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Events in Dubrovnik in 2020 Events in Dubrovnik in 2020

Main Events in Dubrovnik in 2020

By  Nov 29, 2019

Looking to plan your vacation in Dubrovnik around an important event, or maybe you'll get lucky and an event will coincide with you holiday, check out the 2020 Dubrovnik Events guide to keep your finger on the pulse of the cultural heart of the city.

From the Dubrovnik Summer Festival to a wine festival and numerous musical events throughout the whole calendar, Dubrovnik is a city of culture and the events always come thick and fast.

Main Events in Dubrovnik in 2020

30 NOVEMBER 2019 – 1 JANUARY 2020

DUBROVNIK WINTER FESTIVAL

www.tzdubrovnik.hr

The Dubrovnik Winter Festival is an event which reveals a new aspect of the City of Dubrovnik, featuring magical lighting highlighting its timeless beauty and uncovering the rich diversity of artistic expression through special events, entertainment programs, colourful cuisine with a touch of tradition, and ancient customs.

24 JANUARY– 2 FEBRUARY 2020

DUBROVNIK FESTA 2020

This multi-day event traditionally opens the official program of celebrations around the holiday of St. Blaise and the Day of the City of Dubrovnik.

2 – 9 FEBRUARY 2020

FESTIVITY OF ST. BLAISE

www.dubrovnik.hr

Ever since the year 972, when people began to celebrate it, the feast day of St Blaise, Dubrovnik patron saint, has been a quite special festival, typical of Dubrovnik. A series of church and secular concerts, exhibitions, book presentations and theatre guest performances are dedicated to the patron saint of Dubrovnik, whose statues look at us from the city walls and gates and whose caring hand guards Dubrovnik on his palm.

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20 – 25 FEBRUARY 2020

DUBROVNIK CARNIVAL 2020

www.tzdubrovnik.hr

Our ancestors also had fun, and so should we... is a proverb which one can hear in Dubrovnik in February during the carnival, the time when everything is allowed, when people become someone else or show their true face... Experience the special atmosphere of the Dubrovnik carnival festivities characterized by jokes, laughter, merriment, joy, satire... feel the special spirit of the City at carnival time!

17 APRIL – 2 JUNE 2020

DUBROVNIK MUSICAL SPRING

www.dso.hr

Dubrovnik musical spring is a new musical event organized by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. This is a cycle of concerts of classical music that will be held from 17 April to 2 June 2020. It is designed to enrich the cultural offer of Dubrovnik.

24 - 26 APRIL 2020

DUBROVNIK FESTIWINE

http://www.dubrovnikfestiwine.com

Tourist orientation of Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik-Neretva County represents a tremendous privilege and challenge to local winemakers. It brings thousands of curious visitors to their cellar each year, and many of them are knowledgeable about wine. The central event of the project „Wine Tourist Network – WiNe“ is Regional wine festival – Dubrovnik FestiWiNe which will be held in Dubrovnik again in April. The festival will gather more than 100 regional winemakers who will have the opportunity to present their wines to numerous wine professionals and visitors. Domestic high quality wines of authentic varieties represent powerful, underutilized competitive advantage
of this area.

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17 – 19 APRIL 2020

AKLAPELA (Dalmatian songs festival)

www.aklapela.hr

Aklapela festival of the best Croatian vocal groups nourishes the authentic vocal singing, a festival named by a pun of the words klapa and a cappella. Unlike other numerous established music festivals that are successfully held in Dubrovnik, Aklapela is an entirely national musical product and, with visionary artistic leadership, has the potential to become a referent value of Croatian ethno-music.

24 - 26 APRIL 2020

DUBROVNIK HALF MARATHON

http://www.du-motion.com

The attractiveness of this new sporting event is based on the fact that Dubrovnik – the host city is part of the UNESCO’s world Heritage. The terrain is very attractive for marathon running, especially 2K (two-kilometer long) race with a limited number of participants held at Dubrovnik walls, Dubrovnik’s most important attraction. Half marathon route is 21.1 km long, starts at Ploče, passes through the Pile up till Kantafig in Gruž, with a turn near the Marina Komolac and finish in the best possible venue - Stradun. With the motto “More than a race” this new event, as planned, will be more than just a sporting event, through running healthy lifestyles will be promoted, all in “hugs” of Dubrovnik historical monument, with Klapa songs and blessings of Dubrovnik’s patron saint - St. Blaise - as protected elements of intangible heritage in the UNESCO’s.

5 – 12 June 2020

Cycle of baroque music - ORLANDO FURIOSO

http://web.dso.hr/hr/

Orlando Furioso, organized by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, will be held from 5 to 12 June 2020 in Dubrovnik. It's a cycle of baroque music.

JUNE 2020

LE PETIT FESTIVAL DU THEATRE

www.lepetitfestival.com

This is a small festival, but a special and distinctive cultural event in which artists represent and artistic talents from around the world. Le Petit Theatre du Festival every year raises the curtain revealing creations carefully selected and talented artists whether they are poets, actors, dancers, or something else.

21 JUNE 2020

MUSIC SCENE FESTIVAL “ANA IN TOWN”

The festival Ana in Town celebrates a young artist, a cellist with a recognizable musical style, Ana Rucner in a double role as classical musician and crossover instrumentalist. A fantastic concert at the dawn of the first day of summer and World Music Day on June 21st is an exceptional artistic event and unique view and experience of sunrise at the top of the Srdj Mountain.

20 JUNE – 6 JULY 2020

MIDSUMMER SCENE

http://midsummer-scene.com/

Midsummer Scene is an established theatre festival held in English that uses one of the most beautiful stage ambients – Dubrovnik’s St. Lawrence Fortress – which is the stage for Shakespeare’s most well-known dramas, realised through the cooperation of British and Croatian theatre artists.

