At carnival time, Slovenian Istria becomes one of the liveliest metropolises of carnival events in Slovenia. In the framework of the Istrian Carnival in Koper, a carnival parade is traditionally held in Koper, while lively carnival events usually also reach rural areas in the vicinity of Koper.
During the Istrian carnival parade, different groups show their innovativeness and creativity, while ethnographic masks and carnival floats are then evaluated by the jury who announces the best masks for each category. These lively events are usually accompanied by music, carnival delicacies and a programme tailored especially to children.
Programme of the 12th Istrian Carnival Parade (Saturday, February 22):
10:00 – 12:00: Carnival programme for Children (Pristaniška street), Exhibition of Venetian masks
12.00: 12th Istrian Carnival Parade