For such small towns, Labin and Rabac seem to host more than their share of events. One of the most popular is the Rabac Summer Festival. Held on Girandella beach every May, it is a three-day electronic music festival featuring artists from all over the world and attracting crowds of thousands. Labin’s longest event is the two-month Labin Art Republic, a cultural and artistic festival in July and August celebrating the historical and cultural heritage of Labin. You can visit local artists’ workspaces and see them working or enjoy other entertainment including film, comedy, and theatre as well as the Labin Classic Summer music festival and the Labin Jazz Festival. September 22 is the Miner’s Republic, an event remembering what life was like in 1921 when many of Labin’s residents were coal miners. It includes tours of an old mine, as well as food and drink from that era. The nearby little village of Kršan hosts the annual spring festival Samoniklog Bilja to celebrate the use of wild plants in cooking, nutrition and medicine.
There is an excellent range of things to do in Labin and Rabac. You can go on a boat excursion to the nearby Island of Cres, or along the Rabac Riviera. Take a picnic to Cres and enjoy the nice beaches, and remember to look out for dolphins when you’re on the water. You can also take a guided fishing tour and see sailing regattas and rowing races. Rabac has some super beaches - four of them have Blue Flag status which means they meet high standards for water quality, safety and environmental management.