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Authentic Experiences in the Vipava Valley

All year round, from the first bluebells of spring until the first snowflakes of winter, the Vipava Valley has a busy calendar of events for visitors to enjoy. Especially popular are the traditional events that preserve local traditions and showcase the region’s flare for winemaking and gastronomic delights. In recent years the valley has been home to an increasing number of athletic events, including extreme and adrenaline sports, which attract massive crowds and daring competitors.

Welcome to the valley of unforgettable experiences!

Past events

Vipava Valley Rally

The biggest sports event in the Vipava Valley features over 90 km of spectacular speed trials and a night-time super special stage in the centre of Ajdovščina. The event welcomes thousands of rally racing fans.

Tour of Slovenia

Starting in Ajdovščina and finishing on Sveta Gora, one leg of this year’s Tour of Slovenia will shine a spotlight on the Vipava Valley and Goriška Region. Also known as the “royal” stage, the 4th stage of the international Tour of Slovenia will run through a captivating landscape which will also be unfolding itself before the viewers in a live broadcast.

Giro d’Italia 2021

23. 5. 2021
Nova Gorica,
5000 Nova Gorica

t: +386 (0)5 330 46 00
m: +386 (0)41 460 217
The 104th edition of Giro d’Italia, Italy’s biggest sports event, will take a detour through Slovenia. Stage 15 of Giro d’Italia will dip in and out of Nova Gorica.

Hiking in the Footsteps of Matija Vertovec

22. 11. 2020
5270 Ajdovščina

m: +386 (0)41 632 133
The hike pays homage to the compatriot Matija Vertovec who was the first Slovenian wine expert. It weaves through the villages and vineyards of the hills around Vipava. The undemanding hike takes around 5 hours to finish. Hikers will meet from 7.00 to 9.00 am under the oak tree before the village of Ustje.

Vipava Grape Harvest

4.–13. 9. 2020
Glavni trg,
5271 Vipava

m: +386 (0)51 215 226
Boasting the oldest tradition in the Vipava region, the Grape Harvest Festival features an annual wine queen pageant and a wine competition. In the three-day event visitors can enjoy browsing through the farmers’ market and attending the entertainment programme.

Zelèn Wine Festival

The castle courtyard will host winemakers from the Vipava Valley, who produce the Zelèn wine. The offering is complemented with a selection of dishes. There is also an organized tour of the alleys and piazzas of Vipavski Križ.

Nativity Scenes in the Vipava Valley

december 2019, januar 2020

Attracting more and more visitors every year, the real treat of the Vipava Valley around Christmas is the traditional display of Nativity scenes.

Vipava Valley Wine Cellars between St. Martin’s Day and Christmas

7. 11. – 22. 12. 2019
Vipavska dolina
t: +386 (0)5 365 36 00
For two decades now the Vipava Valley wine road has been attracting guests to a number of autumn events, St. Martin feasts and wine tasting at wineries.

Summer in Vipava

15. 6. – 14. 9. 2019
Glavni trg,
5271 Vipava

m: +386 (0)51 215 226
Summer in Vipava, cultural events in a scenic setting. The refined cultural programme puts this event series front and centre in terms of summer events in the upper Vipava Valley.

Month of Local Cuisine: Okusi Vipavske

22. 4. – 19. 5. 2019

t: +386 (0)5 365 36 03
The Month of Local Cuisine (Kulinarični mesec) is a staple of the annual Festival Okusi Vipavske (Flavours of the Vipava Valley) main event. In April and May many restaurants, inns and agritourism farms in the Vipava Valley offer guests selected dishes made from locally sourced ingredients.