Festivals and activities whilst self-catering Croatia

The Central Dalmatia region awaits with its year-round schedule of scintillating events. From carnivals, costume parties and parades to incredible wine festivals and Christmas markets, all festivals are marked by colourful displays, beautiful music and happiness. Whether you are in Sinj, enjoying traditional medieval jousting, or in Omiš enjoying the Dalmation choirs lull you with their close harmonies, you will be impressed and made very welcome at each of these events. Be sure to do your research before booking your holiday rentals in Croatia so you don’t miss out on the many things to see and do during your holiday!

Religious festivals during your Croatia self-catering holidays

During Holy Week on the island of Hvar there has been a tradition in place to have processions from Maundy Thursday to Good Friday. They start the evening at the same time across the six municipalities and end at 6am.The Feast of the Assumption is celebrated on August 15 in the Catholic communities of Croatia with contemplative parties, where tourists from around the world, and guests are welcome. The cities and towns also honour their patron saints with carnival celebrations throughout the year, which are not to be missed whilst renting villas in Croatia.

Cultural festivals and your holiday rentals in Croatia

The Cultural Summer of Vis starts end of June and lasts 60 days in a host of special locations. From mid-July to mid-August in Split or Zadar there are concerts, theatre performances, and ballet shows. In Trogir and Podstrana, there are also a range of colourful cultural displays throughout the area, whilst the evenings celebrating the Croatian culture and tradition of local fishermen in Croatia are also recommended. The Fisherman's Festival of Milna on the island of Brac, for example, is celebrated at night with loud and cheerful traditional music and, of course, delicious seafood. There is culture all around you whilst self-catering Croatia.

Folk festivals for all the family

Sali on Dugi Otok has for more than 50 years hosted a big folk festival with music, wine and good food. It starts with the ‘Night of Fishermen’ on Friday and a fish-cooking contest, and ‘klapa’ songs in the harbour. Saturday is dedicated to fun sports competitions, where everyone can participate on their Croatia self-catering holidays. The evening is illuminated harbour and ships, and it is followed by a great party on the water. On Sunday afternoon don’t miss the donkey race and the Gala Banquet at the port. In Šibenik in late June there is also a children’s festival, which is really recommended for families renting villas in Croatia.