June in Labin and Rabac
This summer too, presentation of original Istrian gastronomic and hand made products will take place at the waterfront in Rabac. From June to September enjoy the finest Istrian cuisine. Top international award-winning olive oil, local wines and original hand made everyday items and souvenirs all reflect Istrian hospitality inviting you to gather around authentic food and live music. From Istrian prosciutto and meat delicacies dried in Kvarner bay bora wind, up to variuos kinds of local home made cheese, toast with local brandy biska or medica, or a glass of Teran wine served in petite hand made ceramic mugs and Istrian bukaleta (a jug) made by Meranija Ceramics Workshop from Labin.
June 6th and 7th from 4 PM to 10 PM
June 19th from 8 PM to 11 PM
Do you believe that there's a mine hidden inside a Baroque palace? Do you know who invented the speedometer? Do you know that the closest associate of the Protestant reformer Martin Luther was a man from Labin? Find answers to these questions during a free Labin Old Town sightseeing tour on Tuesdays, after the sunset. Stroll through the narrow streets and picturesque squares surrounded with noble palaces and discover the turbulent history of medieval Labin. Your female guides dressed as Sentona-the patroness of travelers-will introduce you with the ancient people known as Liburni and the outcome of the battle with the Uskoks , while their male collegues wearing miners' uniform will proudly tell you all about the famous Labin Republic and the local miners' riot.
Tours start at 9:30 PM in front of Info point in Labin Old town, and finish at 11 PM in front of Negri palace with indigenous Istrian produce tasting. All tours are free of charge, availabel in Croatian, English, German and Italian.
Celebrate the first day of summer in Rabac, and have fun on the traditional summer carnival. The local carnival group Labinjonska Kompanija Domaća Folšarija welcomes carnival groups from Istria and Kvarner region who will start their parade in front of Hotel Narcis in Maslinica at 7:30 PM. Put on a mask and reveal your true face dancing down at the sea promenade to the waterfront in Rabac where ll the masked groups will be presented. The closing party will take place on Girandella beach, with loads of fun, dance, food and drinks..
Have fun with the Adriatic Games - summer evenings of rivalries and temperament, fun and laughter. This year contestants coming from twelve countries will compete in new games full af adrenaline and folk entertainment for all ages. From tug of war up to carrying crates, climbing for prosciutto, sea Alka (equestrian competition), flynig waterpolo to treasure hunt and donkey race, enjoy the rivalry without limits and relaxed atmosphere by the sea.
Start at 7 PM, Rabac waterfront.
For hundreds of years the traditional Labin folk fest Petrova is held with regard to St. Peter and Paul Day and summer coming. Ever since ancient times the longest day of the year served perfectly to organize a fair (called samonj in the local dialect) offering home-made products from Labin and other parts of Istria, and successful trading was always concluded over a glass of wine and a bit of fun gathering. Petrova was also known as the fair for local young men to buy the engagement rings for their girlfriends from the traveling jewellery and filigree stores. Enjoy the Labin tradition in the Old town main square with entertainment programs and live music by men a capella group Intrade and Repley Band.
Start at 8 PM, Titov trg /Tito Square, Labin Old town
June is the best time to discover Rabac surroundings from the sea. Warm sea and still pleasant air temperature are perfect for sea kayaking. Experience the adventure paddling in your kayak and discover numerous hidden coves and crystal clear water starting from Bounty Bay in Rabac. The offer also includes a half-day sea kayaking trip with snorkeling and a professional guide. If you're romatic, don't miss Full Moon Sea Kayaking organized on the night of the full moon when Rabac bays shine as pearls. For extra excitement, go for sea adventure of stand up paddling.
Four Elements - Outdoor Rabac
23 Maršala Tita, Rabac
T +385 91 591 4049
T +385 91 527 3471