If you want to experience culture, sun and local entertainment all in one place, look no further than a summer break in Zadar. Croatia’s Dalmatian coast not only boasts beautiful views but has such a variety of exciting festivities you’ll be torn between relaxing on the beach and experiencing the cultural events that are popping up throughout the summer! We have shortlisted four unmissable events to help you plan that much anticipated summer break in Zadar. |
Zadar Summer Theatre Festival – June 30th - August 3rd
Croatia is new on any sightseer’s “must go to” list, but at the Zadar Summer Theatre Festival you can experience Croatian culture without feeling like a tourist. Start your summer break in Zadar at the Zadar Summer Theatre Festival, watching a range of performances from international dance to singing and theatre in the Old Town. The festival, which started in 1995, was initially an event exclusively for theatre but today you can see a range of international performances with The Modern Music Festival as its central feature, placing Zadar as a hotspot for cultural activities.
Zadar Jazz & Blues 2017 – July 26th - 28th
The Zadar Jazz & Blues Festival has been a sensation since it opened in 2015 as part of The Modern Music Festival. Held on the open air terrace of the Museum of Ancient Glass in Zadar, you can take part in the extraordinary experience of watching live jazz against the backdrop of the Jazine bay with views of the city’s historical bridge. Traditional Friday Festivities – June 16th – August 28th
Fridays in Zadar are when the locals get together in the old town to listen to some Dalmatian tunes and enjoy the local food. Tourists are welcomed to join in with the local festivities and experience Zadar first hand - what better way to experience the culture? Running every Friday night from mid-June to the end of August, you can take part in traditional Friday festivities where street performers and cafes are lively until the early hours of the morning. Taste and Travel Festival
The Taste and Travel Festival is not like any other food festival you’ve heard of. Sink your teeth into this unique event which combines food and innovation, making Croatia the latest globally renowned cuisine. The festival has become so popular it is now touring around Croatia to share its culinary delights. The aim of the festival is to create a link between young people and entrepreneurs within the culinary industry to shape the future of gastronomic trends. You can’t leave your summer break in Zadar without tickling your taste buds at the Taste and Travel Festival. How to Get There
You can get from London to Zadar last minute from £270 return when booking with Ryanair this August. Zadar Airport is only 8km from the city centre but the most convenient way to travel is by pre-booked airport taxi, which takes around 20 minutes. Booking a ride with Shuttle Direct takes less than a minute and a helpful driver will wait for you at the airport to take you to your hotel directly.
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re planning a summer break in Zadar Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your board get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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