Thursday, 18 July 2019

10th Cetina Memorial Regatta in Panj on Sunday

July 18, 2019 - The Split-Dalmatia County Association of Juvenile Volunteers of the Homeland War organizes the jubilee 10th memorial regatta down the Cetina river. 

Namely, on Sunday, July 21, the 10th Cetina Memorial Regatta will be held, dedicated to the killed and dead defenders of the Cetina region, in memory of August 25, 1991, when Cetina volunteers attacked the barracks of the former JNA.

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The regatta will gather many participants who want to join this unique event.

The start of the regatta is scheduled for 2 pm at Panj in the municipality of Hrvace. The regatta passes through the beautiful Cetina, under the bridges of Panj and Han, Obrovac Sinjski, and the finish line is in the village of Gala (Buk), the municipality of Otok, where the scheduled arrival is about 5 pm.

The organizers ask that the regatta participants are prepared for the event with the appropriate clothing, footwear, and sun protection.

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The organizers will provide a meal (military beans) for all participants in the regatta, and everyone is invited to come in as big numbers as possible! 

All information about the Jubilee Memorial Regatta can be found by calling Marija Vujević Vegija at 098 920 8319.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

International Folklore Encounters Return to Dugopolje!

July 17, 2019 - Cultural Art Society "Ante Zaninović" from Kaštel Kambelovac, “Branimir 888 - Muć” from Muć, “Pleter” from Dugopolje and “Dalmacija” from Dugi Rat, for the twelfth time, have cooperated to organize the International Folklore Encounters of Split-Dalmatia County, which will take place on the summer stages of Kaštel Kambelovac, Muć, Dugopolje and Dugi Rat, from Thursday July 18th to Sunday, July 21st, 2019. 

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Folklore fans will enjoy the international folklore dances, vocals and musical traditions fostered by guest folk groups from Russia, Poland, Hungary, Macedonia, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. The initiative for the International Folklore Encounters dates back to 2007 when these meetings first united the individual efforts in the organizations of international cultural exchanges of KUDs from K. Kambelovac, Muć, and Dugopolje. Regardless of the fellowship that fosters the preparation and realization of the project, all the folklore societies involved have maintained the distinctive identity of their folklore festivals in their areas.

The following groups will present this year:

- 18.07 starting at 21:00 in Kaštel Kambelovac (Church of St. Michael) at the 17th International Folklore Encounters „Za jubav tance igraše“

- 19.07 starting at 21:00 in Dugopolje (Domovinske Zahvalnosti Square) at the 16th International Folklore Encounters „Ljepota u kamenu – kamenitom“

- 20.07 starting at 21:00 in Donji Muć (on the outskirts of Radača in Donji Muć) at the 18th International Folklore Festival „Stara je škrinja otvorena“
- 21.07 starting at 21:00 in Dugi Rat (Poljička trg) at the 5th International Folklore Festival "Kolo, kolo, kolajna od zlata“

The following folklore groups will be invited every night:

Mnogoletie Ensemble (Moscow, RUS)

Regional Zespol Banda Burek (Wisniowe, PL)

KUD Ilinden (Struga, MK)

KUD Tanac (Pećuh, HU)

Folklore Subor Čačinare (Spišska Nova Ves, SK) and

Croatian Cultural and Artistic Society "Rodoč" (Mostar, BiH)

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The program of each folklore evening will be complemented by the hosts and their guest ensembles from Croatia. During the past 12 years, over 1700 folklore amateurs from 72 cultural and art associations from several countries such as Austria, Italy, France, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Portugal, Spain, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Canada, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Bulgaria have performed. Local folklore groups aim to complement the programs of local cultural summer programs through these international folklore events, emphasizing the openness of local communities to tolerance, understanding and accepting diversity between cultures and traditions. In these cultural exchanges, which are an integral part of the International Folklore Encounters' Project, members of KUDs introduce the rich cultural heritage of Croatia to audiences across Europe, performing their traditional music, songs and dances, and are proud hosts to guest groups in Croatia. 

Of particular value to organizing such meetings is the fact that a multitude of groups that have already performed at previous meetings return to Croatia for further visits, and their members often return to Croatia as guests. 

Saturday, 13 July 2019

Remembering World Cup: Day of Unity, Pride and Happiness to be Celebrated in Sinj!

July 13, 2019 - A day of unity, pride, and happiness: Let’s remember July 16, 2018, and Croatia’s silver medal success at the World Cup in Russia one year later. 

One of the most important passions in the world - football - united Croatia one year ago when our World Cup finalists came back from Russia for an unforgettable celebration. Unity, pride, and happiness are just some of the emotions they could not resist. More than half a million people welcomed the Croatia national team in Zagreb alone, and all of Croatia, wrapped in red and white checkers, screamed the same word, "Indescribable!”

