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17 THINGS TO DO IN SLOVENIA (JUNE 25 - JULY 04)

Hiking

Hiking

April–November  • activity

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

Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes

Swimming in Bled and Bohini Lakes

June–September • activity

Visit these scenic Slovenian lakes, equally beautiful and unique

Climbing Triglav

Climbing Triglav

June–October • activity

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

Open Kitchen (Odprta Kuhna)

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

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

Rafting and Kayaking

April–October • activity

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

Karstic Caves

Karstic Caves

May–October  • activity

The grand karst caves are among the most visited in Europe

Salt Harvest

Salt Harvest

April 23–September • event

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

Pršut

Pršut

June–August • food

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

Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival

Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival

July 03–06, 2019 • event

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

Cheese

Cheese

all year • food

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

Jurjevanje Folklore Festival

Jurjevanje Folklore Festival

late June  • event

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

Festival Bled

Festival Bled

June 30–July 14, 2019 • event

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

Angling

Angling

March–November • activity

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

Wildflower Season

Wildflower Season

April–June • nature

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

Honey

Honey

April–June • food

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

Festival Lent

Festival Lent

June 21–29, 2019 • event

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

31 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Pust Carnival in Cerknica

Pust Carnival in Cerknica

February 28–March 06, 2019 • event

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

Jamatlon

Jamatlon

June 15, 2019 | December 12, 2019 • event

Have an unforgettable run inside a coal mine!

Kurentovanje in Ptuj

Kurentovanje in Ptuj

February 23–March 05, 2019 • event

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

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

Grossmann Film and Wine Festival

July 16–20, 2019 • event

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

Bled Days

Bled Days

July 19–21, 2019 • 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

Persimmon Season

November • food

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

Istrian Cycling Marathon

Istrian Cycling Marathon

October 05–06, 2019 • event

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

Historial Škofja Loka

Historial Škofja Loka

June 23, 2018 • event

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

Punk Rock Holiday

Punk Rock Holiday

August 06–09, 2019 • event

The biggest punk-rock festival of the region

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

December • event

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

Waterfalls

Waterfalls

March–May • nature

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

Wine Season

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

Cherry Festival

Cherry Festival

June 09–10, 2018 • event

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

Gregorjevo

Gregorjevo

March 12 • event

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

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

September–October • food

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

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

March–May • nature

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

Beer and Flowers Festival (Laško Pivo in cvetje)

Beer and Flowers Festival (Laško Pivo in cvetje)

July 11–14, 2019 • event

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

Maribor Theatre Festival

Maribor Theatre Festival

October 14–27, 2019 • event

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

Idrija Lace Festival

Idrija Lace Festival

June 15–17, 2018 • event

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

Olive Harvest

Olive Harvest

November–December • food

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

Snow Castle Festival (Gradovi Kralja Matjaža)

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

International Rowing Regatta

International Rowing Regatta

June 14–16, 2019 • event

Every year magnificent Lake Bled hosts a rowing regatta

City of Women

City of Women

 • event

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

Cow Ball

Cow Ball

September 15, 2019 • event

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

New Year's Eve

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

Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding

December–March  • activity

Conquer the diversified slopes of the Slovenian Alps

Easter

Easter

April 21, 2019 • event

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

Living Nativity Scenes

Living Nativity Scenes

December 25–December 30 • event

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

Legend of the Sunken Bell

Legend of the Sunken Bell

December 25 • event

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

Podvin Local Market

Podvin Local Market

first Saturday of every month • event

Try all the local delicacies at one place!

Škofja Loka Passion Play

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