Summer events in Slovenia 2020

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Slovenia is finally reopening after the Coronavirus epidemic. Most events in Slovenia were either postponed or even canceled due to many restrictions and social distancing. Some events on the other hand have taken it to the internet and transformed themselves into virtual form.

However, Slovenia has officially ended the Coronavirus epidemic recently, meaning the government has lived some of the strict restrictions. Now, events that do not host more than 200 people are allowed, as long as the event-goers follow social distancing and other rules. Slovenia has many fun and interesting events in the summer, especially in the capital city of Ljubljana. Check out the events that will be held in Slovenia in 2020.

The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2020 Jun 2 2020

Welcome to innovative, independent and national selection of the best Slovenian restaurants that is now in its 4th year of running. In early autumn 2016, we started the selection of The Slovenia Restaurant Awards with help from some professional International and Slovenian enogastronomy and tourism experts. Now each year we organize an exclusive event, where we reveal all the best restaurants in Slovenia.  The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2020 event will be held online on June 2, 2020. 

Odprta Kuhna  Jun 11 – Oct 23 2020
Every Thursday and Friday, June until late October (weather permitting) Pogačarjev Trg in Ljubljana’s old town transforms into one big melting point of culinary and social excitement, as Odprta Kuhna (Open Kitchen) takes over.

Restaurant Week Jun 12 – Jun 21 2020

This year’s spring edition of Restaurant week was supposed to happen in March, however, due to the Coronavirus epidemic, the spring edition of Restaurant Week will now be held in June. The menu price will remain the same 19 euros, with the exception of the top-rated restaurants (3 or 4 hearts), where the special menu price will be 25 euros.

Lighting Guerilla Festival Jun 15 – Jul 11 2020

The 14th international Lighting Guerilla Festival, dedicated to works of contemporary visual and new-media art, will take place in Ljubljana between 15 June and 11 July. The main topic of this year – Five Elements – will be connected with nature and its forces.

Michelin Guide reveals in Slovenia Jun 16 2020

After The Slovenia Restaurant Awards 2020, comes the world-renowned french restaurant guide – Michelin. This year Michelin Guide will for the first time in Slovenian gastronomic history reveal the first-ever Michelin star restaurants in Slovenia. How do you think will receive the Michelin star in Slovenia? Will there be more than one Michelin star restaurant in Slovenia? How many Michelin stars in Slovenia will we be getting? Or will Slovenian restaurants only be featured in the Michelin Guide Slovenia? All of these questions about Michelin stars in Slovenia will be answered on June, 16th. Stay tuned for more on Michelin Guide in Slovenia here.

Ljubljana Jazz Festival Jun 17 –  Jun 20​​​​​​​ 2020
Each year, the Ljubljana Jazz Festival features some of the world’s biggest names in jazz, attracting music lovers from home and abroad.​​​​​​​

Museums on a Summer Night June 20 2020
One of our favourite annual cultural events will this year take place on the night of 20 June, with museums and galleries across the country will not only offering free admission, but also extending opening hours with some institutions keeping their doors unlocked as late as midnight. ​​​​​​​

Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica​​​​​​​   Jun 29 – Jul 1 2020​​​​​​
As part of the Ljubljana Festival, young musicians of the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet and the Ljubljana Academy of Music perform on tourist boats along the river​​​​​​​.

Lighting Guerrila​​​​​​​ Jun 15 – Jul 11​​​​​​​ 2020
This year concerned with the topic of 5 elements, the Lighting Guerrilla Festival uses light as a form of expression, so be ready for a real exploration of the visual that is in touch with the spirit of the subversive in art and society.

Ljubljana Festival Jun 20 – Aug 28 2020 
Three months of ballet performances, musicals, classical music concerts Cankarjev Dom, Križanke Summer Theatre and even on the river Ljubljanica! 

Summer in Šiška 2020 Jun 24 – Sep 2 2020

A series of free concerts on summer Wednesdays right in front of the legendary cinema that has become one of the best venues and supporters of (mainly) the music scene in the country.

Summer Nights at Ruska Dača 2020 Jun 24 – Aug 21 2020  

A series of concerts “under the stars” and comedy shows “under the open sky” in the setting of the magnificent Ruska Dača. 

Ljubljana Festival on the Ljubljanica Jun 29 – Jul 1 2020

As part of the Ljubljana Festival, young musicians of the Ljubljana Conservatory of Music and Ballet and the Ljubljana Academy of Music perform on tourist boats along the river.

Ana Desetnica: Street Theatre Festival Jul 1 – Jul 4 2020
The festival showcases contemporary trends in street theatre creativity, is remarkable for its well-defined artistic concept and its organisers’ efforts towards complementing the vibrancy of city life in Ljubljana with the vibrancy of the festival

Druga Godba Aug 27 – Nov 8 2020
Druga Godba is well known for bringing to Ljubljana leading artists from different backgrounds and musical traditions who draw inspiration from different traditional folk musics and are committed to creative musical exploration.

Film Under the Stars Jul 16 – Aug 8 2020
An annual cinema event with nightly screenings of the top films from the previous year as well as several Slovene premiers in the courtyard of Ljubljana Castle.

FeKK – Ljubljana Short Film Festival Aug 17 – Aug 22 2020
The biggest international short film festival in the country, with a competition programme focused on the young cinema of the Ex-Yugoslavian countries on one side and a national competition programme on the other.

International Festival Nights in Ljubljana Old Town Aug 27 – Aug 29 2020
A mini festival closing the Summer in Ljubljana Old Town festival and symbolically concluding the Imago Sloveniae Festival and Ljubljana’s summer events season.

Summer Night Sep 3 2020
Summer Night is dedicated to Big Band RTV Slovenia, the main orchestra responsible for the creation and development of Slovene popular and jazz music. The concert evening on September 3 that will symbolically close Festival Ljubljana, will feature some of Slovenia’s finest singers accompanied by the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra 

Thursday Jul 2 21:00–00:00Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and 3rd Piano Concerto
Friday Jun 26 – Saturday Jul 4Lent Festival
Monday Jun 29 – Sunday Jul 5Ljubljana Street Art Festival