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Last updated 21 April 2023

10 Croatian Festivals to Put on Your Bucket List!

10 Croatian Festivals to Put on Your Bucket List!

Boasting festivals hosted in Roman amphitheatres, open air clubs, seaside bars, magical gardens and ancient forts, Croatia certainly has a festival for everyone!

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Ultra Europe Music Festival, Split

This famous electronic festival has been running since 2013! The big name European music festival takes place in July annually, seeing over 150,000 people flock to Split and take in electronic beats from an all-star lineup. The festival is renowned for its high energy shows and incredible lighting displays. In 2018, headliners included David Guetta, Afrojack, DJ Snake, Galantis, Eric Prydz and The Chainsmokers.

As if partying for three days at the main stadium is not enough, the festival also moves to the surrounding islands, such as Brač, Hvar and Vis. What’s better than attending this festival? Sailing to Ultra! Join us on our Navigator Ultra Festival Cruise in 2023! Read more on Ultra 2023 here.

Dates: 7th - 9th July, 2023

Location: Split

Hideout Festival, Pag

Hideout Festival takes over Zrće Beach on the island of Pag annually. Now in its ninth year, the festival sees more than 20,000 people attend the five day electronic dance festival. Previous acts have included Stormzy, Major Lazer, Marco Carola, Diplo, Jamie Jones, MK, Hannah Wants, Patrick Topping, Eats Everything, Bicep, Solardo, Alan Fitzpatrick, AJ Tracey and many more. Why not combine Hideout Festival with a Hideout Festival Cruise!

Dates: June 25th - 29th, 2023

Location: Pag

Ultra Music Festival

Outlook Festival, Pula

Outlook Festival has to be the best way to finish off the summer! Outlook festival has been running for more than a decade and is considered the largest European bass music and culture festival, offering the best of dub, reggae, dubstep, hip-hop and garage music. Get ready for 4 days of music, beach parties, boat parties, tunnel parties and one spectacular opening concert in Pula's 2,000-year-old amphitheatre!

Dates: July 27th - 1st August, 2023

Location: The Garden Resort, Tisno

Outlook Festival


SuncéBeat has been held in Croatia for over 10 years with a family boutique vibe. It entices revellers with a pumping mix of House, Disco, Techno, Soul, R&B and Funk. They were the first to bring deep house titan Larry Heard to the Garden, the first to invite Berlin powerhouse Prosumer to spin, and the first Croatian festival to secure a date with DJ Harvey!

Dates: July 20th - 27th, 2023

Location: The Garden, Tisno

InMusic Festival

Love International (former The Garden Festival), Tisno

Once known as the The Garden Festival, Love International is a popular festival that welcomes more than 100 electronic artists from all over the world. These artists grace two different stages, one being in a magical forest and the second one right on the beach! There’s no better way to experience a music festival than with fairy lights overhead and sand underneath! Read more on Love International Festival here.

Dates: July 12th - 18th, 2023

Location: Tisno

Love International

Moondance, Trogir

Moondance Festival is quite a new festival, but if its popularity is anything to go by, it will be here for years to come. This two-day festival is held during the summer months in the Kamerlengo fortress and can be considered a g much cheaper, alternative to Ultra Music Festival. In the past the festival has attracted almost 10,000 people annually! You can check out their website for more information.

Dates: July 27th - 30th, 2023

Location: Trogir

Moondance, Trogir

Dimensions Festival

Dimensions Festival is the perfect place to enjoy the depths of electronica, techno, house and drum & bass. Relax at the beach during the day to the sound of chilled summer beats and live jazz from some of your favourite DJs! Acts for 2018 included Ben UFO, Kraftwerk 3D, Nina Kraviz, Helena Hauff and Moodymann.

Dates: August 31st - September 4th, 2023

Location: The Garden, Tisno

Dimensions Festival

Spring Break Island

Another festival held on the island of Pag, on the most popular beach in Croatia, is the Spring Break Island festival. Organized for the first time six years ago, the festival is definitely getting more and more popular thanks to many great music name invited to perform there such as Tujamo, Plastik Funk and Adam Walker.

Dates: May 26th - 29th, 2023

Location: Pag

Spring Break Festival

Defected Croatia, Tisno

Defected Croatia is back in 2023 and brings another round of house music celebrations over six incredible days! The international lineup for 2018 included DJ Spen, Masters At Work, Basement Jaxx, Sam Divine, Hatcha & Claptone. For more information on the 2023 festival, head over to their website.

Dates: August 3rd - 8th, 2023

Location: The Garden Resort, Tisno

Defected Festival