July in Labin and Rabac
The largest summer cultural event in Labin, Labin Art Republic, opens with the traditional Labin Jazz Festival. In the romantic atmosphere of Labin Old town enjoy five concerts, including performances by the legendary Zoran Predin with his Gipsy swing repertoire and a young Labin star Dina Rizvić affectionately called Istrian Norah Jones.
July 2nd - Dina Rizvić & Friends, Labin Old town, 9.30 PM
July 3rd - Time for Gypsy Swing: Zoran Predin and Damir Kukuruzović Django group, Labin Old town, 9.30 PM
July 3rd - Sanjin Banić Bane, Labin Old town, 11 PM
July 4th - Damjans Quartet, Labin Old town, 9.30 PM
July 4th - Labin Town Orchestra, Labin Old town, 11 PM
Istrian Lifestyle Handmade and Gourmet Fair continue in July, with twenty exhibitors presenting their produce every other Friday at the waterfront in Rabac. Enjoy the best of Istrian cuisine and original handmade products made by local producers. Top international award-winning olive oil, wines from Labin area, everyday items and souvenirs reflect the Istrian hospitality and invite you to have fun with authentic meals and live music. From Istrian prosciutto and meat delicacies dried on the Kvarner wind bora, to various kinds of local cheese, toast with local grappa biska, medica or Teran wine from handmade ceramic little glasses and Istrian jugs called bukaleta.
Rabac waterfront, 8 – 11 PM
Have fun at one of eight spots along the waterfront and the promenade in Rabac hosting Street Music & Entertainment Night. Enjoy the rich variety of live music, Sali Trade spectacular luminous installations, mime artists, clowns, jugglers, Labin Zumbići kids and AB Original breakdance original. Creative Magic of Istria program presents creative individuals making their products on the spot. The youngsters can enjoy special programs, shows and creative workshops held at the waterfront top.
Rabac waterfront and promenade, from 8 PM
Cool off in the hot summer nights in the cosy interior of Labin parish church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, where during July and August Classic Summer concerts take place. Enjoy a romantic piano concerts, international performances and guitar evenings.
July 1st - Music kaleidoscope: Jadranka Celić Bernaz (piano), Aleksandra Santin Golojka (piano)
July 8th - Guitar Evening: Petar Čulić (guitar)
July 22nd - Romantic Evening: Vitomir Ivanjek (piano)
July 29th - Trio Recital: Dorotea Racz (Croatia) - Cello, Ginevra Petrucci (Italy) - flute, Dmitry Samogray (USA) - piano
All concerts are held in the parish church in Labin Old at 9 PM
Affectionately called Istrian Nora Jones,a young Labin singer, pianist and composer Dina Rizvić, will refresh the Rabac summer with her refined pop-jazz fusion live performance at the waterfront. With 18 members of Požega Big Band, this talented 21-year-old artist from Labin will present songs from her debut album ‘Bez poraza’ (‘No Loss’) and jazz standard covers. The girl whose talent was recognized by the famous jazz musician Boško Petrović, graduated (a year early) from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston where she won the prestigious Dean's Award.
Rabac waterfront at 9.30 PM
On one of the most beautiful beaches in Rabac, enjoy the Summer Party held on July 25th. Refresh the hot summer nights by the Girandella pool, located right at the sea, which will turn into a dancing floor. From 10 PM dance to the best DJs, dancers and a wide variety of refreshing summer drinks and have a memorable summer vacation in Valamar Girandella, holiday village, specialized for active family vacation and youth. Children of all ages will enjoy 24/7 fun with animators, and recreation enthusiasts can choose from water sports, diving, tennis and table tennis, mini golf and beach volleyball.