Kvarner newsletter / no 13

Krk
Numerous interesting events

The town of Krk on the island of the same name has been preparing for visitors with a series of traditional and new events that have one common goal: to make the visitors' stay as pleasant and interesting as possible by combining natural assets and the rich cultural heritage, which is an inexhaustible source of stories, legends and artistic visions.

In the period between the 10th and 15th of February, the town of Krk hosted a course of gothic fencing. New knights in the service of the Krk Princes of Frankopan were proclaimed on the 14th of February, St. Valentine's Day, after the demonstration of acquired skills. The Frankopan Festival that followed gave the visitors the chance to sample some local specialities, such as the Prince Mikula brodetto stew, the Krk magic potion, and the famous wines from Krk – Žlahtina and Merlot
This interesting festival was only the beginning of an extensive series of events on the island of Krk. The On the Paths of Asparagus festival, dedicated to the wild growing asparagus, will take place between 10th and 13th of April and include a spring exhibition of hiking sports equipment, local souvenirs and agricultural products. On the next day there will be a walking tour on the paths of asparagus, which will end on the main square with a giant egg and asparagus omelette. We guarantee great fun with music and dance!
A new event entitled Spring on the Wheels will take place from the 1st to the 3rd on May. Its aim is to promote cycle paths on the island of Krk suitable for bicycle, scooter and quad bike tours. This ride will also be the opportunity to visit some interesting sites, most prominent being the small church of St. Krševan, protected as a cultural monument, and to enjoy lunch in an agrotourism establishment. Of course, music and dance shall not miss. In the period form the 28th to the 31st of May there will be 8th Krk Eco, Ethno and Wine Festival Krk, dedicated to Ecology + Economy with particular emphasis on selective waste collection and management and sustainable energy sources – biomass, wind and sun. The festival will include expert lectures, exhibition of indigenous souvenirs and agricultural products from all over Croatia, and a packed entertainment and folklore programme.
The 485th Krk Fair will take place from the 8th to the 10th of August. This is the largest and oldest festival in the Northern Adriatic with an extensive gastronomic and shopping offer. Also worth mentioning is the Walking on Krk in the Autumn event (18th – 20th September), a part of the European Mobility Week. It will include the Little Autumn Fair with presentation of agricultural and indigenous eco-ethno products and sport hiking equipment. A walking tour starts and ends on Krk waterfront with music and dance.