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15 THINGS TO DO IN SLOVENIA

Hiking

April–November  • activity

Hiking is the best way to discover all the natural treasures of Slovenia

Climbing Triglav

June–October • activity

Go on an exciting journey of conquering the highest mountain in Slovenia—Triglav

Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes

June–September • activity

Visit these scenic Slovenian lakes, equally beautiful and unique

Open Kitchen (Odprta Kuhna)

mid-March–October (Fridays) • food

Experience freshly cooked delights by different Slovenian restaurants at the Friday food market in the heart of Ljubljana

Beach Season

May–August  • activity

Don’t be fooled by the small size of the Slovenian coastline—it has a lot to offer!

Rafting and Kayaking

April–October • activity

Grab a boat and take an exciting trip down one of the many incredible rivers of Slovenia!

Pršut

June–August • food

Try the finest delicacy of the Slovenian cuisine—tender, home-made pršut

Salt Harvest

April 23–September • event

Discover the ancient tradition of salt gathering near the historic town of Piran in Sečovlje

Karstic Caves

May–October  • activity

The grand karst caves are among the most visited in Europe

Festival Lent

June 22–30, 2018 • event

Dive into this incredibly festive atmosphere during the three-week Festival Lent

Angling

March–November • activity

There are a lot of ponds and lakes to conquer if you’re a fishing enthusiast

Wildflower Season

April–June • nature

Vivid flora await you in every corner of the beautiful nature of Slovenia

Honey

April–June • food

Trying world famous Slovenian honey should be on the list of everyone visiting this country

Jurjevanje

late June  • event

Check out the Jurjevanje festival in Črnomelj for an incredibly fresh experience of traditional music

Cheese

all year • food

While in any region of Slovenia, search for its local kinds of cheese you can't find anywhere else

32 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Kurentovanje in Ptuj

February 03–13, 2018 • event

Drive away winter together with thousands of spectators at the Kurentovanje carnival

Pust Carnival in Cerknica

February 08–14, 2018 • event

People wearing peculiar costumes parade down the streets during the spectacular Pust carnival

Jamatlon

December 02, 2017 • event

Have an unforgettable run inside a coal mine!

Persimmon Season

November • food

Try the tender, viscous flesh of Slovenia's favourite fruit—persimmon

Bled Days

July 20–22, 2018 • event

For a few days, Bled promenade is full of local art and music. Become a spectator of the incredibly beautiful sight—15,000 fluorescent eggshells floating on Lake Bled

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

July 11–15, 2017 • event

This wine festival is like no other—all tasting is accompanied by horror films!

Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival

July 05–08, 2017 • event

Be there as the streets of Ljubljana transform during this vibrant theatre festival

Istrian Cycling Marathon

September 23–24, 2017 • event

The Istrian Cycling Marathon welcomes all kinds of participants in this beautiful race

Historial Škofja Loka

June 24, 2017 • event

Go back in time by visiting the brightly costumed Skofja Loka Medieval Festival

New Year's Eve

December 31–January 01 • event

The festive atmosphere, lots of fireworks, and homemade schnapps will make your New Year's Eve celebration in Slovenia very special

Wine Season

October–November • event

Slovenian wines are very hard to find outside of the country, so try as many delicious kinds as you can while you're here

Waterfalls

March–May • nature

While in Slovenia, explore at least one of its many picturesque waterfalls

Christmas Markets

December • event

The magical beauty of Slovenia guarantees that you will have the best Christmas ever!

Cow Ball

September 17, 2017 • event

Celebrate the return of the cattle from pastures in anticipation of winter together with locals around Lake Bohinj

International Rowing Regatta

June 09–11, 2017 • event

Every year magnificent Lake Bled hosts a rowing regatta

Olive Harvest

November–December • food

Try high-quality olive oil perfectly suited for the most exquisite foods

Living Nativity Scenes

December 25–December 30 • event

Witness as biblical scenes come to life at the magical Postonja Cave

Idrija Lace Festival

June 16–18, 2017 • event

Enjoy the delicate beauty of lace making at the Idrija Lace Festival

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–March  • activity

Conquer the diversified slopes of the Slovenian Alps

Maribor Theatre Festival

October 20–29, 2017 • event

Become a spectator of some of the best theatrical performances from all around the world

Cherry Festival

June 17, 2017 • event

Just like all the traditional festivals of Slovenia, the Cherry Festival in Brda has something for everyone!

Snow Castle Festival (Gradovi Kralja Matjaža)

late January • event

These creative ice constructions are built right before your eyes at the Snow Castle Festival at Plateau Mitnek, Črna na Koroškem

Beer and Flowers Festival (Laško Pivo in cvetje)

July 13–16, 2017 • event

This weird yet quite interesting combination is highlighted with a traditional wedding ceremony

Legend of the Sunken Bell

December 25 • event

Watch the magical sinking of the bell, honoring an old legend

Festival Bled

July 03–15, 2017 • event

Lake Bled becomes even more beautiful when the atmosphere is filled with classical music

Gregorjevo

March 12 • event

You can celebrate St. Valentine's Day almost anywhere, but Gregorjevo—only in Slovenia!

Birdwatching

March–May • nature

Grab your binoculars and head to any Slovenian forest—there are a lot of birds just waiting to be discovered!

Easter

April 01, 2018 • event

Beautiful vivid celebrations are held for Easter in all cities and towns of Slovenia

City of Women

October 06–15, 2017 • event

Visit this unique art festival which demonstrates the huge potential of female artists

Pumpkin Season

September–October • food

Any trip to Slovenia is not complete if you haven’t tried some national pumpkin dishes!

Podvin Local Market

first Saturday of every month • event

Try all the local delicacies at one place!

Škofja Loka Passion Play

late Mar–Apr 2021 (TBA) • event

You wouldn’t want to miss the incredible Škofja Loka Passion Play which happens only once every six years