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March 2019

Malvasia Festival – Portorož, Western Slovenia

March 10, 2019 - March 11, 2019
Hotel Slovenija, Obala 33
Portorož, Slovenia
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Portorož (source: www.slovenia.info, photo: Aleš Fevžer)

Malvasia Festival is an event celebrating Malvasia, typical wine of Slovenian Istria. The event will include presentations and workshops in Slovene language and Malvasia wine tasting. Malvasia Festival is held in the beautiful coastal city of Portorož, one of the major Slovenian tourist destinations, and just a stroll away from other coastal destinations:  historical town of Piran and old fishing town Izola.

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Coffee Festival Slovenia – Celje – Eastern Slovenia

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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Coffee Festival Slovenia is a lively event, filled with discussions, tastings, workshops and expert lectures. Festival is hosting some large coffee brands and boutique coffee roasters and is gaining popularity - in 2017 the number of visitors exceeded 20.000. Coffee has been traditionally a very important part of the gastronomy in Slovenia. Neighboured with Italy, its influence in the coffee culture has always been strong. Another significant impact came from the south. From the Ottoman's wars in Europe, Turkish coffee…

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Kulinart – Celje, Eastern Slovenia

March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019
Celje Showground, Dečkova cesta 1
Celje, 3000 Slovenia
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Two days of culinary experience presents International and Slovenian cuisine. The event takes place on the Celje Showground, along with other spring fairs like Coffee Festival and Beekeeping Days. Events include the presentation of all sorts of food and dishes accompanied by wines, beers and spirits, and artisan ceramics and wooden products for cooking.  

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European Food Summit – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 16, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Ljubljana Castle, Grajska planota 1
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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European Food Summit is a top culinary event in Ljubljana featuring star chefs and many interesting guests. The event takes place in Ljubljana and is led by chef Ana Roš (https://www.hisafranko.com/en/) and writer and journalist Andrea Petrini, creator of Gelinaz (http://gelinaz.com/). Location details are not published yet. Please check the official webpage for the updates: http://www.foodsummit.eu/en/.

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Praznik pomladi – Spring Festival – Svečina, Eastern Slovenia

March 16, 2019
Svečina, Svečina 2201 Slovenia + Google Map

The Spring Festival in Svečina is a celebration of the local wine and culinary offer.  Nested in the hills in the far north-eastern part of Slovenia, Svečina is a hidden wine gem of the country. The region produces mostly dry and off-dry white wines. The wineries are small, family-run and known for their hospitality. The Spring Festival is one of the most authentic experiences offered in Slovenian wine scene and an excellent opportunity to taste great local wines and food. If you…

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Odprta Kuhna food market – Ljubljana, Central Slovenia

March 22, 2019
Pogačarjev trg, Pogačarjev trg
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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Odprta Kuhna – Open Kitchen is almost a year-long open-air gastronomic event which takes place every Friday throughout the spring, summer, and autumn. It is held on “Pogačarjev trg” square in the Ljubljana City Centre – which is essentially part of Ljubljana's Central Market. With Cathedral and Ljubljana Castle in the background and right next to the river banks, you will be able to enjoy a variety of world cuisine, wine, and beer in the magnificent atmosphere of an old,…

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Šempas wine and olive oil festival – Šempas, Western Slovenia

March 31, 2019 - April 1, 2019
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Šempas wine and olive oil festival present wines and olive oils from the western part of Slovenia and neighboring Italian municipalities. It is a 2 days event hosting more than 60 wineries and the additional program which features guided tastings and presentations.

