Upcoming festivals in Slovenia

List of Upcoming festivals and national holidays in Slovenia.

2017

1st October – 11th November:  Old Vine Festival, Maribor (wine, folk music and dancing)

20th – 29th October:  Maribor Theater Festival

29th October:  Ljubljana Marathon

31st October:  Reformation Day (closures)

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

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

December:  Ljubljana Christmas Market, Bled’s Festive Winter Village

December:  Christmas events at Postonja caves (live nativity tableaux inside the caves, music, and market just outside)

25th December:  Christmas Day (closures)

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

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

2018

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

6th January:  Epiphany

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

2nd – 13th February:  Kurentovanje Carnival, Ptuj

11th February:  Carnival procession, Bled

22nd – 25th March:  FIS Ski Jumping World Cup Finals, near Kranjska Gora in Planica

1st – 2nd April:  Easter Sunday and Monday (closures)

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

27th April:  National Resistance Day (closures)

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

2nd May:  Labor Day Holiday (closures)

20th May:  Pentecost (closures)

Late May (3 days):  Druga Godba International World Music Festival, Ljubljana

31st May:  Corpus Christi (religious festival; some closures)

2nd – 3rd June:  Medieval Days at Bled Castle

15th – 17th June:  International Rowing Regatta, Bled

15th – 17th June:  Idrija Lace Festival, west of Ljubljana

Late June (5 days):  Jurjevanje Folklore Festival, southeast of Ljubljana in Črnomelj

June 25:  Statehood Day (closures)

Late June–early June (4 days):  Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Late June–early July (11 days):  Festival of Lent, Maribor (arts festival, fireworks)

July–mid-September:  Ljubljana Summer Festival

Early July (4 days):  Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festival, Ljubljana

2nd – 14th July:  Bled International Music Festival (concert series)

12th – 15th July:  Festival of Beer and Flowers (Pivo-Cvetje, huge Slovenia music festivals), east of Ljubljana in tiny Laško

20th – 22nd July 20–22:  Bled Days and Bled Night (folk music, crafts, fireworks, floating candles)

26th July 5th August:  Okarina Ethno Festival, Bled (world music)

Late July (4 days):  Swinging Bled (swing-dance festival)

15th August:  Assumption Day (closures)

16th August –13th September  (likely):  Tartini Festival, Piran (classical music)

Early September (10 days):  Od Celja Do Žalca International Folklore Festival, Celje, Žalec and Laško (central Slovenia)

Mid-September (1 day):  Cow Ball (Kraviji Bal), on Lake Bohinj in Ukanc (procession of decorated cows, with traditional alpine sports, dancing, music, costumes)

 

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