There aren’t too major events in the Makarska Riviera that occur, as you will see below. However, there are still plenty of small, local ones such as concerts, or food and wine events! To find out about these, the best idea would be to look up the Events sections on websites such as those of the Brela Tourist Board, the Baska Voda Tourist Board, or the Makarska Tourist Board or, alternatively, check locally when visiting the area.

For more events in this part of Croatia, check out Events in Split.

Events in June 2018

Makarska Summer (Makarsko ljeto) takes place each year, running from mid June to early September. It includes a number of great events – music and theatre performances (traditional and modern), exhibitions and many more. Keep an eye out locally for news for upcoming events!

Events in the Makarska Riviera


The 9th Omis Guitar Fest will take place 19th to 25th June 2019, with both guitar professionals from the local region and abroad taking part. The festival features masterclasses, workshops and concerts, and there is also a competition with various categories.

Events in July 2019

The Baska Voda Summer encompasses a range of cultural events from early July through to September. These include assorted concerts, small theatre events, and other open air activities – once again, check locally for full details.

The Festival of Dalmatian Klapa takes place every July in Omis, with numerous concerts celebrating this traditional type of Dalmatian singing.

Events in August 2019

On the 18th August each year, a pirate battle (well, a re-enactment of a 13th century one!) takes place off the coast of Omis. Thousands of people are drawn to witness this special event!

Toochepin is a two-day rock festival that takes in August each year in Tucepi. Check their website for concert details.

Events in September 2019

A half marathon starting and ending in Omis and heading out through part of the Cetina River canyon takes place each year at the end of September.