June 19-21, 2020



It is with a heavy heart that, due to the ongoing pandemic stemming from COVID-19, the 14th edition of Giostra Festival originally scheduled for 19-21 Juni 2020 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

- Drummers

- Flag jugglers

- Swordsmen

- 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.


Giostra 2019

June 21th 2019, Friday

10 am – 10 pm The Liberty Square

Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana

8 pm The harbour of Poreč – Decumanus – The Liberty Square – Peškera Bay

Giostra parade

 8:30 pm Peškera Bay

Giostra offical opening ceremony


 10 pm The Liberty Square

Fire show (USB)

June 22th 2019, Saturday

10 am – 10 pm The Liberty Square

Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana

 10 am – 12 pm The Liberty Square

Entertainment program

(USBNobiles de CroatiaAssociation Friends of Giostra, Association Dama CastellanaAssociation Giostra della Rocca)

 6 – 8 pm The Liberty Square

Entertainment program

(Association Giostra della RoccaAssociation Friends of GiostraUSB,

Association Dama CastellanaFencing Club Špada)

 8 pm The Liberty Square  Peškera Bay

 Giostra parade

 8:30 pm Peškera Bay

Knights tournament Giostra

(Association Friends of Giostra and istrian riding clubs)

10 pm The Liberty Square

Fire show (USB)


June 23th 2019, Sunday

10 am – 10 pm The Liberty Square

Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana

10 – 11 am The Liberty Square

Guided city tour in costume

 11 am – 12 pm The Liberty Square

Entertainment program

(Nobiles de Croatia, Association Friends of Giostra, Association Giostra della Rocca,

Association Dama Castellana)

 6 – 8 pm The Liberty Square

Entertainment program

(Tamburi medioevali di Cividale, Fencing Club Špada, USBAssociation Friends of Giostra)

6 – 8 pm The Liberty Square

Creative workshops for children

 (Association Birikina)

7:30 pm The Liberty Square

Theatrical performance for children “Graškolino”

(Association Birikina)

8:30 pm Museum

Theatrical performance “Spiriti e briganti”

(Association Friends of Giostra)

The organizer reserves the right to change the program.

Kontakt informacije:

Studio 053 d.o.o. - Vrsarska 11, 52440 Poreč, Tel. 00385 (0)52 427 427, Fax. 00385 (0)52 427 426

Društvo prijatelja Giostre – Associazione amici della Giostra, Zavičajni muzej Poreštine – Museo del territorio parentino, Decumanus 9, 52440 Poreč, tel. 00385 52 431 585 , fax. 00385 52 452 119 ,