Outdoor fairs

A visit to the old city centre of Ljubljana on a sunny day offers you a perfect opportunity to do some shopping at the Central Market or an outdoor fair.

Ljubljana's picturesque Central Market, designed by the architect Jože Plečnik, is a place where Ljubljanians go not only for shopping, but also to meet friends and acquaintances and enjoy themselves together. The market sells fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, bread, cheese, cottage cheese, meat and other foods as well as gifts items and souvenirs.

Local foods and countryside traditions

The Central Market occasionally hosts events under the title of The Countryside in the City, dedicated to presenting produce from Slovenian farms. If you are more into traditional fairs, a short trip to the countryside might be a good idea. Ljubljana's surrounding areas host several country fairs, the best known held on the Strawberry and the Chestnut Sunday along the Fruit Route in the area of the Janče hill, and on the Bilberry Day in the village of Borovnica.

Arts and crafts on Saturdays, antiques on Sundays

Bits of history are spread out for you to choose from at the Antique Flea Market, set up on the Breg embankment on the river Ljubljanica on Sundays. The choice on offer is varied and interesting, and you never know what you might discover. On Saturdays during the warm months, the Breg embankment hosts the Art Market, where original and creatively designed products are being sold and often also created by Ljubljana's artists and craftsmen. In addition to that, each last Saturday in the warmer months is reserved for ARTish, a creative festival, featuring a selling exhibition of original works by Slovenian creators. It is held on Gornji trg square.

During spring and summer, the vibrant Ljubljana Old Town also hosts several occasional fairs, which offer anything from original art and designer items to traditional and contemporary arts and crafts, books, and medieval-themed souvenirs. When the weather is fine, old city centre shops join in the atmosphere and display their merchandise on streets stalls.

Christmas time's Festive Fair

During Christmas time, the Breg embankment traditionally turns into the venue for the Festive Fair, where beautifully decorated green stalls, designed specially for the fair, sell a fine selection of products suitable for giving as gifts, while the fair's surrounding area hosts all kinds of free festive events.

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  • Festive Fair

    Festive Fair

    Each year in December, Ljubljana's Festive Fair becomes the centre of the city's social life.

    Open-air fairs
    Ljubljana city centre

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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.

    Culinary events, Open-air fairs
    Central Market

  • Ljubljana Wine Route

    Ljubljana Wine Route

    The event entitled Ljubljana Wine Route (Ljubljanska vinska pot) marks St. Martin's Day, when, according to Slovenian tradition, grape must officially turns to wine. The event includes tastings of young wine and culinary delights served from stalls set up in front of the old city centre's bars and restaurants.

    Culinary events, Open-air fairs
    Old city centre

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  • Antique Flea Market

    Antique Flea Market

    Ljubljana's Antique Flea Market offers antiques, art pieces and all kinds of bric-a-brac of collectible or simply nostalgic value.

    Open-air fairs
    Breg embankment