These are just a few of the popular Festivals & Events happening all year round
on Hvar Island.
Days of Olive Oil (Jelsa, February)
Brings together olive oil producers on the island to uncover who is the best of the year.
Za Krizen, ‘Following the Cross’ (Holy Week, Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirce, Vrbanj, Vrboska)
Za Krizen is a night procession that is held every Holy Thursday. The
500-year-old tradition is included as part of the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List. Once a year, and just for one day, Maslina's guests are invited to experience all 6 of Hvar’s UNESCO protections at once.
Feast of St. Prosper (Hvar Town, May 10)
Brings together the island’s producers; the highlight is a gourmet competition of the main Hvar restaurants.
Hvar Summer Festival (Hvar Town, May to October)
Attracts top names from the world of classical music, with daily events in exquisite locations, such as the Franciscan Monastery and Europe’s oldest public theater in Hvar Town.
Lavender Festival (Velo Grablje, June)
Known as Croatia's most aromatic festival and the most iconic event in Hvar's wellness tourism calendar
Bogdanusa Evening and Hvar Wine Association Tastings (Svirce, June and
Multiple Locations, May-Oct
An event wine lovers won’t want to miss; of particular
interest to wine experts are the indigenous grape varieties on Hvar.
Humac Eco-Ethno Festival (Humac, July)
Regarded as the premier eco-ethno village
in Dalmatia, this festival offers hikers a tour of perfectly preserved residential rural architecture, the dry-walling construction technique, ethno-collections, the local St. Ivan and Paul Church, the telescope viewpoint, the famous Grapčeva Cave and the distillery of essential herbs.
Ultra Beach - Ultra Europe Music Festival (Hvar Town, July)
Over 3,000 international festival-goers head to the Amphora Grand in Hvar Town for the biggest and most popular electronic music event on the Croatian coast.
Tam Tam Festival (Sucuraj, August)
This annual music festival in the most eastern town on the island is heaven for fans of independent regional music. Singer-songwriter performances are held in different authentic locations in the old Sucuraj center.
Escape (Basina, August)
Formed by the Escape Community, this festival was named Europe’s best boutique festival, according to Vogue UK.
Puhijada (Dol, August)
The annual Puhijada, or edible dormouse festival, is held in the village of Dol near the 2,400-year-old town of Stari Grad.
Faros Marathon (August, Stari Grad)
A 16 km open sea swim from Stari Grad Harbor to the top of the Kabal Peninsula, and back, which attracts some of the world's top swimmers, including Olympic gold medalists.
Jelsa Wine Festival (Jelsa, August)
The biggest wine festival in the Adriatic and Jelsa’s most popular event features donkey races, tug of war, climbing rope for prosciutto, and more.
Days in the Bay (Stari Grad, September)
A celebration of wine, food, song and the long sailing tradition in Stari Grad, more than 100 traditional boats fill the Stari Grad Harbor for this September event.
Hvar New Year Regatta (Hvar Town, December 31)
Known as the most important winter competition for sailors in small classes in Europe for over 40 years, the Hvar New Year Regatta is organized by the Zvir Sailing Club.
Otillo Swimrun (Hvar Town, November)
This active event combines trail running with open-water swimming and is a tribute to the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean.
Cycling through Heritage (Stari Grad, August)
Connecting sport, nature and heritage, this event takes cyclists through the cultural heritage of Hvar Island.