Open air events in Ljubljana

What is the most unique thing about Ljubljana? One of the things that come to mind is the combination of relaxed and lively atmosphere. Mostly free events take place on the streets and markets almost throughout the year.

Traditional events start in February with the Dragon Carnival (Zmajev karneval). In about a month, the popular Open Kitchen (Odprta kuhna) opens in the Central Market, which lasts until the end of October. Soon after, the season of outdoor fairs begins. One of the trademarks of Ljubljana is also the Library under the Treetops  (Knjižnica pod krošnjami) “the only 100% natural library in the world”.

Entertaining events during the day and high culture in the evenings, free of charge in the heart of the city. This is a short description of June in Ljubljana at the Kongresni trg square, which is an introduction to the lively summer. It is followed by a large number of events, including the Ana Desetnica Street Theatre Festival, jazz concerts and dance evenings, film screenings at the Ljubljana Castle and the Kongresni trg square, the Nights in the Old Ljubljana Town  (Noči v Stari Ljubljani), and Medieval Days (Srednjeveški dnevi).

The Ljubljana Wine Route brings winemakers from all over Slovenia to the streets of “the city of vine and wine”. Advent events in Ljubljana are marked by the Festive Fair and the December in Ljubljana event programme that lasts the entire month.

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  • Open Kitchen - food market

    Open Kitchen - food market

    The Open Kitchen is a food market where you can experience the delights of freshly cooked food prepared by different Slovenian chefs right there in front of you, on the market stalls.


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    Central Market

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  • Summer Concerts on Ljubljanica River

    Summer Concerts on Ljubljanica River

    Local brass bands will be giving free concerts for the passers-by on the Ljubljanica river embankments. Concerts will be performed on the boat sailing between Prule bridge and Butcher's bridge on the Ljubljanica river.


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    Between Prule bridge and Butcher's bridge on the Ljubljanica river

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  • Promenade concerts of local brass bands

    Promenade concerts of local brass bands

    Every Sunday local brass bands will be giving promenade concerts in Tivoli park's rose garden.


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    The Tivoli Park

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  • Open-Air Salsa Plato

    Open-Air Salsa Plato

    Social dance nights

    The famous Open-Air Salsa nights, held in Ljubljana’s Ajdovščina quarter, have for years been contributing to the vibrancy of Ljubljana city centre. Each Thursday throughout the summer, these free events full of spontaneity bring together several hundreds of dancers.


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    Kavarna in restavracija Plato

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