XI International Music & Folk - Dance Festival KVARNER FESTIVAL DAYS
Location: CRIKVENICA-KRALJEVICA-RIJEKA, Croatia
Director: Z.S.& WOFA
Application Deadline: 31 March, 2023
I N V I T A T I O N
With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups,Brass bands, orchestras, art schools, ballroom dance teams, modern dance group, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on XI International music & Folk - dance festival “KVARNER FESTIVAL DAYS” from 29 august - 03 September , Cirkvenica -Rijeka - Opatija, CROATIA 2023
The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.
Kvarner - is a region of varied diverse stories and strong emotions. It is an ecologically unpolluted area, rich in cultural and historical heritage, with brilliant tourist programmes and opportunities for active holidays. So close and yet so different from your daily routine.Kvarner is an inestimable a priceless combination of the sea, islands and highlands in an exceptionally small space. In just one day you can sail by yacht or bathe in the sea and then enjoy in the shadow of the near-by woods in the hinterland. In winter you can ski with a view of the sea and then enjoy, just a few kilometres away, in a salt-water swimming pool, in relaxing wellness treatments or in long walks by the sea.Developed promenades and fragrant gardens, centennial parks and top-quality health services are all in aid the function of the restoration of health and energy restoring and to the reawakening of the joy of living.But this region is also the best scenario for your active holidays or for successful business meetings. Let Abandon yourself go into gastronomic enjoyments delights. Enjoy yourself participating in the numerous manifestations, cultural events and festivals, visit the sanctuaries. Learn how to write in the Old-Croatian Glagolitic script, become an expert in the preparation of Mediterranean dishes, or enjoy enjoy in traditional events.
Cirkvenica - is In addition to beautiful natural surroundings, crystal clear seas and fresh air, and traditionally hospitable people, one of the main reasons for choosing Crikvenica for your holidays is the area's balmy, stable and healthy Mediterranean climate and microclimate. The winters here are mild, the summers are warm yet not too hot – the ideal conditions for the development of health tourism here more than one century ago. The area's long, sand and pebble beaches, with numerous play areas for children, are all connected by a footpath through its lush Mediterranean vegetation. On offer here are plenty of opportunities to sunbathe, swim, walk, cycle or enjoy recreational sports. Crikvenica's tourism offer reflects the valuable historical and cultural heritage of the local area. This includes events such as the traditional Fishermen's Week (one of the oldest festivals in Crikvenica), the Aquarium, filled with more than 150 species of fish, the ever-popular Love Path, the Crikvenica Town Museum, and a fine variety of galleries. The area's extensive sporting, entertainment, cultural and gastronomic programmes, and its unique mingling of sun, fine air, scents of the sea and of pine trees, make Crikvenica a destination that appeals to all the senses, the perfect venue for a relaxing holiday that will surely become part of your most treasured holiday memories.More visit: http://www.rivieracrikvenica.com/en
Festival evening will be in the square of the city.
General rules :
- is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups Brass bands, orchestras, modern dance group, majorette teams.
- Every Folklore, Choral group and majorette Teams has the right to participate. Children's ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), adult ensembles (1/3 of the participants must be older than 25).On the festival may participate folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles. .
- The number of participants are limited (only 3 groups from each country),
- Each group should consist from 20 till 60 members including dancers, managers and musicians,
- Ensemble should have prepared program, 10-12 minutes each with orchestra or USB.
- To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group,
- To take a flag of the country,
- Groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure,
After 14.00.Arrival in Crikvenica, hotel accommodation,(sunbathing and swimming in the sea)
21.00. Welcome reception with leaders of the groups with welcome drinks
01.09. Day 2
08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 16.00 Beach time or Boat trip departure to Crikvenica and embarkation on the boat at 10 am, sail till Vrbnik, visit old city of Vrbnik, a charming seafront town situated on a cliff from which there are beautiful views of the sea, the Velebit Channel, and the Velebit Mountain on the mainland. Vrbnik is well known for one of the most famous Croatian wines – VrbnickaZlahtina. Return to Crikvenica about 2 pm and drive to Kraljevica with an own bus (optional) or free beach time or Visiting Rijeka (optional), or Opatija (optional)
19.30 – 23.00 Festival parade and festival evening on the square
02.09 Day 3
08.00 -10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 16.00 Beach time or Boat trip (Trip to Cave Biserujka (http://www.spilja-biserujka.com.hr) then continue to drive along Malinska and Njivice, arrival to the island capital – town Krk. Guided tour of the town after which the drive continues to Punat, followed by a boat ride to island Košljun (7 Euro per person) and a visit to the Franciscan monastery. An expert tour of the monastery and the Franciscan museum. In the afternoon optional drive to Baska. Possible to visit sea aquarium, 5 Euro entrance fee. Return to hotel. (optional) or Visiting Rijeka (optional), or Opatija (optional)
20.00 Second festival evening (optional)
03.09 Day 4
09.00 -10.00 Breakfast, (open buffet in hotel)
11.00 – 16.00 Beach time or Boat trip or Visiting Rijeka (optional), or Opatija (optional)
21.00 – 00.00 Closing Ceremony of the festival – organizers wil give certificates and presents to the leaders of the groups, than exchange presents, and after that disco party with all participants,
04.09. Day 5
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,
11.00 Departure of participants
Participation fee is
- 115 Euro for 3 BB( breakfast – open buffet)
- 139 Euro for 4 BB ( breakfast – open buffet)
It covers 3* hotel accommodation on base of 3 or 4 nights with (breakfast) in hotels in hotels located on the sea in triple and quadruple rooms) in tourist settelmant Jadran hoteli /uvala scot /www.jadran-hoteli.hr/uvalascott
Double rooms are additional 9 euro per person per day…single room 19 euro per person per day.. . additional lunch or dinner is 16 euro per person including drinks ..
