Events in Southern Dalmatia

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.

A listing of some of the annual events in Southern Dalmatia – check back on this page regularly for updates!

Do also take a look at our Events in Dubrovnik page for happenings in that town.

Events in Southern Dalmatia

Events in March 2021

A region famed for its oysters must have an event dedicated to them – right? Luckily, it does! The Festival of Oysters takes place on St Joseph’s Day (19th March) and the days after in Ston and Mali Ston, when a multitude of oyster dishes can be sampled, along with some local wines. Traditional singing and dancing also takes place.

The Dubrovnik Outdoor Festival normally takes place at the end of March each year. The festival’s aim is to showcase the natural beauty of the southern Dalmatian region to activity holiday visitors. As well as seminars and workshops, there will also be plenty of sports activities on offer including runs and an adventure race combining sea kayaking, running and abseiling.

Events in June 2021

As with many other Croatian coastal towns and cities, Cavtat also has a run of summer events from June to September, featuring concerts, dance performances, street performances and more. All events are free; check locally for full details.

The Film Food Festival Kinookus is normally in June; each year, the festival takes on a specific theme. There are film and documentary screenings, talks and workshops – plus gastronomic presentations as well, of course!

Events in July 2021

Cavtat also hosts its Summer Carnival over a weekend in July with plenty of outdoor fun for you to join in!

Events in September 2021

The Ston Wall Marathon (you’ve read that correctly!) takes place mid-September, and must surely be one of the most unique running races in the world!

The Epidaurus Festival is in its 15th year in 2021, taking place in Cavtat in mid-September. The arts festival – named after the old name for Cavtat – largely focuses on music but also includes art, drama, theatre and other cultural events.

Events in October 2021

The Unseen Festival is a film festival held every year in early October in Cavtat. Both Croatian and international films are displayed in public locations, with accompanying workshops also held.

Events in December 2021

Scents of Christmas will be in its 14th year this year. Held the week of Christmas Day (so a few days before and after) in the small towns (Cilipi, Drvenik) of the Konavle region, there are food and wine presentations and tastings, music, markets and more.