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Last updated 01 March 2022

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 2021! Read more on Ultra 2021 here.

Dates: 9th - 11th July, 2021

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 20th - 24th, 2021

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! Outlook are currently tight lipped on when their 2019 festival will be, but you can keep up to date with announcements on their website.

Dates: July 29th - 2nd August, 2021

Location: Port Punta Christo, Pula

Outlook Festival

InMusic Festival

Unlike festivals held along the coast, InMusic Festival is being held in the capital of Croatia, Zagreb. It has been held for more than 10 years now at Lake Jarun. During a couple of days, its visitors are able to listen indie rock, heavy metal and electronica music represented by some great names such as The Prodigy, Franz Ferdinand, Alice in Chains, Kings of Leon, Billy Idol or Arctic Monkeys. InMusic Festival is one of the most popular festivals in Croatia, and takes place annually in June!

Dates: June 21st - 23rd, 2021

Location: Zagreb

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 14th - 20th, 2021

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: June 24th - 26th, 2021

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. Join the 2021 waitlist at the Dimensions website.

Dates: August 12th - 16th, 2021

Location: Pula

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. The Spring Break Island festival takes place on two spring weekends, usually at the end of May and the beginning of June. Find out more about the festival on their website.

Dates: May 21st - 24th, 2021

Location: Pag

Spring Break Festival

Fresh Island Festival

If your idea of a holiday is festival hopping, then you need to extend your stay on the island of Pag! Fresh Island Festival joins festival greats such as Hideout Festival at Zrce Beach, where the beach is transformed to the best hip hop scene in Croatia! Fresh Island Festival is considered the number one European Urban Beach Festival, and contributes to Zrce Beach getting its name of the ‘Croatalian Ibiza’.

Dates: 3rd - 10th July, 2021

Location: Pag

Fresh Island Festival

Defected Croatia, Tisno

Defected Croatia is back in 2021 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 2021 festival, head over to their website.

Dates: August 5th - 10th, 2021

Location: The Garden Resort, Tisno

Defected Festival