INFORMATIONS - EVENTS
TRADITIONAL EVENTS PIRAN AND SURROUNDING
Every year, on the fourth Saturday of the month, the "Anbot" Association in Piran organizes a fair of antiques and home crafts. The fair takes place in Župančičeva Street in Piran. It opens at 8 o'clock in the morning and closes at 6 o'clock in the afternoon. Members of the "Anbot" Association invite you to visit the fair and find some interesting things for your collection as well as taste the local dishes.
Olive oil and chard festival Padna (end of April)
Visitors of the festival will be invited to take a walk through the village, taste various homemade specialties offered on stands or even buy the local olive oil. Besides Istrian culinary delights, visitor will as well have the opportunity to be active by joining the cycling tour or enjoy the traditional village’s feast in the evening. At the evening visitors will be entertained by the traditional Istrian music and a popular local music will make everybody dance.
Saltpans Feast (the last weekend in April)
A new season of salt gathering begins on St. George's Day. We offer you a salt-evening, salt-dinner, a trip to the Piran Fair and a visit to the Saltpans Museum, an afternoon in the spa (salt, fango), the St. George procession in Piran and, of course, a visit to the salt pans, live music and more.
Roses and Flowers Festival (start of May)
You are kindly invited in May to attend the numerous horticultural, artistic and cosmetic presentations, lectures and events, which will take place at the Roses and Flower Festival. We believe, that at the Rose and Flower Festival you will feel love at first sight (or perhaps love at first taste?), which will remind you again and again about the “Port of Roses”.
Internautica (first week in May)
The international boat and nautical equipment fair Internautica takes place in Portorož. It offers visitors over 8,000 square metres of indoor and 20,000 square metres of outdoor exhibition areas, featuring the exhibits of over 200 companies from Slovenia, Italy, Croatia, Germany, as well as other countries, and over 200 vessels at 150 exclusive moorings. The event is accompanied by yachting regattas, a meeting of vintage old-time vehicles, seminars and conferences, as well as by an equisite culinary and enological offer. Do not miss the exhibition of over 100 most prominent trademarks from the nautical and sports world.
Piran Musical Evenings (July-August)
The International Festival of Chamber Music entitled Piran Musical Evenings traditionally takes place at the cross-shaped arcade of St. Francis Church in the very heart of the old town of Piran. It is a pleasure for the lovers of chamber music and those who like to attend classical concerts by various performers.
MIFF Folklore Festival (first half of July)
The aim of the festival is to present to the public Mediterranean dances, music, singing and culture. You can enjoy the performances of folklore groups from Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, etc. The festival takes place on Tartini Square and the 1st of May Square.
Tartini Festival (end of August)
The Tartini Festival is an international festival of chamber music dedicated to the memory of the life and spirit of Giuseppe Tartini, the famous classical composer who was born in Piran. An impressive number of top-quality artistic events contributes to the rich cultural heritage, invariably receiving excellent reviews from international experts.
Maritime Baptism (first Saturday in September)
Neptune's Maritime Baptism continues the sailors' tradition of baptizing those members of their ship's crew who have crossed the equator for the first time. This event takes place in September in the town of Piran on the main pier.
Persimmon Fruit Feast (first weekend in November)
The Persimmon Fruit Feast is a traditional event, organized in November by the Solinar Tourist Association from Strunjan. Delicious fruit is exhibited and offered for purchase fresh or in the form of culinary masterpieces. Experts prepare lectures on various subjects, artists put their work on show and prepare a variety of entertainment and cultural events, whereas caterers offer a delicious assortment of typical regional dishes.
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