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Top 10 Annual Events in Slovenia

20 May 2019
Whatever activities you like to do whilst visiting new places Slovenia surely does have something for everyone. Whether your looking to try locally produced foods and wines, want to learn more about the country's traditions and culture or just enjoy some memorable experiences, here's some of our favourite annual events to help you plan your next trip.  

Ljubljana Festival
Ljubljana Festival, one of the oldest and most important festival in Slovenia and Europe, with its cosmopolitan spirit and carefully selected program contributes a great deal to the life and energy of the Slovenian capital. www.ljubljanafestival.si

Pippi Longstocking Festival
Pippi is the star of the annual Pikin Festival in Velenje, the largest children’s festival in Slovenia and the most energetic mixture of culture, education and fun! www.pikinfestival.si

Planica
Slovenia’s sporting highlight, Planica is located in one of the most beautiful parts of the Julian Alps and plays host to the annual ski flying world cup each March, where the world's best ski jumpers defy gravity and soar record-breaking distances through the sky as tens of thousands of visitors cheer them on. www.planica.si

Prešeren FaIr
No discussion of culture is complete in Slovenia without a healthy mention of France Prešeren, the nation’s favourite poet. The day on which he passed away (February 8th) sees an annual fair in his name, arguably the most important cultural day on the Slovenian calendar. www.tourism-kranj.si

The Radovljica Chocolate FestIval
The Radovljica Chocolate Festival is actually Slovenia's best chocolate event. The festival include delicious chocolate tastings, chocolate workshops for children, dance performances, children's adventures in the park, a beauty marquee, cookery shows, chocolate fashion show, guest musicians, stand-up comedy evenings and more. www.festival-cokolade.si

Vinska Vigred v Beli Krajini
The three-day wine festival attracts domestic and foreign lovers of top Bela Krajina wines, again and again. During more than three decades, the holiday of awarded wines, delicacies of Bela krajina, and promotions of ethnological specialties and cultural achievements, has gained a strong position among Slovenian tourist events. www.metlika-turizem.si

Living Nativity Scenes in Postojna Cave
During a tour of Postojna Cave, you will get to see the entire cave section open to visitors, hear its stories, discover the magic of the underground world and at the same time experience the world-famous and the largest Living Nativity Scenes. www.postojnska-jama.eu

Lent FestIval
A two-week program of music, art and more, Lent is Maribor’s pride and joy. A festival that is truly for anyone and everyone, it takes place on the Lent Embankment along the River Drava, a beautiful setting for one of our favourite festivals. www.festival-lent.si

Kravji Bal
Unsure what Kravji Bal might mean? Ponder no further. The annual Cow Ball takes place in Bohinj and has 60 years of tradition behind it. A banquet of food, live performances and much more make up this most fun of weekends. www.bohinj.si/en/events/cows-ball

Beer and flower festival
In a town that is famous for its beer and flowers, it should come as no surprise that Laško plays host to a Beer and Flowers Festival annually. Around 150,000 visit every year to enjoy beer, live music, beer, flower exhibitions and beer. www.pivo-cvetje.si
 
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