Events in Slovenia
Here is always something going on. Concerts, festivals, meetings, comedy, exhibitions, sports, performing arts, fairs etc. Let's talk about few.
A Golden Fox: (1st – 2nd Februar – Women World Cup championship)
Pust Carnival: (Februar to March)
Biathlon: (5th to 9th March)
World Cup Biathlon event takes place in Pokljuka each year and attracts the world's best hunters on skis.
Pokal Vitranc: (8th to 9th March)
Pokal Vitranc Cup is an annual World Cup ski competition. Held in Kranjska Gora since 1961, it attracts the best male skiers from around the world, who not only compete against time, but also against each other in Slalom and Giant Slalom events.
Planica: (20th to 23th March) (Nordic center Planica)
Since 1934, over 60 world records have been broken at Planica. This Ski Jumping World Cup event sees the best ski-jumpers gather from around the world, flying through the air in an attempt to break both personal and world records.
Walk along the wire: (Beginning of May)
The Path around Ljubljana. is an annual event commemorating the time during WW2 (1942 - 1945), when Ljubljana was surrounded by barbed wire; erected by its facist occupiers. A 35km path, completed in 1985 now lays along that route; a path to which thousands gather each year to walk the length.
International Wildflower Festival: (24th May to 8th June)
Taking place in Bohinj, with the stunning mountains of Triglav National Park as the backdrop, the International Wildflower Festival is a fortnight long event aimed at the appreciation of alpine flowers. A range of cultural events with floral themes are provided at the festival; including excursions, workshops, art exhibitions and music events.
The Franja Marathon: (6th to 8th June)
The Franja Marathon is a 156km cycling race departing from and returning to Ljubljana BTC shopping centre. The event is suitable for elite cyclists and recreational cyclists alike. Shorter event courses are also available.
The Lent Festival: (June to July)
Takes place over approx two weeks and features performers from all over the world. Theatre, ballet, opera, classical, modern, jazz, mimes, comedians, magicians, acrobats. There is a bit of everything here and lots of it.
The time of year when young wine "most" officially becomes wine. Martinovanje is celebrated in towns and villages all throughout the wines regions and in the larger cities too. It's a great time to sample not only incredible wines but also tasty locally produced food items, music and friendly banter in relaxed settings.
And so on.