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XII International Music & Dance Festival FESTIVAL DAYS IN ISTRA

Application Form Price: 149 € Date: 21 - 25 August, 2024
Location: PULA-ROVINJ, Croatia
Director: Z.S.M..&WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 June, 2024
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

 I N V I T A T I O N

    With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups,Brass bands, orchestras, modern dance group, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on  XXI International  music & Folk - dance festival “FESTIVAL DAYS IN ISTRA” from 21- 25 & 25 - 30 august  Pula-Rovinj - Rijeka, CROATIA

Festival has 2 dates:

from 21-25 august and

from 25-30 august 

    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.                        

    Pula, a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula, is known for its protected harbor, beach-lined coast and Roman ruins. Settled in the prehistoric era and valued for its strategic location, Pula has been occupied, destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. The Romans, Ostrogoths and Venetians, as well as the Allied Forces in World War II, have each administered the city

A great amphitheatre, Pula Arena, was constructed between 27 BC and 68 AD, much of it still standing to this day. The Romans also supplied the city with a water supply and sewage systems. They fortified the city with a wall with ten gates. A few of these gates still remain: the triumphal Arch of the Sergii, the Gate of Hercules (in which the names of the founders of the city are engraved) and the Twin Gates. During the reign of emperor Septimius Severus the name of the town was changed to "Res Publica Polensis". The town was the site of Crispus Caesar's execution in 326 AD and Gallus Caesar's execution in 354 AD. In 425 AD the town became the centre of a bishopric, attested by the remains of foundations of a few religious buildings.

Rovinj is a Croatian fishing port on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula. The old town stands on a headland, with houses tightly crowded down to the seafront. A tangle of cobbled streets leads to the hilltop church of St. Euphemia, whose towering steeple dominates the skyline. South of the old town is Lone Bay, one of the area’s pebble beaches. The Rovinj archipelago’s 14 islands lie immediately off the mainland.

General Rules:

  • In the festival can participate folklore groups, vocal groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, art schools,  choirs and music bands from all over the world.
  • Groups should have prepared program duration  from  12-15 minutes  with USB or orchestra.
  • Groups should take a flag of their country
  • The number of the groups is limited on 60 people (only 3 groups from one country), musicians,dancers,leaders and family members 
  • Groups have to send us short CV and  photos of the group by e-mail.
  • All groups should have there own transport for arrival and departure.
  • Groups arriving by plane the festival committee can arrange their  transfers and inform them how much it will cost.

Program proposal:

Day 1

14.00 Arrival  in hotel ,accommodation and  free time (beach time)

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00 Meeting with Mr Josip - welcome 

day 2

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 15.00 Beach time  or excursions 

18.30 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00 Free time

day 3

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 18.00 Beach tiime or excursions 

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00  Festival evening 

 Day 4

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 18.00 Beach tiime or excursions 

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00  Festival evening - intigrationof the groups  in hotel 

day 5

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

11.00 Departure

 OPTIONAL - If you stay more days 

Day 5

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

10.00 – 18.00 Beach tiime or excursions 

18.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel 

21.00  Free time in the city

Day 6

07.00 – 10.00 Breakfast 

12.00 Departure


Excursions : sightseeing Pula city, sightseeing Rovinj city, boat trip with lunch on the boat ..excursions are extra paid.. and everything will arrange with reception

Participation fee:

  • 149 euro  - 3 HB ( 3 nights with 2 meals per day - open buffet with drinks (non alcoholic and local beеr for dinner)
  • 189 euro  - 4 HB ( 4 nights with 2 meals per day - open buffet with drinks (non alcoholic and local beеr for dinner))
    • Hotel accommodation in 3* Tourist resort Duga Uvala  with 2 meals per day in standard rooms ( hotel has own beach and swimming pools) in triple rooms and quadruple rooms.
    • Double rooms additional 11 euro per person per day
    • Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge! (25+1; 48+2).

Festival organizers provide:

-         for 25 dancers – one free,

-         Certificate for attendance,

-         souvenir and gift for each group,

-         drinks during the performance,

-         Free parking in hotel

-   open and close swimming pools and own beach

-    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 istra  Price will be 49 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.

 Tourist tax and insurance is 2.10 euro per person per day and it is additional.

After the festival finish organizers will send you link from the festival from where you can take photos and videos from the festival.

  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. 

All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.

In 2022 were participate 10 ensembles with 300 participants from 12 different countries from EU.



 NEWS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL                                   Published on 01 .092022


 XII International Music & Dance festival “ISTRA   FESTIVAL DAYS”, in Pula, CROATIA

On the festival there are 10 ensembles and 410 participants..
Festival was held from 28 august till 02 september in wonderful tourist region of ISTRA in Croatia..
Welcome reception with leaders of the groups was held on 28 august in wonderful resort Duga Uvala where organizers present detail program for the festival..
On 29 august was held festival evening .After wonderful performances of ensembles, they receive on the stage Certificates and present from organizer. After that, all participants make photo together for great memories..
On 30 August were organized workshop - learning different dances where each ensemle teach the others On 01 September was organized disco party with all participants where they dance together till midnight..

During the day they enjoy swimming on the sea .They also visited Pula city, Rovinj city ...

Reviews from the groups: 

This festival has review of 9 groups and average estimation is EXELLENT - 9,0/10
Groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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