Hvar Summer Festival Returns on June 21 for 59th Edition

Daniela Rogulj

June 10, 2020 – The Hvar Summer Festival has announced its return this summer, from June 21 to September 15.  A look at the program for the 59th edition. 

The summer events in Hvar Town have been held continuously since 1961 at the historic Franciscan Monastery, Hanibal Lucić Summer House, Veneranda Summer Stage, Fortica Fortress, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and St. Stephen’s Square, and in Velo and Malo Grablje.

This event, organized by the City of Hvar, preserves the long tradition of the exceptional cultural offer, a specialty in the local music and art scene that is recognizable at the national and international level. The performances traditionally started after the Easter holidays and lasted until mid-October, making them the busiest festival on the Adriatic. They successfully provided quality music and experiences to the people of Hvar and their guests, and during almost six months, the festival brought together renowned Croatian and international performers to enhance the entire summer tourist offer of Hvar.

The Hvar Summer Festival showcases both renowned classical musicians and young professionals, from Croatia and abroad. However, it does not dismiss Croatia’s musical heritage, which can be seen in the performances of Dalmatian Klapa groups. 

This summer, the Hvar Summer Festival will open with a ceremony on June 21 at St. Stephen’s Square, followed by the female group ‘Bodulke’ on June 24 at the Hanibal Lucic Summer Residence. 

In July, visitors can enjoy a piano and percussion performance with Matej Mestrovic and Borna Sercar, plays, and Zagreb soloists. In August, Radojka Sverko, Filip Mercep, and fisherman’s talk – and in September, the Hvar Mixed Choir, folklore, and ‘Fist Full of Land’ at the Hvar Public Theatre. But this is just part of it. 

You can find the full program for June, July, August and September HERE

Tickets can be purchases at the box office at St. Stephen’s Square from June 20 to September 15, from 10:00 to 13:00. 

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