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KašArt - summer festival of art in Žirovnica

Prešeren’s Eve with Aleksander Mežek and friends in Vrba

2. 7. 2022 in front of Prešeren’s birth house in Vrba

 

Fairytale Evenings in Front of Finžgar’s Birth House

July and August 2022 – Finžgar’s birth house in Doslovče

7. 7. 2022, 14. 7. 2022, 11. 8. 2022, 25. 8. 2022 

 

Concert in Završnica

5. 8. 2022 in Završnica valley

KašArt is a summer festival of art in Žirovnica, or rather Kašariji as locals call the villages beneath Mt. Stol, hence the name of the festival – KašArt. The festival is a combination of stories, poetry, popular music and spending time outdoors, as well as being an opportunity to socialise with friends while discovering a wealth of cultural heritage.

The KašArt festival includes various events that are held in three unique venues:

Prešeren’s Eve with Aleksander Mežek and friends in Vrba 
Fairytale Evenings in Front of Finžgar’s Birth House
Concert in Završnica

Museum Saturdays in Žirovnica

When
Every fourth Saturday of the month from March to October

Where
Municipality of Žirovnica

Price – The Žirovnica Path of Cultural Heritage (entrance ticket to all four houses)
School children: € 6,50
Adults: € 9,00

Every fourth Saturday of the month between March and October the doors of most museums in Žirovnica are open for you. In addition to Prešeren's Birth House in Vrba, you can also visit Čop's Birth House in Žirovnica and Finžgar's Birrth house in Doslovče. You are also kindly invited to visit the private collection Museum of the Past in the shelter of Mt. Stol in Zabreznica village.

Museum Saturdays in Žirovnica can also be a great opportunity to combine outdoor recreation and history, as our sights are connected in a 10-kilometre circular Žirovnica Path of Cultural Heritage. Treat yourself to a day packed with sport and culture in the villages below the highest peak of the Karavanke.

Julian Alps Trail Run

When

24th­­ – 26th September 2021

Registration

Julian Alps and its surroundings offer everything that trail running stands for – mountain paths, where easy and runnable terrains intertwine and sometimes surprise you with more technical ones.

Slovenian Cultural Holiday-Hike along the Žirovnica Path of Cultural Heritage

When

8th February

Vrba in Žirovnica is the birthplace of the greatest Slovenian poet, France Prešeren, so its cultural beat is the greatest on February 8th, the day of the national cultural holiday dedicated to France Prešeren. This is the day when all the villages in Žirovnica come to life. Beekeepers offer you a taste of honey in front of Anton Janša's Memorial Apiary, a traditional lojtrnik– a wooden horse-drawn carriage, takes you on a fun ride along the Imperial road, and the doors of Finžgar's, Jalen's, Čop's, and of course Prešeren's birth houses, are widely open, inviting you to discover their secrets. Prešeren's day is also full of green energy, which takes you on an organized hike along the Žirovnica Path of Cultural Heritage. Of course, the most diverse happening is in front of the birth house of France Prešeren in Vrba, where a central ceremony takes place with musical performances, poetry recitations and goodies from local providers.