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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2019

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)


2020

January 1:  New Year's Day (closures)

January 6:  Epiphany (closures)

April 10–April 13:  Easter Weekend (Good Friday through Easter Monday; closures on Sunday and Monday)

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

May 21:  Ascension

May 31–June 1:  Pentecost and Whitmonday (closures)

June 11:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; closures)

June 22:  Antifascist Struggle Day (closures)

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

June 25:  Statehood Day (closures)

June 28–30 (likely):  Obonjan (laid-back music festival/wellness retreat on private island)

Late June–Late July:  Klapa Musik Festival, Omiš (south of Split)

Early July–late August:  Dubrovnik Summer Festival

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

Mid-July (1 week):  Pula Film Festival

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

July 21–25 (likely):  Motovun Film Festival

July 22–28:  SuncéBeat Festival (contemporary music festival)

July 30– August 4:  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)

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 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)