At the initiative of coach Zlatko Dalić’s "Organizers Without Boundaries", the Tourist Board of Vukovar-Srijem County and Vukovar and the City of Vukovar invite all of Croatia to recall these spectacular moments that filled our hearts and souls just one year ago. Ivan Rakitić and Lovre Kalinić also extended the invitation to fans, and the action has so far been supported by HRT, Sportske Novosti, and the Croatian national tourism board.

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After the successful 2nd festival SVI zaJEDNO HRVATSKO NAJ, to continue this positive story and encourage the community, the organizers invite all of Croatia to come together to mark this significant anniversary.

In Vukovar, the Day of Unity, Pride, and Happiness will be marked in the Park-Forest Adici, where visitors can play bubble football. 

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Sinj, a city proud of their boy with a football, Gaja Laberia, and with tangible archaeological evidence that the Cetina region is the birth of football, will celebrate this day in the thrilling fans' atmosphere at the King Tomislav Square (Pijaca), where music groups Uzbuna, Ozon, Arni Acoustic will perform and members of the PKD Gaj Labéri association will play a game between the Delmatae and Romans. 

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Visitors will also enjoy the complimentary local delicacies - Sinj uštipak and Ožujsko! 

All Croatian citizens, as well as tourists, are invited to swarm the streets in Croatian jerseys and fan gear on 16 July this year, from 8 pm to 11 pm. It is an excellent opportunity for Croatian and foreign guests to show that Croatia is genuinely full of life and how proud we are that our athletes' achievements have contributed, among other things, to the international image of Croatia as a small but hugely successful sports nation.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Preparations Begin for 304th Sinj Alka!

On Thursday at 6 pm, preparations begin for the 304th Sinj Alka at the Alkar race course. 

Before the start of this year’s preparations, Boško Ramljak will hold a roll call of the candidates at the Sinj Hippodrome.

Recall, from the beginning of May, 33 candidates for the Alka have been preparing in the Sinj field and the surrounding area. Ivica Filipović Grčić says the preparations have so far gone well and that there have been no injuries to the candidates or horses. 

On Thursday,  the Alka Duke will choose the candidates who will continue the preparations, while the decision for the Alka competitors and other participants will be decided seven days before the final competition.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Just One Week Away from the Juventus Football Camp in Dugopolje!

July 10, 2019 - The Juventus Football Academy or camp, which will last a total of five days, is just around the corner! The applications for the camp have been finalized.

All camp participants will work with three coaches from the famous club and the current Italian champion. 

The camp commences on July 15, and will be held on the main and auxiliary terrain of the "Croatian Knights" stadium in Dugopolje. 

The camp is intended for children aged 5 to 14 years. All camp participants will receive official Juventus equipment and a ball and will have the opportunity to train once or twice a day. 

Campers will even have the chance to visit nearby tourist attractions - the Vranjača cave and Klis fortress.

All additional camp information can be found by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling the phone number +385 99 3165 299.

You can see the promotional video about the camp on the Juventus Academy Croatia Facebook page. 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Program Announced for Alka Days and Velika Gospa in Sinj

July 10, 2019 - The Alka Days and Velika Gospa, an umbrella event that brings together a multitude of colorful and attractive content in the summer months, are always welcomed by the people of Sinj and their guests.

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The organizers have made sure that the program abounds in variety and that everyone can easily find something to their liking: from concerts of contemporary and classical music, exhibitions, rock and ethnic festivals, creative workshops, and sports tournaments to Alkar ceremonies and church celebrations. The carefully crafted events combined with unparalleled ambient sounds guarantee unforgettable summer nights in the city under Kamičak.

The celebration begins already on July 12th in the main town square with the play ‘Alka’s Bride’, performed by the Sinj Amateur Theater. Before the official opening ceremony, a classical music concert will be held at the Church of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj. The award-winning young musicians including Martin Krpan (violin), Dunja Čolić (oboe), Ana Ivanov (violin), Iva Ilakovac (cello) and Mihovil Buturić (organ) will present an impressive program suitable for this sacral space with the sonatas of baroque composers like JS Bach, GF Händel , GP Telemann, as well as the rarely performed church sonatas by W.A. Mozart. It is a special musical treat by the modern composition of J. Prajza, written this year for this ensemble.

In a similar space, in the courtyard of Our Lady of the Monastery, the traditional festival of spiritual klapa songs will be held, titled 'Klapa Gospi Sinjskoj' on August 1st.

The musical evenings at the Kamičak Fortress are an exceptional musical event organized by the Sinj Tourist Board for many years and breathes new life to this fortress that watches over the ancient city. On August 17th, at 20:30, the ancient walls will feature notes of fantastic jazz music performed by renowned world performers - like Ratko Zjača - Stefano Bedetti and Nocturnal Four.

