For centuries the blue depths of the sea have been extremely generous to the inhabitants of Ližnjan, many of whom spent their lifetimes working as fishermen. The artifice of fishing and the skill of preparing fish food has been successfully preserved in the traditional feast of Ližnjan that brings plenty of excitement and entertainment in a single day. Sailing regatta "Ližnjanka ", Fishermen's night, and Brodetto cup Ližnjan will be held on July 9th in the bay of Kuje to the joy of all who looked forward to its return.

The favorite local feast of southern Istria is back in an even reacher edition, with a program that will provide visitors with an opportunity to meet and experience the fishing heritage of Ližnjan through sports, entertainment, gastronomy, and music and to spend an unforgettable night in the bay of Kuje, where boats and ships used to anchor as early as in the prehistoric times.    

SAILING REGATTA „LIŽNJANKA“ AT 11 H

The program will begin with many sails eager to participate in the Ližnjanska regatta race, organized by the Sailing club Delfin. The crews of 35 registered ships will take advantage of the good winds of Kuye bay to reach the finish line as soon as possible and win points for the Argonaut Cup, while visitors will be able to enjoy the adrenaline and the beauty of the scene.

WORKSHOPS "MARINE WORLD UP CLOSE" AND EXHIBITION OF CHILDREN'S WORKS AT 18 H

A workshop by biologist Neven Iveša will provide an opportunity for children as well as adults to get up close familiarization with the marine world. Immediate proximity implies tanks in which various inhabitants of the sea depths will be found, freshly pooled out with fishing nets and which, after visitors learn about what makes them special, will be returned to the sea. In a fun and interactive way, Neven Iveša will present fish, crabs, starfish, and other sea creatures living in the Ližnjan aquatorium and explain their significance to the ecosystem. The creative hands of more than 80 juveniles of the "Ladybug Kindergarten "from Šišan and Ližnjan have been inspired by Sea blue in making many joint and individual creative works. They will be available for viewing at the exhibit full of colors and children's love for the sea.

BRODETTO CUP LIŽNJAN AT 18 H

Fishermen's night is unthinkable without fish specialties, and in Ližnjan brodetto (fish stew) holds the title of the most important specialty; the cup is dedicated to competition between teams to make the most delicious brodetto! Contestants "armed "with a pot, kitchen accessories, and secret ingredients and divided into 16 registered teams will embark on a venture where they will transform 12,5 kg of fresh fish (ray, cadel, monkfish, cuttlefish, comber) into a rhapsody of taste and scents. And, of course, taking pleasure in delicious fish bites that will be distributed free of charge to visitors.    

NEIGHBORHOOD FISHING TRADITIONS

To enhance bringing back memories of many fishermen who have been earning their livelihood from fishing, the Ližnjan people will host fishermen from the nearby Fažana who will arrive by boat as organized by the Tourist Board of Municipality of Fažana.  So that visitors will have the opportunity to see how the fishermen's needles are filled up and become familiar with how the nets are mended. In addition to the fishing-related skills, a traditional way of salting sardines will be demonstrated, the taste of which will make you try doing it yourself.    

SUMMER NIGHT UNDER THE STARS FILLED WITH MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

After a day full of events that will delight all the senses, the Fishermen's night of Ližnjan will fulfill the expectations of all who enjoy a good atmosphere and music late into the night. Performers in charge of this include a harmony-singing group (Croatian: klapa) „Rišpet“, Funbox, Redicoll bands, and a DJ.

Attractive Fishermen's night in Ližnjan and Brodetto cup is organized by the Tourist Board of Ližnjan that gets fullhearted support from the Municipality of Ližnjan. The project received full financing from EU funds and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund of 132.040,31 HRK, and the Tourist Board of Fažana partnered in this project.  

Do not miss out on a traditional event that brings together Sea and Ližnjan most beautifully and entertainingly!

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