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Festivals, fairs and celebrations

the good life in the green hills

Whatever time you visit, you'll probably come across a local event or festival, as the region has many - including:

  • the international festival of naive art at Trebnje in June,
  • farm events in many areas in the summer:
    - "Igre pod dedovo lipo"
    - "Metliške grajske prireditve"
    - "Straška jesen"
    - "Praznik harmonike"
    - "Vinska vigred"
    - "Kostanjeviška noč"
    - "Topliška noč"
    - "Semiška ohcet"
  • the choir festival in Šentvid near Ivančna Gorica,
  • fairs in Šentjernej, (the largest in Slovenia) and in Mokronog and Vesela Gora,
  • celebration of the missionary
  • Baraga, in Trebnje in June,
  • annual performances of the plays of Josip Jurčič in the open air
  • theatre at Muljava in summer,
  • Črnomelj's fireman's festival, the Florjanovo, on 4th May, and the grand festival of folk dance and music in June - Jurjevanje.

As a visitor you will be made very welcome at local events - check with the Dolenjska Tourist Board for a calendar.