Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Croatia

Street musicians, Rovinj
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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January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

January 6:  Epiphany (closures)

March 20–24:  Festival of Lights, Dubrovnik (light displays on landmark buildings)

March 29–April 1:  Easter weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures on Sunday and Monday)

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

May 30:  Statehood Day (military parade in Jelačić Square in Zagreb; closures)

May 30:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; closures)

June 12–14 (likely):  Dance Week Festival, Zagreb

Mid-June–mid-July (10 performances):  Klapa Musik Festival, Omiš (south of Split)

June 22:  Antifascist Struggle Day (closures)

June 24–26:  INmusic Festival, Zagreb (indie rock)

July 8–August 23 (likely):  Dubrovnik Summer Festival

July 12–14:  Ultra Music Festival, Split (huge dance-music party outside town)

July 13–21 (likely):  Pula Film Festival

July 17–21 (likely):  International Folklore Festival, Zagreb (costumes, songs, dances from all over Croatia)

July 20–22 (likely):  Motovun Film Festival

July 25–29:  Outlook Festival, near Pula (giant bass-music festival in Roman fort)

August 5:  National Thanksgiving Day (closures)

August 15:  Assumption Day (closures)

Late August:  Nights of Diocletian, Split (toga-clad celebrations — highlight of the longer Days of Diocletian festival)

September 5–9:  Obonjan (laid-back music festival/wellness retreat on private island)

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

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

November–December:  Dubrovnik Winter Festival

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

December 24 & 25:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (closures)

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

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