Kvarner newsletter / no 28

Baška – island of Krk
5th Black Sheep – weekend of sports, culture, music and gastronomy

Don't be a sheep, come to Krk! – this is a funny invitation from the organisers of the Black Sheep, an increasingly popular weekend event that this year takes place in Baška on the island of Krk from the 14th to the 16th of May. Despite its name, this festival is anything but black!

The 5th Black Sheep, weekend event dedicated to sport, culture, music and gastronomy, will take place from the 14th to the 16th of May in Baška on the island of Krk.
Black Sheep is an event dedicated to spring and enjoying everything that spring is about: walks, pleasant scents of nature in bloom, delicious lamb and wine from Baška, and good music. The organisers invite visitors to spend this weekend enjoying activities such as hiking, cycling, ballooning, paragliding, and a sailing regatta in the Bay of Baška. In addition, the festival will include exhibitions, lectures, and performances that will round up this weekend dedicated to gastronomy, music and sports.
Despite its "black" name, this event is very positive – black sheep always stands out as an individual that thinks and acts differently, does not agree to stereotypes, and has a cheerful, optimistic view of the world.
The event is aimed at promoting traditional local gastronomy with emphasis on delicious lamb from Baška that will be offered in all local restaurants, and will also include a big cooking competition.
The programme starts on Friday at 5 p.m. with the exhibition of graffiti, after which follows the Hidden Premiere, exhibition and performance to celebrate Black Sheep's 5th anniversary. The musical part of the programme starts with the concert of the Sick Swing Orchestra from Zagreb and the young band from Krk, Mala Vida. Saturday morning is reserved for sporting activities, hiking to Vela luka, paragliding, ballooning, and the central sports event – Corinthia Cup sailing regatta for Laser and Optimist classes.
The streets of Baška will host street performances, Ethno Fashion Show, exhibition of old items, and the Medieval Knight Tournament with Rab Crossbowmen.
The cultural and scientific programme will include a lecture entitled "Higher than Everest", and a performance of a popular rock band from Rijeka, Urban & 4, on Saturday evening.
Sunday is reserved for cycling, the last Corinthia Cup race, and the awards ceremony.