X. Zaton Dance and Music Festival


Croatia – Zaton, Nin


20 – 23 September 2024


165 euro

A unique festival when the participants can perform their art in the nights for the local people and tourists in Zaton and Nin.
During the day the fun simply doesn’t stop, since every member of the group can participate in a variety of activities. From water games and contests at the beach and the swimming pool to karaoke and dancing, anyone can join in a carefree merrymaking. Excellent live music, concerts and traditional festivities also contribute to the lively and relaxed ambience of the resort.


20 September 2024
Afternoon arrival in Zaton
Check in, meeting with the organizers
Free program – beach
The long, mostly sandy beach is without a doubt one of the best ones in Croatia. It is just perfect for adult and young, who can build sandcastles, freely splash in the shallow water, use the playgrounds and then cool off in the shade of the pine trees or on a deck chair under a beach umbrella. Teens and adults can also choose from a variety of fun activities and sport facilities available. In addition, the tiled path enables access for people with disabilities.

21 September 2024
Free program – beach, boat trip
Sightseeing in Zadar – Zadar is the cultural, economic and administrative centre of the region, located 16 kilometers from Zaton. The city is 3000 years old and for centuries it was the capital of Dalmatia. The city is very rich with world known cultural monuments which can be seen throughout the entire city. To this day the ancient street plans on the peninsula dating from the Roman Empire have been preserved. Zadar is also a town with many pedestrian areas. A pleasant walk along the ancient stone-paved lanes of the old town is perfect for learning more about the town’s rich history and experiencing its modern pace of life. Zadar also boasts two truly unique attractions on the seafront: the Sea Organ, which produces music using the power of the waves, and the light magic of the new installation Greeting to the Sun.
The symbol of the city is the pre-Romanesque church of St. Donat dating back to the 9th century. In Zadar you can see some of the most beautiful samples of Croatian Romanesque architecture
Evening performance on the stage of Zaton Resort
Receiving the gifts and diplomas by the organizers, Muzsa Office
22 September 2024
Beach, sightseeing in Nin
Nin, the oldest royal town in Croatia, is situated only 2 kilometres from Zaton on a small island ringed by long sandy beaches.
This old Croatian town is situated on a small island surrounded by long sandy beaches. Archaeological research gives us evidence of the present of man in Nin about 10 000 years ago. Near the old part of the town, findings prove that man lived there 5000 years ago.
Nin has been urbanised for the past 3000 years. Nin was founded by the Illyrian Liburnians in the 9th c. B.C. when it carried the name Aenona. Croats came to Nin in the 7th century, inhabited it and it became the first political, cultural and religious centre of the medieval times in this region.
The ancient town of Nin was home to the famous prince Višeslav, the bishop Grgur Ninski, prince Branimir, the kings Krešimir, Zvonimir and Tomislav, as well as the princes of Bribir who also lived in Nin.
Nin is also well known for two pre-Romanesque churches, St. Cross (Holy Cross) from the 9th c., which is known to be the smallest cathedral in the world and the church of St. Nicholas on a specific small hill from the 11th c.
Performance in the main square of Nin
Receiving the gifts by the town of Nin
23 September 2024
Departure of the participants

Further Information

• Folklore groups, orchestras, majorettes, modern dance groups, choirs, music bands from all over the world
• The number of the participants are not limited
• No age limits

Participation fee:
165 euro/person
• Addition day can be booked for 55 Euro per person per day
• Groups of 25 persons: One group leader free of charge!

Participation includes:
• Participation in the festival concerts
• Accommodation in 3* apartments at Zaton Holiday Resort – www.zaton.hr
• All apartments are equipped with:
kitchen/dining area
bathroom with shower/toilet
safe deposit box
flat-screen TV with SAT channels, telephone, internet access (W-LAN)
microwave oven, coffee machine, kettle, cooking accessories, refrigerator with small freezer compartment
bed-linen (weekly exchange), towels (exchange twice a week)
daily taking out the trash from the apartment
hair dryer, rack for drying clothes
outdoor furniture on terrace/balcony
electricity 220 V
iPod Docking Station
Cleaning kit essentials: dish detergent, sponge and dishtowel, broom and shovel, bucket and mop
• Half-board-buffet (tap drinks for lunch/dinner included) 

• Diplomas, gifts
• Parking is free of charge

The participation fee does not include:
• Supplement for 1/1: 15 euro per person per day
• Transport
• Optional Programs, excursions (only recommendations, not arranged by the organizers)
• Insurance
• Tourist tax (payment on spot): approx. euro 1,5 per person daily. Persons from 12 – 17 years pay 50% and children under 12 are free of charge.
Supplement for a lunch: 18 euro 

Sail to Kornati islands, roam the ancient streets of Zadar or explore the Zrmanja canyon in kayak! Many towns with rich cultural-historical heritage, national parks and other natural beauties are quite close to Zaton. The resort takes charge of organizing excursions to various places of interests, so the only thing you have to do is decide on the place you want to visit.

National parks
NP Kornati – unique group of 89 islands, islets and cliffs
NP Krka – Krka river with its 7 waterfalls is a natural karst phenomenon
NP Plitvice Lakes – 16 bigger and a few smaller lakes; the biggest waterfall having a height of 76m; one of Croatia’s natural attractions on UNESCO’s list
NP Paklenica – unique park where you have the feeling that the sea and mountains merge; rich forest area with deep canyons in the Velebit mountain with numerous caves and pits

Nin – the oldest Croatian royal town
Zadar – for centuries the capital city of Dalmatia, today the region’s main center with rich cultural heritage of international importance
Trogir – small Romanesque city and harbor at the end of Kaštela bay that is on UNESCO’s list because of its cultural and historical attractions
Split – the center of Middle Dalmatia with many cultural and monumental sights such as Diocletian’s palace which is also on UNESCO’s list

Modric Cave – the cave is 836 m long; completely untouched nature and one of the richest caves on the Mediterranean
Falcon Center – introduction to the world of prey birds
Zrmanja River – river boat ride and Dalmatian picnic
Sea kayaking

Application deadline: 30 July 2024

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