Not to Be Missed Dubrovnik Events in 2020
Explore the calendar of Dubrovnik events
Have you already started planning your Dubrovnik vacation in 2020? The culture has always been nurtured, practiced and highly appreciated in our hometown. So, in order to help you make the most out of your vacation, we have prepared a list of the main Dubrovnik events we think you might find interesting.
Saint Blaise festivity, happening from 2 – 9 February, is a multi-day celebration dedicated to Dubrovnik patron saint. St. Blaise has been praised in Dubrovnik since the year 972, and the celebration is even registered in UNESCO’s register of intangible heritage. It features several concerts, exhibitions and religious events, such as procession with the saint’s relics on the Stradun. The day of the festivity itself, February 3, is the unique occasion to see the locals all dressed up in traditional folk costumes.
If you like good food, home-made products, and cosmetics, from 24 – 26 March visit the 16th Mediterranean Fair of Healthy Food, Medicinal Herbs, and Green Entrepreneurship.
Dubrovnik musical spring, the series of classical music concerts organized by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, will be held from 17 April – 2 June.
From 24 – 26 April Croatian and European winemakers will present their best products on Dubrovnik festiwine, a regional wine festival of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. So, if you consider yourself a wine lover, connoisseur or a gourmet, this is one of the must-attend Dubrovnik events.
From 17 – 19 April you can attend Aklapela, a festival of the best Croatian a cappella choirs (“klapa”) that nourishes the authentic a cappella way of singing, without instrumental accompaniment.
Are you a recreative or a professional runner? Sign up for DuMotion running event happening 24 – 26 April! Run the city walls, half-marathon, or join the charity race. Even children can participate!
Starting from May throughout the summer until October, the folklore ensemble Linđo will be having its lively and interesting performances. Make sure you attend at least one, you will be amazed by the dancing skills of the young people who thus cherish their cultural heritage.
Fancy some classical music? Even if you are not a fan, attending the Baroque Music Cycle Dubrovnik from 5 – 12 June might be a nice way to spend a warm summer night.
There’s also an event for theater fans. Take a look at what Le Petit Festival du Théâtre offers throughout June of 2020.
One of the best Dubrovnik events will surely be the festival Ana in Town, happening on June 21st, at the dawn of the first day of summer and World Music Day. Ana Rucner, the famous Croatian cellist, will yet again amaze visitors with her performance as the rays of the first summer Sun shine over Srđ hill.
Midsummer Scene, the southernmost English theatre festival in Europe will be having their performances from 20 June – 6 July on St. Lawrence Fortress located near the western entrance to the Old City, 37 m above sea level.
How about some opera? Go to International Opera Arias Festival „Tino Pattiera“, happening from 28 June – 5 July, is organized in memory of the world-famous opera singer, a tenor who was born in 1890 in Cavtat near Dubrovnik.
July and August are the heart of the summer season in Dubrovnik. Not only they are the hottest and busiest months when it comes to tourism, but perhaps the most important of all summer Dubrovnik events is happening then. This year, the 71st Dubrovnik Summer Festival will take place from 10 July –25 August. Have a good look at the programme, and make sure to grab your ticket on time because they are truly „hot stuff”.
Music festival Dubrovnik in late summer includes a series of events: symphony and chamber concerts, and recitals, all held from 26 August – 18 September in the beautiful setting of the Rector’s Palace.
A great sport event will take place on 20 September in Ston, on the Pelješac peninsula. If you decide to participate, the Ston Wall Marathon will truly put your stamina to test. But if you prefer, you can come just to watch and cheer for the brave contestants. It takes a lot of effort and courage to run the steep Ston Walls, also known as the “European wall of China”.
Are you in the mood for some competition? Sign up for Earth, Sea & Fire Dubrovnik Triathlon on 10 October, a race suitable for everybody: first-timers and experienced athletes, families, and fans.
The locals look forward to the Good Food Festival as much as tourist visitors. Within the week of 19 – 25 October, Dubrovnik restaurants will offer special festival menus. You will also have the opportunity to taste culinary specialties, local wine, and participate in workshops on preparing Dubrovnik delicacies. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? We’re definitely attending, how about you?
The film event „Quiet, please – Dubrovnik and film love each other˝will take place in November. It offers interactive educational content, film screenings, visual attractions, and plenty of surprises.
The Dubrovnik Winter Festival starts at the beginning of December and lasts until 6 January 2021. In this magical time of year, when the city is beautifully decorated and shines bright, both children and adults will be able to enjoy entertainment programs and special events.
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