Upcoming Holidays and Festivals in Croatia

Street musicians, Rovinj, 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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2018

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

May 10:  Ascension

May 20–21:  Pentecost and Whitmonday (closures)

May 31:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; closures)

June or July:  Yacht Week Croatia (offshore party for the young and fabulous that can pack Split's hotels a few days before and after)

June 22:  Antifascist Struggle Day (closures)

June 24–September 2:  Obonjan (laid-back music festival/wellness retreat on private island)

June 25:  Statehood Day (closures)

June 25–27:  INmusic Festival, Zagreb (indie rock)

July 6–8  Ultra Music Festival, Split (huge dance-music party outside town)

July 10–August 25:  Dubrovnik Summer Festival

July 14–22:  Pula Film Festival

July 18–22:  International Folklore Festival, Zagreb (costumes, songs, dances from all over Croatia)

July 24–28:  Motovun Film Festival

July 26–30:  Soundwave Croatia, Tisno (soul and electronic music, visual art)

August 5:  National Thanksgiving Day (closures)

August 15:  Assumption Day (closures)

Late August/early September (3 days):  Nights of Diocletian, Split (toga-clad celebrations)

September 5–9:  Outlook Festival, near Pula (giant bass-music festival in Roman fort)

October 8:  Independence Day (closures)

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

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 Winter Festival

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)

2019

January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

January 6:  Epiphany (closures)

April 19–April 22:  Easter Weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures on Sunday and Monday)