26 - 30 August 2020
  Crikvenica, Selce      Croatia

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Zoran Strezovski

With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups, Brass bands, orchestras, modern dance group, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on International  music & Folk - dance festival "KVARNER FEST" from 26-30 August 2020, Cirkvenica, Selce, CROATIA.
The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.
Кvarner - is a region of varied diverse stories and strong emotions. It is an ecologically unpolluted area, rich in cultural and historical heritage, with brilliant tourist programmes and opportunities for active holidays. So close and yet so different from your daily routine. Kvarner is an inestimable a priceless combination of the sea, islands and highlands in an exceptionally small space. In just one day you can sail by yacht or bathe in the sea and then enjoy in the shadow of the near-by woods in the hinterland. In winter you can ski with a view of the sea and then enjoy, just a few kilometres away, in a salt-water swimming pool, in relaxing wellness treatments or in long walks by the sea. Developed promenades and fragrant gardens, centennial parks and top-quality health services are all in aid the function of the restoration of health and energy restoring and to the reawakening of the joy of living. But this region is also the best scenario for your active holidays or for successful business meetings. Let Abandon yourself go into gastronomic enjoyments delights. Enjoy yourself participating in the numerous manifestations, cultural events and festivals, visit the sanctuaries. Learn how to write in the Old-Croatian Glagolitic script, become an expert in the preparation of Mediterranean dishes, or enjoy enjoy in traditional events.
Crikvenica - is In addition to beautiful natural surroundings, crystal clear seas and fresh air, and traditionally hospitable people, one of the main reasons for choosing Crikvenica for your holidays is the area's balmy, stable and healthy Mediterranean climate and microclimate. The winters here are mild, the summers are warm yet not too hot – the ideal conditions for the development of health tourism here more than one century ago. The area's long, sand and pebble beaches, with numerous play areas for children, are all connected by a footpath through its lush Mediterranean vegetation. On offer here are plenty of opportunities to sunbathe, swim, walk, cycle or enjoy recreational sports. Crikvenica's tourism offer reflects the valuable historical and cultural heritage of the local area. This includes events such as the traditional Fishermen's Week (one of the oldest festivals in Crikvenica), the Aquarium, filled with more than 150 species of fish, the ever-popular Love Path, the Crikvenica Town Museum, and a fine variety of galleries. The area's extensive sporting, entertainment, cultural and gastronomic programmes, and its unique mingling of sun, fine air, scents of the sea and of pine trees, make Crikvenica a destination that appeals to all the senses, the perfect venue for a relaxing holiday that will surely become part of your most treasured holiday memories.
Festival evening will be in the square of the city.

Preliminary program:

After 14.00.Arrival in Cirkvenica,  hotel accommodation,(sunbathing and swimming in the sea)
19.00 – 21.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00. Welcome reception  with leaders of the groups with welcome drinks
08.00 -10.30 Breakfast,
10.00 – 16.00 Beach time or Visiting Rijeka (optional), or Opatija (optional)
18.00 – 19.00. Dinner in hotel
19.30 – 23.00 Festival parade and festival evening on the square
08.00 – 10.00 Breakfast,
10.00 – 16.00 Beach time or Visiting Rijeka (optional), or Opatija (optional)
19.00 – 21. 00  Dinner in hotel
21.00 – 00.00 Closing Ceremony of the festival – organizers wil give certificates and presents to the leaders of the groups, than  exchange presents, and after that disco party with all participants,
09.00 Breakfast
11.00 Departure of the participants
OPTIONAL – If you stay more days…
09.00 – 10.00 Breakfast
11.00 – 16.00 Beach time or Visiting Rijeka (optional), or Opatija (optional)  
19.00 – 20.00 Dinner in hotel
21.00. – 00.00 Free time or Discotheque (optional)
08.00 – 09.00 Breakfast,
11.00 Departure of participants

General rules:

  • Festival is a non-competitive sample of traditional and modern dances, choral groups Brass bands, orchestras, modern dance group, majorette teams.
  • Every Folklore, Choral group and majorette Teams has the right to participate,
  • Children's ensembles  (2/3 of the participants must be 16 or younger), Youth ensembles (2/3 of the participants must be 25 or younger), adult ensembles(1/3 of the participants must be older than 25),
  • On the festival may participate folklore dance groups, modern dance groups, vocal groups, instrumental groups and soloists, as well as groups and performers from other art styles,
  • The number of participants are limited (only 3  groups from each country),
  • Each group should consist of most 50 members including dancers, managers and musicians,
  • Ensemble should have prepared program, 10-12 minutes each with orchestra or CD,
  • To send us short CV and 2 – 3 photos of the group,
  • To take a flag of the country,
  • Ensembles should have there own transport for arrival and departure,

Participation fee:

  • 99 Euro per person for 3 half board (breakfast and dinner – open buffet)
  • 128 Euro per person for 4 half board (breakfast and dinner – open buffet)
On your request, уou can continue your stay in Cirkvenitsa. Price will be 31 Euro per day per person HB – price is special for the participants in festivals that we can provide.
It covers accommodation in hotels located on the sea in triple and quadruple rooms. For the leaders and drivers we provide 2/2 rooms. Аdditional double rooms are additional 5 euro per person per day, single room 15 euro per person per day.
Facultative excursions are not included in the price.
Visit: www.jadran-crikvenica.hr                           

Participation fee include:

  • for 25 dancers – one gratis (24+1),
  • Certificate for attendance,
  • souvenir and gift for each group,
  • drinks during the performance,
  • welcome reception with drinks
  • discotheque
  • Free parking
  • tourist guides for sightseeing of Cirkvenica,
  • advertising of the festival (press conference, radio and tv channels, posters and flayers)
Personal responsibility and health insurance are within the other obligations of the groups. First Aid and Medical Hospital will be available, medical services must be covered by the group.
After Groups arrived in Hotel will be given detailed program of the festival and each group will have guide during festival.
After the festival finish organizers will send you DVD from the festival program for each group and photos. The copy right of all video materials and pictures are ownership of the Organization of the Festival.
The festival will organize the transport for the groups coming by plane by Zagreb airport or Rijeka airport and  picking them up from airport, during the festival days and back to airport. The cost of the transportation will be covered by the group and will be additionally agreed according to their number. Payment can be done on several parts.
By applying you confirm that you accept all festival conditions.
All detailed information  will be supply after your confirmation for participations.
Number of participants is limited on 400 or 10 groups!
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

Application Form     until 13 March 2020

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