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17 THINGS TO DO FOR SELECTED DATE RANGE

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!

Salt Harvest

April 23–September • event

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

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

Karstic Caves

May–October  • activity

The grand karst caves are among the most visited in Europe

Podvin Local Market

first Saturday of every month • event

Try all the local delicacies at one place!

Wildflower Season

April–June • nature

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

Honey

April–June • food

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

Waterfalls

March–May • nature

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

Cherry Festival

June 03–04, 2017 | June 11, 2017 | June 17, 2017 • event

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

Cheese

all year • food

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

Angling

March–November • activity

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

30 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Pust Carnival in Cerknica

not in rangeFebruary 08–14, 2018 • event

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

Kurentovanje in Ptuj

not in rangeFebruary 03–13, 2018 • event

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

Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival

not in rangeJuly 05–08, 2017 • event

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

New Year's Eve

not in rangeDecember 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

Historial Škofja Loka

not in rangeJune 24, 2017 • event

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

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

not in rangeJuly 11–15, 2017 • event

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

Istrian Cycling Marathon

not in rangeSeptember 23–24, 2017 • event

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

Jamatlon

not in rangeJune 17, 2017 | December 02, 2017 • event

Have an unforgettable run inside a coal mine!

Bled Days

not in rangeJuly 21–23, 2017 • 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

Persimmon Season

not in rangeNovember • food

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

Legend of the Sunken Bell

not in rangeDecember 25 • event

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

Gregorjevo

not in rangeMarch 12 • event

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

Festival Lent

not in rangeJune 23–July 01, 2017 • event

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

Snow Castle Festival (Gradovi Kralja Matjaža)

not in rangelate January • event

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

Living Nativity Scenes

not in rangeDecember 25–December 30 • event

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

Idrija Lace Festival

not in rangeJune 16–18, 2017 • event

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

Olive Harvest

not in rangeNovember–December • food

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

Easter

not in rangeApril 01, 2018 • event

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

Christmas Markets

not in rangeDecember • event

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

City of Women

not in rangeOctober 06–15, 2017 • event

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

Wine Season

not in rangeOctober–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

Skiing and Snowboarding

not in rangeDecember–March  • activity

Conquer the diversified slopes of the Slovenian Alps

Pumpkin Season

not in rangeSeptember–October • food

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

Beer and Flowers Festival (Laško Pivo in cvetje)

not in rangeJuly 13–16, 2017 • event

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

Festival Bled

not in rangeJuly 03–15, 2017 • event

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

International Rowing Regatta

not in rangeJune 09–11, 2017 • event

Every year magnificent Lake Bled hosts a rowing regatta

Jurjevanje

not in rangelate June  • event

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

Maribor Theatre Festival

not in rangeOctober 20–29, 2017 • event

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

Cow Ball

not in rangeSeptember 17, 2017 • event

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

Škofja Loka Passion Play

not in rangelate Mar–Apr 2021 (TBA) • event

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

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