Insider’s Guide: Our favourite festivals in Lake Bled

Lake Bled isn’t just a pretty face. The picturesque lake and beautiful castle are also the backdrop to exciting events and cultural treats. The cosmopolitan destination is an excellent place to visit for anyone with an interest in Slovenian culture and international music. Here are our highlights for your Lakes and Mountains holiday in 2018:


International Music Festival Bled

Taking placed from the 3rd to the 14th July, the International Music Festival Bled welcomes over 2,000 aspiring musicians from across the world to the shores of Lake Bled. The festival caters for a wide taste in music, with everything from classical performances to Jazz. Atmospheric venues include the lake facing festival hall and Bled Castle.

Tickets, cost around Euro 12 per person and can be purchased locally.


27th Okarina Festival

The colourful Okarina Festival celebrates world music, with diverse performances by musicians from around the world: Spain, Korea, Japan, Senegal, Mali, and of course, Slovenia. Performances range in price, from free recitals on the lake promenade, to crowd-pleasing concerts at the festival hall.

The 27th Okarina Festival lasts from 27th Juy until the 6th August.


Taste Bled

This special weekend takes place between the 21st and 23rd July and celebrates the local community and culture. Local restaurants set-up stalls along the promenade selling regional specialities. The event celebrates traditional Slovenian cuisine, and the stallholders are more than happy to chat about their rich and creative culinary heritage.


International Rowing Regatta 2018

Lake Bled welcomes the world’s best men, and women’s rowing teams to compete in this spectacular sporting event. Lake Bled forms an important part of the World Rowing Championships, and the crowds come out to cheer the accomplished atheletes.

This summer, the regatta takes place between the 15th and 17th June.

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