Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Croatia

Street musicians liven up Croatian coastal towns year-round.
  • Before planning a trip around a festival, verify the festival dates at the festival’s website or with a local tourist information office. For more information about these and other events, visit the official tourism site for Croatia.
  • This list includes major festivals in major cities, plus national holidays observed throughout Croatia. Many sights and banks close down on national holidays — keep it in mind when planning your itinerary. Note that this isn’t a complete list; holidays can strike without warning.
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2015

January 1:  New Year’s Day

January 6:  Epiphany

April 3–6:  Easter Weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures on Sunday and Monday)

May 1:  Labor Day/May Day (some closures)

May 14:  Ascension

May 24–25:  Pentecost and Whitmonday (closures)

Late May–early June:  Dance Week Festival (Zagreb)

June 4:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; some closures)

June 22:  Antifascist Struggle Day (closures)

June 22–24:  INmusic Festival, Zagreb (indie rock)

June 25:  Statehood Day (closures)

July 10–August 25:  Dubrovnik Summer Festival

July 10–12:  Ultra Music Festival, Split (huge dance-music party outside town)

July 15–19:  International Folklore Festival, Zagreb (costumes, songs, dances from all over Croatia)

Late July:  Motovun Film Festival

Late July:  Pula Film Festival

August 5:  National Thanksgiving Day (closures)

August 6–10:  Soundwave Croatia, Tisno (soul and electronic music, visual art)

August 15:  Assumption Day (closures)

Mid-August:  Diocletian Days, Split (toga-clad celebrations)

September 2–6:  Outlook Festival, near Pula (giant bass-music festival in Roman fort)

October:  Truffle Days (truffle-related weekend events; various towns in Istria)

October 8:  Independence Day (closures)

November 1:  All Saints’ Day/Remembrance Day (religious festival, some closures)

November 11:  St. Martin’s Day (official first day of wine season)

December:  Dubrovnik Christmas Fair

December 24–25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

December 26:  Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day (closures)

December 31:  New Year’s Eve (fireworks in Zagreb, elsewhere)