After the success of the 2017 festival, Rabac Open Air returns to the town’s streets, bringing with it a quality program for fun and enjoyment throughout the summer. From June 16 to August 30, Rabac once again turns into an open stage. A versatile program, good music and urban rhythms, a cinema and theatre program, special events and concerts all complete the summer experience and create indelible memories for all visitors.
The festival’s motto is the celebration of life, the beauty of living and life’s small pleasures – and what time of year could be better for this than the summer?
The Valamar Riviera hotel company has turned its vision – “to provide each guest with unforgettable experiences daily” – into a reality by becoming an initiator, partner and major sponsor of the Rabac Open Air Festival. Located directly on the Rabac Riva, The Valamar premises makes for a perfect backdrop for most of the festival events. The Rabac Open Air Festival is supported by the Tourist Organization of Labin – Rabac, the goal of which is a constant improvement of the image of Rabac as one of the leading tourist destinations in Croatia.
The festival program consists of four categories: Street Performance, Street Music, Cinema and Theatre, and Special Events.
Street Performance consists of a wide variety of events where everyone can find something to their taste. Circus in the City, performed by Cirkobalkana on Tuesdays, turns Rabac into an open-air circus. Jugglers, stilt walkers, acrobats and fire-eaters take over the streets, and the program culminates in the closing performance at the lighthouse on the Lungomare by Hotel Valamar Sanfior. On Sundays, as part of the Princess Ball, you can enter the magic world of famous cartoon characters and dance at the ball with “the real” prince and princess.
Movie lovers will find themselves on familiar ground with the Cinema & Theatre program, where they can enjoy the Open Air Cinema program three times a week throughout the duration of the festival, with family and animated films. Saturdays are reserved for the interactive educational and entertainment program Istria InSpirit, created for the whole family, which presents a gripping story about the pirates’ battle for a hidden treasure.
The official opening and closing of the festival will include concerts by Psihomodo Pop and The Frajle.
The last year’s successful cooperation continues with Labin Art Republic, a festival that enters its 16th year, reviving the historical and cultural tradition of the Labin old town in a grand way. This partnership means the inclusion of the best of Labin Art Republic in the Rabac Open Air festival program, with the aim of presenting the Labin/Rabac guests with interesting content every day of the summer.
Labin Art Republic includes a three-day Labin Jazz Festival at the locations of Špina and Tito’s Square, Labin Street Magic, theatre for children and adults, Shpeena Dox, a documentary film festival with a series of domestic and foreign films, Classical Summer, bringing classical performances by domestic and foreign artists, Open Ateliers (visit to the Labin artists and their ateliers), Tuesday Night Tour of Labin, led by experienced guides and available in five foreign languages, as well as many popular music concerts.
Don’t miss these unforgettable summer events!
We are waiting for you in Rabac!