Ljubljana event highlights in June 2017

by Tamara Langus

June will be filled with great music and wonderful open-air events. And the best thing is that most of them will be free of charge. Check out our selection of events this June and experience the local spirit of Ljubljana.

June in Ljubljana

The name of this festival doesn’t tell much except that it is taking place in June. And that’s great because you can find all sorts of concerts, performances and entertainment in the centre of Ljubljana free of charge. Kongresni trg square be alive for 14 days from the morning till late evening and everyone can find something interesting there. The morning and afternoon events are intended for children, whereas the evenings are reserved for different and more artistic events. The Festival will feature over 30 cultural events, including 5 themed days dedicated to ballet, performing and circus arts, contemporary dance, and electronic music.

8 - 21 June, Kongresni trg square

32nd International Biennial of Graphic Arts

Make sure not to miss Ljubljana's artistic event of the year, the International Biennial of Graphic Arts. It is one of the oldest biennials in the world. The 32nd edition of the Biennial, in collaboration and in co-production with many partners, once again delivers an extensive array of exhibitions and events. The main exhibition entitled Birth as Criterion, which will be on display at the Tivoli Mansion and in the newly renovated Švicarija Creative Centre, will be accompanied by exhibitions of work by the winners of the previous Biennial and a number of other exhibitions and artistic events held at various exhibition venues across Ljubljana.

16 June – 24 October, Tivoli Mansion: International Centre of Graphic Arts

  • Bienale/junij
  • Bienale/junij

Šiška Open - urban activities day

Most tourists in Ljubljana focus only on the city centre, but our city has some interesting parts that are worth visiting. The Šiška Open festival will take place from early afternoon to late evening in the square in front of Kino Šiška. It will present various organisations based in Šiška. In the afternoon, there will be some skateboarding, rollerblading, BMX, hip-hop, breakdance, street art, circus skills and martial arts workshops, various creative workshops will take place, you’ll be able to enjoy a good book in the Library under the Treetops or take a stroll around the square’s galleries. The evening will conclude with the finale of the student band league. See you in Šiška.

17 June, Kino Šiška - Centre for Urban Culture

World Music Day

Go outside and enjoy the music! The Slovenian capital will once again join the international initiative known as Fête de la Musique or World Music Day, which celebrates the sound of live music. All the performances will be free of charge but you can always tip the musicians.

21 June, various locations around the city

  • Šiška Open/Dan glasbe
  • Šiška Open/Dan glasbe

Festival of Urban Culture Slovenia

This festival will take place for the first time and since it will be a kickoff party it will be free of charge on all city venues, but club after parties will be payable on the spot. Visitors will be able to experience the richness of contemporary trends in culture and creativity ranging from electronic music, design, fashion, visual creation to social awareness projects.

30 June – 1 July, various locations in Ljubljana

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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