korčula calendar of events

Calendar of State and Local Feasts, and Other Festivities

In summer months guest performances from Croatian theatres, appearances of affiliated folklore societies from Croatia and abroad take place.

Moreška sword dance performances in Korčula town: In July and August; on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. and in mid May-June-September-mid October on Thursdays at 9 p.m. only

Also, numerous sport events, and in particular, Marco Polo Challenge triatlon race in April, the Open Championship of Croatia Windsurfing Race at Viganj ( Pelješac penninsula) in July and water-polo matches in Korčula and Vela Luka in August.
The Billiard Club in Pupnat organizes billiard tournaments on Sunday evenings.
During the year there are many religious processions in Korčula town and in all island places.
Wine festivals in July and August in Korčula town and Čara, Smokvica and Lumbarda places are presenting high quality Korčula island white wines Pošip, Grk and Rukatac.
In August traditional gastro event Makarunada in Žrnovo place presents local traditional dish Makaruni ( home made pasta) served with meat and sauce.

Grape harvest on the island of Korčula is a time of both work and delight with the ripening of the fruits; usually it begins on September the 1st and lasts until October 15th depending on the sort of grape and location.

The olive harvest begins at the end of October and lasts through the whole month of November, and the processing of olive oil lasts from October until December.