PIRATES' NIGHTS AND THE PIRATE BATTLE
At the end of July and the beginning of August Omiš becomes a venue of the several days long „Pirates" Nights“, a festivity organized with the purpose to celebrate and revive the town"s glorious history of piracy. During the Pirates" Nights you can enjoy various cultural and entertainment events: poetry evenings on the fortress of Mirabella, pirate battles in the town"s port, numerous concerts in the part of town called Borići, various art workshops and other.
Mid August a simulation of an actual battle between the pirates of Omiš and the Venetians is organised in the town"s port. The pirates use their small but fast boats to attack a huge Venetian sailing-ship in search of treasure.
„Crazy dives“ are an event which takes place each summer in the port of Omiš for the pure entertainment of the numerous audience. Crazy dives were first organised in the year 1951, and have since become a true attraction of this small town. Throughout the years every diver gave something special and unique to each dive, so many of them are today named after their original creators.
Some of the famous dives are: " the Pere Štela dive", "the Marijo Kike dive", "the Marijan Vertikula dive", "the wooden plank dive", "fisherman Palunko"s dive", "the pancake dive", "the retired Tarzan"s dive", "the Celery and Parsley dive", "dive on a Czech woman" ,"the wounded bird dive", "the cod-fish dive", "dive on the hoe".....
SPLIT SUMMER FESTIVAL AND THE ACTORS" FESTIVAL IN ZAGVOZD
A vacation is an ideal time for you to make up for all the things you missed during the year. Apart from enjoying yourself at the beach, swimming and sunbathing, we recommend you a vacation of culture – a visit to Split and the 55th annual Split Summer Festival with a rich programme of theatre performances and concerts which will leave nobody indifferent.
All performances take place in open air, in the squares and streets of the city (Peristil, the square „Carrarina poljana“, the basements of the Diocletian"s Palace, Sustipan and other) which makes the experience of the performances on such locations all the more special.
During the summer the small village of Zagvozd, situated at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, becomes a meeting point of numerous Croatian actors, singers and other artists. Every weekend during July and August you can enjoy excellent plays, concerts, folk dance performances, musicals and other similar events. The kind and modest hosts, widely known for their hospitability and bigheartedness, and the romantic atmosphere of this unique place will definitely not leave you indifferent, and it will also confirm the old saying that „the best things in life are free“ – since the entrance to all performances at the „Actors in Zagvozd“ Festival is absolutely free of charge.
FESTIVAL OF DALAMATIAN KLAPA AND THE OMIŠ CULTURAL SUMMER
Ever since 1967 Omiš has been a host to all klapa lovers – it was in that year that the first Festival of Dalmatian Klapa took place in the town at the mouth of the river Cetina. The annual festival is in fact a competition in traditional Dalmatian close-harmony („a capella“) singing, which has contributed to the preservation of the culture of folk singing.
Klapa songs tell stories about the lives of Dalmatian fishermen and farm labourers, recount historical events or sing about love (one of the most famous klapa songs is „Ju te san se zaljubija“ – meaning „I fell in love with you“).
Apart from klapa singing the cultural programme of the Omiš Cultural Summer includes numerous concerts and recitals in churches and the cloister of the Franciscan monastery, theatre performances on the town squares, various holiday folk festivities, exhibitions, literary and musical evenings and other events.
OMIŠ GUITAR FEST
This festival takes place at the end of April in Omiš. The three days of the festival are held under the motto “Guitar is life...and life is on Omiš guitar fest!“ Some of the most renowned European and world guitar experts take part at the concert.
ST. JOHN NEPOMUCEN – OMIŠ TOWN GUARDIAN
The Omiš town guardian is celebrated on May 16th, and the cultural program related to this holiday is held during the first half of May. The program includes poetry nights, fundraising, bocce tournament (bocce is a traditional Mediterranean sport), concert of the Dalmatian Klapa Festival in Omiš, youth concert etc.
Spring trekking cup has been held since the year 2007. It includes Imber trek (Imber-Omiš Mountaineers Club), Jesenice trekking (Jesenice Associaltion) and Mosor Grebbening (Gata Mountaineers Ecological Association). These races attract a large number of contestants – trekkers and offer guaranteed great fur and true racing atmosphere, with healthy recreational activities and amazing views over Brač canal, Cetina river mouth, Jesenice, Split… They take place in April and May.
DALMATIA ULTRA TRAIL
October is the perfect time for active holidays in Dalmatia, and the ideal way of sightseeing the most attractive places is participating in Dalmacija Ultra Trail.
Five mountains - Biokovo, Mosor, Omiška Dinara, Primorska Kosa, Kozjak, three rivers - Cetina, Žrnovnica, Jadro, historical and cultural hotspots like Fortica and Klis fortresses, as well as remains of ancient city Salona will all be connected in one long haul by the race.