I believe that this summer heat has made everyone more than ready to get to the seaside. Many of us will be heading to Northwestern Istria which, thanks to the richness of its offer and content, is always an ideal holiday destination. In addition to swimming and lying around on some of the best beaches, there are many events that can be a great experience for your eyes, ears and palates. Take out your calendars and plan a vacation full of experiences and adventures!
An Oasis for the Palate
What would a vacation be without tasty snacks and quality wine? Lovers of a good wine will come into their own in the second half of July when the In the kingdom of Muškat Wine event is to be held in Momjan. Do not miss this unique opportunity to taste the irresistible Momjan Muscats and get acquainted with the top quality offers of the local winemakers! The end of the month brings the traditional Tomato Days in Umag, which regularly attract foodies in love with this popular summer fruit. Put me down for some tomato sauce! If you are traveling to Novigrad in August, make sure you visit the Homemade is the Best Fair in Mandrač harbor, where local producers will present their delicacies.
A Long Summer of Sports
The central sports event of the season at the destination is undoubtedly the Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag tennis tournament. Even more so this year, since the tournament is celebrating its 30th anniversary! Two-wheel ride enthusiasts will enjoy cycling events Radini and San Rocco in Brtonigla while, at the end of summer in Umag, there is also the popular Istrian Wine Run race, which combines running and wine in a unique way.
A Holiday With Music and Culture
Warm summer days and warm summer nights are even more beautiful when filled with good music and interesting cultural events. Umag(o) Classica, Umag(o) Summer, Piazza Grande Music Nights and Live@Jazz corner are the unavoidable concerts that will be happening in Umag and Novigrad in July and August. Aficionados of traditional melodies and folklore performances will surely be delighted by the Istria Folk Fest. The International Festival of Antique Sepomaia viva will take you back to ancient times, while Artery, a Festival of Visual Arts will help you discover the trends of urban culture and visual arts.