preparing to become a dream-place once again, as Zadar Snova, the international festival of contemporary theater, begins with August 7th. The event literally translates as “Zadar of Dreams” and this year it is again welcoming an international set of artists, as well as a movie program featuring the most recent accomplishments in the domestic seventh art.

To sum it up, the heat wave should not be a reason to stay in the air-conditioned accommodations of Croatia. There are simply too many great things going on, and with so many options, everyone will find a way to enjoy their vacation.

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