The story of the Lent Festival is the story of evenings that smell like summer and invite you to socialize, to get out, under the starry sky, among colourful lights, sounds and rhythms. To the squares that become venues, to the streets that ripple with a colorful river of visitors from all over the world, to a place where you meet with friends. Each June the medieval Lent district at the Drava River, the historic squares, picturesque streets of the Old town and even the mighty city park emerge as festival venues bursting with art, culture and creativity.
With thirty years of tradition, Festival Lent is one of the oldest and largest open-air festivals in central Europe. Every year it welcomes about two hundred thousand visitors, almost every fourth Slovene has visited it at least once. It is a celebration of art, culture and creativity of all genres for all generations, and a space for discovering, learning, meeting and coexisting in a variety of cultures. It is a festival that, for the thirtieth time, will transform the city into a giant stage and a vibrant meeting point for artistic expressions.