St. Bernard is a patron saint of Funtana and his day is celebrated on the first weekend after the August 15th: during the whole day lots of fun, good food, music, sport and recreation games and other entertainment is guaranteed.
The food offered for this occasion is intentionally typical and a special offer of Istrian cuisine.
TUESDAY, August 13rd 2019
21.00 Dance show – Dance studio Dancel , St. Bernard Square
WEDNESDAY, August 14th 2019 21.00 h
The "Klape" Evening (A cappella choir), St. Bernard square
Klapa Intriga, klapa Nevera, vokalna skupina Ad Libitum, klapa Dišpet
THURSDAY, August 15th 2019 21.00-00 h
POP, ROCK AND BLUES NIGHT, Port Funtana
Blues Brajders Band
FRIDAY, August 16th 2019 ROTONDA
18:00 Fair of genuine products
20:00 Fun and dancing: LAGUNA BAND, KOKTELSI, NENO BELAN & FIUMENSI
SATURDAY, August 17th 2019 ROTONDA
14.00 Program for kids
18:00 Fair of genuine products
20:00 Fun and dancing: FUNBOX BAND & ŽELJKO BEBEK
Host: Ditmar Paolo Šegon
SUNDAY, August 18st 2019
9.00 Bocce tournament „St. Bernardo“
10.00 “St. Bernard bike Tour Funtana” – 3rd recreational bicycle race
TUESDAY, August 20th 2019 DAY OF SAINT BERNARDO
11.30 Ceremonial Holy Mass, St. Bernardo church
21.00 Trio Sentimento: Martina Majerle (vocal), Mario Šimunović (Guitar), Zvonko Vukoja (accordion), St. Bernard Platz
9,00 - 13,00 h
The Tourist Board Funtana and cycling club Poreč invite all cyclists to join the 3rd recreational bike tour on the occasion of the celebration of St. Bernardo, protector of Funtana.
FOR WHOME IS IT: recreational cyclists with MTB
Not recommended for children under the age of 12.
No registration fee!
REGISTRATIONS: by the football court in Funtana, on Sunday August 18th 2019, from 9:00 to 10 AM
FIRST 50 TO REGISTER GET THE TOUR T-SHIRT!
START: 10:00 AM at the football field in Funtana
PATH: length approximately 20 km and approximately 30 km (depending on the number of participants two trails will be taken – shorter and longer): football field Funtana – riding in the shade of the Kontija forest (visit to the viewpoint Mukaba) - Funtana
DURATION: approx. 3 hours (pause included)
TYPE OF SURFACE: mostly macadam, forest roads
Guided cycling with a professional guide and accompaniments.
Break and refreshments on the pick-me-up station – forest Kontija!
The bike tour is non-competitive, and the winners are all the ones who reach the finish line!
Lunch is provided for all participants at the finish line (sardines and wine)!
Participants are advised to use a protective helmet and have a spare inner tube.
Rides are at your own risk.
The organizer reserves the right to change the program.
ORGANIZERS: Tourist Board of Funtana and Bicycle Club Poreč.
Mario Šimunović (guitar) & Martina Majerle (vocal)
Interactive walk tour with Casanova through romantic Vrsar
Giacomo Casanova, the world's most famous seducer, and his visits to Vrsar at the time of the Vrsar County period, served as an inspiration for the Casanova Tour. Take a walk through romantic Vrsar, discover the unexplored parts of the old town and discover love à la Casanova.
This interactive tour, guided by the Istra Inspirit Project artists, starts on the waterfront and follows the viewpoints in the town’s historic core, offering you an unforgettable journey through the love story of Casanova. The tour finishes in Casanova's Refuge, where he stayed when he first visited Vrsar in 1743.
Music, dance and emotions will conduct you to the magical world of Casanova and let you discover a different, more intimate image of Vrsar.
The dates when you can meet Casanova and walk with him are:
Booking and starting point: InfoCenter (Vrsar Tourist Board), Obala M. Tita 23
Concert: Young Guitarist Orchestra Serenade
Serenades are a traditional way of expressing love through romantic songs, usually accompanied by a guitar.
While serenades used to be sung to loved women under a window or a balcony, today it is an acknowledged musical and artistic expression that enriches the tourist offer of Vrsar during summer.
Young Guitarist Orchestra Serenade
Concert: Guitar Duo Evening
The Sea and Guitars Music Festival is one of the summer trademarks of Vrsar.
Guitar lovers know that under the auspices of this, already traditional event, there is an exquisite concert every Thursday. Year by year, the programme has been selected by Saša Dejanović, the artistic director of the Festival and the renowned guitar virtuoso with an impressive number of performances both in Croatia and abroad.
The antique ambience of the Romanesque church of St. Mary of the Sea, where the concerts take place, gives an additional lure to the Festival and in this way brings to the audience a unique set of artistic experience.
Guitar Duo Evening
Roberto Massini & Simona Constantino (Italy)
18:00 - 01:00 h
Gastronomic event with entertaining program
These festivals portray the 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. These celebrations are taking place at the docks of Funtana during summertime, and they represent the best place to become acquainted with the Istrian folklore and customs.
18:00 - 22:00 h
Exhibition of autochthonal products
Mediterranean songs and compositions
SO DO Symphony orchestra
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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
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