EVENTS

Looking for interesting events in Zadar and Dalmatia?

Check our list of many sports and cultural events throughout Zadar region. Explore beautiful historical moments at attractive festivals, get to know the culture and tradition of Croats through street events and enjoy an attractive program of a combination of modern and traditional customs.

Popular tourist events are held throughout attractive Zadar region throughout the year. Street festivals, gastronomic events, popular events and entertainment festivals – are just part of the rich offer of events in Croatia.

If you are looking for events tailored to you, be sure to check out our rich list of events. We bring you a list of events in the region of Dalmatia with a special focus on the attractive city of Zadar.

Popular events in Dalmatia

12.03.2022. Škraping International Trekking Race, Pašman


Škraping is unique international trekking race across sharp island’s rocks and it is categorized as extreme sport. Every year it is held on the island of Pašman. At the start of the race competitors get the map of the island with check points and the goal is to pass all the check points marked on the map in the shortest time possible.
The race is divided into three categories: Ultra trail – 47 km, Challenger – 25 km, Active – 12 km and Light – 6 km

19.03.2022. Dugi Otok Trail, Sali


Dugi Otok trail reveals the most beautiful landscape of the Telaščica Nature Park and dotted tiny islands of Zadar archipelago. The trail starts and ends in Sali, charming fishing town on the coast of this island.

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09.04.2022. Blue and Green trail, Pakoštane


Couple of days before Easter Blue and Green trail will be held in Pakoštane. This trail is unique because competitors connect two coasts: the sea and the lake, blue and green.
Along with trail there will be organized Easter brunch for all visitors.

09.04.2022. Grawe Zadar Night run, Zadar


Zadar night is one of the most attractive road races in the region!
This is the only half marathon held in the night in entire Dalmatia. This running spectacle is being organized in the very heart of Zadar old town and runners can choose among : 2,5 km, 5 km, 10 km or half marathon trail.
This race starts in Zadar old town at 20:30.

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15. – 24.04.2022. Tuna, Sushi & Wine Festival, Zadar


Tuna, Sushi and Wine festival is a combination of Croatian and Japanese culture and presentation of gastronomic specialties. The festival is divided into two parts: public and professional. Presentations, lectures, workshops and various tastings will offer tuna and sea fruits dishes.

29.04. – 08.05.2022. Zadar Street food festival – Spring edition, Zadar


Zadar Street food festival is urban gastro experience organized in Zadar on Puntamika beach. All visitors will be able to taste wide variety of fast food meals prepared by Zadar’s chefs.
You will have chance to taste gourmet burgers, meat and fish specialties and special Pinsa pizza. Also, enjoy the taste of local wines from Zadar region and delicious cocktails.

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30.04.2022. Island Pag trail, Kolan, Pag


Take this race in Kolan on the island of Pag and run across macadam roads along the coast. On refreshing stations and on the finish line locals will offer their autochthonic products, culture and long lasting tradition.

08.05.2022. Wings for Life World Run, Zadar


In this race you will start running at the same time as thousands of people around the world. Your goal is to run as far as you can until the Catcher car passes you.
And you’ll be doing all that running not only for yourself but also for a good cause. 100% of your entry fee goes into spinal cord research and will help to find a cure for spinal cord injury.

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06.07. – 10.08. Musical Evenings in St. Doantus, Zadar


Amazing interior of the St. Donatus church is perfect for unique musical events. Indulge into melody of prominent soloists, Croatian and international ensembles and orchestras.
This event is a real treat for everyone spending their summer vacation in Zadar that is interested in classical music.

17.07.2022. “Šokol Festival” Gastro event, Nin


Visit “Šokol Festival” in Nin that is held annually since 2003. Šokol is cured meat product made from quality pork meat, bio salt from Nin and Mediterranean herbs. It is dried on air, exposed to “Bura” wind that blows from North-East and Velebit mountain, typical for this region. There is also one ingredient added to Šokol that gives it such distinctive flavor, but neither family wants to reveal this secret.
Visit Šokol Festival and choose your favorite Šokol.

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04.08.2022. Festival of Salt, Nin


Festival of Salt is summer annual event held in Nin that offers creative workshops, hand picking of salt and tour of salt fields with expert guide. For sure you know the flavor of the salt, but now you have opportunity to find out exact way of producing the salt.

08. – 14.08.2022. Romantic Night, Nin


In the most Romantic destination in Europe all visitors will find numerous surprises. Love arch on the romantic bridge, “kissing bench”, ladies that sell roses, memory wall, romantic dance floor, costumed historical figures, prize games, fireworks and much more.

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12. – 14.08.2022. Days of Vrana Knights, Pakoštane


This historical spectacle will take you to time of great battles in which you will see Medieval camp, knight cavalry, falconers and jugglers.
Admire old crafts, plays and Medieval cuisine. Feel free to take children with you, they will be delighted.

15.08.2022. Pilgrimage on Veliko Rujno, Paklenica Riviera


Tradition of Pilgrimage on Veliko Rujno exists for 100 years. On the Feast of the Assumption pilgrims hike to the highest plateau on Velebit mountain (900 m above sea level) and gather in front of the church of Mother of God, votive sanctuary of the locals and climbers. There will be held holly mass and procession, after which, on the central square, will be organized feast with music and traditional specialties of the area.

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20. – 25.08.2022. Highlander Velebit, Paklenica Riviera


Highlander Velebit is a climbers contest of 104 km long trail and 5 days duration. It includes 2 national parks: Northern Velebit and Paklenica.
Embark on the adventure of your life and enjoy in spectacular nature around you.

23.09. – 02.10.2022. Zadar Street Food Festival – Autumn edition, Zadar


Zadar Street food festival is urban gastro experience organized in Zadar on Puntamika beach. All visitors will be able to taste wide variety of fast food meals prepared by Zadar’s chefs.
You will have chance to taste gourmet burgers, meat and fish specialties and special Pinsa pizza. Also, enjoy the taste of local wines from Zadar region and delicious cocktails.

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20. – 24.10.2022. Regatta “Zadarska Koka”, Zadar

Traditional sailing regatta organized in Zadar. The name comes from traditional boat “Koka” that sailed across Adriatic.
Come and enjoy the sea, wind and support your favorite sailing team.

26. – 30.10.2022. Biograd boat show, Biograd


This is the largest autumn nautical fair in the region. It is being held in marina “Kornati” in Biograd, one of 3 largest marinas in Croatia that organizes over 50 regatta and similar events in a year, visited by over 50.000 sailors and yachtsmen, which makes it unique destination in entire Adriatic.

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VIRTUAL REALITY OF ZADAR’S HISTORY

Would you like to be part of the history of the city of Zadar?

Virtual Reality of Zadar’s history is a unique experience that can be found only in our agency. With advanced Virtual Reality (VR) glasses immerse yourself into true historical events of the city of Zadar and find out how the life in Zadar looked like hundreds years ago.

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