As you can see from the below listing of events in Split, the city enjoys a very packed cultural calendar each year!
Events with confirmed dates are shown in bold. If you have or know of an event in Split you’d like to see listed here, contact us!
Events in January 2024
A number of Split’s museums will be taking part in this year’s partly digital ‘Night of the Museums‘ on 26th January 2024. Museums offer free entry from 6pm to 1am, with many venues also hosting special events.
Events in February 2024
The two-day Split Carnival (see below) in the middle of this month includes various fun activities, the highlight of which is an evening procession with many locals – masks donned – joining in. The main carnival is normally preceded by a children’s carnival a few days before in which the little ones can also put on masks and take part in their own procession.
The 24th Split Half Marathon will be on 25th February 2024 on a course that takes in many of the famous sights and areas of Split, including the Riva (start/end point), Marjan Park and Poljud stadium. The half-marathon now also counts on famous ‘Splicani’ (people from Split) such as high-jumper Blanka Vlasic and tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic as its official ambassadors. As part of the day, 5K and kids’ races will also take place. Find out more details about the event on the official website, where you can also find out how to register to take part.
Events in March 2024
Split will of course focus its attention on Easter, this year on 31st March 2024.
Events in April 2024
The Days of Christian Culture is an 11-day event that takes place from early April simultaneously in Split, Sibenik and Dubrovnik.
Events in May 2024
The Festival of Flowers is held each year in the cellars of Diocletian’s Palace at the beginning of May, usually with a high number of exhibitors showing displays on a particular theme. A visually stunning event, be sure to check it out if you’re in the city this month.
Split’s patron saint, Saint Domnius (Sveti Duje in Croatian) is celebrated with a feast day held each year on 7th May. There will be a procession, mass, food, music and much more.
Events in June 2024
Picigin, a popular game played on the beaches of Split (read more about it on our People of Split page) has a “world” championship event held each year in early June – and it’s lots of fun to watch! (It’s not at all a world championship in any traditional sense, but there are some competitors from other Mediterranean countries.)
The 12th Split Pride will take place in mid-June.
The Mediterranean Film Festival Split takes place from 13th to 22nd June 2024, showcasing regional films in several venues in Split.
Theatre by the Sea opens for the season in June (and runs until mid-September) with weekly performances of stand-up routines, comedy shows, performances for kids and more.
The Bacvice Summer Cinema is an open-air cinema close to the famous beach that offers a run of new and classic films over a week or so at the end of June/early July.
Events in July 2024
Ultra Europe is back for 2024, and there’s no doubt another hundred thousand or so people will jet in for this year’s event! It will take place at the Park Mladezi stadium from 12th to 14th July 2024.
The Split Summer Festival runs for about a month from mid-July to mid-August. Much like the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, this one features open-air theatre, music and dance performances at various special venues around the city, including in and around Diocletian’s Palace. It’s a must-see if you’re in Split at this time.
Events in August 2024
On the first weekend of each August, a very famous and historic horseback tournament takes place in the town of Sinj, near Split. Now in its 308th year (not a typo – it really is that old) the Sinjska Alka (or Sinj Alka) sees competitors on horseback armed with lances, aiming to hit the inside of a metal ring – the alka. Points are awarded according to which part of the ring has been hit. The Sinjska Alka was included on the UNESCO Intangible World Heritage List in 2010 (read more on the UNESCO website) and is well worth attending if you’re in the region in early August – it’s such a unique event.
“Days of Diocletian” takes place each year in mid- to end-August, with the streets surrounding Diocletian’s Palace and by the waterfront turning into something resembling…Roman Emperor Diocletian’s time!
Events in September 2024
Watch out for the second Vinart Wine Festival in September. Last year it was held in Kolur Zvoncac; you could “rent” a wine glass for €5 and then take advantage of special promotional prices of wines. Cocktails and tasty bites were also available. A great chance to sample some excellent Croatian wine in a pleasant setting.
The Split at Night Jazz Festival should be held in mid September at the Museum of Croatian Archaeological Monuments with four special concerts.
Urban music festival Fibra Festival – featuring Croatia bands and singers – takes place over a couple of days on Bacvice Beach in mid-September.
The 93rd Murdujska Regatta should take place at the end of September. It is the largest sailing regatta in this part of the Adriatic.
Events in October 2024
The Taste the Mediterranean Festival should take place in the early part of this month, with chef masterclasses, wine tastings and some restaurants offering a three-course Dalmatian speciality menu at a fixed price.
The 28th Split Film Festival runs for ten days in October, showing new films from across the world in a variety of categories, themes, genres and styles.
Events in December 2024
The annual ‘Advent in Split‘ sees festive events take place on the Riva and nearby from early December through to early January, involving music and food. There are usually also special kids’ events (carols) on certain days (Saturdays and New Year’s Eve). There is also an Advert at Pjaca at the nearby People’s Square in the Old Town.
New Year’s Eve is also big business in Split…of course! Tens of thousands of people usually pack onto the Riva to listen to live music from well-known Croatian singers and to watch fireworks. The free party normally continues until the early hours. For more details, please see the Split Tourist Office website.