When making summer plans you are looking to escape the city as soon as possible, but August in Istria might be the perfect time to vacation. The Mediterranean climate in Istria offers long, warm, and sunny days with fresh nights, ideal for all summer parties and outdoor gatherings, even in the late summer.
It is the time when Istria and the rest of the coast come alive through concerts, festivals, exhibitions, and various other events. Here are some options to consider:
Rovinj Summer Festival
This festival founded in 1996 is a well-known classical music festival. Top classical concerts are held in attractive historical buildings in the most beautiful city in Istria – Rovinj. The festival features guest appearances by world-renowned soloists, ensembles, chamber orchestras from Europe, Japan, Russia, Korea, the USA, Mexico and Australia. The festival begins on July 21st, lasts through August with final performance taking place on September 18th.
Concerts at Pula Amphitheater
Historical Amphitheater in Pula will be the event venue for big music names such as Arctic Monkeys and Tame Impala. Arctic Monkeys are making a stop in Pula during their European tour on August 16th and Tame Impala on August 17th. Get your tickets on time for these events and enrich your summer holiday.
San Rocco Bike Tour
San Rocco Bike Tour, paying homage to St. Roch, the patron saint of Brtonigla, offers you an opportunity to cycle in the capital of wine and Istrian gastronomy. A 25 kilometre long trail will give you sufficient time to enjoy the beauty and energy selflessly offered by the green hills of Istria. If you happen to be a wine lover, you will be pleased with the fact that the Brtonigla region contains all four types of Istrian soil – red, black, grey and white, each lending the wines their peculiar character. The tour takes place on August 15th.
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