PLEASE NOTE Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many events have been postponed or delayed. On the page below, we have listed all the events that would be taking place in a normal year. Where we have confirmation of events taking place in 2021, we have listed the dates in bold.
For all events, we would advise that you check information on event websites or social media pages for the latest updates. If there’s anything you think we’ve missed (or if you run an event and would like to see it here), then do please email us.
There aren’t too many major events in the Makarska Riviera that occur during the year, 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 May
MaFest is a four-day comic strip festival held in Makarska, always drawing some well-known artists from Croatia and further afield. Unfortunately, Mafest will not be held in 2021 but we hope to see it back in 2022.
Events in June
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!
The Omis Guitar Fest takes place in June, 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
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
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.
The Makarska Jazz Festival is a multi-day event in late August attracting Croatian and international jazz artists.
Events in September
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.