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If you are coming to Croatia in August 2019 you will, undoubtedly, enjoy in great weather, sea and sun. But, beside relaxation, swimming and sleeping, you might want to go dance, to listen some modern or local music or to see something completely new. Here you will find few ideas to fulfil yours August Croatia holidays.

Istria Region

If you are coming to Istria, you are probably already aware of all it has to offer. But whether you are staying in private villa, hotel or apartment you might be interested in additional evening activities.

Things that Fishermen Know

11th August – 8 PM, Waterfront of Fazana

Fishermen present their traditional skills in various ways:

  • School of salting pilchard
  • Small fishing academy
  • Creative workshops for children
  • Fishing under the lanterns

All that is accompanied with gastronomy offer of various pilchard dishes and entertainment programme.

Valbandon Under the Baking Lid

17th August – 6 PM, Valbandon’s Beach

Competition in preparing dishes in a traditional Istrian way, under a baking lid čripnja/peka, tasting Istrian wine and olive oil and Watermelon festival accompanied with gastro offer of dishes under the baking lid and music programme.

Dimensions Festival

28th August to 1st September, Pula

Electronic Music Festival


Fortress Punta Christo, 29 Aug – 1 Sep – Jeff Mills, Omar-S, Hunee, Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers Live, Peggy Gou, Nina Kraviz, Paula Temple, Joy Orbison, Gilles Peterson, Call Super, Zip, Mr Scruff, Andrew Weatherall, Craig Richards, Petar Dundov, Ilija Rudman, Jan Kinčl & Regis Kattie

– Opening in Arena, 28 Aug – Anderson Paak, Jeff Mills & Tony Allen (live), Objekt (live), Hunee

Rhapsody in Blue

30th August – 8 PM, Waterfront of Fazana

Event dedicated to the azure sea with:

  • Mobile art installations in the sea
  • Light show in blue
  • Cocktail party & cocktail show
  • Blue magic for children

This event is going to be fulfilled with gastro offer of grilled pilchard dishes and musical programme.

Split Riviera

If you are coming to Split Riviera one thing is sure – you will not have enough time to see and do everything that is worth to be seen and done. But, here are some additional ideas to do in this August in Croatia.

Change of Diocletian’s Roman Guard

Every day – 12 PM, Split – Peristil

Every day at noon you can enjoy a fraction of the old times – the change of Diocletian’s Roman guard.

Change of Diocletian's Roman Guard in Split, Croatia

Change of Diocletian’s Roman Guard

Urban Culture Show – EVO RUKE! (Here’s the Hand!)

Every day – 9 PM, Split – Park Djardin

A modern music festival of daily free concerts on one of the most attractive city locations – Djardin. If you are interested check out the programme.

The Roman Way – Ab uno disce omnes (From one, learn all)

9th August – 8 PM, Split – Peristil

  • The Emperor Diocletian arrives
  • Arrival of Praetorian guards, Legion formation & gladiator fights

Ballet Diptych

14th August – 9:30 PM, Split – Sustipan

Ballet of the Croatian National Theatre Split

Igor Piazzolla – The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires and Igor Stravinski – The Coronation of Spring

The Battle of Pirates

18th August, Omis

At the time of Republic of Venice Omis, with pirates, was the only nuisance on its rise to the world domination. Pirates of Omis were building ships which remain unique in the history of the shipbuilding industry to these days and they were intercepting Venetian ships.

The Battle of Pirates revive those times and sea battles. In today’s battles, besides the pirates of Omis, the Moreska Society of St. Cecily from Korcula and the Uskoci from the Klis also takes part as guests.

Mandolins on Film Music

22nd August – 8:30 PM, Split – Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace – East

Mandolin chamber ensemble of Split & guests

Interesting programme of well-known music from the films, brought to us by renowned mandolin players from Split led by Ivana Kenk with guest artists.

The Roman Way – In vino veritas II (In wine lies the truth)

23rd August – 8 PM, Split – Peristil – Riva – Marmontova – Pjaca – Dioklecijanova – Peristil

Unique look at love in vine that Roman emperors shared („Diocletian night out“).

Evening of Opera Arias (various performers)

29th August – 8:30 PM, Split – Cellars of Diocletian’s Palace – East

Final concert of young opera singers who attended master’s workshop – Music Ocean, of our famous artist, mezzo soprano Renata Pokupic. You will enjoy in the chosen arias from operas, operettas, musicals and popular classical Italian songs.

Sibenik Riviera

As all regions in Croatia Sibenik Riviera has a lot to offer – beauty, history, gastronomy… Among all those things there are regular music festivals and events. Here are three that will be held in August 2019.

Nox Festival 2019

2nd to 3rd August, Martinska Sibenik

Electronic Music Festival

Line up: Juan Atkins, Red Axes, Petar Dundov, Coeus, Dj Jock, Lawrence Klein

Defected Croatia

8th to 13th August, Tisno

House Music Event

It’s fourth event showcasing the best of house music.

Dekmantel Selectors

22nd to 26th August, The Garden, Tisno

Electronic/Dance Music Event

Line up: Day Program (Albion, Bufiman, Darwin, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Dj Down The Rabbit Hole, Fenna Fiction, Gonno, Miss Jay, Radical Hi-Fi etc.) Night Program (Donato Dozzy, Francois K, Lena Willikens, Mark Knekelhuis, Palms Trax, Vladimir Ivkovic, Zozo)


If you are staying at Split Riviera or Dalmatian Hinterland, town of Sinj is close enough and well worth of seeing.

Rural Products Fair

2nd to 3rd August, Sinj

Visitors can taste and buy products which can hardly be found in any other place – homemade cheeses, honey, smoked and cured meats, wines, brandies, oils, eco products, souvenirs, decorative items, natural material jewellery etc.

Whole fair is enriched with entertainment and cultural programme.

Alka of Sinj

2nd to 4th August, Sinj

The Alka of Sinj has been held every first Sunday in the month of August in town of Sinj in Croatia since 1715 and it’s in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. It celebrates the victory over Ottoman Turks.


Alka of Sinj – competitors

The 1715 Siege of Sinj Performance

8th August, Sinj

Siege of Sinj is staged performance of the seven-day siege of Ottoman troops. The defenders were determined and were praying to the Mother of Mercy, the Miraculous Madonna of Sinj. Finally, the Ottomans left Sinj and the Cetinska Krajina region.


  • Ottomans at Piazza – Piazza 20:30
  • Siege at the Old Town – Alka Halls 21:15

Music evenings at Kamicak fort

17th August – 8:30 to 11 PM, Sinj – Kamicak Fort

Jazz music event

Ratko Zjaca – Stefano Bedetti with the Nocturnal Four.

Brac Island

We wrote a lot about reasons to visit Brac Island and things to do on it. Here are two additional ides for August 2019.

Brac Film Festival

7th to 9th August, Supetar

International Film Festival

Main program is consisted of screenings for children, feature length program and short films screenings. Sidebar program includes workshops, lectures, exhibitions and after parties.

Little Night Regatta

10th August – 10 PM, Postira

Postira is a village on island of Brac right accros Split. Little Night Regatta is a unique sailing event, possible only because of the gazul, air stream that refreshes Postira harbour during summer. After sailing competition, a big party usually lasts all night long.

Enjoy in your holiday in Croatia in August!

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