Best of Ljubljana Events

05 Oct 2023

Ljubljana is a city that has something for everyone when it comes to hosting spectacular annual events. From enchanting live music events to tantalising of food events, and everything in-between! This city offers a year-round carnival of culture, cuisine, and creativity that promises something unforgettable for every visitor.

Here's a run down of all this year's nominees for Best of Ljubljana Events.

MENT Ljubljana

MENT Ljubljana is the winter club event with a summer festival vibe. Each year it hosts more than 70 performers from around Europe at various venues across the city. ​It also attracts talented and experienced music professionals to a concurrent conference. MENT focusses on new music forces and genres, including Icelandic hip-hop, Serbian psychedelia, Lithuanian jazz electronica or avant garde Slovenian pop. Read more...


European Food Summit

Known as one of the ost renowned international food events aims to bring attention to the importance of a sustainable attitude to food, the purpose of more responsible habits, inspiration from world-renowned chefs, culinary experiences. Read more...
European Food Summit


Nights in Ljubljana Old Town

Nights in Ljubljana Old Town is a mini festival closing the Summer in Ljubljana Old Town festival and symbolically concluding the Imago Sloveniae Festival and Ljubljana’s summer events season. It traditionally features over 30 performances by some of the best Slovenian and International musicians from more than 15 countries. The project not only focuses on music from all over the world but also includes art exhibitions, literary events and workshops that will be taking place in the streets and squares of the old part of the city centre. Read more...
Nights in Ljubljana Old Town

SILA International Bazaar

One of the biggest charity events of Ljubljana’s calendar is the International Bazaar organised by SILA International Women’s Club. This fabulous event marks its 30th year, and more than 35 embassies and country representatives will introduce their traditions and culture through food, wine, cosmetics and souvenirs. All money raised from the bazaar will be donated to approved selected charities. SILA's annual bazaar is a wonderful way to discover new experiences and culinary delights! Read more...

SILA Bazaar


Film Under the Stars

On midsummer nights, film stars come to life in the courtyard of Ljubljana Castle. A programme of this season’s best films has once again been put together by Kinodvor, in collaboration with the City of Ljubljana and Ljubljana Castle. This year, five films will get their first public screening in Slovenia in the Castle courtyard. Films are screened in their original language with English subtitles. Read more...

Film Under the Stars

Ljubljana Wine Route

The Ljubljana Wine Route, which notoriously gets more higgledy-piggledy the longer you stay on it, is a brilliant introduction to the various wines produced in the country and this festival brings it all together in one big celebration. Recommended for both connoisseurs and those looking for some unique gifts and souvenirs to take home, find not only tastings and opportunities to purchase but much more besides. Read more...

Ljubljana Wine Route


LJFW: Ljubljana Fashion Week

The prominent theme of this year's fashion week is a strong concern for the environment and sustainable design with fresh and innovative approaches in fashion design. This time, the largest number of Slovenian designers and brands will be presented. Designers who have been loyal to LJFW since the beginning, as well as some new names. There will also be some interesting collaborations, and the opportunity for students to present their unbridled creativity to the public. Read more...
Ljubljana Fashion Week



ARTish is a lovely initiative and a great place to pick up original gifts while also supporting the local economy and sustainable living. Taking place most Saturdays throughout the year, during the warmer months you can find two to three dozen local artists, artisans, craftspeople and general creative types selling their unique works on Gornji Trg in the old town, while in the winter they move indoors to venues such as Kino Šiška, Kucha and Pionirski Dom. Read more...



Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week takes place twice a year, in spring and autumn, and gives diners a 10 day period to sample the delights created by some of the country’s most talented chefs. Diners new and old can enjoy a 3-course-meal for a very pocket-friendly price. During last year’s Restaurant Week over 100,000 people took advantage of the superb offers available. Restaurant Week has established itself as a great way to discover new places and introduced guests to many previously hidden gems around the country. It has proved to diners that top quality food can be found on the menus of lesser known restaurants without the stars. Read more...



Month of Design

Design Week Ljubljana 2023, as part of the Month of Design, consists of an Exhibition of Brands and Designers, Eat & Drink Design, presentations by BIG SEE Award Winners, the Design Conference, the Design Forum, BIG SEE Debates, the BIG SEE Grand Prix Award Ceremony, and the Slovene Design Awards Ceremony. Read more...
Month of Design

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