Portorož and Piran are known for hosting many well-known events. The most well-known are the traditional music festival “Melodies of the Sea and the Sun”, the “Slovenian Film Festival”, the “International Advertising Festival”, the “The Golden Drum” and many more.
Throughout the year, you can choose among different events that take place in our galleries, in the Portorož Auditorium, hotels, casinos, museums, cultural societies and the countryside.
In the countryside, it is especially vivid during the summer months. This is the time of year for Istrian-style parties called “šagra” that include dancing. In the Piran hinterland, for a few years in a row, we have organised two events that are very interesting for both local and foreign visitors. These are the “Festival of Oil and Chard” in the village of Padna and the “Festival of Wine and Garlic” in the village of Nova Vas in July. At these events, locals offer their produce and show you the life of their ancestors. Both festivals usually include a wide range of sporting activities, for example, hiking and cycling.
May is the month when roses bloom in Portorož. During this time, we organise a botanical event called the "Festival of Roses and Flowers". During the festival, the centre of Portorož is flooded with colourful booths with a wide variety of flowers, roses and herbs. The event is accompanied by several horticultural lectures and animation programs.