PLEASE NOTE Due to the global coronavirus outbreak, many of the events listed here may be postponed to later in the year or cancelled for 2020. Please check information on event websites or social media pages for latest updates. We will keep all listings posted on this page in the normal format as we assume the events calendar will return to normal in 2021.
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.
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 10th Omis Guitar Fest will take place 17th to 22nd June 2020, 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.