Summer in the Karst and on the seaside
Is there anything nicer than an evening stroll through a coastal town with the sound of music echoing in its streets? The romantic atmosphere of the Slovenian Mediterranean coast and the Karst will be created this summer by numerous traditional festivals and events. Check where you can satisfy your longing for culture.
In August and September, in the picturesque surroundings of Piran and Koper, an international summer chamber music festival takes place that is dedicated to Giuseppe Tartini, who was born in Piran. In addition to Tartini's works, the festival also features the works of other great international and Slovenian composers as well as the works of modern creators inspired by Tartini’s art. At the festival, you will have the opportunity to see Tartini's famous 300-year-old violin and hear how it sounds. This violin continues to amaze audiences as they listen to it played by world-class musicians.
The Isola Cinema Festival
With projections under the starry sky, by the sea, and in cinemas, the Isola film wave will once again, through conversations with guests from all over the world and nights of music at the Izola Lighthouse, bring images to live, invite you to peek into the lives of others, brighten up people’s moods, and serve as a place for friendly socialising. This wave will make a splash that will reach all the way to Cerknica, Tolmin, Sežana, and Idrija, and in the days prior to and after the main events in Izola, the wave will even reach Ljubljana's Kinodvor cinema and the Slovenian Cinematheque.
Sweet moments in Koper
As you take a walk through Koper, you will be amazed at its attractive cultural and historical heritage, and its surrounding area will take your breath away due to the wealth of flavours that can be encountered at numerous gastronomy festivals. If you have a sweet tooth, visit the town in September, when the streets are filled with the aroma of sweet Istrian delicacies. The Sweet Istria Festival also reveals its “sweet delights” at a number of accompanying events and workshops.
Vilenica Literary Festival
This year, the Vilenica International Literary Festival will host poets, authors, playwrights, and essayists from more than 20 countries of the world for the 34rd time. The main event of the festival will be an award ceremony for giving out the Vilenica literary award, which is given in accordance with the Vilenica statutes to an author from central Europe for exceptional achievements in the field of literature and essay writing. The festival programme will be held in the Karst and elsewhere in Slovenia, but the most unique venue will most certainly be the karst Vilenica Cave.
A cherry festival in the Brda Hills
In addition to wine, the locals in the Brda Hills are also proud of their cherries. Just as summer is about to start, when the branches are bending under the weight of this dark red fruit, the Cherry Festival is held. The heart of this festival in the Brda Hills is a traditional parade where locals introduce their customs to visitors; weddings in the Brda Hills are also a special event, as couples promise each other eternal love in the idyllic surroundings of the blooming Brda Hills. You can also experience this landscape covered in vineyards, orchards, olive groves, and sweet Brda villages by actively participating in sporting events. The cherry on top is a tasting of Brda wines and other specialities of Brda cuisine.
Lavender Festival in the Karst
Do you like the smell of lavender? These gentle purple aromatic flowers are the main attraction of the Lavender Festival that will once again be held this year in the village of Ivanji Grad near Komen. At this two-day festival, local lavender growers show visitors how lavender is harvested, stored, and transformed into various products. You can even taste lavender ice-cream and other local delicacies at the festival.
Catch the rainbow of cultural events
An abundance of cultural events awaits you in Slovenia every day of the year. Admire the masterpieces of nature and the works of human hands and feel the lively vibe of festival events.
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Lent Festival, international multicultural festival
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Picnic in City Park
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Street Food Market Maribor
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Beer Fest Maribor
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18th MIFF, mediterranean International Folklore Festival
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Opera Night in City Park
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Maribor Theatre Festival (Borštnikovo srečanje)
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Summer Puppet Pier, international puppet festival
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Book. Knowledge. Reason. From Protestantism to Enlightenment
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Films at the Vovk Garden
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Titans of the World Art: Giorgio de Chirico
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St. Gregory's - Vuč u vodo
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Buckwheat dishes festival
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Legend of the Sunken Bell
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The Feast of Saint Martin
Hrast Memorial – international mountain race for oldtimers
Dance Without Borders at Ljubelj Pass
8th Sparkling Wine Festival
St. Martin's Festival in Šmartno
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JESTIVAL – Food & Art festival
Taste Radol'ca, month of local cuisine
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The Old Vine Festival
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International Festival Chilli and Chocolate
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Kozjansko Apple Festival
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12th International Festival of Desserts - Sweet Istria
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Vinarium Festival 2020: Fish Soup Competition
Vinarium Festival 2020: Bogračfest
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Wine Route in the Tunnels under the old town of Kranj
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Street Food Festival “Sočna vilica”
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