Embark on an exciting journey to Slovenia in 2024 by exploring a calendar filled with top events and unique experiences that will make your visit to this picturesque country truly unforgettable. Situated at the crossroads of the Alpine, Mediterranean, and Pannonian worlds, Slovenia offers diverse festivals, cultural events, outdoor activities and spa retreats. Combined with top gastronomy, Slovenia is the perfect destination to visit anytime!
In 2024, Slovenia will be buzzing with culture, which will be the leading promotional theme for the following two years, since Nova Gorica will be the 2025 European Capital of Culture. Various jubilee festival events include the 35th edition of LIFFe, the largest film festival in Slovenia; the 40th Slovenian Book Fair; the 40th Druga Godba Festival, showcasing non-conventional rhythms; the 10th Ment, a leading showcase festival and music conference in Central and Eastern Europe; and the grand 60th editions of both the Biennial of Industrial Design and Jurjevanje, the oldest ethnological festival in Slovenia.
The cultural scene in Slovenia will be enlivened with diverse concerts featuring world-renowned performers. From the grand stages of Stožice Arena to the alternative rhythms at Ljubljana’s urban culture center, Kino Šiška, there’s something for every music lover. Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana will also showcase new musical, performance and film highlights in 2024.
The legacy of Rudolf Maister, a renowned general and poet, will also be honored this year, with special events commemorating 150 years since his birth and 90 years since his passing. Delve into the rich history of Kamnik, Maister’s birthplace, and Maribor, the Styrian capital also closely connected with him, as he played a pivotal role in shaping Slovenia’s northern border.
Beyond the cultural festivities, Slovenia invites you to celebrate anniversaries such as 20 years since joining the European Union, 100 years of the Alpine Conservation Park, and 70 years of the Maribor Art Gallery.
For sports enthusiasts, 2024 promises thrilling moments with large-scale competitions. The winter months will be exciting with World Cup competitions in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and ski jumping. The jubilant 60th edition of the Golden Fox promises a particularly festive celebration. In warmer months, Slovenia will host a plethora of running and cycling competitions, including the 30th Tour of Slovenia.
Amidst the cultural and sporting fervor, make sure to savor Slovenian cuisine. From Michelin-starred restaurants to street food delights, Slovenia serves up a gastronomic journey that reflects the character of its unique landscapes.
As you travel across Slovenia, follow the signs for Slovenia’s Unique Experiences, unlocking adventures that will leave an indelible mark on your heart. May your journey to Slovenia in 2024 be filled with delightful discoveries, cultural richness, and unforgettable memories.