Top Foodie Things to Do in Istria in June
Summer is here, and with it come many music festivals, fun events, and, of course, the sun and beaches. Summer is also the time of fun foodie festivals enriched with music offerings. Check out the main foodie events below.
NW Istria (Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, and Buje)
Novigrad Scallop Night in Novigrad (June 1): Gastronomic manifestation celebrating scallops as well as other shellfish and seafood.
Park Food Fest in Novigrad (June 8): Open-air gourmet and wine event at town parks right by the sea. Park Food Fest brings together street food and show cooking from renowned local restaurants.
Aminess Wine & Gourmet Nights in Novigrad (June 28): Gourmet and wine offer by Aminess.
Central Istria (Pazin, Buzet, Groznjan, and Motovun)
Istrian Manestra Festival in Gracisce (June 16): Competition to prepare the area’s most famous spoon meal.
Istrian Pasta Festival in Zminj (June 30 to July 1): Diverse program with food show, workshops on how to make pasta, children’s workshops, and presentation of new and old recipes.
Zminj Craft Beer Festival in Zminj (June 14 to 15): Beer festival in Central Istria.
Melodies of Istria and Kvarner in Porec (June 22 to 23): Music festival with food and drink offers.
Wine and Food at Tar (June 18): Local delicacies.
Vrsar and Funtana
Fisherman’s Festival in Funtana (June 21): Traditional and popular taste of the town, offering music and the inevitable culinary specialties with seafood prepared right after the daily catch and served on the fishermen’s boats.
Tastes of our Fields in Rovinj (June 19 to 20): Seasonal agricultural products, incentives for the development of agriculture in local areas, introducing the guests to the traditional production and processing methods of agricultural products.
Aromas and Flavors of Istria in Pula (June 29): Tasting and sale of original Istrian agricultural products on Saturdays.
Olive Oil Days in Sisan (June 15): Gastronomic event showcasing olive oils.
Istra Gourmet in Premantura, Medulin (June 17 to 24): Producers present typical Istrian gastronomy products such as truffles, prosciutto, cheese, olive oil, wines and different homemade brandy.
Sea on the Table in Fazana (June 23): Fisherman’s festival, with special focus on pilchard offerings.
Beer Party in Medulin (June 27): Taste various beers and culinary offerings.
Hook & Cook in Medulin (June 21): Modern seafood specialties prepared with freshly caught fish, and also craft beers and pleasant music.
Svetica Barbecue in Liznjan (June 21): Barbecue and beer festival.
Labin and Rabac
Rabac Open Air in Rabac (June 16 to August 30): Huge open-air stage with great music and urban beats, cinema and theater, and special events and concerts.
Istrian Lifestyle in Rabac (June 14 to September 7): 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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