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Dubrovnik Events

Ston Wall Marathon

Taking place in the wider Dubrovnik region, runners can choose between doing a marathon or shorter 15km (9.3 miles) and 4km (2.5 miles) runs. Races start and finish in the centre of the ancient town of Ston.


Venue: Ston.
Website: http://www.ston-wall-marathon.com
Cost:

Yes, to register for the race.


St Blaise's Day

The patron saint of Dubrovnik, Blaise is celebrated here perhaps more than anywhere else. An impressive statue of Saint Blaise can be seen at the 1537 Pile Gate. Dubrovnik celebrates its saint's day with enthusiasm. While the actual saint’s day is on 03 February, the city celebrates for several days. His relics are paraded through the Old Town and there are parades and performances for everyone to enjoy.

Date: 02 February 2021 - 07 February 2021
Venue: Various locations.
Cost:

Free.


Easter

Easter in devoutly Catholic Croatia is a social occasion as well as a religious one, and Dubrovnik is as picturesque a place as any to celebrate the holiday. Special masses are held at churches throughout Dubrovnik and many people attend in traditional dress - voluminous skirts and large hats for the ladies, baggy trousers and pillbox hats for the men. Decorated eggs are prepared for the occasion and miniature loaves of semi-sweet bread are baked. After church is a time for getting together on the city's public squares.

Date: 04 April 2021 - 04 April 2021
Venue: Various churches in Dubrovnik.
Cost:

Free.


Dubrovnik International Opera Festival

The Festival brings together a number of Croatian and international opera singers, musicians, conductors and orchestras who perform against the stunning backdrop of the Old Town. The event was first started to honour Croatian tenor Tino Pattiera who died in the 1960s.

Date: 01 June 2021 - 31 July 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.

Dubrovnik Summer Festival

The Festival will include more than 80 theatre, music, dance and film programs taking place in churches, fortresses, squares and streets of Dubrovnik. It is the city's premier festival and sees a myriad of cultural events grace arts venues and temporary venues throughout the city. The Dubrovnik Summer Festival has been going strong since 1950 and is one of the largest and most celebrated cultural events in Croatia. An all-star line-up of international performers and an ever-increasing number of visitors are drawn to the unique combination of indoor and outdoor venues in this fabulous city.

Date: 10 July 2021 - 25 August 2021
Venue: Old Town.
Website: http://www.dubrovnik-festival.hr

Christmas Fair

Dubrovnik sparkles with fairy-tale romance at the end of the year. Traditional gifts and handicrafts are on sale such as Christmas decorations, candles, toys, glassware, embroidery, ceramics and porcelain. Visitors can tuck into Christmas cookies, mulled wine, candied almonds, and other traditional delicacies including kontonjata (quince cheese), mantala (cheese), prikle (doughnuts) and hrostule (deep fried biscuits).

Date: 01 December 2021 - 31 January 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Old Town.
Cost:

Free.


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