Ljubljana event highlights in August 2017

by Tamara Langus

What will August bring to Ljubljana? A lot of music, a theatre festival and even an open-air cinema. And many beautiful sunny days, we hope! Check out our highlights!

Urbano dejanje Festival

The Urbano dejanje festival will present and bring together music, arts and sports elements of urban culture in Ljubljana. Every day the festival will introduce different kinds of music such as jazz, etno music, rock, hip hop and electronic music. In the afternoon, the visitors will have a chance to attend various cultural, sport and artistic activities and different fairs. In the evening, we'll enjoy the concerts and after midnight the events will move indoors to the K4 club.

7 – 13 August, Kongresni trg square/Congress square

Urbano dejanje3

Young Lions - international theatre and dance festival

Each year, the Mladi levi festival perks up the theatre scene in Ljubljana and brings leading-edge stage artists from all over the world. We expect no less this year. Also, there are usually some parties or surprising interventions and performances cunducted in the streets across the city.

18 - 27 August at Stara elektrarna - Elektro Ljubljana / Old Power Plant and other venues

  • Urbano dejanje/Mladi levi
  • Urbano dejanje/Mladi levi

Open air Cinema Congress square

Do you enjoy watching classic films? We do too! You'll have an opportunity to watch three film classics on three consecutive evenings on a large screen free of charge. Let's have a film night with:

  • Der Himmel über Berlin (Wim Wenders, 1987)
  • Rashômon (Akira Kurosawa, 1950)
  • The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

22 – 24 August, Kongresni trg square/Congress square at 21:00

Nights in Ljubljana Old Town

Nights in Ljubljana Old Town is a mini festival that will symbolically conclude Ljubljana’s summer event season. Many outdoor concerts accompanied by a diverse mixture of other cultural and entertainment events will take place in the streets and squares of the old part of the city centre. You can get the impression about this festival from a blogpost by Bridges and Balloons.

24 - 26 August, outdoor stages, streets and squares in the old city centre

  • Letni kino/Noc v stari LJ
  • Letni kino/Noc v stari LJ

We have to mention a very special experience that you can have in Ljubljana this August. You can visit and help Slovenian archaeologists build a replica of a historic Roman logboat at the Špica embankment by the Ljubljanica river. It's quite interesting.

If you are interested in other events, find them in the Events section on our website. Enjoy the summer and don’t forget about the Open kitchen food market each sunny Friday at Pogačarjev trg square.

Tamara Langus

Tamara is a renowned Slovenian social media expert and blogger, among others working for Ljubljana Tourism as the social media manager.

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