Flowers, design, and armoured vehicles
A colourful rainbow of festivals enriches events in all seasons. In addition to a wide range of gastronomic, ethnological, music, and performance festivals, you can also enjoy other festivals on interesting topics, from wild flowers to military history. And in summer, make sure to experience the exciting Museum Night.
Summer Museum Night
One night in the middle of the summer, Slovenian museums, galleries, and other cultural institutions open their doors wide to visitors. The Summer Museum Night is intended for this very purpose – to bring the rich collections of Slovenian cultural heritage closer to visitors. During this time, tours of collections, exhibition openings, workshops for children and families, presentations, projections, conversations, concerts, and even fashion shows and tastings are held.
International Wild Flower Festival
Are you attracted to the scent of a blooming mountain meadow? Then you cannot miss the International Wild Flower Festival in Bohinj. At the end of May and the beginning of June, you can go on a guided tour with experts and learn about the wealth of wild flowers in the mountain meadows of Bohinj. Furthermore, you can enjoy the accompanying music and dance performances, and create at various workshops dealing with the topic of wild flowers, which you can even taste on your plate.
Festival of Military History
Every third weekend in September, the Park of Military History in Pivka holds the Festival of Military History. Visitors get an insight into life in military camps throughout the centuries, take a ride in armoured vehicles during demonstration rides, and the pinnacle of this event is the enactment of a military conflict. The festival is complemented by openings of new exhibitions, interesting lectures, tours of exhibitions, workshops for children, and much more.
Enjoy a festival filled with experiences devoted to the River Drava. Once spring is in full bloom and there is even a light scent of summer, you can travel along the river, from Koroška, past Maribor and Ptuj, and all the way to Croatia, and enjoy a wide array of different activities for those of you who love sports and creativity, for those who are curious or have a sweet tooth, and for lovers of nature and culture.
Festival of Shopping and Fun
In addition to visiting the attractive Ljubljana city centre, you can also visit BTC City, which is one of the largest business, shopping, recreational, wellness, and entertainment centres in Europe. It is especially enjoyable in May and October, when a special Festival of Shopping and Fun takes place. You can enjoy a diverse dance and sports programme as well as shopping that can last long into the night. Various discounts and special offers are available.
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Festivals for every taste
There is an abundance of festival events in Slovenia. If you visit festivals, you can enjoy various musical genres, street and other performances, demonstrations of Slovenian tradition, specialities of Slovenian cuisine, or just enjoy some child-like playfulness.
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