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Pelješac Captains Festival - This is the best prelude to summer!

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26. 04. 2024.

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Lots of events, delicacies and traditions- that's what the Pelješac Captains Festival is all about, traditionally opening in Orebić. This year, from 21 May to 7 June, the entire Pelješac will once again be the centre of entertainment and gastronomy

There is almost no house in Orebić that has not produced a captain, so it is no surprise that everyone’s excitedly awaiting the end of May, when the Pelješac Captains Festival is traditionally held, spreading from this place to all of Pelješac. It is not only the best prelude to summer, but also an event that celebrates its seafarers who have preserved the maritime tradition of this region for centuries.

The arrival of the captains, on 21 May from 6:45 p.m., at the newly renovated Trg Mimbelli in Orebić, launches the beginning of this festival of fun, great entertainment, customs and traditions. Its grand finale is on 7 June at the very place where it started – the central town square, where the popular a capella band Intrade will sing.

And in addition to the Intrade band, the most exciting part of the event will be the Seafarer’s evening on 31 May with a rich food and wine offer, organized by the League against Cancer and the Orebić Municipality Tourist Board. Pelješac is proud of its captains, as well as its Plavac Mali wine, and the nobility of its people, who will once again show their huge hearts at Trg Mimbelli. Namely, this year, just like the previous ones, funds will be collected for the work of the League against Cancer.

Lovers of tradition and folklore will not want to miss out on the performance of the Poloneza folk group on 29 May from 7:30 p.m.. What it used to be like and what historical treasures Orebić hides, visitors will be able to find out during the guided tours “Škafetin po škafetin”, which are scheduled for 27 May and 3 June. They start at 7 p.m. in front of the Municipality building.

In case you didn’t know, Orebić is celebrating 120 years of tourism this year. It used to be the maritime centre of the Mediterranean, and along with Piraeus and Hamburg, the only city that was greeted with sirens by ships. Locals would greet them by waving sheets from the shore, ringing the bells from the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of the Angels and firing a cannon from the present Maritime Museum building in Orebić. At the peak of its glory, the area of the Pelješac Riviera had more than two thousand seafarers and 250 captains, so the Festival is an opportunity to travel through time with us while at the same time celebrating a great tourism anniversary.

This year, too, an exceptional number of restaurateurs, winemakers and shellfish farmers, about forty of them, are taking part in the festival. As in the previous years, the best traditional Pelješac dishes will be offered at popular prices, while Pelješac winemakers will provide a discount on at least one wine label. 

 

//Take a look at the festival offer:

Restaurants, Taverns and Pastry Shops 👈

Oysters Experience and Excursions Site  👈

Wineries and Wine Shops  👈

 

Festival program

21.5. Opening of the festival and Museum Day

Mimbelli Square, Orebić 18:45

Organization: Maritime Museum Orebić, AKU Kušin, League against cancer and TB Orebić

18:45 Arrival of the captain, Klapa Geta and FS Poloneza

19:15 lecture by I. Pamić on the maritime family Bielić

/additionally from 18:15 to 18:45 Guided tour through Orebić, starting from the Orebić Municipality Building

22.5. Klapa evening “O Marijo, majko!”

Parish church, Orebić 20:00

Organization: Klapa Nava

27.5. Guided tour through Orebić / “Living history”

“Skafetin by skafetin through Orebic” 19:00

Start in front of the Orebić Municipality building

29.5. Folklore evening /FS Poloneza and HGP

Mimbelli Square, Orebić 19:30

Organization: FS Poloneza

31.5. Sailor’s Night /Gramophonix bend

Mimbelli Square, Orebić 20:00

Organization: League against cancer, TB Orebić

1.6. Theater play “Matrimonijo” performed by KD Kolarin

Orebić Municipality Hall 21:00

Organization: AKU Kušin

3.6. Guided tour through Orebić / “Living history”

“Skafetin by skafetin through Orebic” 19:00

Start in front of the Orebić Municipality building

7.6. Closing of the festival – Concert Klapa Intrade

Mimbelli Square, Orebić 20:00

Organization: League against cancer, TB Orebić