Jazz is back! BP
Grožnjan, July 12-28, 2015
Summer is about good music, and the unusual Istrian town of Grožnjan is so dedicated to art that it is impossible to imagine a jazz festival in any other town around. The first Jazz is Back! took place in 1999, and it was created by Boško Petrović, the world-renowned Croatian jazz musician who founded the Zagreb Jazz Quartet and the cult B.P. Club in Zagreb. Today his initials also form a part of the name of the festival that turns July in Istria into a jazz oasis.
Street Wizards’ Night
Novigrad, July 24, 2015
Street theater at its best brings together music, dancing, juggling, acrobatics and other circus skills. This one-day festival is a real summer treat in Novigrad. Summers are always magical here, but the jugglers, clowns and other circus performers make it truly enchanting for one night out of every year. Magic in Novigrad will take place on July 24 this year.
Fantasy literature festival
Pazin and Medulin, August 7-8, 2015
With events such as Istrakon and the Jules Verne Days, Pazin has for a long time been the heart of Istrian fantasy, but it gets particularly fantastic in early August, when fantasy writers from the whole region come together to present their works about Istria. This year, Medulin and its fantastic beauty are the main focus of writers, and the subject of a whole collection of short stories.
Motovun Film Festival
Motovun, July 25-29, 2015
The hilltop film festival which has become a world-renowned affair needs no special introduction; the whole world knows about the special atmosphere in Motovun. The last week of July is dedicated to excellent movies from all over the world, which can be seen under the open sky and stars above Motovun.
The Lunasa Astral Party
Novigrad, August 1-2, 2015
The Celts considered August 1 the beginning of the summer, and according to the Gregorian calendar, it was called Lunasa. Listening to the sounds of world music filling the scented air of summer nights, watching the stars with astronomers, observing unusual jewelry and even more unusual performances opens the door to ancient beliefs, reveals new worlds and uncovers another dimension of the mystical Istria.