Every day of the weekend, from Friday to Sunday, a special CityBeach will be open. The CityBeach, set on the Drava embankment’s terrace MariBox, will offer a true beach vibe to lovers of urban culture, to local dancers in the sun, and to those who enjoy spending their time in open-air space. The CityBeach will have a beach platform, a swimming pool, sports playground, cocktail bar, street food, and a stage set by the river for concerts and DJs.
On Friday, 8th of June, the Drava Festival hosts the jazz festival called Jazz ‘ma mlade (Jazz has kids) from 9 am until midnight. This international festival of young jazz, art, culinary and wine brings top-notch concerts of foreign and local young jazz ensembles and a rich accompanying programme.
On the same day, a so called SUP Musical Tour will be held on Drava river between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. The excursion on SUPs allows for a special view from the river onto the landscape of the city with its most beautiful parts. This year’s SUP tour is particularly special because the SUPs will flow along a river raft on which a concert will play live music. Additional fun will come with the XL SUP that can hold 8 people.
Lent to people / Drava my beach, is a programme that will on Saturday, 9th of June, all-day-long offer an Urban Landscape in which the traffic surfaces will be used as a space for socialising, creativity, and sport activities. Also on Saturday, a fishing competition will be held starting at 8.30am and finishing at 1pm, and a Run for Maribor’s Library will be held between 9am and 1pm with two runways on the Drava embankment – one 5km and another 10km in length.
On Saturday’s evening, from 6pm until 8pm, Oriental Dance On Drava will be organised on the stage of Hiša Zahir, located on the terrace above the Drava river. While from 8pm on, a Dance Under the Stars will welcome everyone who want to dance and have fun on a DJ night.
On Sunday, 10th of June, at 4pm a Yoga in nature will be offered on a lawn under Hiša Zahir to everyone; to those who are already yoga experienced, as well as to those who want to learn its basics and to relax and strengthen their body and mind.
These are just some of the events that will happen this coming weekend in the City of Maribor, a rising congress destination that can with its all-summer-long festivals offer an inspiring and entertaining side programme for congress guests when staying in Slovenia.