Pick the Right Event to Visit Istria in Spring 2019
It’s time to be active. It’s time to have fun. It’s the ideal time for a holiday break in Istria! The busy calendar in spring lists a number of exciting events giving you the perfect excuse for a time-out and some enjoyment:
Taste delicious flavours of Istria
Say mmmmm … to irresistible Istrian gastronomic delights! Enrich your spring stay on the peninsula with exquisite bites and drops.
Go for a walk in the parks of Novigrad for some heavenly flavours of Istrian gastronomy! The charming town introduces Park Food Fest on June 8 2019 and invites you to unforgettable interpretations of Istrian cuisine.
Watch street food blend with exceptional show cooking right before your eyes as you enjoy your time in the historical streets of Novigrad, its magical parks and amazing ambiance all day long. Look forward to traditional and modern meals including seafood, risottos, brudet fish stew, original burgers along with wild asparagus as the shiny star of spring. Taken with selected Istrian wines and craft beer, these dishes are your ticket to gastronomic paradise and a real treat for all the senses!
Fans of exquisite Istrian wines also love to visit Vinistra wine fair in Poreč (May 10-12 2019) or follow the wines roads on May 26 2019 with Wine Cellars Open Doors in the northwest. For a fully rounded gastronomic experience you will never forget, spend a Wine & Gourmet Night with Aminess on May 31 2019 in Novigrad. The town also invites you to delight in the famous Jacob’s scallops the following day.
Get to know Istria by bike
Hop & go! Along the coast, uphill, through blooming nature with a number of other bike enthusiasts. Istria has become one of the most attractive cycling regions with numerous events inviting you to get to know its beautiful scenery.
Recreational cyclists can take part in Oleum Olivarum Bike on May 4 2019 and get to know Krasica, Buje and Grožnjan. The event is a part of the the annual olive oil fair taking place on May 4-5 2019. That same Sunday Umag hosts a similar event which leads to fabulous views of Savudrija Bay and partially along Parenzana, Istria’s most famous trail.
To get to know the southern part of the peninsula, pick your starting point among Pula, Vodnjan, Medulin, Fažana, Ližnjan, Marčana or Barban on May 18 2019 and south you go! Amazing landscapes and historical heritage await you on cycling trails around Žminj, Kanfanar and Svetvinčent mid every week starting from end of May.
Hike (and run) along Istrian trails
Step by step through Istria! Actively explore Istrian coast and countryside, enjoy pleasant weather and the company of other hiking and running fans.
Hike out and about Pazin on May 5 2019 or follow the medieval paths a week later near Vodnjan. Say ‘cheers!’ to Istrian wine roads at Wine & Walk starting from Buje on May 18 2019. Run the night away on June 08 2019 for Umag Night Run.
Music to your ears
It’s party time! Hit the dance floor in Umag for Sea Star Festival on May 24-25 2019 and the streets of Novigrad for some music, wine and magic with Piazza Grande Music & Wine (June 8 2019) or Magical Novigrad street art festival (June 15-16 2019).
Choose your event for an unforgettable break
Revel in your active time in stunning nature, delight in every delicious bite you take, simply enjoy your spring stay on Croatia’s largest peninsula. Opt for one or more events from the busy calendar and spend a relaxing getaway with a very special touch in spring 2019 in Istria!