Kamičak will also host the Kamičak Ethno Festival on August 23rd and 24th, yet another splendid musical event with foreign and local performers. An exciting duo of the name of 'Turica Doncel' will come from Argentina, bringing with them the tastes of traditional Argentine folk, combined with contemporary musical expressions. Perká will travel from Macedonia and is a street performer who focuses on an authentic interpretation of the traditional rhythms of the Balkans, especially the folk sounds of Turkey, Bulgaria, and Macedonia. The Balkan music tradition will be presented by the beloved Belgrade composer Naked, and Croatia’s strength will be represented by the always splendid Ogenj and Kazan. English folk music group Patrick Walker Trio will play the rhythms of traditional Irish music.

In the Alkar courtyard on August 11th, the people of Sinj and their guests will enjoy the band 'Legenda AR Tribute', which was founded in Buenos Aires. They will present Croatian pop and melodic songs aiming to maintain the cultural roots of their ancestors who had to leave their beloved Croatia many years ago. The group has said that this trip to Croatia is a dream come true, because it enables them to play in the land of their ancestors.

The Summer Music School is held from July 8th to 20th and will gather many young musicians of all ages who have a precious opportunity to collaborate with well-known professors through a variety of professional approaches and educational methods.

The photo workshop ‘The World in Colors’ (August 30th - September 3rd), in conjunction with Foto Hrvatska and the Sinj Tourist Board, invites everyone interested in a challenge to take a new look at the well-known and unknown through the lens of a photographer. 

For the history lovers, the Sinj Tourist Board and its associates are preparing the historic spectacle ‘Battle of Sinj 1715’ on August 8th. The battle focuses on an indispensable part of Sinj and Croatia’s past - the battle with the Ottomans, which spawned the Alka and the celebration of the Miraculous Lady of Sinj. The play acts as a compelling reminder of an event that happened over 300 years ago! 

Even further in the past is the Delmatae and the Romans. Organized by the Association of Gaj Laberia, the angry foes will face one another on the football field under the watchful eye of Emperor Diocletian and Prisca. The result is less important, as . the only prize is glory (and the fact that football was first played in the Cetina region). The game will be held on July 28th. 

The Sinj Air Show will be held at the Sinj sports airport Piket from August 30th to September 1st. The Air Show is organized by the Aeronautical-Technical Society of Sinj and the town of Sinj. The attractive adrenaline acrobatics always attract many visitors of all ages and fans of aeronautics.

Guests from Sansepolcro, Italy, a friend of Sinj, will arrive to present their traditional medieval archery giant Palio della Balestra on August 3rd.

From July 19th to 21st, organized by the Association SKUP, the 17th music and beer festival S.A.R.S. will be held, featuring performers of various musical styles like Vojko Vrućina, M.O.R.T., Grasse, Jufkamental, Limbonaut, Edo Maajka, Atheist Rap, Dregermajster, Heavy Feels, Tony Rose & The Band of Jakeys.

Dr. Franjo Tuđman Square is traditionally home to the Sinj Village Fair (August 2nd and 3rd), featuring numerous exhibitors presenting and offering ornaments, handicrafts, gourmet delicacies, and products from the villages and islands. In the hope of preserving old crafts threatened with extinction, the Sinj Tourist Board, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture, is organizing an educational workshop of traditional handicrafts. Visitors will have an opportunity to see how clay pots are made under the hands of master Ivan Knezović, and learn about the almost forgotten skill of making opanaks, or traditional peasant shoes (Ljilja Vojković).

Visitors will be able to taste local products and dishes within the fair. Apart from the exhibition and wine and gastronomy area, visitors will also be able to enjoy an entertainment program featuring numerous associations and cultural and artistic companies. Thus, visitors will be able to catch the performances of the Sinj majorettes, KUD Cetina, KUD Vrilo, the Association for the Preservation of the Cetina Region Heritage, URIG from Otok and HKUD Peruća. Traditional folk dancing will be performed, as will traditional singing.

The Sinj Tourist Board also invites all interested local and foreign guests to join free tours every Thursday at 7 pm (from July 18th to August 29th) as an excellent opportunity to get to know the city under the guidance of professional tourist guides.

Be sure to visit the Alka racecourse in mid-July to watch the preparations for the highly anticipated event in August.

The crown of the events is undoubtedly the Alkar ceremony (Bara 02.08., Čoja 03.08., Alka 04.08.) and the Assumption, or Velika Gospa, the heavenly patron of Sinj. 

The Sinj Tourist Board invites you to enjoy this stacked summer program!

You can find more information at the Sinj Tourist Board website.

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Tuesday, 9 July 2019

10th Sinj Village Fair Announced for August 2nd and 3rd!

July 9, 2019 - The Sinj Tourist Board organizes the 10th 'Sinj Village Fair' as an event that encompasses the exhibition, tasting, and sale of traditional Croatian products: food, drinks, and souvenirs. 

