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  • Plava Laguna Half Marathon  

    23.03.2019 - 24.03.2019

    Poreč-Parenzo

    10:00 h


    The traditional Plava Laguna Half-Marathon will be held in Poreč on 23 and 24 March 2019.

    We're expecting more than 500 running fans who want to try their hand at a half-marathon and spend an unforgettable spring weekend by the sea. While you're running along the beautifully kept, flat course, you will enjoy breathtaking locations such as Plava and Zelena resorts and the town of Poreč.

    If the 21km of a half-marathon seems too much of a challenge, you can try the 10km Run instead. There's also a fun race for kids (Kids’ Run from 400m to 1,800m) and a group race for the whole family (Family Run 3.5km).

    Whichever race you choose, the fun atmosphere, fresh spring air and great company are a winning combination! All registered competitors will receive a T-shirt (half-marathon and 10k run), a finisher medal, a start number, chip, course surveillance, and refreshment.
    Registration for the race is free if you book accommodation at one of Plava Laguna's accommodation facilities.

    For more information and registration, visit plavalaguna.com.


    HALF MARATHON - 21km

    All half marathon runners can truly enjoy the new track, which will this year run from the Hotel Laguna Parentium via the Plava Laguna Resort through the town of Poreč to Materada/Park Resort and back. Everyone aged 16 and older can register.  
    Race start: 24 Mar 2019 at 10:00 AM in front of the Hotel Laguna Parentium 
    Track:  1 x 21 km
    Official awards ceremony: on the sandy beach – Zelena Laguna Resort – from 1:30 PM  


    10K Run - 10 km

    Have fun running this 10 km race. You will run from the Hotel Laguna Parentium via the Plava Laguna Resort to the town of Poreč.
    Race start: 24 Mar 2019 at 10:00 AM in front of the Hotel Laguna Parentium 
    Track: 1 x 10 km  


    FAMILY RUN – 3.5 km

    Fun for the whole family! The race for the children and adults along a well-known stretch through the Zelena Laguna and Bijela Uvala campsites. Children under the age of 8 must run with their parents.  
    Race start: 23 Mar 2019 at 11:00 AM in front of the Zelena Laguna Campsite
    Track: 3.5km  


    KIDS RUN - 400 – 1,800 m

    Our youngest runners will love these especially tailored races designed to give them a fun start in the world of running. Four races of various lengths are available at one of the most beautiful locations on Istria’s western coast – the peninsula of the Hotel Laguna Parentium.  

    Track and schedule:

    400m – for kids aged 4-6; start at 3:00 PM
    800m – for kids aged 7-9; start at 3:30 PM
    1,200m – for kids aged 10-12; start at 4:00 PM
    1,800 m – for kids aged 12-16; start at 4:30 PM


    The spring atmosphere and a seaside weekend are a winning combination for every participant. Every registered runner will receive: a T-shirt (for half marathon runners), a finisher medal, a start number, track insurance and refreshment.  

    Save the date: 23 March – 24 March 2019!  

    MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATIONS ON 

    If you book accommodation in Plava Laguna, the event organizer's facility, the entry fees are included in the price.  

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  • MRF Istra Music Festival

    03.04.2019 - 07.04.2019

    Poreč-Parenzo, Hotel Pical

    9th International festival of choirs and orchestras 

    Hotel Pical

    9th International festival of choirs and orchestras 

    9th Festival of choirs and orchestras from various countries of the World that will be held at the Hotel Pica. A total of 500 singers and musicians will participate in the festival and will present their program in their 30 minute show.

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  • Easter in Poreč

    19.04.2019 - 22.04.2019

    Poreč-Parenzo, Trg slobode (Square)

    Easter celebrations

    Trg slobode (Square)

    Easter celebrations

    Traditionally, sweet aromas and tastes of Easter, the biggest religious holiday, welcome Poreč visitors at the main town square during the Easter weekend. Visitors can experience first spring sunrays outdoors, accompanied by the sound of the sea, by touring charming stalls offering traditional Istrian products and Easter delights.

