Upcoming Event in Slovenia

List of the upcoming event in Slovenia. Such as Cultural events, Music events, Sports events, Ethnological events

2020
January 1: New Year’s Day (closures)

January 2: Second New Year’s holiday (closures)

Through January 5: Winter Fairytale, Lake Bled (lakeside holiday celebrations)

January 6: Epiphany

February 3–9: Winter Swimming World Championships, Lake Bled

February 8: National Day of Culture (celebrates Slovenian culture and national poet France Prešeren; closures)

February 15–25: Kurentovanje Carnival, Ptuj

February 23: Carnival procession, Bled

March 19–22: FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Finals, near Kranjska Gora in Planica

April 12–13: Easter Sunday and Monday (closures)

April 23: St. George’s Fair, Ptuj (medieval market)

April 27: National Resistance Day (closures)

May 1: May Day/Labor Day (some closures)

May 2: Second Labor Day holiday (closures)

May 13–16: Druga Godba International World Music Festival, Ljubljana

May 31: Pentecost (closures)

June 6–7: Medieval Days at Bled Castle

June 11: Corpus Christi (religious festival; some closures)

June 12–14: International Rowing Regatta, Bled

June 12–14 (likely): Idrija Lace Festival, west of Ljubljana

June 15–21 (likely): Ljubljana Jazz Festival

June 17–21 (likely): Jurjevanje Folklore Festival, southeast of Ljubljana in Črnomelj

June 26–July 4: Festival of Lent, Maribor (arts festival, fireworks)

June 25: Statehood Day (closures)
July: Bled International Music Festival (concert series)

July–August: Ljubljana Summer Festival

July 1–4: Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festival, Ljubljana

July 9–12: Festival of Beer and Flowers (Pivo-Cvetje, huge music festival), east of Ljubljana in tiny Laško

July 17–19: Bled Days and Bled Night (folk music, crafts, fireworks, floating candles)

July 19: St. Margaret’s Fair, Bohinjska Bela

July 22–August 2: Okarina Ethno Festival, Bled (world music)

August 15: Assumption Day (closures)

August 20–September 10 (likely): Tartini Festival, Piran (classical music)

September 4–8 (likely): Od Celja Do Žalca International Folklore Festival, Celje, Žalec and Laško (central Slovenia)

September 10–13 (likely): National Costumes and Clothing Heritage Days (Dnevi Narodnih Noš), Kamnik (near Ljubljana; parades)

September 13 (likely): Cow Ball (Kraviji Bal), on Lake Bohinj in Ukanc (procession of decorated cows, with traditional alpine sports, dancing, music, costumes)

September 17–20 : Old Vine Festival, Maribor (wine, folk music and dancing)

October 12–25 (likely): Maribor Theater Festival

October 25: Ljubljana Marathon

October 31: Reformation Day (closures)

November 1: All Saints’ Day/Remembrance Day (religious festival, closures)

November 11: St. Martin’s Day (official first day of wine season, wine festivals across Slovenia)

November 14: Folk Music Hit Parade, Lake Bled (Oberkrainerfest)
November 29–January 5 (likely): Winter Fairytale, Lake Bled (lakeside holiday celebrations)

December: Ljubljana Christmas Market, Bled’s Festive Winter Village, Christmas events at Postonja caves (live nativity tableaux inside the caves, music and market just outside)

December 25: Christmas Day (closures); Legend of the Sunken Bell, Lake Bled

December 26: Boxing Day/St. Stephen’s Day; Independence and Unity Day (closures)

December 31: New Year’s Eve (fireworks in Ljubljana, Bled, elsewhere)

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