Kvarner newsletter / no 42

The island of Cres
Those wonderful nights of summer…

As in previous years, summer on the island of Cres is all about music, theatre, fine local specialities, sporting competitions and many other events… All that's needed is to come to Cres and surrender to its charm.

After numerous events in June, visitors to the island of Cres will have a wide range of events to choose from later this summer. The exhibition of original products of the island entitled "Creska butega" will take place every Friday starting at 7 p.m. on the Trg Frane Petrića Square in the town of Cres until mid-September. Visitors to this exhibition will have the opportunity to taste some of the island's most delicious dishes. On the 3rd of July, tourists are invited to sample delicious "brudet" fish stews on the Brudetijada Festival. Traditional specialities will also be served on some of the upcoming events: Valun Nights in Valun on the 23rd of July and 12th of August; Fish Festival in Cres on the 28th of July; Fishermen's Festival in Martinšćica on the 13th of August; and the Day of Figs on the 15th of August in Cres.
For the lovers of music, we recommend the opening ceremony of the Lubenice Musical Evenings on the 8th of July. Every Friday, this festival will include performances of many renowned Croatian artists such as Lidija Horvat Dunjko, Vladimir Krpan, the Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, and many more. The programme will end on the 19th of August.
For the young visitors we recommend the open-air theatre programme with numerous theatrical programme from the 11th until the 24th of July.
Lovers of folklore and traditional music should not miss the Tramuntana Festival that takes place in the quaint village of Beli from the 23rd of July until the 20th of August.
Let us highlight two more attractive events – the Cres Carnival on the 16th of July, and the Cres Fair Semenj from the 5th to the 7th of August, which will include musical and entertainment programmes on several locations in the town.
In addition to the island's wide range of sporting facilities, sport enthusiasts can choose from several original sporting events – the Cres Fastest Sail (on the 30th and 31st of July), the interesting Water Games (on the 15th of August), and the well-known Cres Triathlon, which will take place on the 28th of August.