Poreč, a gorgeous town on the western coast of the Istrian peninsula, attracts a greater number of guests each year. In 2016, Poreč was voted the best summer holiday tourist destination. This was a great acknowledgement for a town that has almost half a million visitors every year.Without a doubt, one of the most distinctive features of Poreč is its storied history, to which the historic centre has borne witness ever since the era of the ancient Romans. The ancient town palaces are home to numerous museums and galleries, as well as a number of locals that still reside in the immaculately preserved Romanesque- and Gothic-style buildings. The town’s most famous landmark is the Euphrasian Basilica, which dates back to the 6th century and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Poreč lives and breathes tourism in every sense of the word and, as such, is a fitting home for the Poreč Open Air Festival, which celebrates life and wants to create beautiful and fond memories for its visitors. In 2018, it hosted 50,000 festival visitors that made wonderful memories of the summer nights in Poreč.
The fourth edition of the festival, which will take place from 1 July to 14 September, returns to the streets and squares of the old historic centre of Poreč and Sveti Nikola island with a new, improved and more entertaining programme that will once again transform the town into a huge open-air stage. Daily programmes, great music, movie screenings and theatre plays, special events and concerts will enhance experiences and create unforgettable memories for the visitors.