Lovers of wine and Istria will be able to meld the two passions together at the Istrian Malvasia Wine Festival in Brtonigla on June 24th and 25th. Taste some of the best local wines under expert guidance and discover your inner sommelier.
Sports and recreation aficionados can join the unique Istralandia Run & Slide race on June 25th. This 5 to 6 kilometer run through a water park and its surroundings reaches the end line via a water slide. Was there ever a better reason to start your running career?!
On July 2nd in Novigrad the Parkfest Sound Festival is taking place. About a dozen Novigrad parks will be turned into stages and a musical tide will rule the city. The highlight of the Festival is the concert of Kultur Shock, a gypsy punk band, happening in a pine forest by the sea.
Visit Grožnjan during the Jazz is Back festival! It’s a one of a kind experience: warm summer evenings with concerts and a relaxed atmosphere. The music continues during daytime, when you can listen to jam sessions and sound checks. Come and discover what makes this Grožnjan gem the best small jazz festival in Europe.
The Lunasa Astral Party is a completely new experience, happening on the night between July 31st and August 1st. During that night, all the Novigrad city lights will be off so people can appreciate the night sky and soft ambient music will add to the otherworldly impression.
The Spanish have La Tomatina and the Istrians have Tomato Day in Umag. Luckily, Istrians don’t throw tomatoes but rather use them to make delicious food and heavenly salsas for all visitors to this festival that kicks off the tomato season in Istria.