13TH POREČ HISTORICAL FESTIVAL – GIOSTRA
June 21-23, 2019
[IMPORTANT NOTICE: SATURDAY, JUNE 22]
Due to the current bad weather conditions, our Knight’s Tournament scheduled at 8.30 PM today, is cancelled. The Tournament will be held tomorrow, the 23rd of June, at 7 PM.
Program; Sunday, 23 th June
10 am – 10 pm | Liberty Square: Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana
10 – 11 am | Liberty Square: Guided city tour in costume
11 am – 12 pm | Liberty Square: Entertainment program (Nobiles de Croatia, Association Friends of Giostra, Tamburi medioevali di Cividale, Association Dama Castellana)
6 – 7 pm | Liberty Square: Entertainment program (Tamburi medioevali di Cividale, Fencing Club Špada, USB, Association Friends of Giostra)
6 – 8 pm | Liberty Square: Creative workshops for children (Association Birikina)
7:30 pm | Liberty Square: Theatrical performance for children “Graškolino” (Association Birikina)
9 pm Museum | Theatrical performance “Spiriti e briganti” (Association Friends of Giostra)
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.