Below is a listing of the 5 main events occurring between August and December 2017 in Dubrovnik that take place each year. Of course, there are many more events that take place throughout the year in this beautiful city!
The annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival (July 10 to August 25)
The annual Dubrovnik Summer Festival sees more than 80 performances of music, theatre, dance and film, at various open-air locations in the old town, plus a programme of outdoor cinema. The 2016 line-up included the renowned Croatian pianist Ivo Pogorelich and the Philharmonic Ensemble Vienna. Admission: ticket prices vary depending on the performance, venue and seating position; see website for details Contact: dubrovnik-festival.hr
Ston Wall Marathon (September 24)
Starting and ending in the nearby Dalmatian town of Ston, the full marathon route takes you south to Pržina and north to Duba Stonska, following stretches of the medieval Ston Walls and the Adriatic coast. Admission: For runners, the entry fees are: Marathon €39; 15km €33; 4km Fun Run €23 Contact: ston-wall-marathon.com
Good Food Festival 2017 (October 19-22)
Culinary presentations focusing on regional specialties, plus wine tasting, culinary workshops, and events such as ̋Dinner with a Famous Chef ̋ and an ̋Eat & Walk ̋ culinary tour. Some Dubrovnik restaurants offer special menus during the festival, perfect for gourmets. Admission: some presentations are free, while other events are charged (depending on what they entail) Contact: tzdubrovnik.hr
Advent in the City (December 1-26)
On the Stradun in the Old Town, the Christmas Market sees stalls selling traditional local craftwork and Christmas decorations, and kiosks serving mulled wine and Croatian-style doughnuts. On Christmas Eve, locals sing Dubrovnik kolenda (carols). Admission: free
New Year’s Eve Celebrations (December 31-January 1, 2018)
New Year’s Eve sees an open-air public party on Placa in the old town, with performances by brass bands, choirs, and Croatian pop stars, culminating with a spectacular fireworks display at midnight. Celebrations continue next day, with the traditional New Year’s Day 10km race, and the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra giving a morning performance, also outdoors, on Placa.
Admission: free Contact: tzdubrovnik.hr
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