Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Split-Dalmatia County Summer Events to Look Forward to

June 29, 2022 - While the City of Split and the seaside towns remain the main attractions in the summer, some major events are about to take place a bit further away from the sea. A look at Split-Dalmatia County summer events to look forward to this year...

It's not too late to make some changes to your Split travel itinerary, even if we're now welcoming the high season, and therefore the high temperatures as well. At the time this article was written, weather reports indicate that the temperature is 36 degrees in Split. It 'sdifficult for us to come up with a better plan that doesn't include being near or even in the sea. Even if someone went out of their way to convince you how much there is to see or do beyond the sea in Split-Dalmatia county, your answer would surely be, ''not in these temperatures!"

What if that someone was me? What if I made an effort to convince you? What if I told you that there are three unmissable Split-Dalmatia County summer events beyond the mountains of Mosor and Kozjak worth seeing? Trust me, there are. Not only will you have a great time, you'll also be able to discover destinations that you might not have thought of before, and get closer to the culture and heritage of other places across Split-Dalmatia County.

5th Thrill Blues Festival (July 1-3, 2022)

Trilj is a municipality and town located 40 km northeast of the centre of Split, and the drive there via the D1 and E65 highways takes between 35 and 40 minutes. Trilj is a very popular destination for those who love adventure sports and outdoor activities, due to its proximity to the Dinaric Alps and the Cetina River. But in addition, Trilj boasts a great history that goes all the way back to Mesolithic times.

This Friday, Trilj will hold its 5th edition of the Thrill Blues Festival (get the pun?). The Thrill Blues Festival is part of the ''Summer in Trilj'' programme, which seeks to bring visitors closer to Trilj's tourist offer. From the 1st of July, Trilj will become the capital of blues music and will have not only an elite lineup on its stage but also a great gastronomic offer. If you're in Split and looking for a different experience, then this is for you.


46th Imotska Sila (July 3 - August 17, 2022)

Imotski may already be familiar destination to many. It's located on the other side of the Biokovo mountain range, 85 kilometres southeast of the center of Split, a journey that takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by car if you go via the E65 highway. While Imotski is widely known for its medieval castle, as well as the popular Blue Lake and Red Lake, Imotski is also a place in Croatia that has been inhabited since Neolithic times, and thus has a lot of history. One of the longest-running cultural events in the region will be held in this town, Imotska Sila, which will celebrate its 46th edition from July 3 to August 17. Get ready to enjoy an event with a rich programme lasting more than a month, which will include numerous concerts of different genres, magic shows, poetry recitals, film screenings, and much more.


307th Sinjska Alka (August 7, 2022)

Perhaps one of the most important and anticipated Split-Dalmatia County summer events, the Sinjska Alka event is an equestrian competition and is classed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. The Sinjska Alka event takes place in the historic town of Sinj, 34 kilometres northeast of the centre of Split, and you have to take the D1 motorway and embark on a journey that takes 35 minutes by car to get there. 

The Sinjska Alka event commemorates the Croatian-Venetian victory on August 14, 1715, in which a Christian population of no more than 700 managed to resist 60,000 marauding Ottomans. In addition to this military prowess, the inhabitants also celebrate the Lady of Sinj, who is believed to have interceded for them. In addition to the famous equestrian competition, in which the participants ride horses and try to aim their spears at a hanging metal ring (the alka), the people of Sinj also celebrate the procession of the Lady of Sinj on those days. Sinj definitely becomes the focus of attention throughout the country, and it is absolutely worth it if you get away from the sea for a few days to enjoy a great cultural experience.


Image: PJL/Wikimedia Commons

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Saturday, 19 June 2021

Thrill Blues Festival Returns with 4th Edition on July 2!

June 19, 2021 - Organized by the Trilj Tourist Board and the City of Trilj, the "4th Thrill Blues Festival" will be held on July 2 and 3 in the Trilj City Park.

With its program, the festival complements the Trilj summer event and enriches the cultural and tourist offer of Trilj and the entire Split-Dalmatia County. In the heart of the season, on July 2, 2021, Trilj becomes the capital of blues music. The "Thrill Blues Festival" starts on that day, and the biggest names in the international blues scene arrive in the Cetina region. In addition to enjoying good music, all guests who arrive in this city on the Cetina will have something to see.


On the first day, Friday, July 2, blues fans will be able to visit the workshop "Blues at School", an educational blues class in which children and those interested will be given a lecture on the beginnings and development of blues, chocolate bar presentation in the afternoon and evening "Welcome jam" in the City Park Trilj is planned for hours.

On Saturday, July 3, in Trilj City Park, the main program will be held starting at 6 pm.

The entire event will be held in compliance with the epidemiological measures, and all information and notifications related to the protocol of registration of participants can be found on the official website of the Tourist Board of Trilj

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Thursday, 27 June 2019

Program Announced for Thrill Blues Festival in Trilj!

June 27, 2019 - The citizens of Trilj are ready for the third "Thrill Blues Festival", which will be held at the Trilj Town Park on July 5 and 6, 2019.

As part of the two-day festival, various activities are planned for several locations. The “Blues at School” event will be held for the youngest at the City Cinema on Friday,  July 5th at 10:00 am, which is followed by the Blues Photo Exhibition at the Trilj Region Museum, opening at noon on Friday. The promotion of Siniša Škarica's book will be held at the City Theater at 7 pm, followed by the promotion of the song and video “Keep the Blues Alive” at 9 pm. The first day ends with the Welcome Jam at the City Cinema.

On Saturday, July 6th, the premiere of the documentary film "From Lonjsko polje to Memphis" will be screened at the City Cinema.

The second day of the festival is reserved for blues concerts led Manu Lanvin & The Devil Blues, Harrison Kennedy, James Perri & Thrill All Stars Band, Lorenzo Piccione & Ismaila Mbaye, The Screaming Wheels, Ozon, Mi Group, 4 Hombres, Pojave and Dbluz at 5 pm.

The promotion of the festival, as part of the program "Meet the Thrill Blues Festival", will be held in several cities, and on this occasion, the organizers invite all blues lovers to concerts in the following locations:

Sinj: 28.06. 2019.

Imotski: 30.06. 2019.

Makarska: 01.07. 2019.

Split: 02.07. 2019.

Entry to all locations is free.

For the entire festival program, visit

Sunday, 16 July 2017

First Thrill Blues Festivals Attracts Over 4,000 Visitors!

First Thrill Blues Festival? A success!

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Meet the Artists Playing the Thrill Blues Festival in Trilj!

The first open-air Thrill Blues Festival will be held this July!

Thursday, 27 April 2017

First Open Air Thrill Blues Festival to be Held in Trilj this July

This summer, Trilj will host the very first Thrill Blues Festival!