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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
8th to 13th August, Tisno
House Music Event
It’s fourth event showcasing the best of house music.
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.
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.
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 Film Festival
7th to 9th August, Supetar
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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