From Lent Festival to MetalDays

If you wander around Alpine Slovenia in the summer, you certainly won’t be bored. Discover the varied selection of festivals taking place in Maribor, the town which hosts the largest Slovenian ethno festival, the Lent Festival. The confluence of the Tolminka and Soča rivers is transformed into a concert, sports and creative venue in the summer, where lovers of different music styles ranging from reggae to metal can enjoy themselves. Music festivals for all tastes can also be found elsewhere, but don’t overlook the festivals which provide an insight into the cultural traditions of individual places. There, you can enjoy a vibrant festival atmosphere, delicious food and exquisite music. Summer just how we like it – how about you?

Festive Maribor

Maribor is certainly a town of festivals, with something going on just about every day of the year. This is the home of the oldest grapevine in the world, and the autumn festival dedicated to this queen among vines is one of the most recognised brands of Slovenia’s second largest town. But summer is also the time of lively festivals. What’s not to be missed in summer Maribor?

Lent Festival

The Lent Festival has long been synonymous with high spirits, relaxed atmosphere, playfulness, creativity, and a wide range of cultural events that serves as the opening to summer events in Maribor every year. Traditionally, days and nights in Lent and in other locations in Slovenia’s second largest city are filled with a mixture of art, culture, gastronomy, and typical Štajerska hospitality.

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Lent Festival

Lent Festival

The Lent Festival has long been synonymous with high spirits, relaxed atmosphere, playfulness, creativity, and a wide range of cultural events that serves as the opening to summer events in Maribor every year. Traditionally, days and nights in Lent and in other locations in Slovenia’s second largest city are filled with a mixture of art, culture, gastronomy, and typical Štajerska hospitality.

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Maribor Festival

Maribor Festival

In Maribor, summer continues into September when the traditional Maribor Festival is held. In recent years, this festival has transformed from a chamber music festival to a renowned festival that hosts revered Slovenian and foreign performers of orchestra, chamber, and vocal music. Visit the charming venues of Maribor and enjoy the world-class musical experience.

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Summer Puppet Pier

Summer Puppet Pier

There is also something for children in the capital city of Štajerska. The Summer Puppet Pier is an international puppet festival, which provides a free programme with puppet shows, workshops, exhibitions, and other accompanying events, and it takes place in the pleasant days of August.

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Festival-filled valley of the Soča River

Experience summer festival excitement along the emerald mountain loveliness of the Soča. The Soča valley is perfect for outdoor experiences, and the scenic environment at the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka serves as a unique summer stage in nature where numerous sports and music festivals are held.

Festivals not to be missed in Bled

The Alpine pearl, Bled, offers an abundance of activities and experiences in summertime, which you will remember all your life. What’s more, you can visit a concert or other events organised during festivals in Bled.

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Foto: Primož Pičulin 

Kranfest and Kranj Night

In summer, the capital of Gorenjska invites visitors to the largest summer festival in the region – Kranfest and Kranj Night. The diverse festival events draw a crowd of about 35,000 visitors every year. The festival is a mosaic of music, sports, theatre, culinary and entertainment events. The rich programme also offers a summer theatre in the courtyard of Khislstein Castle.

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Foto: Jana Jocif

Radovljica Festival

In this picturesque medieval town, a festival of old music has been held since 1983. For years, it has been including in its programme rarely performed music of the 19th and 20th centuries, often on historical instruments that are less known today. In musical circles, the festival has the reputation of a boutique festival, and it provides the audience with a very wide range of musical heritage.

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Days of Solčava

The Days of Solčava give a unique insight into the traditions and life of the people in one of the most scenic corners of Slovenia, at the foot of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Hospitable locals prepare various exhibitions about the sights of Solčavsko, guided cycling and hiking tours, visits to natural sites, concerts, fun games and a village marketplace. Something for all generations and all tastes.

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Kmečka Ohcet in Bohinj

Bohinj is considered one of the most sustainable destinations in Slovenia, which is also evident in the preservation of rich tradition. The locals will share with you a tiny part of this tradition during the ethno weekend at the end of July, when you can witness the old custom of Kmečka Ohcet (rural wedding). Here you can find out what the Gorenjska wedding customs used to be like in Bohinj. Both events are accompanied by music and genuine flavours of Bohinj.  

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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.



Experience summer in Slovenia

Summer is a time for relaxation and a whole host of interesting outdoor events. Check out the lively summer events in other corners of Slovenia as well.

Summer festivals in Slovenia – something for everyone!

Let go of your worries and enjoy the incredible festival atmosphere all around Slovenia!

Summer festivals in Slovenia – something for everyone!

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Feel the vibe of summer festivals in Ljubljana and its surrounding area.

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