Throughout Summer various music, theatre, film, gastronomy and sporting events take place. The annual grape harvest takes place in September and October, after which come the olives.
Our guide to the best events on Korčula island
Kumpanija, Vela Luka
Korkyra Jazz Festival, Korčula Town
Two nights of top-notch music in the open-air Summer Theatre, running the gamut from trad jazz to contemporary jazz fusion. Held in July.
Korkyra Baroque Festival, Korčula Town
This festival of early music features some of Europe's top performers, with concerts taking place in Korčula’s historic churches. Ensembles featuring in 2013 included Spain's Capella de Ministrers, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts from Great Britain, and the Croatian Baroque Ensemble. The festival will open with a performance of the Moreška sword dance to an old Baroque score, pieced together by scholars using 17th-century sources. Held in September.
Good Friday Processions, Korčula Town
Following a tradition laid down in the late middle ages, Korčula's religious brotherhoods move in procession through the town clad in regalia and carrying banners, torches and crosses. There are three brotherhoods in town, All Saints, Saint Rock's, and St Michael's. The earliest (All Saints) was founded in the fourteenth century - membership is passed down from generation to generation. March 30, 2018.
Marco Polo Challenge, Korčula Town
This annual Triathlon competition launched in 2011 attracts an international field of participants, with competitors swimming, cycling and running their way to the finishing line in Korčula town centre. There are also events for juniors and a team relay. April 28, 2018.