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.
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 March 2020
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.
Events in May 2020
The third edition of the Dubrovnik Outdoor Festival will take place from 18th to 22nd May 2020. The festival’s aim 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 2020
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 11th Film Food Festival Kinookus will be on at the end of June; each year, the festival takes on a specific theme. There’s film and documentary screenings, talks and workshops – plus gastronomic presentations as well, of course!
As with many towns and cities in Croatia, Cavtat hosts a Summer Festival from early June through to early September each year. Many musical, theatre, dance and other performances are part of the festival – check locally for specific listings.
Events in July 2020
Cavtat also hosts its Summer Carnival over a weekend in July with plenty of outdoor fun for you to join in!
Events in September 2020
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 14th year in 2020, 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 2020
The Unseen Festival is a film festival held very year in early October in Cavtat. Both Croatian and international films are displayed in public locations, with accompanying workshops also held.
Events in December 2020
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.