Events

Cultural in Cerkno

Laufarija

The biggest annual event in these parts unfolds on Glavni trg in the days before Lent begins (the Sunday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday). This ancient carnival sees masked participants chasing and executing the Pu…
Music in Brežice

Seviqc Brežice

Culture vultures, this is for you. This is an acclaimed summer-long series of concerts, featuring international early music performances (classical music with authentic instruments), set exclusively at venues of Slo…
Religious in Škofja Loka

Škofja Loka Passion Play

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). It's staged every six years (the n…
Cultural in Črnomelj

Jurjevanje

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. It’s based on the Z…
Religious in Cerknica

Pust v Cerknici

Cerknica is famous for its pre-Lenten carnival, Pust, which takes place for four days over the weekend before Ash Wednesday. Mask-wearing merrymakers and witches parade up and down while being provoked by butalci (h…
Music in Ljubljana

Ljubljana Festival

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 t…
Music in Ljubljana

Trnfest

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.
Sports in Maribor Pohorje

Women’s World Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom Competition

The annual Women’s World Cup Slalom and Giant Slalom Competition – the coveted Zlata Lisica (Golden Fox; www.goldenfox.org) trophy – takes place on the main piste of the Maribor Pohorje ski grounds for four days in …
Music in Škofja Loka

Pisana Loka

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. Event locations include the various town squares an…
Cultural in Lake Bohinj

Cows’ Ball

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.