• Jessica Cerovic

July in Croatia

July or Srpanj in Croatian is part of the peak season for tourists traveling to the beautiful beaches this country has to offer. There are so many festivals to choose from that all begin in July that I am just going to make bullet points for each of them. Many of the festivals continue throughout the rest of the summer season. You will have a hard time deciding which one to attend or figuring out how to see them all.

Porec Open Air - Festival of Life

- begins July 1st

- musical concerts, street performances, movies and shows

- free to attend

Nights of Rijeka Squares and Beaches

- begins July 1st

- musical concerts throughout the city

Summer on Gradina

- begins July 6th

- takes place at Trsat Castle

- performance artists, musicians, dancers, artists and scientists

- concerts, plays and educational performances

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

- begins July 10th

- the largest cultural festival in Croatia

Ultra Europe Music Festival

- July 11th-18th

- takes place in Split, Brac, Hvar and Vis

- over 250 performers

Pula Film Festival

- July 13th-21st

- takes place in the open-air Arena colosseum

- most visited cultural event in Croatia

- competition of Croatian films, international program and youth program

- hosts film professionals, film workshops, exhibitions and concerts

Split Summer

- begins July 14th

- opera, drama, ballet, concerts, movies, exhibitions, performances and street theatre

- many events take place in the national theatre, HNK Split

Fresh Island Festival

- July 15th-17th

- takes place at Zrce Beach on the island of Pag

- known as "Croatia's Ibiza," pebble beach, Blue Flag beach (guarantees crystal clear waters)

- hip hop and R&B

- boat parties, pool parties, break-dance competitions and street art

International Folklore Festival

- July 17th-21st

- takes place in Zagreb

- showcases the diversity of Croatian heritage

- performances, workshops, presentations, concerts and traditional church singing

Off Festival Blues & Jazz

- July 18th-20th

- takes place in Sibenik

- music from the best national and world jazz and blues performers

Forestland Festival

- July 19th-21st

- takes place in Brezje, Medimurje

- three stages of musicians, artists, over 60 DJs and performers

International Animation Festival - Supertoon

- July 21st-26th

- takes place in Sibenik

- competition for domestic and international short animated movies

Sibenik Dance Festival

- July 22nd-27th

- domestic and international dance companies perform

- educational workshops and classes

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