July in Labin and Rabac
Discover the tradition of Labin from traditional folk fest Petrova held annually on the occasion of St Peter and Paul's Day. Since ancient times, this was the most important fair day of the whole year, with merchants from Istria and the surrounding would meet at the town loggia. This year enjoy the authentic hand- made products’ fair and gastro show followed by live concert of ethno band Šćike performing authentic Istrian melodies in modern arrangements. The party continues with a live performance of a rising Croatian music star Ivan Zak. Labin Art Republic opening is scheduled at 10 PM. This main cultural event in Labin remains open till 25 August.
Labin Old town, from 8 PM
This year Labin Art republic presents a three day music treat Labin Jazz Festival, which opens on 7 July with a concert of popular salsa and jazz band Cubismo. The festival continues on 8 July with a performance of a composer and guitar player from Rijeka Damir Halilić Hal. A musician Jelena Radan with her spectacular Portuguese fado performance will close the festival. All concerts start at 9.30 PM and take place at Špina stage in Labin Old town. On the last day, Labin Brass Orchestra will have a live concert with jazz performance of world evergreens. The concert starts at 11 PM in the main square in Labin Old town.
Enjoy the magic of summer in Rabac and the rich programme of Street Music & Entertainment Night. The whole of Rabac promenade and waterfront, from Miramare restaurant up to St. Andrew’s chapel will turn into music stage hosting a saxophone player, Predrag Ljuna on guitar, Trubadurs band, Whiskey Train Acoustic and on the main stage rock/funk band from Opatija Brudafunk, fire-eaters and break-dancers AB Original. Next to two kids’ shows, a magician, a mime artist, stilt walker, one man band and dancer on silk, a special attraction includes an interactive garden with touch-glow mushrooms and colour-changing musical benches.
Rabac waterfront and promenade, from 8 PM
On the eve of the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio, Latino mania comes to Rabac and Labin. Venezuelan musician Ricardo Luque with his friends will set the Rabac waterfront on fire with hot salsa rhythms on 24 July. On 28 July dance Studio Il Movimento in Labin organizes Brazil Night with Brazilian samba dancers, Capoeira show and Samba Batucada show - a show with the most famous Brazilian instruments and percussion with the Brazilian band performing live. The program also includes Zumba Masterclass with the most famous Croatian licensed instructors with well-known Brazilian and Latino rhythms, and the whole evening will be accompanied by a DJ and entertainment with samba dance course.
Rabac Salsa night, Rabac waterfront, 9.30 PM
Brazil Night, labin Old town, 8 PM
Experience the folklore heritage of Labin area live at the most famous festival of Istrian traditional songs and dances called Labinske konti organized by the Workers' Cultural Artistic Society ‘Rudar’ from the Raša for nearly five decades. At Dubrova, a popular picnic grounds at the entrance to Labin, the final folklore festival is held, presenting the local cultural and artistic societies including the performances of the Istrian diaspora whose members visit their hometown during summer. The folklore festival is followed by a dance party with food and beverage offer.
Dubrova, 8 PM
Take advantage of a promotional offer by Valamar Hotels & Resorts and stay more than five nights in Rabac with 10% discount included in the price. The offer applies to reservations in the period from 17 June to 18 July and from 29 July to 25 August. Hotel and Residence Albona 3 * in Rabac offer a wide selection of comfortable apartments and double rooms in a picturesque hotel building near the attractive pebble beach. From the hotel terraces overlooking the sea there’s a spectacular panoramic view of the Kvarner bay. Guests have access to the hotel's show-cooking restaurant, children's Maro Club and playground, a diving center, outdoor sea water pool and children's pool and a fitness and massage studio. The hotel is ideal for families who want to charge the batteries and the right balance of activity and relaxation.