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April 2019

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants – Karst, western Slovenia

April 5, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Karst Štanjel, 6222 Slovenia + Google Map

The wild tastes of karst asparagus and wild plants celebrates the great natural treasures of the Slovenian Karst. The event takes place in the restaurants, farms, and inns from April to May and is dedicated to asparagus and other spring food. If you are interested to learn more about Karst cuisine please visit:  https://www.stanjel.eu/en/karst_cuisine/karst_dishes/

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Chocolate Festival – Radovljica, Northern Slovenia

April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Old Town Centre of Radovljica Radovljica, 4240 Slovenia + Google Map

The Chocolate Festival, the first and only festival of this kind in Slovenia, is organised every year in April. Visit the Festival in the old town centre and taste, smell and see chocolate in a variety of forms, tastes, and colours.

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Rebula and Olive Oil Festival – Višnjevik, Western Slovenia

April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Višnjevik Višnjevik, 5212 Slovenia + Google Map
Olive Oil from Brda (Source: www.slovenia.info)

Rebula and Olive Oil Festival is a traditional wine and food festival which takes place every spring in Višnjevik, a small village in one of the finest Slovenian wine regions Brda. Višnjevik is a native place of Rebula and it was first mentioned in the local books already in the 14th century. Rebula makes usually a light, fresh wines. Lately, the grape has been successfully used for sparkling wines. The event also celebrates local olives and olive products which will be served along with other local…

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Brda and Wine – Šmartno, Western Slovenia

April 27, 2019
Šmartno, Brda Šmartno, 5211 + Google Map

Brda and Wine is a traditional event in the village of Šmartno in the heart of Brda wine region. Close to the Italian border, the event introduces the best from both countries – presented wines come from Slovenian Brda and Italian Colio. Both regions have done a huge step forward in the last decades and are now considered as one of the premier wine regions in their home countries. Guided tour and tasting excellent traditional of the local food, will also be offered.

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Olive oil and Chard festival – Padna, Western Slovenia

April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
Padna Padna, 6333 Slovenia + Google Map

Olive oil and Chard festival is celebrated at the beginning of summer in a village of Padna in Slovenian Istria. Padna is a small, picturesque village with less than 200 inhabitants, located in the hinterland of a beautiful coastal town Piran. Through history, the village has become famous for its natural products, notably olive oil and chard, both popular ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine. Festival will feature farmer market, art program, free guided tour of the village, hiking tour, children events…

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May 2019

The Kranjska Gora International Culinary Festival – Kranjska Gora, Western Slovenia

May 7, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Kranjska Gora Kranjska Gora, 4280 Slovenia + Google Map

International Culinary event with competition and food stands taking place in a mountain town, Kranjska Gora. Enjoy great food, beautiful landscape and views of the Julian Alps.

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PortoRose2 – Rose & Rosé Festival, Portorose – Western Slovenia

May 25, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Portorož, Portorož
Portorož, 6320 Slovenia
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Portorose hosts exclusive event in the beautiful rose gardens, located right in in the center of this coastal town. The festival blends the artistic events, horticulture and rose wine tasting. The event is a perfect introduction to the summer season with fresh and tasty wines and blues and jazz music.

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June 2019

Artichoke Fest – Strunjan, Western Slovenia

June 25, 2019
Strunjan, Strunjan
Strunjan, 6320 Slovenia
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Strunjan is a small village on the Slovenian coast surrounded by the beautiful Mediterranean natural vegetation protected as a Natural Part. Strunjan is hosting two fine food events yearly - the Artichoke Fest held traditionally in May and Persimmon Festival (which we also publish on this site), which takes place in the middle of November. Artichokes are the local products of the region and they will be offered in many different ways. You’ll be able to taste some autochthonous dishes…

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August 2019

Saltpans Feast – Piran, Western Slovenia

August 25, 2019
Tartini square Piran, Tartini square
Piran, 6330 Slovenia
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Saltpans Feast revives the great tradition of salt production in the Slovenian Coast. The artisan manufacturing of salt has started 700 years ago. Today the salt is still produced by hand and the whole process has not changed much since the old days. More information on salt production can be found here: http://www.soline.si/en. Saltpans Feast is held on Tartini square in the centre of the beautiful coastal town of Piran. The event will offer a demonstration of the salt making…

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