POREČ HISTORICAL FESTIVAL – GIOSTRA
[IMPORTANT NOTICE: FESTIVAL GIOSTRA 2021 CANCELLED]
It is with a heavy heart that, due to the ongoing pandemic stemming from COVID-19, the Giostra Festival originally scheduled for September 2021 is cancelled.The current health crisis is an unprecedented situation, and there is no higher priority for us than the health, safety and well-being of all our visitors, as well as all those involved with the production and organization of the event.
Poreč historical festival – Giostra gathers over 200 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.
Central part of the festival will take part from Friday to Sunday in the Liberty square and in Peškera bay.
The program and main theme of this year: coming soon.
Live Giostra this June. We are expecting you.