28 JUNE - 5 JULY 2020

INTERNATIONAL OPERA ARIAS FESTIVAL „TINO PATTIERA“

http://web.dso.hr/hr/

The festival is named after and organized in the memory of the world famous tenor Tino Pattiera, one of the major singers at the opera houses both in Europe and worldwide in the first half of the 20th century. The International Operatic Aria Festival Hommage Tino Pattiera was founded aiming to become another permanent operatic event in our city, to complete the operatic milieu of Dubrovnik, and to present the most beautiful operatic output of the greatest composers to its audiences.

1 JULY –31 AUGUST 2020

SUMMER EVENTS PROGRAM AT DUBROVNIK SURROUNDINGS

www.tzdubrovnik.hr

For many years the City of Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik Tourist Board have been organizing music and entertainment programs on the Elafiti islands, and in Zaton and Orašac in order to present tourists the Mediterranean melody, folklore and folk traditions that have been cherished for ages. Within special programs with traditional folk festivities and holidays guests will be able to enjoy some thirty performances this summer such as: Dalmatian vocal groups concerts, folklore performances, classical music concerts and performances by Croatian music entertainers which will be held on Koločep.
Lopud, Šipan, in Zaton and Orašac.

10 JULY–25 AUGUST 2020

71st DUBROVNIK SUMMER FESTIVAL

www.dubrovnik-festival.hr

Dubrovnik Summer Festival is undoubtedly the largest and most representative cultural manifestation, not only in Dubrovnik, but in all of Croatia. It is held since 1950 and lasts every year from 10 July to 25 August.

AUGUST 2020

ŠIPAN SUMMER FILM SCHOOL

http://sipan-film.com/

Each summer on the island of Šipan the summer film school and film festival called ̋Šipan Film Summer School ̋ is held. The event has an international character since the films, participants in the program, and festival guests come from Germany, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom. Under the auspices of the City of Dubrovnik, the film festival in Šipanska Luka lasts from August 4th to 14th, and ten selected films are shown. ̋Šipan Film Summer School ̋ takes into account the specific situation of a Dalmatian island. In winter it is a closed environment, and in the summer months through cinema the island communicates with the whole world. School children from Šipan have the opportunity to be creative together with their peers from Europe and the around the world.

26 AUGUST – 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

MUSIC FESTIVAL – DUBROVNIK IN LATE SUMMER

www.dso.hr

The end of August and almost whole September in Dubrovnik are reserved for great classical music concerts. For the seventh year the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra organizes the International Late Summer Music Festival Dubrovnik, which brings internationally acclaimed artists to the town. The music director of the festival is Austrian conductor Christoph Campestrini and this year festival takes place from 26 August until 18 September 2020.

22 SEPTEMBER -2 OCTOBER 2020

STRADUN CLASSIC

http://web.dso.hr/hr/

Marija Pavlović, Artist in residence


OCTOBER 2020

DUBROVNIK TRIATHLON

https://earthseafire.eu/

EARTH, SEA & FIRE Triathlon Event is held in the southernmost Croatian city of Dubrovnik, a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most attractive global travel destinations.

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6.- 30. OCTOBER 2020

AUTUMN MUSIC VARIETY

www.dso.hr

Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra autumn concerts are covered with a new festival – Autumn Music Variety. Festival, as the name says, brings us a variety of music events.

19 -25 OCTOBER 2020

GOOD FOOD FESTIVAL 2020

www.tzdubrovnik.hr

A number of new and interesting gastronomic programs are found within this unique project of the Dubrovnik Tourist Board, which has become an exceptional supplement to the regular tourism offerings for tourist in the autumn month of October and has become a favourite among the locals, as well. The new edition of the Good Food Festival brings presentations of culinary specialties typical for our region, educational programs for children, tastings of regional wines, culinary workshops, and events such as ̋Dinner with a famous chef ̋, workshops on preparing Dubrovnik delicacies, special menus in Dubrovnik restaurants, an ̋Eat & Walk ̋ culinary tour, as well as other surprises.

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DECEMBER 2020 – JANUARY 2021

DUBROVNIK WINTER FESTIVAL

www.tzdubrovnik.hr

The Dubrovnik Winter Festival is an event which reveals a new aspect of the City of Dubrovnik, featuring magical lighting highlighting its timeless beauty and uncovering the rich diversity of artistic expression through special events, entertainment programs, colourful cuisine with a touch of tradition, and ancient customs.

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ADVENT IN THE CITY

The program of Dubrovnik’s winter festival – Advent in the City – begins with the lighting of the first Advent candle.The uniqueness of Dubrovnik is also visible during the month of giving. This year’s Christmas market will be set up on the most beautiful street in Dubrovnik, Stradun, where traditional craftsmen will present their handicrafts, Christmas decorations, and traditional Christmas cakes and sweets will be offered as well. Try to sing the traditional holiday songs, the Dubrovnik
kolenda (carols), which have been sung on Christmas Eve and on New Year’s Eve since olden times, offering congratulations and wishing everyone a joyful holiday!

NEW YEAR’S EVE

Dubrovnik’s many visitors will bring in New Year’s 2021 while entertained by a spectacular music programme which will already begin in the morning hours of December 31st, New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s program includes a diverse, entertaining three-day program, in which everyone will find something interesting. The New Year will begin with the traditional New Year’s Day 10 km race, and a special treat will be a concert of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, paired with oysters and champagne, beginning on New Year’s Day at noon.

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