Lively summer in other towns
If you venture from the capital to any other town in Central Slovenia in the summer, you can learn about their tradition and character at festivals. Each town has its own story, which traditional festivals are usually built on and they are worth a visit. In addition to ethnological festivals, you can find festivals of contemporary art and culinary festivals, which will treat your taste buds.
Find lace and dumplings in Idrija
The UNESCO town of Idrija prides itself on its rich heritage of the former mercury mine. While men used to work in mine shafts, their wives and girlfriends skilfully interlaced threads and created wonderful bobbin lace. And a smell of delicious Idrija žlikrofi dumplings came from the kitchen. The latter two Idrija specialities have their own summer festivals.
Jurjevanje celebration in Bela Krajina
In the land of white birch trees along the River Kolpa, you can visit the oldest folklore festival in Slovenia. Learn about Bela Krajina’s cultural heritage and visit this festival where diverse European and global cultures meet. You can also join the dances of folklore groups or learn some Bela Krajina dances or other dance steps. A wide range of fun, creative, and sporting events and learning about Bela Krajina’s gastronomic specialities can be an excellent addition to your family trip to Bela Krajina.
The floating Snežnik Castle
Snežnik Castle lies in idyllic surroundings in the midst of the forests of the Notranjska region. In August, a very special festival called Floating Castle takes place here. Over a few days, this festival, which is playfully called ‘medved-narodni’ (a play on the world ‘international’ – ‘bear-national’ – bears are well-known inhabitants of Notranjska forests), hosts various musical and concert experiences and performers from all around the world.
Castle Festival – the most fun on the Kolpa River
In the summer, the Kočevsko region is not only inviting to fans of unspoilt nature and sports activities, but also lovers of cultural and social events. Don’t miss the music Castle Festival taking place at the idyllic location in the village of Fara on Kolpa River in August, where top national and international musicians will be performing and the concerts will be supplemented by theatre shows and culinary delights.