Split, Juny 14 - Aug 14

Split Summer (from  1954) is an artistic festival that builds its national and international reputation since the second half of the 20th century. Along with the Dubrovnik summer games, it is a festival with the longest and most splendid tradition of the classical spectrum of scene arts (opera, drama, ballet, concert...), widening the fan of events with time: from jazz concerts and movie revues to exhibitions, performances and street theatre. The most persistent and strongest organization bearer of the festival is HNK Split, a national theatre that represents the unavoidable and key spot in the culture life of Split, as well as one of the most vital spots in the theatre life of entire Croatia.

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June 28 - July 20
The festival has been located here since 1967. During the festival, time is uniquely allocated to male vocal groups, female vocal groups, children's vocal groups and folk singers. This event has greatly contributed to the development and preservation of the culture of a cappella folk singing, and the songs that were performed here for the first time have become a part of Dalmatian culture and many are still sung today.

 

Sinj, Aug 2 - Aug 4

"Sinjska alka" is the traditional knight's pageant, in honourof the conquest over the Ottomans in 1715, The event takes place on the first Sunday in August. The Tilters at the Ring - (known as alkari) ride their horses down the race track at full gallop and try to hit the alka- 2 concentric rings with an external diameter of 131.7 cm and an internal diameter 35.1 cm with their 290-300 cm long spears. The rings are interconnected with three arms that separate the space between them into three equal parts. Hitting the central ring (srida) scores 3 points, by hitting the upper portion the knight scores 2 points, and hitting the 2 remaining portions scores 1 point. The Alka is positioned in the centre of an outstretched rope at a height of 332 cm, counting from its centre to the ground.
A part of today's tourist offer is a presentation of the Ottoman siege of the town, on the same site it happened almost three centuries before.

Split and Dalmatia County Tourist Board
Address: Prilaz braće Kaliterna 10/I, p.p. 430,
21000 Split, Croatia Phone/fax: +385(0)21 490 032, , 490 033, 490 036 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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