Festival can accept about 10 foreign folklore groups, max. 2 groups can be from each country, in
case several different groups from same country will be registered for participation, the first two
registered will have priority. Overall, the festival will have about 15 folklore groups because FAKS
festival involves also local amateur folklore groups, so that foreign group can learn about Istria
region, culture and customs.
The participating groups will have several workshops, two concerts every day in another town, and one presentation for the Opening Ceremony. For the Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening, each group needs to prepare one short presentation or choreography (up to 3 min) that represents the group and/or their country in the best possible way.
For the performances on Friday and Saturday, each group needs to prepare two different choreographies (up to 10 min) of free choice, one for each day. It is very important for group to respect the performances duration, it will also be required to send a video of your performances prior to arrival.
and presentation of folk dances
for the participants
featuring folk dances of the participating countries
with folklore group representatives
on the main square M. Tito in Rovinj
for all participants
and world's biggest balun performance on the main square M.Tito in Rovinj
Optional: visit of the Ethnographic museum in Pazin
Various folklore group performances in the concert hall Spomen Dom, Pazin
in typical Istrian restaurant
around the Rovinj archipelago
The transport of the group to the destination and festival concerts should be organized and financed by the participants.
For the groups who will come with an airplane or by train, we can arrange bus transfer at the expense of the choir, at a reasonable price.
The coach will be at your disposal for all specified trips throughout the festival and for all tours (transfer to and from the airport, city tours and transfer to the concerts).
During your stay, the following excursions of the area will be organized. Throughout the duration of the festival you will be accompanied by a festival guide.
On the beautiful Istrian coast, just below the Channel of Lim, there lies Rovinj, one of the most romantic places on the Mediterranean, and one of the most developed tourist places in Croatia. This town is characterised by a rich natural and cultural heritage, particularly the church of St Euphemia, the old town and the Zlatni rt forest park. It represents an ideal destination for all those who yearn for a sentimental atmosphere of bygone times. Romantic and mysterious, but at the same time full of possibilities for unforgettable fun, Rovinj becomes and remains a town to which you want to return.
Situated in the very heart of the Istrian peninsula, only around 30 km from famous tourist spots, Pazin is a town with a long and rich tradition, as well as many sights. Despite not being situated on the coast, its surroundings are ideal for a variety of sporting activities. If you wish to experience an environment in which people have been living since the ancient times, participate in programmes celebrating the tradition, life or food, stroll through the old stronghold, leaf through an incunabulum or seek inspiration, the town of Pazin and inland Istria are the perfect places for you.
- 3 overnight stays
- Welcome drink
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served throughout the festival, starting with dinner on Thursday and ending with lunch on Sunday
- Organization of excursions, performances and workshops
- On Saturday, special dinner and party in typical Istrian restaurant, Konoba Krculi, with live music (15€ per person will be payed on the arrival at the festival)
Price: 125 EUR
Total price with special dinner and party on Saturday:
If you want to stay a few days longer, we can book your accommodation in the same resort and organize all your excursions according to the program that each year is appreciated by participants of FAKS Festival.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for any further questions.