• Mushroom exhibition


    Draguzeti (Barban)

    The forests near the village of Draguzeti are rich in mushrooms. Therefore, at the end of October locals organize a mushroom exhibition in the Social Home of Draguzeti. In addition to the mushroom exhibition, hiking through the pedestrian – equestrian trail "Mushrooms path" is also organized, after which professor Zdenko Osip is available for all the questions about mushrooms.


    Općina Barban, TZO Barban
    Barban 69, T. +385 (0)52 567420

  • Istrian winter running league



    14. winter league runnin season

    14. winter league runnin season

    14th anniversary of the Istrian winter league proves how popular running is in Istria. There are different recreational 6 or 9 kilometre races being held throughout the entire winter, up until March. Make sure not to miss the upcoming exciting adventures.

    Entry fee will amount 120.00 HRK and it’s paid by the purchase of starting number which is valid for all races. There will be trails of different profiles, properly marked, which length ranges from 6 km to about 9 km.

    Istrian Winter Running League 2018/19
    1. round: 04.11.2018. Medulin
    2. round: 18.11.2018. Poreč-Parenzo
    3. round: 02.12.2018. Pazin
    4. round: 09.12.2018. Sečovlje (SLO)
    5. round: 13.01.2019. Sv. Petar u šumi
    6. round: 27.01.2019. Rabac
    7. round: 10.02.2019. Vodnjan-Dignano
    8. round: 24.02.2019. Pula-Pola
    9. round: 03.03.2019. Umag-Umago

  • 14th New Olive Oil Days

    16.11.2018 - 18.11.2018

    Vodnjan-Dignano, Istarska ulica (Street)

    Exhibition, guided tastings, lectures, gastro show

    Istarska ulica (Street)

    Exhibition, guided tastings, lectures, gastro show

    Join us again this year in the Days of olive oil and enjoy the numerous guided tastings and lectures on this subject! High-quality olive growers and oil producers from the entire Adriatic Euro-region will be gathered in one place. Due to this fact, this year’s gathering becomes an international manifestation. One of the most interesting events will surely be a whole-day gastronomic show with the participation of hoteliers and restaurant managers who have prepared numerous surprises. The whole manifestation will be accompanied by the occasional entertaining programs.

    During the event, visitors will have the opportunity to attend numerous lectures and guided tastings.



    Grad Vodnjan
    T. +385 (0)52 535953, F. (0)52 511326

  • Let's Sing and Play in Old Custom



    11th encounter of traditional singers from the Istrian Region

    11th encounter of traditional singers from the Istrian Region

    In honor of the deceased prominent member, one of the founders of KUD (Folklore Society) Barban and a great lover of folk music and dance, Romano Broskvar, the Meeting of the singers on thin and thick and players of Istrian folk instruments is being held. Organized by KUD Barban, founded in 1976, whose President Romano was for 12 years, this meeting is a contribution to the preservation of the culture and tradition of Barban and Istria. A large number of Istrian singers, musicians and dancers have recognized the significance of this event and are year by year gladly responding enriching the meeting with their participation and giving it year by year an increasing importance.


    KUD Barban, TZ Barban
    Barban 69, T. +385 (0)52 567 420

  • 10th Olive oil festival



    A picturesque place on the southeastern Istrian hills situated on the road between Pula and Labin, which was built in the Middle Ages. Barban is full of cultural attractions as well as of an intangible cultural heritage within which the most famous is the knight's game, Trka na prstenac (an equestrian competition in which various horsemen riding at full gallop aim their lances at a hanging metal ring). Besides its rich history, this area conceals a number of other curiosities.

    Olive oil, the alpha and omega of Mediterranean cuisine, got its own festival in Barban in 2009.
    Olive growers exclusively from the area of Barban take part in this event and besides the tasting of extra virgin olive oils, workshops on the theme of olive growing are also organised.

    The November Festival in Barban is worth a visit not only for the exhibition of souvenirs and the interesting usable items made of olive wood, but also for the works of artists who find the olive an endless source of inspiration.

  • Dreamlike Book Fair in Istria

    29.11.2018 - 05.12.2018

    Pula-Pola, Dom hrvatskih branitelja (House of Croatian defenders)

    24th Pula festival of books and authors

    Dom hrvatskih branitelja (House of Croatian defenders)

    24th Pula festival of books and authors

    The largest book fair in Croatia, and an important literary event in Istria, takes place in the Secession-style building in Pula and, in addition to Croatian publishing, it promotes regional European publishing efforts. Apart from the sale of books at reduced prices, the Fair stages a range of other events: promotions of recent titles, meetings with authors 'Breakfast with authors', concerts, stage and video presentations, exhibitions - thus becoming a true book 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.