FEST MEST is a festival celebrating the vibrant pulse of 21 historical towns. Take a look at the programme of event highlights that take place from spring to late summer in the historical town centres. We have selected the best events, shows, exhibitions, concerts and outdoor performances. Choose your historical town and experience contemporary Slovenian creativity in thousand-year-old venues.

FEST MEST spring-summer 2024

From April to August, internationally renowned musicians, dancers, theatre ensembles and visual artists connect 21 of Slovenia’s most beautiful cultural heritage venues. Check out the programme, choose your favourite concert, exhibition or performance and explore the historic town hosting the event.


In castles, churches and monasteries, concerts sound different – timeless. In summer, renowned and talented musicians often fill castle courtyards and gardens with their music. Treat yourself to a concert journey through historical towns. Choose your favourite concert – from classical to popular music.


Historical towns are platforms of heritage and contemporary times. Theatre, dance and film venues in town centres link them both. Slovenian theatre productions are among the best in Europe and the world, so make sure you circle them on your Fest Mest calendar. Combine a trip to a historic town with a visit to a play.


Visit the spring and summer exhibitions, which ask provocative questions and reflect on alternative futures. We have selected some of the contemporary art exhibitions and biennial events that put Slovenia and its historical towns at the heart of European creativity.


As the longest festival in Slovenia, FEST MEST adds festive days to your calendar and offers you an opportunity to visit the best concerts, exhibitions or performances in historical towns – alone or with your loved ones. It will give you the chance to experience the town squares, streets and their ancient stories in a new and creative way.

Check out the programme and choose your favourite FEST MEST highlights.

Sentido Project

Škofja LokaRead more

Jože Marinč: Retrospective Exhibition

Kostanjevica na KrkiRead more

Zebra among the stars

Slovenj GradecRead more

Ensemble Dissonance and Lana Trotovšek

PiranRead more

Concert by Vlado Kreslin and Mali bogovi

ČrnomeljRead more

Keiko Miyazaki: In the Devil’s Hole

CeljeRead more

Ramna Jazz Concert

ŠentjurRead more

Concert Šalamon, Andersen, Héral Trio

Ravne na KoroškemRead more

Yugoslavia, My Country

KoperRead more

I know It’s Spring Again

IdrijaRead more

Pehlivanian Opera Academy: La Boheme

BrežiceRead more

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Obbligato Harpsichord (first part)

CeljeRead more

Atwood’s Parachute

Novo mestoRead more

Naturally 7

PtujRead more

Mediterranean Meets Atlantic: Custódio Castelo in Ana Paula Gonçalves ter Teo Collori in Momento Cigano

MetlikaRead more

Stevens Ballet Company

KranjRead more

Concert by SILENCE

Slovenske KonjiceRead more

KAOS, festival of contemporary collage

KranjRead more

Milan Ramšak Marković: A RAINY DAY IN GURLITSCH

KranjRead more