49th Fisherman's week

29. Aug. 2015. to 05. Sep. 2015.
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For centuries, our ancestors in Crikvenica lived hard lives, trying to make the best of the barren stone landscape or sailing overseas in pursuit of their fortune. In the mid-19th century, due to lack of fish in the Vinodol Channel, people from Crikvenica started migrating to America, Canada, Australia, Greece, Israel and Albania in search of new fishing grounds. Wherever they went, they taught their skills and knowledge to the indigenous people.
Today's Crikvenica wants to draw the attention of new generations to the importance of this tradition. One small way in which the town pays tribute to fishing, once the most important activity in the area to which Crikvenica owes its development and very survival is Fishermen's Week, a festival that has been going on since 1966. It is also a way to acknowledge the persistence and endurance of our fishermen ancestors and to thank them for their contribution in creating the town's identity,
One of the oldest events in the area, Fishermen's Week takes place every year at the end of August. Over time, the festival included more and more programmes and events, mostly connected to the sea.
Fishermen's Week includes concerts, performances of theatrical and folklore ensemble, exhibitions, painting workshops, sporting competitions and other activities. Of particular interest are the various original gastronomic programmes in which local people prepare traditional fish dishes for their visitors. Then at midnight of the last day, a fireworks display marks the end of the festival and the arrival of autumn's quieter days.

August 29th - Saturday

10.00 am - Art workshop “Paint a fish“

11.00 am - Sailing regatta "Fisherman's week",      Crikvenica Town aquatorium
6.00 pm - Mussels night, gastro programme
8.00 pm - Opening of the 49th Fisherman's week
   Entertainment programme with music      groups “Kampanel“ and "Trend"
10.30 pm - "Fisherman's week caravan" - free       panoramic boat ride with boats: "Elisabet",     "Kamelija", "Plima" and "Primorka"

August 30th - Sunday
6.00 pm - Bream night, gastro programme
7.00 pm - "Trajekt kup" - Waterball tournament      Crikvenica - Šilo, Town swimming pool
8.00 pm - Traditional vocal groups night

August 31th - Monday
6.00 pm - Small oily fish night, gastro programme
8.00 pm - Entertainment programme with the music     group "Arija"

September 1st - Tuesday
5.00 pm - Sailing with guests
6.00 pm - Mackerel night, gastro programme
8.00 pm - Entertainment programme with
   Joso Butorac
September 2nd  - Wednesday
3.00 pm - Fishing with guests, port Podvorska
6.00 pm - Tuna night, gastro programme
7.00 pm - Traditional night
September 3rd - Thursday
6.00 pm - "Rupice" night - "Riba ribi grize rep" -      workshop of preparing "rupice" (traditional     meal from Crikvenica)
8.00 pm - Entertainment programme with the music     group “Baruffa“

September 4th - Friday
5.30 pm - Cooking show programme with
   Zoran Delić and Dragan Visković
6.00 pm - Squid night, gastro programme
9.00 pm - Entertainment programme with the music     group “Kontra“

September 5th - Saturday
10.00 am - Bocce Tournament, Gornji kraj Bocce field
6.00 pm - Mussels night, gastro programme
8.00 pm - 1. Mediteranean Cup - majorettes       competition
9.30 pm - Entertainment program with
   Đani Stipaničev and the music
   group "Aurora"
  12.00 pm - Fireworks

September 2nd - 5th
The old "guc" for the new era (renovation of the old traditional boat at the Stjepan Radić Square)

Crikvenica Info Center Gallery
- Exhibition - Miro Cimer “Crikvenica Riviera“
(till 31st August)
- Exhibition - Marijan Mavrić (from 1st September)

Crikvenica Town Museum
- Exhibition - "845 ° - Ad Turres"
- Exhibition - “The gold trail“

Crikvenica Town Gallery
- Exhibition - Ivan Balažević - “The hommage to painting“

Crikvenica Town Library
- Exhibition - Marina Butorac - "Crikvenica impressions"

Crikvenica Town Sports Hall
September 4th at 19.00 pm and September 5th at 8.30 am - Workshop - majorettes and pom-pon dance


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