The Rab Fair is a three-day event first held in 2002. Every summer since, from July 22nd through 27th, the streets of the town of Rab come alive. The holiday was first established on July 1st, 1364 in honor of King Louis the Great who had released Rab from the Venetians and in honor of St. Christopher, the patron saint of Rab, whose relics had saved Rab from invaders.
The Rab Knights’ Tournament is a colorful event first held in 1995 as a celebration of the town’s medieval past. The knights’ tournaments have been held here since 1364, commemorating the knights who defended Rab. Brave archers were specially trained in crossbow style archery and used crossbows that can today be seen in the tournaments of San Marino crossbow men only.
Owing to the exceptionally mild and pleasant climate, Rab has many forests and as many as three hundred sources of fresh water!
Rab’s climate owes its mildness to Mt. Kamenjak located on the eastern part of the island, since it protects Rab from the cold north-east wind (Bora) blowing from the mainland of Croatia, allowing its green oasis to thrive.