TOP Events this Weekend 8. – 9. 2. 2020

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We have gathered TOP events that will be on this weekend, which you can visit with your special someone. This weekend we remember one of our Top Slovenian poets, France Prešeren with a national holiday in his memory. Read below about the hand-picked events and pick your favorite event to visit and enjoy!

Till the 8th of February – Women Economic Forum

Women Economic Forum (WEF) is a three-day event with the slogan and theme: “Power of the Pack; Women trustfully supporting Women”. 

The organizers of the Women Economic Forum – Slovenia expect more than 200 women, supportive men, and young leaders to join us over the two days including around 150 speakers from more than 30 countries.

Read more about the event, here.

Till 15th of February – Simon Boccanegra

A compelling psychologic portrait of one’s will to power, immersed in Verdi’s dramatic music will be held in Maribor.

Read more about the event, here.

8th of February – Prešeren Fair

In the memory of the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren, Kranj honors the national day of culture with many events.

In front of the Kranjska Hiše, there will be a meeting place for anyone who wishes to attend the guided tour of the town, called Kranj in Your Heart, as well as a tour of the Tunnels beneath the historic town center. You will have the chance to ride a carriage through the streets and children will be able to ride a real pony. The townhouses will host many events. There will be many guided tours at the Gorenjska Museum, Town Library, and Prešeren’s House and you are welcome to visit the galleries of Kranj, the Layer House and the town walls in the Khislstein Castle.

It is a tradition at this festival of culture that the town of Kranj hosts the artists and writers who received the Prešeren Award or the Prešeren Fund Award. This encounter carries the name Gathering of the muses on the Carniolan Parnassus.

Learn more about the event, here.

8th of February – Path of Cultural Heritage

On Vrba na Gorenjskem there will be organized a Cultural Heritage Path, which connects the birth houses of the top Slovene poets, from France Prešeren to Matija Čop, and others. Although you can visit the attractions along the path year-round, it is a particularly special experience to do so on Prešeren’s Day, when you can join hundreds of others visitors, locals and those from further afield, to walk the path, find out more about life in the top Slovenian poet’s time, and feel a part of Slovenia’s cultural heritage. The path is 10 km long. 

Learn more about the event, here.

8th of February – Refucus Mundi

The festival is an important meeting point for winemakers to show all the refosco’s potential and it is considered as one of the top culinary events fo the year. The winemakers are mainly from Slovenian and the event will be held in Izola.

Learn more about the event, here.