Ljubljana event highlights in October 2017

by Tamara Langus

It’s getting cold and we prepared a selection of great events that will make you warm in October. There is something for everyone in Ljubljana this month. And if you’re not too cold, you can still enjoy colourful autumn in Tivoli Park.

Concerts at the Kino Šiška - Centre for Urban Culture

In October, the programme of the Kino Šiška centre will feature interesting names but we selected representatives of four different music genres.

  • 10 October: The Tunisian group Ifriqiyya Électrique catapults centuries old rites into the 21st century. How? Well, when their electric guitars and electronics collide with ancient cleansing rituals “something stunning happens” as organizers of the concert say.
  • 20 October: Do you like funk music? Cory Henry, an exceptional keyboardist and one of the core members of the currently hottest jazz funk ensemble Snarky Puppy, is coming to Slovenia, accompanied by his Funk Apostles. Ladies and gentlemen, Cory Henry and The Funk Apostles!
  • 21 October: Lola Marsh is an indie-folk-pop band from Tel Aviv. It combines deep, warm, nostalgic vocals, heart-on-the-sleeve-lyrics and Middle Eastern guitar melodies.
  • Cory Henry/Čokoljana
  • Cory Henry/Čokoljana

Čokoljana – chocolate fair

Do you like chocolate? There is a saying: “Money can't buy happiness. But, it can buy a chocolate, which is pretty much the same thing.” Find your happiness at the Čokoljana, a chocolate fair set to take place at Ljubljana's Central Market. Large and renowned chocolate producers as well as those from boutique chocolate manufacturers and cake shops will be offering their products like pralines with local pumpkin oil, salt, lavender, rosemary, home-made liqueur etc. There will also be chocolate products with ecological certificates, fresh and vegan sweets, chocolate kebab, chocolate wines, chocolate cosmetics and many other chocolate products from Slovenia.

21 October at Central Market

Volkswagen Ljubljana Marathon

His event will really make you sweat. The Ljubljana Marathon is the largest running event held in Slovenia. Its great international recognition is largely due to its highly attractive course, running through the streets of Ljubljana. Marathon and half marathon start on Sunday 29 October at 10:30 at the Slovenska road. Check out why we believe this marathon is quite special.

29 October in Ljubljana city centre and its surrounding areas

  • Parov Stelar/Plečnik
  • Parov Stelar/Plečnik

Parov Stelar Band

Parov Stelar, the producer and musician Marcus Füreder, is responsible for the best combination of jazz, house, electro and breakbeat. The upcoming, new studio album will be promoted at the concert in Ljubljana and we can hardly wait to hear it. He and his band will make us dance for sure!

21 October at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre

Ljubljana, a City with Plečnik's Signature

Catch a beautiful and educational exhibition of large format photographs, dedicated to work by the architect Jože Plečnik. All you have to do is take a walk to the Jakopič Promenade in Tivoli Park and there is a 24 hour open-air gallery. The exhibition juxtaposes the past and the present and it’s interesting to see how the Triple Bridge, the Ljubljana Central Market and his other significant architectural works were build. If you’re interested in Jože Plečnik’s architecture in Ljubljana, you can read more here. Interesting fact: the promenade was also designed by the architect Jože Plečnik.

Until 11 November, The Tivoli Park

If all these are not enough for you, visit the Events section on our website and have a great October 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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