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The staging of the Škofja Loka Passion Play is the biggest outdoor theatre production in Slovenia – it involves as many as as 800 actors and 80 horses (and hundreds of volunteers)...
The oldest international folklore festival in Slovenia, Jurjevanje is five days of music, dance and bonfires at the fairground near the train station and other locations around town in late June...
The biggest annual event in these parts unfolds on Glavni trg in the days before Lent begins (the Sunday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday)...
The number one event on Ljubljana’s social calendar is the Ljubljana Festival, a celebration from early July to late August of music, opera, theatre and dance held at venues throughout the city, but principally in th...
The annual Women’s World Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom Competition – the coveted Zlata Lisica (Golden Fox; www.goldenfox...
Cerknica is famous for its pre-Lenten carnival, Pust, which takes place for four days over the weekend before Ash Wednesday...
This arts festival (the name means 'Colourful Loka') stages music and theatre performances, film screenings and children's events over 10 days in late-July/August...
The Cows’ Ball is a wacky weekend of folk dance, music, eating and drinking to mark the return of the cows from their high pastures to the valleys. It shares the weekend celebrations with a cheese and wine festival.
Metlika’s main event is the Vinska Vigred festival held on the first weekend after 15 May. Local wines, foods, folk dancing and music contribute to a merry, much-loved event (enjoyed by more than 20,000 attendees).
A fortnight of concerts in beautiful venues (primarily classical music, but also jazz and other genres). Includes masterclasses with accomplished musicians, and an international viola and violin competition.
An international festival of alternative arts and culture and many Ljubljančans’ favourite annual event, Trnfest takes place at the KUD France Prešeren in Trnovo and at other venues from late July to late August.
The biggest event of the year is the two-week Festival Radovljica, one of the most important festivals of early classical music in Europe. Culture and music blend nicely in the town's historic setting.
Ana's Festival is a series of concerts, from chamber music and opera to Slovenian folk music, held in various venues around town including the Tempel pavilion and the Crystal Hall in August.
Concerts, theatre and dance events take place during the Primorska Summer in Koper and Ankaran as well as Izola, Pian and Portorož over four weeks in July and the first half of August.
The two-week Tartini Festival of classical music takes place in venues throughout Piran, including the vaulted cloister of the Minorite Monastery. A handful of events are staged in Koper.
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