July in Labin and Rabac
The first edition of the festival of life, Rabac Open Air festival, opens with a free open air concert by a singer and performer Neno Belan accompanied by his band Fiumens. The genuine man from the sea will perform at the newly opened The Beat Beach Club at 10 PM. Enjoy this musical treat that will introduce you to a fun summer in Rabac.
From 10 July in the beautiful ambience of the Casa Valamar Sanfior Hotel and Oliva swimming pool in Maslinica Hotels & Resort in Rabac, overlooking the sea, three times a week you can enjoy blockbuster movie productions, comedies and cartoons. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:30 PM, have fun with the whole family and refresh yourself at the evening sea breeze. In case of bad weather, the projection will not be held, and you will be notified on time.
Free admission. Movies schedule: www.rabacopenair.com
This year too, as part of Labin Art Republic, during July and August enjoy a varied and rich program of classical music from Classical Summer in Labin. The first concert is scheduled on 12 July by Sinteza Ensemble - Hrvoje Puškarić, piano, Edi Šiljak, violin and Toni Kranjac / clarinet. On Wednesday, 19 July there is a performance by Crisóstomo Chamber Trio - Krešimir Marmilić, violin, Matija Štajcar, cello, Biserka Krčelić, harp. All the concerts are held in the Church of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Labin Old town, beginning at 9 PM.
For all jazz lovers, Labin Art Republic brings another top jazz festival. On Thursday, 13 July, at 9:30 PM in Labin Old town, on Špina stage, Croatian guitarist Ratko Zjača, who collaborated with world class jazz musicians and Slovenian Vibraphonist Vid Jamnik, open the festival. A young Zagreb singer Elma Burnić, famous for jazz performance of sevdalinka songs, will perform with her quartet on 14 July at the same location at 9:30 PM. The musical evening continues with Jazz Collective quintet that will perform at 11 PM. Female jazz trio Asaran Earth Trio from New York, led by renowned Rijeka jazz singer Astrid Kuljanić, a former member of Mildreds, who graduated from the prestigious Manhattan School of Music. Powerful female voices of Croatians, Brazilians and Hungarians that combine elements of traditional music with improvisations surely won’t leave you indifferent on 15 July 15 at 9:30 PM in Labin Old town on Špina stage. After a 23-hour music tour around the world, join the Labin Jazz Festival after party which thanks to its atmosphere often lasts till dawn.
All concerts are free.
This year too, Rabac waterfont will be full of fun, music and games brought by Night of Street Players and Entertainers. Street entertainers Cile One Man Band, pantomime man, a clown, stilt walkers and fire eaters will entertain children and adults who can also enjoy performances by musicians Predrag Ljuna Pepe, Side Effects band, Tri kralja band, Denis Saxophone and Street Drums Performance. The youngest will also enjoy the children's theatre show and children's lab, while Visualia from Pula will enchant everyone by its brightly-colored music benches, UV garden and the 3D mapping Face in a Hole.
Rabac waterfront and promenade, from 8 PM.
While on holiday, enjoy healthy food at the Bio Market where certified eco producers from different parts of Croatia and members of LAG Eastern Istria will present their product. Come and support environment friendly producers to continue their pesticide free production, keeping your health and natural resources safe. Fresh vegetables, pumpkin and olive oil, honey, flour milled on stone mill, yoghurt, cheese, aronia and blueberry juice, summer fruits peaches and nectarines and lots of nature health are waiting for you at Bio Market.
Rabac waterfront, 6 - 11 PM.