Festival vibe 2024 - visitptuj.eu

THE FESTIVAL VIBE

OF THE OLDEST SLOVENIAN CITY 2024


Festival  vibe brings a colorful range of cultural events to the oldest Slovenian city!

Throughout the year, and especially in the summer, Ptuj will be colored with lively tints of music, poetry, theater, visual arts and street art.

Colorful streets, terraces, squares and other interesting corners of the city will serve as a varied backdrop for unique experiences.

Choose your tint of fun in the old city of new experiences!


 

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KURENTOVANJE 2024

3–13 FEBRUARY 2024

Visit Ptuj during one of the most interesting carnivals in the world, when the city becomes the largest open-air ethnographic museum of intangible cultural heritage.


Organizer: Javni zavod Ptuj and Mestna občina Ptuj

Letak za festival Dobrote slovenskih kmetij 2024, na katerem je 10 foto-utrinkov s preteklih festivalov, na katerih so vidne slovenske jedi in njihovi ponudniki.

35. SPECIALTIES OF SLOVENIAN FARMS

17–19 MAY 2024

At the central Slovenian culinary event with a 35-year tradition, which takes place in the wonderful Minorite Monastery, the culinary offer of Slovenian farms is presented.


Organizer: Kmetijsko gozdarska zbornica Slovenije

SALON SAUVIGNON

18 MAY 2024

Salon Sauvignon is a festival of wine, cuisine and fine arts. It brings together winemakers, restaurateurs, wine lovers and gourmets as well as music and fine arts.


Organizer: Salon Sauvignon

OPERA NIGHT ON PANORAMA

22 JUNE 2024

On the hill of the Panorama archaeological site, the exceptional musical event Opera Night at Panorama is traditionally held.

In front of the mighty backdrop of the Ptuj Castle, you can hear popular excerpts from famous opera works, which always fascinate with their timelessness and exceptionality, and listening to music under the stars certainly promises an unforgettable experience.


Organizer: Društvo za glasbeno umetnost Arsana

CARAVAN OF FLAVOURS

28–29 JUNE 2024

A caravan of colorful trucks and trailers serving the best and most delicious street food.


Organizer: Karavana okusov

 

ART STAYS FESTIVAL

4–7 JULY 2024, opening weekend
4 JULY–8 SEPTEMBER 2024, exhibitions

Art Stays is one of the most important festivals of contemporary visual art in Slovenia and this part of Europe. It has been showcasing the latest works of Slovenian and foreign contemporary artists since 2003, inviting renowned artists (for example Ai Weiwei or Yoko Ono), who have already exhibited in famous galleries and biennales, as well as and up and coming creators.


Organizer: Kulturno umetniško društvo ART STAYS

16th FESTIVAL ARSANA

12–27 JULY 2024

Music aficionados will love the festival. It has evolved into an important European festival over the recent years, and earned its place on the world map of music festivals. Every year the festival features a number of events and performances by classical, jazz, world, vocal, and instrumental musicians.


Organizer: Društvo za glasbeno umetnost Arsana

Fotografija svetlečih belih žarnic v večernem času.

CINEMA WITHOUT A CEILING

JULY AND AUGUST

A romantic night out? Nostalgia? Love for the silver screen? Cinema without a Ceiling brings the most unforgettable titles from the season to this enchanting venue. The program is a mix of genres, with masterpieces from all over the world, and from artists with diverse styles of expression.


Organizer: Mestni kino Ptuj, Javni zavod Ptuj

OPEN KITCHEN

20 JULY and 5 OCTOBER 2024

The caravan of the Open Kitchen, the unique culinary market that has driven the Slovenian and international culinary scene crazy, also likes to stop in Ptuj. It is a veritable treasure trove of home Slovenian cuisine, modern cuisine, exotic flavors of distant lands and boutique confectionery.


Organizer: Odprta kuhna and Javni zavod Ptuj

PTUJ SUMMER NIGHT

2–3 AUGUST

What a city bursting at the seams! A traditional public event that the municipality organizes every year on the occasion of the municipal holiday in cooperation with Ptuj restaurateurs, hoteliers and bars.

Every square is a different music venue, the streets turn into musical promenades, the pleasant smell of food and the city spins.


Organizer: Javni zavod Ptuj, Mestna občina Ptuj

Plakat dogodka UP!FEST

UP! FEST

10 AUGUST

With the desire to contribute to the development of urban culture in the oldest and most beautiful city of Ptuj, UP Festival will be organized again this year!
Entry is free!


Organizer: Društvo za glasbeno analizo Popperkeg

ROMAN GAMES XVII

16–18 AUGUST

2,000 years ago, Ptuj was a mighty city: first a military outpost, later an important trade and craft town.

During the Roman Games, Ptuj turns into the Roman Poetovio: the city is occupied by gladiators, legionnaires, senators, vestal women and other Romans, who prepare one of the largest presentations of the Roman period in this part of Europe.


Organizer: Poetovio LXIX – Društvo za rimsko zgodovino in kulturo Ptuj

DAYS OF POETRY AND WINE

19–24 AUGUST

Days of Poetry and Wine is the largest international poetry festival, which brings together the best poets and artists from all over the world and the best Slovenian wines in the charming old town of Ptuj. All festival events are held in Slovenian and English, which is why the Days of Poetry and Wine have gained a loyal domestic and foreign audience over the years.


Organizer: Beletrina

Fotografija množice ljudi, kako sedijo in poslušajo na festivalu narodno zabavne glasbe na Ptuju.

55TH OBERKRAINER MUSIC FESTIVAL PTUJ 2024 AND CHILDREN SING SLOVENIAN SONGS AND CELEBRATE FESTIVAL

6–7 SEPTEMBER

The Ptuj Folk Music Festival is the oldest and most prestigious event of its kind in Slovenia. It was first performed in 1969.

Ensembles compete in two categories: classical quintets and other ensembles. At the festival, each ensemble participates with two new compositions that have not yet been played publicly or released on sound recordings and with unpublished texts. An expert commission, appointed by the festival organizer, selects performers from the registered ensembles and evaluates them at a public audition.


Organizer: Radio Tednik Ptuj

PTUJ CASTLE GAMES

7 SEPTEMBER

Experience history with groups that preserve the tradition and culture of the Middle Ages. They come from near and far, from Slovenia, Croatia, Slovakia, Austria and the German twin city of Burghausen. The medieval market comes to life in the city. The event is enriched every year by an art colony, awarding of awards to winemakers and music on magical musical instruments at the castle. The program begins with a group walk around the city, which then meets at the Town Square. In the afternoon, there will be games at the tournament area at Ptuj Castle.


Organizer: Društvo Cesarsko-kraljevi Ptuj

ST. MARTIN’S DAY

9 November 2024

Experience the biggest wine festival in the city, which boasts the oldest wine cellar in Slovenia.


Organizer: Javni zavod Ptuj

 

PTUJ FAIRY TALE

2–31 December 2024

Decorations above the streets of the old city center become the backdrop where magical creatures turn Mestni trg into a fairytale land every December.

For the entire magical month, the city center bubbles with a holiday fair and tons of events.


Organizer: Javni zavod Ptuj

 

NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

31 December 2024

Spend the longest night of the year in good company in the heart of the city.


Organizer: Javni zavod Ptuj

 

KURENTOVANJE 2025

22 FEBRUARY–4 MARCH 2025

Visit Ptuj during one of the most interesting carnivals in the world, when the city becomes the largest open-air ethnographic museum of intangible cultural heritage.


Organizer: Javni zavod Ptuj and Mestna občina Ptuj

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