Maribor is one of the major players when it comes to festival season. One of the most recognizable events that Maribor is hosting is definitely the biggest Slovenian open-air Lent Festival. Since 1993, Lent Festival has been the synonym for liveliness, relaxation, vivaciousness, creativity, and energy at the beginning of summer in Maribor. The days and nights at Lent Festival are now a tradition of a carefully selected, outstanding mixture of art and culture that emphasizes cosmopolitanism as well as local specialties along with the hospitality of the city. In this time Maribor lightens up, it is reborn, and youthfully playful through its streets that gleam in the hustle and bustle of the events, laughter, and light.
Lent Festival 2019
Up until now, the festival has been annually visited by 500 thousand people on average and it is considered to be one of the biggest events of the Central and South-East Europe. This year’s 27th edition of the festival, that will be held between 20 and 29 June 2018, will spread around more than 40 venues around the City of Maribor, its squares, parks, streets and along the Drava river bank.
One of the festivals most distinguished characteristics is its floating stage set on the Drava river. The festival’s symbol is 900 sq.m. in size with 679 or around 1200 standing places in its parterre and with additional 2196 seats on the tribunes.
Benefits for congress guests
Congress guests could easily incorporate attractive festivities to their after-meeting programme. Festival Lent provides for a great opportunity of a pure and unique experience that can have a major impact on meeting success.
The festival venues are just a few minutes’ walk apart from each other. The walk can, along with the pleasant restaurant gardens and numerous stands, transform into a dinner outdoors, into a tasting of local wines or beer creations coming from local boutique breweries. All in all, the Lent Festival is the must-see and experience event for any congress guest that comes to Slovenia in the last two weeks of June 2019.