11TH POREČ HISTORICAL FESTIVAL – GIOSTRA
September 8-10, 2017
[IMPORTANT NOTICE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10]
Due to bad weather forecasted for today, all the morning and afternoon programme of the Giostra festival is cancelled. The concert of Franko Krajcar and Indivia is also cancelled. Unfortunately, the theatrical play “El sarto assasin” planned for tonight at 8 PM is cancelled due to unplanned circumstances.
Thanks for your understanding.
Poreč historical festival – Giostra gathers over 250 participants in costumes who, throughout the 3 festival days, evoke for the spectators life in the Baroque period thus making it a unique festival in Croatia. This cultural, educational and tourist manifestation stems from historical facts, so most of its events are connected to the 18th century. The central festival event, which also gave Giostra its name, is a knight tournament Giostra, reconstructed from the rules of a tournament held in Poreč in the year 1745.
You will be greeted by:
- Gorgeous ladies and handsome gentlemen in baroque costumes
- Baroque music
- Knight tournament
- Historical knights’ camp (military encampment)
- Local produce and old trades
- theatrical performances
- Flag jugglers
- Street entertainers.
Your hosts are Društvo prijatelja Giostre – Associazione amici della Giostra (Association Friends of Giostra) from Poreč, and their guests: USB Poreč, Barokna plesna radionica OŠ Poreč, Mačevalački klub Špada – Poreč, Povijesna udruga Kaštel – Svetvinčenat, Lipicanska barokna raskoš – Zagreb, Hrvatska udruga kolekcionara, Zajednica Talijana Piran – Comunità degli Italiani Pirano (Slovenia), Associazione Giostra della Rocca – Monselice (Italy), Tamburi medioevali di Cividale del Friuli (Italy), ecc.
Central part of the festival will take part from Friday to Sunday on three locations: The liberty square, old city center and Peškera bay.
The main theme of this year: TEXTILES.
Live Giostra this September. We are expecting you.