Infografik: Festivals in Slowenien



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Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival
Formally organised since 1998, Ana Desetnica International Street Theatre Festival is an annual festival organised by the Ana Monró Theatre. Site
Arsana International Music Festival
Since 2008 the Arsana Music Art Association organises the Arsana International Music Festival, which – together with the Art Stays, International Festival of Contemporary Art – represents the music part of the Art Ptuj Festival. Site
Art Stays, International Festival of Contemporary Art
Established in 2003, the Art Stays, International Festival of Contemporary Art is the main summer event of visual arts in the Ptuj region. Site
Beer and Flower Festival
A traditional festival Beer and Flower Festival in Laško started in 1963. Site
Biennial of Design (BIO)
The Biennial of Design, known also by its Slovene acronym BIO, explores and reflects contemporary developments in international design through a collaborative process; questioning and analysing current conditions in industrial production, public and private space, systems and networks. Site
Biennial of Graphic Arts
Biennial of Graphic Arts is the world's oldest existing biennial exhibition of contemporary graphic arts. Site
Bled Festival
Held each summer in a picturesque Alpine town, the Bled Festival first took of in 1996. Site
Bohinj Summer Music Festival
The Bohinj Summer Music Festival was launched in 1996 and has since been more or less faithfully held in the architecturally and acoustically stunning St Martin's Church in the village of Srednja vas. [ Site]
Breka Fest
Breka Fest was launched in 2008 in the village of Srednja Bistrica as the only festival of its kind in Prekmurje, the northeast region of Slovenia. Site
Celje FOKUS Festival
Celje FOKUS Festival – a festival of authorial photography – was first held in 2015 and is currently one of the few or even the only one of its kind in Slovenia. Site
Folkart International Folklore Festival, Maribor
Organised annually under the patronage of the International Council for Organisations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (CIOFF), the Folkart International Folklore Festival, Maribor is an important platform for folklore groups and musicians. Site
Folkest Festival
Folkest Festival is a world music festival held in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto (Italy), Carinthia (Austria), and Istria (Slovenia and Croatia) under the sponsorship of UNESCO. Site
Gora Rocka
The festival Gora Rocka takes place on Šentviška planota, a plateau at the foothills of the Julian Alps. Site
Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival
Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival is a specialised competitive festival which focuses on contemporary genre film production, mostly on the genres of horror and fantasy films. Site
International Folkore Festival, Beltinci
Launched in 1971, the International Folkore Festival, Beltinci is held in the town Beltinci in the south-eastern part of Slovenia. Site
International Music Festival Imago Slovenia
Though the International Music Festival Imago Slovenia was formally established in 1994 by the Imago Sloveniae institute, it can be also dated back to 1986. Site
International Saxophone Meeting
Organised every summer since 1997 by Nova Gorica Arts Centre at Nova Gorica Music School, the International Saxophone Meeting is the annual gathering point for young saxophone players from Slovenia and abroad. Site
Jazz Ethno Funky Festival
The Jazz Ethno Funky Festival (or JEFF, as it is often abbreviated) was established in 2003 and has been held annually since then. Site
Krastival Open Air Festival
Krastival Open Air Festival has taken place in the town of Komen, in the Kras region near the Slovenian-Italian border, since 2006. [ Site]
Krawal Festival
Krawal Festival is an annual two-day open-air festival that takes place in the last half of July on a meadow in Jesenovec, close to Železniki. Site
Lent Festival
Established in 1993, the international Lent Festival is among the largest open-air festivals in Europe and the most massive festival of its kind in Slovenia. Site
Ljubljana Festival
The Ljubljana Festival is a renowned and highly ambitious international festival which offers a variety of music, theatre and dance performances by leading international as well as domestic artists. Site
Ljubljana Jazz Festival
Established in 1960, the international Ljubljana Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz festival in Europe. Site
Launched and held from 2004 onwards in the coastal village of Marezige, MareziJazz is the biggest big band festival in Central Europe and the only one of its kind in Slovenia. Site
Mediterranean International Folklore Festival (MIFF)
Launched in 2003 by the VAL Piran Folkloric Dance Association, the Mediterranean International Folklore Festival (MIFF) is an annual showcase of folklore music, dance, and gastronomic culture of the Mediterranean countries, however in recent years, the festival also hosts folklore groups from other countries. Site
Melodies of the Sea and Sun
The festival has been almost continuously running since the start and has been for most of the years broadcast live on Televizija Slovenija. Site
Though the first edition of the international metal music festival MetalDays was held in 2013, the festival actually goes back to 2004, as it is in all but name a continuation of the legendary Metalcamp. Site
Mini Summer - International Festival for Children
Organised by Mini Theatre, the Mini Summer - International Festival for Children was launched in 1999 with the aim of animating the streets, squares, and atriums of Ljubljana and the Ljubljana Castle with high-quality puppetry performances and workshops for children. Site
The local summer festival Mladifest was launched in 1995 and is currently organised by the Student Club Sežana, Kosovel Culture House Sežana, and MC Podlaga. Site
Piran Musical Evenings
Piran Musical Evenings is an international festival of chamber music held in the Slovene coastal town of Piran. Site
Pixxelpoint International Festival of Contemporary Art Practices
The Pixxelpoint International Festival of Contemporary Art Practices, organised by Nova Gorica Arts Centre, was launched in 2000. Site
Pranger Festival
The international Pranger Festival, a meeting of poets, critics, and poetry translators, has been organised every summer since 2004 in Rogaška Slatina and Šmarje pri Jelšah by the KUD Pranger Cultural Association. Site
Primorska Summer Festival
Launched in 1993, during its first decade, the Primorska Summer Festival, Koper-Capodistria was the only festival platform for presentation of the recent productions by Slovene repertory theatres to the audiences of the Slovene coastal towns of Koper-Capodistria and Piran-Pirano. Site
Sajeta Creative Camp
Launched in 1998 and held on the peninsula between the mountain rivers Soča and Tolminka, Sajeta Creative Camp is a very special kind of a summer festival. Site
Sanje ('Dreams') Festival
The popular summer event Sanje ('Dreams') Festival was initiated by Sanje Publishing House in 2002. Site
Seviqc Brežice Festival
The Seviqc Brežice Festival was established in 1982 by Ars Ramovš, who is the founder, organiser and producer of the annual event. Site
Sonica International Festival of Transitory Art
Sonica is a festival of (electronic) music as well as sound and experimental art. Site
Spectrum Festival
Spectrum Festival was launched in 2000. Site
SubArt Festival
SubArt Festival was launched in 2009 in Kranj and is nowadays one of the premier summer festivals in town, presenting various alternative musical acts, movie screenings, photography exhibitions, theatre shows, and street performances. [ Site]
Summer Cultural Events Velenje
The festival Summer Cultural Events (Poletne kulturne prireditve) was launched in 1984 in Velenje as one of the first multidisciplinary summer city festivals in Slovenia. Site
Trnje Festival
Trnje Festival is an annual two-day festival which takes place some time in July in a clearing surrounded by the pine forest in Trnje village near Pivka (Postojna). Site
Urbano Dejanje
Urbano Dejanje or UD Festival was launched in Ljubljana in 2015. Site
Young Rhymes
Young Rhymes (Mlade rime) is a monthly series of poetry readings that have been happening at the Menza pri koritu since 2005. Site
Števerjan Festival
Števerjan Festival of folk pop music was launched back in 1971 in Števerjan, an idyllic border village set on the Italian side of the wine growing Brda region and mostly populated by a Slovene speaking community. [ Site]