Top Events and Festivals in Slovenia in July

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Slovenia is a small country with many diverse things to see and do. Every year, numerous fun and interesting events take place here, so be sure to visit! Some of the most popular events include traditional holidays, festivals, cultural events, and sports competitions. Whatever your interests, you will surely find something to enjoy here. We will gather weekly suggestions of the most interesting events, festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and happenings for every taste that you should not miss, in Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Portorož, Novo mesto, and throughout Slovenia.

June 7 – August 9, 2024 at 00:00

FESTIVAL BOGENŠPERK

The Bogenšperk Festival will once again offer a variety of interesting events throughout the summer, bringing a wealth of culture, cuisine, and art to the Central Slovenian region.

June 20 – September 3, 2024, Various locations in Ljubljana

72nd LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL

June 30 – August 25, 2024, 11:00-12:00 at Arboretum Volčji Potok, Indonesian Pavilion

PUPPET SHOWS IN THE ARBORETUM

Puppet shows co-organized with the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre return to Arboretum Volčji Potok this summer.

July 11 – July 14, 2024

FESTIVAL PIVO IN CVETJE LAŠKO

July 2, 2024 at 20:00

ARAM KHACHATURIAN: SPARTACUS, BALLET

The State Opera and Ballet Theatre Astana Opera Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra

Altinay Asylmuratova, Artistic Director of the Astana Opera Ballet Company Yuri Grigorovich, Choreographer and Librettist Abzal Mukhitdinov, Conductor

July 3, 2024 at 20:00

CONCERTO BUDAPEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ANDRÁS KELLER (CONDUCTOR), MIKHAIL PLETNEV (PIANO)

July 4, 2024 at 17:00

SEOUL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA, NANSE GUM (CONDUCTOR), MARIA SOLOZOBOVA (VIOLIN), MIN JIO (HAEGEUM)

July 4, 2024 at 20:00

CONCERTO BUDAPEST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, ALEKSEI KORNIENKO (CONDUCTOR), MIKHAIL PLETNEV (PIANO)

July 5 – July 6, 2024, 09:00-23:00 at Novi trg

A1 VOLLEYBALL ON THE LJUBLJANICA

A unique, different, and spectacular event: the first official international water volleyball tournament in the world, in the heart of Ljubljana.

October 25, 2024, 10:00-21:00 at Pogačarjev trg

ODPRTA KUHNA

A culinary market in the city center that attracts foodies and culinary (adventurers) every sunny Friday from March to November.

July 5, 2024 at 20:00 at Glej Theatre

SURROUNDED BY NOTHING BUT LONELINESS

Theatrical-dance performance

Maša Kagao Knez, Concept, Director, and Choreographer Co-production: Anton Podbevšek Theatre, Glej Theatre Co-creators and Performers: Borut Veselko, Anja Möderndorfer, Tanita Rose, Miha Furlan, Jan Marolt, Leticia Slapnik Yebuah

July 6, 2024, 10:00-17:00 at Terme Snovik, Snovik 7, 1219 Laze v Tuhinju

KNEIPP DAY

July 7, 2024, 10:30-12:00 at Celovška ulica 23, Ljubljana

FREE PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR IN ENGLISH OF THE PERMANENT EXHIBITION SLOVENIANS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Permanent Exhibition Slovenians in the 20th Century

Free public guided tour in English of the permanent exhibition Slovenians in the 20th Century.

July 7, 2024, 11:00-12:00 at Celovška ulica 23, Ljubljana

FREE GUIDED TOUR OF THE MARJAN CIGLIČ EXHIBITION – A MASTER FOR ALL TIMES

First Sunday of the month – free entry and free guided tour

July 7, 2024, 16:00-18:00 at Church of St. Peter, Dvor pri Polhovem Gradcu

GUIDED TOUR OF THE CHURCH OF ST. PETER IN DVOR

July 10, 2024 at 20:00

GIUSEPPE VERDI: IL TROVATORE, OPERA

Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Zubin Mehta, Conductor Cesare Lievi, Director of the original production Stefania Grazioli, Director of the revived production Luigi Perego, Set and Costume Designer Lorenzo Fratini, Choir Master

July 9, 2024 at 20:00

ORCHESTRA DEL MAGGIO MUSICALE FIORENTINO, ZUBIN MEHTA (CONDUCTOR), LANA TROTOVŠEK (VIOLIN)

July 10, 2024 at 20:00

GIUSEPPE VERDI: IL TROVATORE, OPERA

Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Zubin Mehta, Conductor Cesare Lievi, Director of the original production Stefania Grazioli, Director of the revived production Luigi Perego, Set and Costume Designer Lorenzo Fratini, Choir Master

July 10 – July 13, 2024, 20:30-23:59 at Cankarjev dom, Križanke

65th LJUBLJANA JAZZ FESTIVAL

Jazz Festival Ljubljana, for the sixty-fifth time! Six stages, twenty concerts with nearly a hundred performers from more than twenty countries.

July 10, 2024, 20:30-23:00 at Križanke

CHIEF ADJUAH (FORMERLY KNOWN AS CHRISTIAN SCOTT) TERENCE BLANCHARD FEAT. THE E-COLLECTIVE WITH ATOM STRING QUARTET

65th Ljubljana Jazz Festival

We begin at Križanke with a visit from New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, featuring two top-tier artists from two generations, Terence Blanchard and Chief Adjuah, formerly known as Christian Scott.

July 11, 2024, 18:30-20:30 at Gallus Hall

JOHN SCOFIELD / DAVE HOLLAND DUO

65th Ljubljana Jazz Festival

A collaboration between two of the most recognizable jazz names of the last half-century.

July 11, 2024 at 20:00

CONCERT OF THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF BASSOONIST ZORAN MITEV

Zoran Mitev, Bassoon Members of the Polifonia Society Igor Škerjanec, Cello

October 25, 2024, 10:00-21:00 at Pogačarjev trg

ODPRTA KUHNA

A culinary market in the city center that attracts foodies and culinary (adventurers) every sunny Friday from March to November.

July 13 – July 14, 2024, 09:00-03:00

BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

Delicious blueberries, folklore, cultural heritage, folk music, and excellent music.

July 19, 2024 at 21:00 at Križanke Summer Theatre

THE BODYGUARD, MUSICAL

Mykal Rand, Director and Choreographer

July 20, 2024 at 20:00

BAROQUE ENSEMBLE WROCŁAW, ANDRZEJ KOSENDIAK (CONDUCTOR), ALICIA AMO (SOPRANO)

July 21, 2024 at 21:00 at Križanke Summer Theatre

MÚSICA POPULAR BRASILEIRA

Brazilian Afropop / Bahia

Margareth Menezes, Vocals Raoní Lima Maciel, Guitar Caio Felipe Ferreira Nascimento, Keyboards Nelmário Marques Cerqueira, Bass Caio Oliveira Dos Santos, Percussion Joilson Dias Dos Santos, Drums

July 22, 2024 at 21:00 at Križanke Summer Theatre

ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DEL CONSERVATORIO VICENZO BELLINI DI CATANIA

Epifanio Comis, Conductor