Hidden Gems

Fun festivals when you yacht in Croatia

By Jenny Wilson
on  November 18, 2015

With such a diverse heritage, it is no surprise that Croatia has plenty to offer in terms of culture. Aside from exploring many of the interesting museums and architectural wonders, you can also experience some of the more recent developments on the arts scene when you yacht in Croatia.
Croatian yacht trips - experience unique festivals
Hvar Summer Festival, which is a celebration of all things musical, is held in June. Jazz, pop, classical and even traditional Dalmatian folk music are all on the programme here. The island of Brac holds a late summer carnival featuring a whole host of different artistic pursuits and also the opportunity to watch some traditional sports and games from the region.

Croatia’s stunning landscape makes it a popular television and film location and it is no surprise that there is a thriving cinema scene here. A film festival has been held in Pula since the 1950s, while both the Split and Zagreb film festivals have an excellent reputation. There are also some newer festivals that are well worth checking out. The Starigrad Paklenica International Music Documentary Film Festival has a strong programme of documentaries competing for various awards, while the Supetar Super Film Festival on the island of Brac features films from all over Europe.

Croatia also seems set to establish itself as an alternative to Ibiza when it comes to music festivals. A number of huge events such as Croatia Rocks and Fresh Island, both held on the island of Pag, feature some of the biggest global artists and DJs around.

With so many great events to discover, there really is something for everyone.
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