weather we’ve had provided us with summer days even before their official
start. In July, sea-related aromas, cicada songs and sunshine will be joined by
evenings, filled with music, culture, tradition and other diverse events.
Festivals and Events
In Istria, this
July will once again be filled by mostly free traditional festivals and events,
such as the 16th Alpe Adria
PUF Festival, MIFF – Mediterranean International Folklore Festival, the
international folk festival Folkest,
IzolaFolk, Etno HistEria festival, the
concert We Sing for Everyone (Pojemo za
vse ljudi – concert of the Male
Voice Choir Izola), and the Summertime
in Ankaran event, which will feature two stages. At the Valdoltra beach,
you will be able to see some of the renowned musical and theatre artists in action – Saša Pavček, Matjaž Javšnik, Andrej Rozman Roza. The main musical
events in July will be the international Jazz evening as well as the
performances of the band Avtomobili, singer Severa, and the performance of
young philharmonic artists, who are still learning their craft, as well as the
performance of the cellists from the Slovenian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.
At the Študent beach, you will be able to choose between the blues and metal
evening, and the performance of the legendary band Demolition Group.
Koper will host numerous
events, such as the Summertime Concerts
in the Tavern, Musical Highlights (Glasbeni utrinki), Summer Evenings under the
Tree (Poletni večeri pod drevesom) and Summertime
with Pearls (Poletje z biseri). The beginning of July will also see the
continuation of the diverse events of the Primorska
Summer Festival, while open-air theatre lovers will be able to attend the Summer Theatre Evenings, which will
once again take place every Tuesday at Martič
Square in Koper. The Ljubljanska
Ulica street in Izola will once again host the Thursday’s musical evenings
The 40th Piran Musical Eveningswill start on 5th July, in the cloister of the Piran Minorite
Monastery. This elite chamber music festival, carrying on the tradition of the
famous violinist Giuseppe Tartini and the Accademie dei Virtuosi, will be heard
throughout Piran until the end of the month. The International painters’ event Ex-tempore Sečovlje will come to a
close on 7th July, when the award will be awarded. On 14thJuly, there will be an event called Lowering of the Princess from the Bell
Tower at Tartini Square, while on 20th and 21st of
July, the visitors to Portorož and Piran will be able to attend the Sete
Sóis Sete Luas Festival.
There will also be
enough activities for the children. The beginning of July in Piran is
reserved for the 7th Festival
of Kids’ Creativity and Lively Activities Zrno
Soli. From 5th until 28th July, 1st May Square will be bustling with puppet and theatre shows, film
screenings and concerts for kids. In Koper, children will be able to attend the
theatre-related event Kids’ Summer
Theatre Rollercoaster among other things.
and Activities in the Countryside
will also be bustling with activity, as visitors will be able to attend
traditional “Šagra” festival as well as various other musical and culinary
events. Bertoki will once again host a series of events as part of the Summer in Bertoki festival, on 6th and 7th July, Marezige will once again host the Festival of Big Bands Marezijazz, and on 7th July,
Šmarje will host the event Bela
Ištrijana (White Istrian). On 14th and 15th July,
Nova vas will host the 7th Wine and Garlic Festival, where visitors will be
able to taste exquisite wine, Istrian red garlic as well as other culinary
From 12thuntil 15th July, your stay in Koper will be enhanced by the Calamari and Mediterranean Party, and
by the Yellow Night event from 26thuntil 29th July.
Experience for Every Taste
From 4thuntil 7th July, jazz lovers should visit the Caffe Teater Jazz
Festival Piran. On Saturday, 7th July,
Manzioli Square will host the concert by the performer Boris Cavazza, featuring his charming voice, who will be joined on
stage by other famous musicians.
And on Friday, 13thJuly, the same location will host the celebrations for the Municipality of
Izola’s local holiday. Visitors will be able to attend to the concert of the 3
Big Band Orchestra and their guests. On
14th July, music lovers will be able to attend the 38th Melodies of the Sea and Sun festival. Also, Location under Belvedere (Plac pod Belvederjem) will not
miss out on all the festivities, as on the same day, it will host the concert Pizza Connection – a band that plays
Italian rock and pop music. On 17th July, Piran will host yet
another jazz festival – Festival pJAZZa.
From 20thuntil 22nd July, the Alaya Club Portorož will host the Rockin'
Riviera Weekender#3, and on the same weekend, Location under Belvedere will
host the indie music festival Izola Mjuzik Fest. On
21st July, the Portorož beach will host the performance of Dino Merlin. From 22nd July until 5th August, visitors
to the Tartini Square will be able to enjoy various performances as part of the Piran Summer Festival. On Sunday, 22ndJuly, Tito Square in Koper will once again host an opera.
The three-concert event Isola
Music Festival will take place at its traditional time, on Tuesday, 24thJuly, Thursday, 26th July, and Friday, 27th July, at
Manzioli Square. This year’s performers are: Folklub, Ilaria
Graziano & Francesco Forni, and Tinkara Kovač with her
band. On Saturday, 28th July, the
central Portorož beach will host a concert by Severina.
One of the biggest
events in July will be the International Handball Tournament Eurofest, which
will take place on Koper, from 3rd until 8thJuly. In addition to that, in July, the Aquapark of Water Sports Active Koper in Žusterna will be open
every day of the week, so that all fun-loving individuals and groups will be
able to go standup paddleboarding, sailing, diving, and riding with paddle boats,
attend fun water-related activities for kids, and do other sea-related
activities. Every Monday evening, everyone will be able to attend the NIA guided workout at the Študent beach
in Ankaran, while every Tuesday, everyone will be able to attend a yoga session at the Archaeological Park
Izola. You can also rent a SUP-board at the Tourist and Information Centre in
Izola, and go on a discovery ride around Izola’s beaches. Maybe you will ride
all the way to Žusterna?