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No matter when you go to Pula, you're likely to find something interesting to do but July is particularly exciting. Pula's massive amphitheatre is usually the venue of choice for concerts, plays and festivals mainly because it holds 22,000 people. The Pula Tourist Office has all information about schedules and tickets. So do as the Romans did and head to the amphitheatre for the following events:
During the entire months of July and August the amphitheatre holds a series of concerts, both classical and pop, that attracts the best national and international artists. Named the Histria Festival, I still remember the night that Sting performed. More information.
Held at the beginning of July, national theatre groups fill the streets and squares with productions. The emphasis is alternative theatre (in Croatian of course). More information.
In the middle of July, this is one of the most prestigious events in the Croatian film industry. In addition to Croatian films, a bevy of European films compete for the "International Arena" prize. More information.
On the last weekend in July, bikers from around the country gather in Pula for rock concerts, biker competitions and the inevitable striptease. More information.
A whole different musical experience is presented at this festival. It's hardcore with punk, ska, reggae and other "underground" styles. More information.
All reggae all the time with live bands from around Europe and local DJs makes this a wildly good time. And there's a Beach Party with more reggae plus food, wine and whatever. More information.
At the end of August this underground electronic festival takes place in the Punta Christo fortress in Stinjan and features the best electronic dance music in Europe. See the Facebook page.
One of Europe's largest bass and festivals, Outlook covers everything from regae to hip-hop, dance, grime, electronic music and more. It's held at the Punta Christo fortress in Stinjan and lasts a good twelve nights. Don't miss the boat parties! More.
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