Wine, poetry and art

Welcome to the region nestled between thermal springs and vine-growing hills. Experience the summer festival sunshine with a glass of wine or a pint of beer, listen to poetry, travel back in time and dance with us. Are you a fan of fantastic films? Are you attracted to modern art? Thermal Pannonian Slovenia offers a wide variety of diverse events which can be paired with a spa getaway.

Festival summer in Ptuj

The oldest Slovenian town has a lot to offer in the summer. Don’t miss taking a journey back into history, to the era of Roman soldiers and the time of medieval lords. If you prefer to stay in the 21st century, you can enjoy the relaxed summer atmosphere with selected wine and poetry.

The Days of Poetry and Wine in Ptuj

The Days of Poetry and Wine are one of the most recognisable international poetry festivals in this part of Europe. It combines poetic and wine-making art, and every year in late August it offers visitors poetic, oenological, culinary, musical, visual, and many other experiences that bring the alleys of the medieval town of Ptuj to life.

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The Days of Poetry and Wine in Ptuj

The Days of Poetry and Wine in Ptuj

The Days of Poetry and Wine are one of the most recognisable international poetry festivals in this part of Europe. It combines poetic and wine-making art, and every year in late August it offers visitors poetic, oenological, culinary, musical, visual, and many other experiences that bring the alleys of the medieval town of Ptuj to life.

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Ptuj Castle Days

Ptuj Castle Days

You can experience the pulse of the medieval town of Ptuj up close if you visit Ptuj Castle Days. Every year, groups from Slovenia and other countries that conserve medieval tradition and culture meet at Ptuj Castle. The events are accompanied by a marketplace, an art colony, and of course medieval music.

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Roman Games

Roman Games

Would you like to know what life was like in the Roman Poetovio? Then you have to visit Ptuj in mid-August and see the Roman Games. The streets and squares of Ptuj teem with gladiators, legionaries, senators, vestals and other "Roman citizens" who will take you back more than 2,000 years and reveal how life was lived in the former Roman military outpost and lively craft and trade town.

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Arsana Festival

Arsana Festival

July evenings in the old town centre of Ptuj are reserved for music and cultural events for all generations. Magnificent venues, such as the archaeological park, the courtyard of the Minorite Monastery, and Ptuj Castle, host numerous renowned musicians from Slovenia and abroad. Concerts of top classical, jazz, ethno, world, rock, instrumental and vocal music are complemented by street shows, Stage of Youth, Children’s Festival, Music in the City, Open Kitchen and a rich accompanying programme.

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Laško, a town filled with beer and flowers

If you are a beer lover, visit Laško in July, where the Beer and Flowers Festival (Pivo in cvetje) is held. Here, you can taste Slovenia’s most well-known beer brand, learn about the rich beer brewing tradition, and other special features of Laško which literally flourishes during the festivals. Due to a wide range of concerts and other events, you will not have time to be bored during the three days of the festival.

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Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival

The festival is devoted to a specific film genre, horror and fantasy films, and it is held in the heart of the wine-growing Prlekija region, in Ljutomer, where Dr Karol Grossmann made the first Slovenian film in 1905. The main attraction of the festival is the film programme, but there is also plenty to do in addition to the festival – wine tastings, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, book presentations, and lectures.

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Seviqc Brežice

The Seviqc Brežice Festival is considered synonymous with early music. Through various features of the programme, European and world music heritage is presented, whereby special attention is dedicated to the presentation of music originating in Slovenia. Every year, the festival's concert programme encompasses the musical heritage from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century.  

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Kunigunda Festival of Youth Culture

The Kunigunda Festival of Youth Culture is a nine-day international cultural festival with a 20-year tradition, which brings Velenje to life in August. Its name comes from a legend about the beautiful young lady named Kunigunda, who was said to be a servant girl at Velenje Castle. She was accused of witchcraft and thrown into the castle well. Since then, she is said to haunt the castle chambers from time to time. The organisers of the festival wish to pay tribute to the falsely accused Kunigunda and feature youth, alternative culture, which runs alongside traditional culture.

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Pippi Festival

Velenje has not forgotten its youngest audience. The Pippi Festival is the largest family festival in Slovenia with an almost 30-year tradition, and it is visited by more than 100,000 visitors in just one week. In the world of Pippi Longstocking, the youngest visitors can experience imaginative adventures, while those a bit older can once again find the child within.

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Jazzinty in Novo Mesto

Jazzinty is a boutique summer international jazz festival with a long tradition, held every third week in August in the historical town centre of Novo Mesto. During the day, an international workshop is held, while the old town centre is filled with the sounds of live music in the afternoon and evening, creating a metropolitan atmosphere, showcasing new trends in jazz and improvisational music, and pulsing with creative energy.

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Ana's Festival in Rogaška Slatina

Walk into summer in Rogaška Slatina. Enjoy a wide range of musical genres, something for everyone, at Ana's Festival. You can enjoy the sounds of popular musc at the Europe Square, sway to the rhythm of jazz and blues by the pavilion, and experience glamorous moments with classical music at the unique Crystal Hall of the Grand Hotel Rogaška, where the Ana's Ball takes place for charity every year.

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Are you prepared for the cutting edge of contemporary dance? Experience it at the beginning of September in Murska Sobota, where dancers from all over the world gather. They tell their stories through movement, often weaving in critiques of current social developments. The festival is a kind of review of contemporary European dance production and a place for the exchange of experience. In addition to dance performances, the festival also features various workshops, seminars, films, discussions and talks with the artists.

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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 a festival summer in Slovenia

Summer is a time for relaxation and a wealth of interesting outdoor events. You can combine all of this with sightseeing and activities in nature.

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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Top summer festivals in Ljubljana and Central Slovenia

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

Top summer festivals in Ljubljana and Central Slovenia

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Top summer festivals in Alpine Slovenia

This summer, Alpine Slovenia is inviting you to visit numerous cultural festivals for all ages.

Top summer festivals in Alpine Slovenia

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Top summer festivals in the Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia

What do summer festivals at the seaside and in the Karst offer?

Top summer festivals in the Mediterranean and Karst Slovenia

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Summer experiences among thermal springs and vineyards

Discover the charm of summer in Thermal Pannonian Slovenia. Refresh yourself in thermal swimming pools and indulge in the pampering of all your senses. Explore the rich culinary offering.

Thermal Pannonian Slovenia

Pannonian Slovenia – a place to relax in natural spas, try prekmurska gibanica and meet the storks.

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Spas and health resorts

Rest, relax and enjoy the soothing power of thermal waters and wellness treatments.

Spas and health resorts

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Cycling among Vineyards

Take a ride on a bike on the popular Slovenian wine routes.

Cycling among Vineyards

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Food and wine

Love is experienced through the stomach.

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Wines of Slovenia

Where can you taste the wine from the three wine-growing regions of Slovenia?

Wines of Slovenia

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Castles

Slovenia is full of castles, manors, fortresses, and fortification systems.

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Cultural Experiences

Cultural Experiences

Discover the mysterious combination of cultural sights and natural patterns which have had their meeting point in Slovenia, at the crossroads of nations and regions, for centuries. Publication "Cultural experiences" opens doors to travellers into the world of artistic creativity and architecture, into the history of culture and the modern way of life. Come on in, it´s Slovenia Culture Time!



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