Kvarner newsletter / no 30

Summer in Lovran and Medveja 2010
Daily programme – all summer long!

To make summer in Lovran and the nearby resort of Medveja as interesting as possible, the Lovran Tourist Board in collaboration with several cultural institutions and hotels has prepared a packed cultural and entertainment programme offering performances by numerous Croatian and international musicians and many other surprises.

A concert by the wind orchestra at the end of June marked the beginning of this year's Summer in Lovran festival that will include a series of cultural and entertainment programmes almost every evening until the end of August. Most of the announced concerts, dancing evenings, folklore and choir performances, and classical concerts, will take place in some of Lovran's hotels. Hotel Bristol, Hotel Villa Astra, and Hotel Excelsior are some of the venues that will host programmes for their guests and all other interested visitors.
The romantic Belvedere Terrace of the Hotel Bristol will be the venue of dancing evenings and live music, folklore performances, concerts by the traditional klape singing groups, and the popular retro dance programmes – Retromania and Beatles Revival. The Hotel Excelsior will host some concerts by the klape singing groups, and the visitors to the Hotel Villa Astra will have the chance to enjoy some classical music concerts. These will include a violin and guitar performance of some of the most beautiful melodies from the Viennese salons, modern jazz/classic performances, and waltz melodies from the Viennese operas and operettas.
However, the biggest parties will take place on public places such as the Lovran waterfront or various town squares. The popular local tradition of organising fishermen's nights will also be continued in Lovran this year: on the 9th and 23rd of July, and on the 4th and 20th of August, visitors will have the chance to take part in popular festivals with a selection of local dishes and wines, dance until late night hours, and enjoy performances by some of Croatia's most famous pop stars.
Similar festivals and parties will take place in the nearby resort of Medveja. Every Wednesday, ending with the 25th of August, there will be dancing evenings with Croatian musicians and performances by the Lovran wind orchestra.