When: Jun 23 – Sep 6
This summer, Porec will host the second Open Air Festival, which is bound to make the summer unforgettable for locals and visitors by offering a myriad of entertaining events that will take place throughout the whole summer.
The streets and squares of Porec's historical center and the enchanting St. Nikola Island will come to life with more than a hundred entertainment and cultural events and street performances that will improve and add a new dimension to the city's tourist offer.
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When: July 26 - 30
Progressing from 7,000 visitors in the first year to now 40,000, the Motovun film festival transforms the the tiny medieval hilltop town to one big celebration of film. Starting 19 years ago as a reaction to only US films being shown across Croatian theaters, the festival is now one of the most popular film celebrations in the region. Grab a seat and view work of independent storytellers in film and theatre under the stars. One of the things that make it so magical and special are its outdoor screenings in the streets and squares of the old town. The unique atmosphere has made journalists dub the festival "Cinema Paradiso".more
When: July 26
Following the release of Sting’s highly anticipated rock/pop album ‘57th & 9th’ and with sold out concerts already confirmed in North America and Europe, Sting will perform in the most unique of arenas, Pulas Amphitheater.
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When: July 2
The Croatian duo has forged a signature style that breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. As impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out, Sulic and Hauser know no limits when it comes to performing live. They have sold out shows around the globe and also performed with Elton John as part of his band, as well as opening his shows to rapturous acclaim. Their latest album – SCORE, is a tribute to movie music, is available now.
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When: Aug 25 – 26
Club MTV Europe Summerblast is a music festival which has a unique way of combining the pleasure in the beautiful sunny scenery of the town of Porec with the best known world performers from the MTV music charts featured during a perfect weekend created for ending summer fun and the season. As the festival will be broadcast to over 160 countries worldwide, pictures of Porec in high season will be seen around the world.
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When: Sep 2
Run for your weight in wine!
Register for the 4th edition of the hilarious marathon Istrian Wine Run and get a chance to win a supply of Istrian wine in your total weight. Choose from several distances and enjoy plenty of stops along the race at various wine producers. The finish line is in Umag or, more precisely in Stella Maris resort (ATP zone), where the whole family can enjoy the after-race party.
Pick from three categories:
• Marathon 42 km (start in Momjan)
• Half-marathon 21 km (start in Brtonigla)
• Relay 3 x 7 km (start in Brtonigla)
Photo credit: istrianwinerun.hrmore