Top Foodie Things to Do in Istria in August
August is peak season in Istria and Croatia. The streets are filled with people and towns are full o f energy and busy with fun offerings and activities for everyone to enjoy. Take some time away from the beach to explore Istria’s mystical medieval towns, sweeping vineyards and olive trees, and delicious Istrian cuisine! Have a wonderful and delicious summer break in Istria!
NW Istria (Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, and Buje)
Punta Night in Umag (August): Festival of of Istrian local products and gastronomic offers.
Momjan Muscat Evening in Kanegra (August 5): Muscat wine tasting.
Central Istria (Pazin, Buzet, Groznjan, and Motovun)
Sweet Istria at Vizinada (August 14): Istrian pastry festival where you can sample traditional Istrian sweets, including fritule, krostule, cukerancic, pastine, pandespanj, pinca, breskvice, bucolaj and povetice.
S klobasicom u Europu – With Sausage in Europe in Sv. Petar u Sumi (August 23 to 24): Summer fair of Istrian sausage.
Fair of Original Istrian Agricultural Products in Porec (August 8): Festival with traditional Istrian foods and products.
Mussels Festival in Vabriga (August 9 to 10): Fisherman festival.
Vrsar and Funtana
Fisherman’s Festival in Funtana (August 23): Gastronomic event and entertainment.
Vrsar Porto Fest (August): Traditional and contemporary Istrian culinary specialties and drinks.
Lighted Batana Boat Rides and Dinner at the Spacio (August): Experience Rovinj’s rich fishing history through a Batana boat ride, offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Aromas and Flavors of Istria in Pula (July to October): Tasting and sale of original Istrian agricultural products on Saturdays.
Tasting of Traditional Food of Galizana in Galizana (August 2): Gastronomic event.
Pilchard Festival in Fazana (August 3): Gastronomy offer of pilchard dishes.
Istra Gourmet in Premantura (August 5 to 26): Gastronomic event on Mondays with typical Istrian gastronomy products such as truffles, prosciutto, cheese, olive oil, wines and different homemade brandy.
Brodet Festival in Stinjan (August): Folk and gourmet festival.
Snail Festival in Galizana (August 15): Traditional festival of the snail, where you can taste various snail specialties.
Valbandon under the Baking Lid in Valbandon (August 17): Competition in preparing dishes in a traditional Istrian way, under a baking lid Cripnja, tasting Istrian wine and olive oil, Watermelon festival.
Istra Gourmet in Medulin (August): Gastronomic event on Tuesdays with typical Istrian gastronomy products such as truffles, prosciutto, cheese, olive oil, wines and different homemade brandy.
Labin and Rabac
Istrian Lifestyle in Rabac (June 14 to September 13): Hand-made & gourmet fair on Fridays.
Foodie Events in Istria
Foodie Events in Croatia
For additional events in Croatia, visit the Croatian National Tourist Board website.
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