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Summer in Ljubljana is the season of festivals and free outdoor events. Keep up with what will be happening until the end of August. We prepared some suggestions to help you make the most of your stay in our city.

Open air events photo Blaz Lah

© Blaž Lah

Ljubljana Festival

The Ljubljana Festival, with its long history and tradition of presenting premier artistic events, contributes significantly to the cultural life of Ljubljana in the summer. Read more >

Until 5 September, Križanke summer Theatre and other venues

Summer in Ljubljana Old Town by Imago Sloveniae

Each year, the Summer in Ljubljana Old Town festival contributes to the vibrancy of city life in Ljubljana by presenting a programme of classical music concerts held in the picturesque surroundings of the old city centre. Most of the concerts are free. Read more >

Until 28 August

Film Under the Stars

In the most starry cinema in the city you can watch a selection of the most resounding films of the past cinema season, complemented by premieres and avant-premieres. Read more >

Each evening until 3 Aug at 21:30, Ljubljana Castle's courtyard

Parallel Worlds of Alan Hranitelj

This exhibition presents the stunning creative accomplishments of costume designer Alan Hranitelj. His costume designs intertwine in the fields of opera, theatre and film, both in Slovenia and abroad. Read more >

Until 8 September, Ljubljana Castle

Summer in the Tivoli Park

Complementing the exhibitions of the International Biennial of Graphic Arts is a lively evening programme including guided tours, concerts and other artistic events, taking place in a pleasant natural environment of the Tivoli Park. Read more >

Each Thursday until 25 July at 21:00

Open-Air Salsa Plato

In Ljubljana, we are dancing in the streets. The famous Open-Air Salsa nights have for years been contributing to the vibrancy of our city. These free events full of spontaneity bring together several hundreds of dancers. Read more >

Each Thursday until 26 September at 20:00, Plato Cafe at Ajdovščina

Jazz Stage

Free open-air jazz concerts feature various jazz ensembles from Slovenia and abroad. Read more >

Each Friday until 23 August, Stari trg square

Gala Hala Summer Stage

Don't miss this colorful programme of DJ sets and concerts held on the summer stage of the Gala hala club at the Metelkova mesto autonomous culture centre. Read more >

Until 31 July, Metelkova mesto alternative culture centre


One of the largest and oldest festivals in Ljubljana Trnovfest is celebrating its 28th anniversary in the courtyard of the Center of Slavic Cultures France Prešeren in Trnovo district. Read more >

1 - 31 August 2019, CSK France Prešeren, Karunova 14

Ljubljana Beach Volley Challenge

For three days, Ljubljana's centrally-located Kongresni trg square will turn into a city centre beach. It will host a beach volleyball championship bringing together top international athletes. Read more >

2 - 4 August, Kongresni trg square

Young Lions

Young Lions (Mladi levi) festival brings together young performing groups and solo artists from across Europe whose work is characterised by original approaches to theatre and dance. Read more >

23 - 31 August, Old Power Station, Slomškova 18

Nights in Ljubljana Old Town by Imago Sloveniae

This mini festival closing the Summer in Ljubljana Old Town festival symbolically concludes Ljubljana’s summer event season. Read more >

29 - 31 August, outdoor stages, streets and squares in the old city centre

This is just a selection of some of the most interesting events and festivals this summer. For more events, check the Events section of our website.