The Sinj Village Fair will be held as part of the Alkar celebrations, on August 2 and 3, 2019. Thus, the fair will take place in August when Sinj becomes the center of cultural, religious, and tourist events in Split-Dalmatia County and beyond.

Through the organization of the event, the Tourist Board of Sinj gives the interested citizens and visitors of Sinj a chance to taste and buy local and traditional products that are most difficult for consumers to find since they are not readily available for sale. At the same time, small and medium-sized farms from the rural area of Sinj and its surrounding area and other parts of Croatia will be given an opportunity to promote and sell their products.

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After last year’s exceptional attendance, even more exhibitors are expected this year. Therefore, the organizers will provide a larger space and a greater number of exhibition tables, as they expect participants from all parts of Croatia and the neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina, of which at least 40% of local producers will be present.

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This fair is important for promoting the rich tourist offer and cultural heritage, as well as the agricultural producers and souvenir manufacturers, all aiming to develop the tourism, culture, and economy of the city. 

In this way, all visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate the Sinj Alka and Velika Gospa with the quality products of Croatian villages and give their contribution to the Sinj economy and the promotion of tourism.

Application forms can be submitted via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone 021 / 826-352 or in person at the Sinj Tourist Board office at Put Petrovac 12, 21230 Sinj.

The application must include the name and surname of the exhibitor, i.e., the name of the association, craft, OPG and the like, the contact number and the number of days for which the exhibitor is applying.

Due to the limited number of exhibitors, applications will be received by July 31 until 12 pm or up to capacity.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Tourist Information Center Opens in Trilj!

July 4, 2019 - The Tourist Information Center of Trilj has opened as a way to better inform tourists visiting the Inland Dalmatian town. 

The center is located in a cottage (on the way to the hotel) where informants will distribute promotional materials and inform tourists about the tourist offer of the town of Trilj and its surrounding area.

In addition to providing information, employees will also collect and update visitor statistics and tourist information for the purpose of improving the current tourist offer and infrastructure in the area of the Trilj region.

The Tourist Information Center will be open from July 5, 2019, to September 1, 2019, every day (except on Mondays) from 10 am to 6 pm.

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Tourist Information Center Opens in Sinj!

July 2, 2019 - Sinj is witnessing an increasing number of arrivals of foreign and domestic tourists in their town every day.

Like every year, this number culminates during the Alka and Velika Gospa celebrations, when hundreds of thousands of guests are expected. It is therefore essential to provide the guests of Sinj a sense of welcome and timely information.

To better inform tourists who are coming to Sinj, the Tourist Board of Sinj opened the Tourist Information Center (TIC) on July 1 on Ul. Alkarsko trkalište. The center is located in a wooden house where informants will share promotional material and notify tourists about the tourist offer of Sinj and its surrounding area.

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In addition to providing information in direct contact with visitors, the tourist center also collects and updates feedback from tourists who stayed in Sinj all to improve the current tourist offer and infrastructure in the city.

The Tourist Information Center will be open from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00, and in high season (August) every day from 10:00 to 20:00.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Enjoy Summer in Sinj with Kamičak Etno Festival this August!

If you have already booked a holiday in Dalmatia and are looking to enjoy one of the more exciting events in the region, you’ll want to look away from the coast and the crowds and head to the heart of the Inland Dalmatia - and namely to Sinj. 

The summer in Sinj boasts a plethora of events crafted to everyone's tastes, among which is one event you should not miss - the Kamičak Etno Festival, reports Dalmacija Danas on June 27, 2019.

The first festival edition hosted the sounds and renowned names including Zinkuše, the more popular Yall Aux Yeux and the young Split band Imgellad, though the second year has come back even stronger with a two-day program, international performers, accompanying content and brilliant entertainment.

Within the framework of the European project that recently restored the Sinj Fortress Kamičak, the two-day festival will welcome the interesting Argentinian duo Turica Doncel, who will bring a taste of traditional Argentine folklore combined with contemporary musical excerpts. 

From Macedonia, the Perija street performers will grace the stage, whose authoritative excerpts are based on authentic interpretations of the traditional rhythms of the Balkans, especially the ethnic sounds of Turkey, Bulgaria and Macedonia.

A unique interpretation of the Balkan music tradition will be displayed by the beloved Belgrade composer Naked who is currently performing throughout Europe and beyond. 

Croatia’s strength will be represented by the always brilliant and now established, Ogenj and Kazan, who overwhelmingly conquer the hearts of audiences and critics.

The Kamičak Etno Festival is unthinkable without the rhythms of traditional Irish music, and will include the Patrick Walker Trio. Patrick Walker is a hero of the English folk scene, and is well-known for getting the audience to dance. 

The festival will be held on August 23 and 24 in Kamičak, under the summer sky in the heart of the city. Entrance to the festival is free.

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