Zadar Tourist Board

ZADAR OUTDOOR FESTIVAL 27th-30th April 2017

It is a widely known fact that Zadar with its amazing surroundings represents one of the most attractive areas on the Mediterranean coast. What most people don't know is that the area of Zadar region is characterized by an extraordinary geographic diversity that makes it an ideal place for all sorts of outdoor activities. The group of local enthusiasts, specialists in active vacation decided to use this advantage and organize a very first Zadar Outdoor Festival – a celebration of nature, active life and adventure. For four days in April 2017, the sea and the land, the rivers and the mountains of Zadar region will become natural racing trails that will challenge the participants from all over the world to test their own limits and have lots of sports fun. The magnificent waters of Zadar canal will host 3 big competitions: sailing regatta, swimming marathon and kayak race. Rafting lovers, on the other hand, will find their piece of adventure in the magical environment of river Zrmanja. If you prefer solid ground rather than rough waters, don't worry, our running, trekking and cycling trails are awaiting you anxiously. Choose between numerous activities and create an unforgettable weekend in Dalmatia. Races, tours, excursions, workshops, gastronomy etc.
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Wings for Life 7th May 2017 at 1 p.m.

The Croatian Wings for Life World Run starts next to the Roman Forum and St Donatus' Church, the city's popular landmarks, then continues through the city center, heading toward the Adriatic highway, passing by the famous city walls which allowed the town to retain its independence. From the starting point in Zadar to a lovely small city of Primošten, where the last runners are supposed to end their race, the track passes through Bibinje, Sukošan, St. Filip and Jakov, Biograd, Pakoštane, Drage, Pirovac, Vodice, Šibenik, Brodarica and Žaborić among other smaller places.
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Biograd Gastro Table 2nd-4th June 2017

This festival of original food, drinks, gastronomic delicacies, original souvenirs and folklore displays Croatia's achievements in oenology, gastronomy and ecology. Participants present their products on this all Croatian table from all corners of our country, and the event is complemented with a programme of original Croatian souvenirs. The event takes place in June on Obala kralja Petra Krešimira IV in Biograd na Moru, whereby it opens the high tourist season. Also, there are participants from Hungary, Macedonia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Italy, Austria and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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Dive In Spearfishing Cup 2017

This international spearfishing competition will be held on 6th May 2017 in the Zadar aquatorium, whereas the weighing ceremony and the after party will be held at the Famous Beach Bar. Dive In Cup represents a great opportunity for every underwater fisherman to compete with the best spearfishermen in the world. The arrival of many worldwide famous fisherman has already been confirmed: Daniel Gospic, Livio Fiorentina, Marco Bardi, Giacomo de Mola, Samuel Thomas, Oscar Lopez, Boban Radosevic, etc.
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LADO 2017

Croatian National Folk Dance Ensemble Lado was founded as a professional ensemble in 1949, with the mission to research, collect, artistically interpret and present on stage the most representative examples of Croatia´s rich music and dance traditions. The ensemble consists of 37 brilliant dancers who are also exceptional singers, and as such the ensemble can easily transform from a dance company into an accomplished folk choir. In addition, the ensemble prides itself on having an orchestra of 15 virtuoso musicians who are capable of playing over 50 traditional and classical instruments.
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Biograd Night 4th August 2017

This traditional event has been organized for years, and it is dedicated to Victory Day and Homeland Thanksgiving. It is accompanied by sound and light effects, a music laser programme (musical fireworks), a parade of lighted boats, delicacies being prepared outdoors and distributed free, folklore group performances, Dalmatian harmony-singing groups, the Town Brass Band, majorettes and different entertainment groups. It takes place on the waterfront and all around the old town, where over 20,000 visitors gather for this event.
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EURO VESPA Festival 2017

25th - 28th May Registration phase NOW OPEN UNTIL 30th April 2017! Programme: 25.05.2017 Arrival / Attendee registration, handout of gadgets 26.05.2017 Guided tour, skill contest, beach-party, live concert 27.05.2017 Parade to Sv. Filip + Jakov to Pakostane, lunch 6 p.m. the best VESPA award, best VESPA driver (f/m) and the oldest VESPA on the waterfront 10 p.m. Andy Miketa Action Painting on the waterfront, DJ "Stefan Rima", "EL Marques" VJ - Producer. 28.05.2017 from 9 a.m. we say goodbye to all participants, hand-out of badges to clubs
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Biograd Boat Show 19th-22nd October 2017

Years of continuous growth have resulted in the biggest vessel exhibition in Croatia and wider area. Acceptable prices and quality infrastructure of the organizer, Ilirija d.d., include Kornati Marina, Ilirija hotels, restaurants and entertainment amenities. Every day of the fair, the sunset marks the end of the exhibition and the beginning of the evening programme offering the best food and entertainment that continues in the old town centre next to the marina, and goes on into the late hours. We call it “Boat Show Experience“, where business meetings take place and numerous visitors come and experience this show as a way of relaxing. The fair has a strong reputation in Central Europe and attracts many visitors from neighbouring countries.
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