A traditional Pag’s carnival is held twice a year - in winter and summer, with the winter version already in existence for more than 80 years and the summer is held for six decades, since 1959, which makes the summer carnival on Pag the oldest such carnival at Adriatic.
While the winter carnival is mostly intended for the local population, the summer is also visited by many foreign visitors visiting island of Pag, so July 26th and 27th will delight all visitors and residents of the city of Pag.
It all starts with a festive procession and ends with the burning of the carnival doll Marko at the town square and awarding the best mask. In the meantime, everyone is happy dancing Pag’s specific traditional dance with the accompaniment of the city's limestone music, the performances of numerous folklore groups, children choirs and evening concerts by famous performers. Cheerful masked will take over power in Pag on two days and overflow the streets of Pag with laugh, dancing, joy, beautiful masks and the famous carnival madness. The highlight of this year's summer carnival is a great carnival parade which will be held on Friday, July 26 at 8.30 pm. The procession will start in front of Hotel Pagus towards the Pag’s main square where at 9pm government transfer will be done with the lifting of carnival flag, and the first Pag’s folklore dance will, according to tradition, be taken by the city mayor.
Pag Carnival is one of the central events that promotes Pag as a destination and a city with long tradition, rich cultural heritage and old customs. The magnificent program offers to all visitors wonderful memory of the town of Pag and full hearts.
Organization by Tourist Board of Pag and the City of Pag.