Marco Polo Challenge

An annual Triathlon competition attracting an international field of participants, with competitors swimming, cycling and running their way to the finishing line in Korčula town centre. There are also events for juniors and a team relay.

TBAKorčula town More info
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Syria’s War: A Journal of Pain. Photographs by Narciso Contreras.

War Photo Ltd‘s summer exhibition. Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Narciso Contreras documents the death, pain and destruction at the very heart of the Syrian conflict through a series of telling photographs. Working in rebel-controlled territory, Contreras bears witness to the bloody struggle between rebel fighters and Assad’s armed forces, and travelling the front lines he provides a harrowing…

Thu May 1 - Mon Jul 28
War Photo Ltd, Antuninska 6, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Subversive Film Festival

Globe-spanning festival of features and documentaries with a pronounced political edge, and an accompanying programme of lectures and round-table discussions – this year’s theme is Power and Freedom in the Time of Control: Networks – Ideology – Alternatives. Over the years, Subversive has become a major meeting point of the international left and this year’s…

Sat May 3 - Sat May 17
3 Varšavska, Zagreb, Croatia
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Vlasta Delimar – To sam Ja. Photographs at the MSU

Vlasta Delimar, renowned for her bold performances and use of nudity in exploration of gender and womanhood, is the focus of this exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU) in Zagreb. Since the late seventies, she has helped to define Croatian performance and multimedia art. Delimar herself will take up temporary residence in the…

Thu May 15 - Sun Aug 24
Av. Dubrovnik 17, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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Animafest Zagreb 2014

Animafest – World Festival of Animated Film, (short film edition) will be held mainly in the Europa theatre in Zagreb this year, and screen over 400 carefully selected films chosen from 1725 entries sent in from 73 countries. One of the most internationally recognised Croatian festivals, Animafest features work Singapore and Tunisia to Canada, France and UK; a showcase of the cream…

Tue Jun 3 - Sun Jun 8
Zagreb, 10000 More info
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For Festival 2014

After a low-key debut last year For, on the sun-drenched party island of Hvar, is back and looking much improved. It’s maintained it’s exclusivity (only 2500 tickets) and extended to four days. The action focuses on two key venues – Club Veneranda in Hvar Town and open-air Carpe Diem Beach on close-by Stipanska Island (ferry…

Thu Jun 19 - Sun Jun 22
Sumica bb
Hvar More info
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The Croatian Open Snail Racing Championship

It’s not just a race but an escargot extravaganza! Up to 30 teams prepare snail dishes in various ways (grilled, boiled, baked, etc) as part of the culinary heritage of Bukovica and Ravni Kotari. But all this is just a sideline, compared to the main event: The Croatian Open Snail Racing Championship. Coaches put the…

Sat Jun 28 - Sat Jun 28
Trg Domovinske Zahvalnosti
Benkovac More info
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Hideout Festival 2014

Now four years old and a major name on the Croatian festival scene Hideout is a slick operation; the numerous options for accommodation and transport take any pain away. Taking place from 10pm-6am over four nights on Zrce Beach on the Island of Pag in the Northern Adriatic, a destination renowned for it’s party scene…

Mon Jun 30 - Thu Jul 3
Zrce Beach
Novalja More info

The Garden Festival 2014

The legendary The Garden Festival, which inspired much of today’s festival scene in Croatia, is approaching it’s 9th year in idyllic Tisno. Within easy reach of Zadar and Split airports, this landmark electronic event is a week-long celebration of sunbathing, swimming and hedonism framed by the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea. Whether you’re…

Wed Jul 2 - Wed Jul 9
Petrica Glava 34
Tisno More info
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Electric Elephant Festival 2014

Electric Elephant follows hot on the heels of The Garden Festival at the same beautiful location (see the special joint ticket offer), a ten-minute saunter from the charming town of Tisno and a small jump away from the beach. A more recent addition than the Garden, Electric Elephant is definitely making a name for itself amongst young…

Thu Jul 10 - Mon Jul 14
The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34
Tisno More info
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Soundwave Festival 2014

Fans of hip-hop, dub, soul, house, reggae and everything in between will not want to miss this extended weekend of hedonism. Set in the renowned Garden Tisno, this boutique festival is now into its 6th year and has been praised to the skies by the big names in the media. If not dancing in the…

Fri Jul 18 - Tue Jul 22
The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34
Tisno More info
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Stop Making Sense Festival 2014

Stop Making Sense is the perfect mid-summer festival break at The Garden Tisno, the festival location that’s too good to be left alone! If you couldn’t make it to previous festivals here, or you made it and simply couldn’t get enough, SMS’s recent move to Tisno from its previous Petrcane location offers you the perfect…

Thu Jul 31 - Sun Aug 3
The Garden Tisno, Petrica Glava 34
Tisno, 22240 More info