There's So Many! Let's Take A Look

Festivals in Croatia are famous for their guaranteed hot weather, beach raves and boat parties. Most of the festivals are electro, techno, minimal or a mixture of the three, but if that’s not what floats your boat there are a few mainstream music ones too. Just take a look at our big list of Croatian festivals before you make your choice...

May festivals

Love System Festival

Where: Petrcane

Sleep: Camping, or in your own apartment

For fans of: Shonky, Bicep, Ralph Lawson

Go if: You want a festival set in a Croatian paradise, filled with love and warmth.

Love System Festival in Croatia

June festivals

Echo Festival

Where: Kenegra, Istria

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Magda, Davide Squillace, Petre Inspirescu

Go if: You like your festivals intimate and electronic

INmusic Festival

Where: Zagreb

Sleep: Camping

For fans of: Arctic Monkeys, Basement Jaxx, Bloc Party

Go if: You want to go to a festival in Croatia, but you prefer more mainstream music than all the electronica festivals the country is famous for.

INMusic Festival in Croatia

July festivals 

Hideout Festival

Where: Zcre Beach, Pag

Sleep: Nearby apartments

For fans of: Four Tet, Chase & Status, Seth Troxler

Go if: You look cool, dress cool and like cool music. No chavs allowed.

The Garden Festival

Where: The Garden Tisno, Croatia

Sleep: In your own bed, in Tisno Town

For fans of: Auntie Flo, Crazy P, Adam Regan

Go if: You want to party on a large outdoor terrace with a beachfront cocktail bar

Electric Elephant Festival

Fresh Island Festival

Where: Novalja, Pag

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky + more

Go if: You want to sing “Snoop dawggggy dawwwwwwg” at the top of your voice in the sunshine.

Electric Elephant

Where: The Garden Tisno, Croatia

Sleep: In your own bed, in Tisno Town

For fans of: Carl Craig, Frankie Knuckles, Mr Scruff: Keep it Unreal

Go if: You want sun, sea, music, boat parties and outdoor clubs on the Adriatic Coast

Electric Elephant Festival

Ultra Europe

Where: Split & Hvar

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Armin Van Buuren, Avicii

Go if: You want the excitement of different locations for your festivals, and you want to see beautiful Hvar. 


Sleep: Onsite apartments

Where: Petrcane, Croatia

For fans of: DJ Shadow, DJ Yoda, Bonobo

Go if: You want hip hop, soul, reggae and experimentalism in a beautiful Dalmatian fishing village.


Where: Garden Tisno

Sleep: On site apartments

For fans of: Gilles Peterson, Moodymann, Mark Farina

Go if: You want to party with likeminded musical souls in a secluded bay with a shimmering sandy beach.

Hideout Festival in Croatia

August festivals 

Stop Making Sense Festival

Where: Tisno Garden  

Sleep: Nearby apartments

For fans of: Steve Bug, John Talabot, Dixon

Go if: You follow Vice Magazine “SMS is a smorgasbord of all that’s currently good and exciting in electronic music”.

Outlook Festival 

Where: Pula

Sleep: Camping or nearby apartments

For fans of: Talib Kweli, Jay Electronica, Amdy C

Go if: You want to be part of “Europe’s largest bass music and sound system culture festival” and hang out in an old Croatian fort for a week.

Outlook Festival in Croatia

September festivals

Unknown Festival

Where: Rovinj

Sleep: Nearby apartments

For fans of: Disclosure, Jessie Ware, Totally Enormous Dinosaurs

Go if: You like Hideout Festival, The Warehouse Project or Field Day, or all of the above. It’s a new festival but promises a hedonistic and immersive paradise creating a magical festival experience.

Dimensions Festival

Where: Pula

Sleep: Apartments

For fans of: Model 500, Daphni, Tony Allen

Go if: You prefer a smaller version of Outlook festival, but in the same stunning venue.

Further Information

For more information on festivals around the world check out our posts on festivals in Europe and the UK.

And if you're all up for booking, but your friends are being lame get them to check out this post: 50 Photos to Get You in the Festival Mood

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About the Author: Victoria Philpott

Victoria Philpott

Victoria is the content and community manager at She's travelled through Europe extensively, dropping in on a few festivals and picking up work as she went. She's an advocate of slow travel and has worked at camp in America for two summers before releasing the pressure in the clubs of Cancun. She's toured Australia, explored the Serengeti and backpacked through Morocco. A wise man once told her, 'In the pursuit of seeing everything, we see nothing', and she tries to recite this to tame her wanderlust, but it's not working.