ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The festival is coming to town

This summer, the Open Air Festival will transform Poreč into a huge open-air stage! From June 9th to September 10th, great music and urban rhythms will echo through the streets and squares of the old historic centre and provide a soundtrack for jaw-dropping juggling and acrobatic acts. Street performances, music nights, movie screenings and theatrical plays, as well as special events and concerts, will create an unforgettable summer experience and many memorable moments for visitors. The festival’s motto is to celebrate life and the little moments that come with it – and what better time than the summer to do exactly that?

The music programme offers a slate of events. On Tuesdays, the entire city will be swept up in the pulsating R&B rhythms of Get your Rhythm & Blues. Wednesdays are reserved for jazz virtuosos (Just Jazz) and fans of electronic music can get their groove on Fridays with Electric Nights. Unplugged band performances are scheduled for Saturdays at three different locations in the city. Admission is free for all these events.

Numerous street performances will take place during the festival so everyone can find something they enjoy. Circus in the City on Mondays will turn the entire city into a giant open-air circus. The streets will be teeming with jugglers, stilt walkers, acrobats and fire-eaters and the entire event will culminate in a final performance on the summer stage of the Villa Polesini. The princess ball will delight the children, but it may also take adults back to their most cherished childhood days. Every Thursday, enter a magical world inhabited by famous cartoon characters and dance with a “real“ prince or princess. In order to create the perfect atmosphere, the dance floor will be located next to the beautiful castle on the Sveti Nikola Island. During Electric (laser) Nights on Fridays, light effects will envelop the ancient city walls and accentuate their beauty, as well as turn Lungomare into an enchanting promenade. The grand finale will consist of a laser show on the sea’s surface. Admission is free for all these events.

The programme of the Open Air Cinema will please all cinephiles since it offers a range of genres from action and family movies to dramas and comedies. Istra InSpirit is scheduled for Sundays and provides entertainment for the entire family. The open-air theatre will showcase the typical features of Istria and the Poreč area, such as local specificities, myths, legends and cuisine.

But that’s not all! We have plenty of other surprises and special events in store for you, but you’ll find out about them in due time. See you in Poreč!

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