“Lošinj Sails around the World” Festival is dedicated to the rich maritime and shipbuilding tradition of the island of Lošinj.
The idea to create this kind of festival originated from the desire for preservation, revitalization and tourist valorization of the maritime heritage, through the revival and presentation of the historical and cultural heritage of Lošinj maritime affairs, which lived its golden age from 1853 to 1884.
This segment of Lošinj history was chosen for tourism promotion because of its specificity and intent to bring to the Lošinj guests, as well as to the local population, a rich and overly interesting life of brave, devoted and capable Lošinj sailors, shipbuilders and shipowners who made this island, which is actually unsuitable for the development of the shipping industry, the centre of the maritime affairs of the eastern Mediterranean of the 19th century.
During this Festival, everyone interested will get an insight into the rich maritime heritage of Lošinj, history will be revived while sticking to the historical facts, and Lošinj will be promoted through tourism and marketing activities as the destination of the "revived maritime history" hitherto unknown to the wider public.
7.-21.9. Exhibition "Fishing on Lošinj", Fritzi Gallery
7.-21.9. Open air exhibition "Agostino Straulino- Olympic sailing champion" , Mali Lošinj- main square
7.9. Opening of the Lošinj Sails Around the world Festival (parade: Wind Orchestra & Lošinj Majorettes), Mali Lošinj- Riva lošinjskih kapetana, u 10 sati
7.9. 7th Lošinj Regatta of Pasara Boats with Oars, Mali Lošinj- harbour, u 10:30 a.m.
7.9. Apoxomenos Ballet by the Croatian National Theatre, Mali Lošinj- main square, at 8 p.m.
10.- 14.9. Little school of shipbuilding- creative workshop for kids to build a wooden boat, Mali Lošinj- main square
10.9. Promotion KeyQ+ point, Mali Lošinj- Museum of Apoxyomenos
10.9. Performance by JAK Theatre from Mali Lošinj, Mali Lošinj- Lošinj lugger Nerezinac, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, at 8 p.m.
10.9. Family Veljak Concert, Mali Lošinj- Museum of Apoxyomenos,at 9 p.m.
12.9. Salute to the Captain- a depiction of setting off sailors , Mali Lošinj- Čikat baya, in front of Annunziata chapel,at 10:30 a.m.
12.9. Presentation organised by Lošinj Seamen's Club (Ferdinand Trenc) "Eight Centuries of Seafaring in Kvarner", Mali Lošinj- Fritzi Gallery,at 7 p.m.
13.9. 2nd Night Regatta of Traditional Boats with Sails, Mali Lošinj harbour,at 7:30 p.m.
13.9. Concert on Lošinj lugger Nerezinac- Ivan Gamulin Đani, Mali Lošinj harbour,at 8 p.m.
14.-15.9. 37th Lošinj Regatta- Lošinj Olympians & "Stick" Regatta, Lošinj aquatorium & harbour, at 10 & 11 a.m.
14.9. Maritime evening- dance, folklor performances, majourettes, a cappella vocal bands, wind orhestra, zumba, traditional maritime skills & trades, exhibitions, Sky obseration Leo Brenner Astronomical Society, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, at 7 p.m.
14.9. Bakar Town Guard parade & changing of the guard, Riva lošinjskih kapetana
14.9. Conncert Ljetno kino & Max Juričić, Mali Lošinj- main square,at 9 p.m.
15.9. 4th "Lošinj open water swim challenge", Mali Lošinj- Čikat bay, at 11 a.m.
16-18.9. Modelmaking Workshop- Making the Lošinj Pasara , Mali Lošinj- main square, from 5 -7 p.m.
17.9. Performance by JAK Theatre from Mali Lošinj, Mali Lošinj- Lošinj lugger Nerezinac, Riva lošinjskih kapetana, at 8 p.m.
19.9. Salute to the Captain- a depiction of setting off sailors , Mali Lošinj- Čikat baya, in front of Annunziata chapel,at 10:30 a.m.
19.9. Presentation by the Leo Brenner Astronomical Society from Mali Lošinj (Dorian Božičević) "Astronomy Guided the Sails from Lošinj All Over the World", Mali Lošinj- Museum of Apoxyomenos, at 7 p.m.
20.9. Maštele (barrels) Regatta & Klapa (A cappella vocal band) Čikat performance, Veli Lošinj harbour,at 6 p.m.
21.9. 43rd Nerezine Regatta of Traditional Sailboats, Nerezine port,at 12 a.m.
21.9. Participating boats on display & display of traditional maritime skills & trades, Nerezine-main square, at 6 p.m.
21.9.Closing ceremony of the festival- fireworks, Nerezine harbour, at 8:45 p.m.
21.9. Concert Klapa (A cappella vocal band) Intrade, Nerezine- main square,at 21:00 p.m.
During the Festival, treat yourself to a delightful culinary experience by tasting the „dishes of Lošinj captains“ at Lošinj restaurants, and don't miss out on the opportunity to take part in numerous creative workshops: fish net weaving, fish cage traps, knot tying, building a wooden boat...
“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”