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  • Mosaic City Poreč

    27.04.2019 - 11.05.2019

    Poreč-Parenzo, Trg slobode (Square)

    International mosaic art simposium

    Trg slobode (Square)

    International mosaic art simposium

    The specific artistic heritage has ranked the city of Poreč among special cities with rich cultural heritage. The most prominent symbol of the city's cultural and archaeological heritage is the preserved and valuable mosaic sculpture of the Episcopal Complex of the Euphrasian Basilica, inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List.

    More than 14 centuries had passed from the last mosaic sculpture on this site until 2012 and the launch of the MOSAIC CITY project for the urban regeneration of mosaic art based on cultural heritage as a foundation for further production.

    The Mosaic City Symposium will gather relevant international and Croatian artists and experts. Its aim is to establish a precondition as well as a technical possibility for creating new and valuable pieces of art for which the City of Poreč would become known and included in the international tourist and art map as a recognizable site for its valuable collection of ancient and modern mosaic works of art.

    Results obtained from artistic, professional and scientific work of the Symposium will remain a permanent heritage of the city and future generations.

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  • Recreational Parenzana

    28.04.2019

    Poreč-Parenzo, Jama Baredine (the Baredine Cave)

    Mountain biking and hiking

    Jama Baredine (the Baredine Cave)

    Mountain biking and hiking

    Start a path of health and friendship with your family and friends, set off along Parenzana on adventurous and recreational gathering...

    Parenzana, once a popular narrow path connecting Trieste and Poreč along its winding trail, was primarily used for the transportation of wine. Today it is an attractive pedestrian and biking path riddled with numerous tunnels and viaducts, which leave cyclists, hikers, runners and searchers simply breathless. The most famous Istrian path invites you to, while cycling or hiking along the sections of its magnificent route, be a part of an event that brings together natural beauties and recreation under the spring sun.

    We are inviting all cyclists and hikers to join us for a recreational gathering which will be held on Sunday, 28 April 2019 in Baredine near Nova Vas in Poreč.

    Equip yourself and bring along your good mood, invite your loved ones and join a day of adventure in roaring along the centennial Parenzana paths!

     

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  • Spring Break Festival by Collegium

    01.05.2019 - 05.05.2019

    Tar-Torre, Poluotok Lanterna (Lanterna peninsula)

    Music festival 

    Poluotok Lanterna (Lanterna peninsula)

    Music festival 

    Festival with 15 years of tradition and more than 2500 guests from Slovenia, who can enjoy a number of thematic parties.
    In addition, the party tent will host performances of: Mambo Kings, Siddharta, Prljavo kazalište, Jelena Rozga, Modrijani, Vanillaz, Mike Vale.

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  • Poreč Fest

    03.05.2019 - 05.05.2019

    Poreč-Parenzo, Koncertna dvorana Umjetničke škole Poreč (Concert Hall of Art School Poreč)

    International Guitar and Violin competition

    Koncertna dvorana Umjetničke škole Poreč (Concert Hall of Art School Poreč)

    +385 (0)52 452 346

    International Guitar and Violin competition

    Solo violin and chamber ensembles

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  • Love Sensual Festival

    03.05.2019 - 05.05.2019

    Poreč-Parenzo

    Dance festival


    Dance festival

    The biggest dance festival, in occasion of the World Dance Day, in this part of Europe. The Love Sensual Festival is from 3rd till 5th of May, 2019 in Porec - Hotel Valamar Diamant.

    Come, dance and learn from the world's most famous dancers and instructors from Spain, France and other countries:

    • Enah & Carolina (urbankiz / semba),
    • Anais Millon & Ritchie (kizomba / urbankiz / semba),
    • Versus & Sonia (kizmba / urbankiz),
    • Arturo & Anabel (modern / fusion / dominican bachata),
    • Basi & Deisy (bachata-modern / dominicana),
    • Byron & Vero (bachata sensual).

    Enjoy, have fun and dance with us, bachata, salsa, kizomba and semba from the best artist/instructors:

    • Over 50 dance workshops,
    • 3 parties on 2 floors with world DJs,
    • Show dance performances,
    • Pool Party,
    • Party boath,
    • Battle Contest.

    More information: Love Sensual Festival

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Tourist Board is not responsable for any decision of the organizers to change the terms, participants, programmes and prices or to cancel performances

Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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