|Events & festivals|
Slovenia has events of all kinds, to suit everyone’s taste. Every day there is a chance to see the work of the best artists from Slovenia and from further afield, while there are concerts and festivals at which to enjoy great music. You can support your favourite team or athlete at sports events, or test your own physical prowess at any number of recreational events. Ethnological and culinary events offer not just entertainment, but a chance to get to know local traditions and tastes. Children too can extend and challenge themselves in Slovenia.
The events with the highest international profile are primarily hosted by Ljubljana and Maribor. Ljubljana is the World Book Capital in 2010, while Maribor will be the European Capital of Culture in 2012. Ljubljana is home to Slovenia’s cultural epicentre, Cankarjev Dom, which offers a huge range of events throughout the year. Some of the main cultural events in the capital are music festivals, such as the Summer Festival, the Jazz Festival and Druga Godba. Maribor boasts the outstanding Lent Festival.
Sports events range from those involving top-level competitors from around the world, to those designed for recreational participants.
- Major skiing and ski jumping meets are held every year at Mariborsko Pohorje, Kranjska Gora and Planica.
It is at ethnological and culinary events that you can genuinely get to know Slovenia’s customs and traditions.