On your request we can accommodate you in 4* hotel and we will inform you how much it is cost..
Facultative excursions are not include in the price
You can see some moments from the festival in Crikvenica on folowing link:
Festival organizers provide:
- for 25 dancers – one gratis,
- Certificate for attendance,
- souvenir and gift for each group,
- drinks during performance,
- Free parking
- advertising of the festival (press release,Social media promotion, posters and flayers).
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.
On your request, You can continue your stay in Crikvenica. Price will be 36 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.
Tourist tax is additional paymant and it is 1,8 euro per person per day.
. After the festival finish organizers will send you link of the festival where you can take the photos and videos from the fetsival.
The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by Zagreb airport or Rijeka airport and picking them up from airport, during the festival days and back to airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. Payment can be done on several parts.
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions. All detailed information will be supply after your confirmation for participations.
NUMBER OF SEATS IS LIMITED ON 450 PARTICIAPNTS!!
NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Published on 28.08.2019
MORE THAN 600 PARTICIPANTS TOOK PART IN "KVARNER FEST" IN CROATIA
On the fetsival were participated 18 groups, 600 participants from Lithuania,Poland,Portugal,Italy, Romania, Cezh Republic, ,Bulgaria..
On the welcome reception with leaders of the group on 25 august director of the festival Mr.Zoran Strezovski, wish them welcome in Crikvenica, wonderfull tourist place in Croatia ...
On 26 and 27 august were two festival evenings on the squere in Selce where all groups presents there culture...On 28 august they have oportunety to watch "Fish Week" event in Crikvenica with a lot of music and fish testing...During the days they have oportunety to swimming in adriatic sea, to visit National Park Plitvic Lakes, visit island Krk by boat and enjoy in beauties of Crikvenica.
More photosand videos on the link: http://festival-association.eu/gallery/INTERNATIONAL%20FESTIVAL%20KVARNER%20SUMMER%20FESTIVAL%20%2024%20-28%20AUGUST,%20CRIKVENICA,CROATIA
NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Published on 02.09.2018
15 GROUPS FROM 8 COUNTRIES PARTICIPATED IN THE "KVARNER FEST"
The Internatinal Music Dance Folklore Festival "Kvarner Fest" was held in the period August 26-30 in Crikvenica (Croatia). 15 groups with more than 600 participants from Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Bulgaria took part it in.
Director of the festival, Zoran Strezovski welcomed the artistic directors and wished all of the groups successful participation in the festival and nice stay in Croatia. All the groups presented their culture in the both festival evenings which were held on 27th and 29th of August on Selce square.
"At the second festival evening we had surprise from Polish group when one boy asked his girlfriend for marriage in front of all audience in Selce. On 28th August they had opportunity to watch "Fish Week" event in Crikvenica with a lot of music and fish testing.", said the director of the festival.
NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL Published on 29 August 2017
12 ENSEMBLES FROM 9 COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN THE SUMMER FESTIVAL IN CRIKVENICA (CROATIA)
12 ensembles from 9 European countries - Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova took part in the International "Kvarner Summer Festival". Third edition of folklore dance and vocal event was held in the period August 24 - 28 in Croatia. The director of the festival is Zoran Strezovski.
"On August 24 a welcome reception was held with leaders of the group where director of the festival wish welcomed them in Crikvenica festivals. On August 25 festival evening was held - presentation of the groups on Kacjak where all groups presented there costumes and dances. On August 26 festival evenings were held on the square Selce in Crikvenica where director gave the participants certificates and presents at the stage.", said Zoran Strezovski.
"During other days they had wonderful time for swimming on crystal water of the sea, enjoyed the beach and visited Plitvic Lakes, Rijeka. Than they had a boat trip to the island of Krk." added the director.
Reviews from the groups:
This festival has review of 8 groups and average estimation is VERY GOOD - 8,6/10