AUGUST IN LABIN AND RABAC
Enjoy the tastes of the original Istrian products available from three presentations organized on the waterfront in Rabac. Listen to the evergreens performed by Trio Boom and have a taste of Istrian prosciutto, Istrian sausages, pancetta, prosciutto spread and spread made of local herbs, Negri’s extra virgin olive oil, Zigante truffles, home- made ricotta and cheese, local wines made at the best Labin wineries, brandy, honey, home-made marmalades and natural juices. Treat your loved ones with the unique souvenirs of traditional pottery or maybe hand-made Istrian kažun (round structure built in the fields and used as storage room). Cosmetics and herbal produce with refreshing and relaxing local lavender scent will take you on a nostalgic journey round the Istrian peninsula.
Rabac waterfront, 8 - 11 PM
The town of artists welcomes the happy circus groups - Cirkorama group and their show “No Dilemma”, a skilled and clever world clown Barabba and the most original one man band Magister Ludi by Davor Peršić, a passionate circus and music artist. Discover the sounds of as much as fifteen musical instruments played at the same time by one of the best Croatian circus artists. “No Dilemma” show is a small street circus collage with cabaret atmosphere in which a number of vivid characters actively communicate with the audience. Performers dressed as mythological creatures will take you into their circus world with juggling, acrobatics and comedy.
Labin Old town, 9 PM
One of the most beautiful beaches in Rabac- Girandella beach- this summer hosts the Ferragosto party on August 15th. From 10 AM enjoy the all-day animation program on Girandella beach. With the rich gastronomic offer, sport games, tournaments for kids and adults, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy the crystal clear sea at the attractive newly arranged beach beneath Hotel & Casa Valamar Sanfior. In the evening, head to the waterfront in Rabac and enjoy the live concert of klapa Maslina (a group of male vocals singing a capella). The concert starts at 9 PM.
The traditional hiking tour from Labin to Skitača takes place on the eve of Labin Town Day. The tour starts at 8 PM from the main square in Labin Old town. On Assumption Day enjoy the inspiring landscapes of Labin area and the most spectacular views on islands Cres and Lošinj, Mount Učka, cape Kamenjak and the Raša River mouth. Tourist-walking paths, called Sage Trail and St. Lucy’s Trail, dedicated to the saint patroness of the eponymous 17th century church, are located on Skitača. Hear the legend on St. Lucy’s healing water- the said saint is the patroness of eyesight and eyes. The legend says that St. Lucy asked the locals to build the church dedicated to her on the site. They kept postponing her wish so the saint climbed the near-by hill, sat on a rock and started crying. Tired and exhausted, she eventually fell asleep. When she woke up the next morning she noticed a small pit (školnica) filled with water, so she washed her face. Since then, water from this pit has never dried up, and numerous pilgrims, the blind and visually impaired, visit the well. Refreshment and resting place available from one of the most beautiful mountaineering dorms in Croatia run by PD Skitaci from Labin.
Feel the rock’n’roll soul of Labin and celebrate Labin Town Day with the unique musician from Rijeka - Damir Urban. Before releasing his new album Urban & 4 will present the new singles “We’ll talk tomorrow” and “Don’t worry”. The party continues until early morning with the popular band from Pula, the Night Express, promoting their summer hit “Loves and positives”. Let the cheerful ska and rock rhythms lead you to the memorable summer night.
Labin Old town, from 8 PM
This summer, as part of Labin Art Republic, enjoy in five concerts bringing the finest of classical music.
August 6th- Serata di camera - Damjan Bučić (guitar) and Metod Sironić (flute) - Labin Old town, parish church, 9 PM
August 12th- Ukraine duo - Valentin Smoljaninov (piano) and Andrej Misik (piano) - Labin Old town, parish church, 9 PM
August 20th- A journey through European guitar and vocal tradition - Katja Markotić (mezzo-soprano) and Maroje Brčić (piano) - Labin Old town, parish church, 9 PM
August 27th - Piano and clarinet duo - Mia Elezović (piano) and Radovan Cavallin (clarinet) - Labin Old town, parish church, 9 PM
August 31st - Labin Brass Orchestra live, Labin Old town, parish church, 9 PM