Every year Hvar Croatia events intertwine in the period from June to August reflecting the life and environment of this Mediterranean island.

A rich calendar of events will certainly enrich your holidays on the island. All these happenings are closely related to the flora and fauna of the island and old historic traditions. Many of them are transmitted from one generation to another.

Thanks to the extremely favorable climate, the island produce high quality wine, brought by Greeks in the 4. century BC and later refined by Romans.

Plenty of sun favors the growth of lavender and aromatic plants used for various purposes. Honey production has a centuries-old tradition. Honey and lavender are two typical Hvar souvenirs, celebrated in two traditional festivals.

June 2015 Island Hvar Croatia Events

  • 7th Lavender festival
    Exhibition 26.6.2015 – 27.6.2015 Island Hvar, Velo Grablje
  • 54th Hvar Summer Festival (June) – Concerts and theater plays, Hvar town.

7th lavender festival will take place in Velo Grablje, few miles from Hvar town on the road Hvar to Stari Grad.

Association “Pjover” for the protection and revitalization of Velo Grablje decided to promote the event “lavender festival” which will become traditional.

The desire of the association is to promote one two-day economic and tourist and cultural event in Velo Grablje, within the framework of modern conditions and economic and tourism needs.

Association ‘Pjover’ are looking for volunteers for this festival, which takes place in the Eco-ethno village, Velo Grablje on Hvar island. Their facebook page!

They need people FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE FESTIVAL  from 22 / 23.06. to 28.06.2015 and  during the festival 26,27.06.2015 (Friday and Saturday). They offer a free food and accommodation.

Festival levande

You can send your application on e-mail – [email protected] (Att.Laura) or call 00385 (0)91 56 63 723. If you call outside Croatia use number without (0). Calling from Croatia use this number – 091 5663723. Important: Priority is given to past years volunteers!

54th Hvar Summer Festival (June)

This is one traditional Hvar Croatia events, that has reached its 54th performance. It takes place in Hvar town at old theater, the oldest European theater. The festival offers the whole month numerous concerts and theater plays. You can download  their program here!

July 2015 Hvar Croatia Events

  • Concerts and theater plays
    54th Hvar Summer Festival (July)
  • Music Festival Hvar, Amfora Grand Beach Resort
    Ultra Beach – Hvar 2015
  • Fair & Exhibition Hvar / Stari Grad
    Honey Festival 2015

During July the 54th Hvar summer festival will continue with various performances. It’s one of the longest festivals on the island.

2015 Ultra Beach music festival

Record the date, July 14th, when the three-day Ultra Music festival Croatia 2015 from Split Poljud stadium, will move to Croatia’s premier island of Hvar.

The leading hotel group Suncani Hvar will be hosting a VIP event on the waterfront at Hotel Amfora in Hvar town on July 14. Buy your tickets here!

Ultra Beach Festival - Hvar
Ultra Beach Festival on Hvar

Stari Grad 2015 Honey Festival

This honey fair and exhibition will be held in Stari Grad, Hvar island, from
Thursday, July 23rd to Friday, July 31st  2015.

This sweet addition to the summer calendar for Hvar Croatia Events will take place in Stari Grad for the fourth time since 2012.

Hvar honey vendor
Hvar honey vendor. Image propery of total-hvar.com.

The three-day event, called Days of Hvar Honey will be held in Ploca Square (Trg Ploca) in the old town, and will be organized by the beekeepers and lavender association. It will be a great pity, if you don’t buy a jar of this highly praised, lavender and rosemary honey.

August 2015 Hvar Croatia Events

  • Marathon Hvar / Stari Grad
    5th „Hvar International Half Marathon“
  • Marathon Stari Grad
    „Faros Marathon 2015.“ – 40th International Long Distance Swimming Championship – Stari Grad
  • Wine fair Jelsa
    Wine Festival 2015.

August looks like to be dedicated to sport events but I have to remind you that 54th Hvar summer festival is still going on in Hvar Town.

5th Hvar International Half Marathon

It has no long tradition, but if you like running, you want miss this half Marathon from Hvar to Stari Grad. Not only atmosphere in which this marathon will take place, but also the race motto indicates, it will be a great fun.

Hvar marathon

Run for fun, and have fun doing it – because having fun is guaranteed on the island  of Hvar. If you would like to run in this marathon be sure to get more info on this website.

International Long Distance Swimming

This is the oldest Hvar Croatia events that has reached its 40th edition. It’s the only competition that has been taking place without interruption, since I was 20 years old.

It’s a rather tough competition for well prepared swimmers as the swimming trail is almost 5 nautical miles long.

Stari Grad long distance swimming

The interesting fact of this swimming marathon is that it has never changed the date.  The event takes place always on the last weekend in August, so that this year’s date is August 31st. Here you can find more info!

Jelsa Wine Fair

Jelsa on Hvar island is a place where the traditional Wine fair is organized every year during the last weekend in August.

It’s the unique occasion to taste the best wines from Hvar as well as a variety of local gastronomic specialties. For more info visit local tourist website!

During the wine fair all hotels organize  music for dancing, games and shows. There is a discotheque in the center of Jelsa. The town streets and squares serve as a stage for contemporary music concerts and popular ‘klape‘ group singers.

If you are a wine lover, this fair is a ‘must see’.

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