Idrija Lace Festival takes place this weekend!

Published: 15.6.2018

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Idrija Lace Festival takes place this weekend!

Idrija Lace Festival is the biggest cultural event in Idrija. The aim of the event is to preserve the tradition of Idrija lace making and encourage innovation in its production and use. This year's 37th festival takes place this weekend, 15-17 June.

Idrija Lace Festival takes place this weekend!

Idrija Lace Festival is the biggest event with an international reputation in Idrija. The aim is to preserve the tradition of Idrija lace making and encourage innovation in its production and use. This year's 37th festival, taking place 15-17 June, will be dedicated to the 15th anniversary of cooperation between the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering in Ljubljana and the Association of Idrija Lace lace-makers. The festival offer a variety of arts and crafts, cultural events and entertainment for visitors of all age.

Idrija is famous for its rich heritage, comprising a mercury mine, Idrija lace and delicious Idrija žlikrofi. In 2011, the oldest mining town in Slovenia became an EDEN destination, and in 2012, it joined the global elite on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

This weekend, the Slovenian Tourism Board hosts journalists from Switzerland and France in Slovenia. Journalists from renowned French media, such as Le Mag, Zen & bien dans ma vie and Le Monde and from Switzerland Le Nouvelliste, La Cote, ArcInfo, La Liberte etc. will also attend the festival and get an insight into one of the most impressive cultural events in Slovenia.

2018 is also the Year of Cultural Tourism, aligned with the European Year of Cultural Heritage. The aim is to attract more and more tourists with a zest for culture to plan their trip to Slovenia. Check the Cultural Experiences of Slovenia and get inspiration for your next trip.

 

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