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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

Hiking in the Footsteps of Matija Vertovec

22. 11. 2020
Ustje,
5270 Ajdovščina

m: +386 (0)41 632 133
ajdovscina@vipavskadolina.si
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.
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Vipava Grape Harvest

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

m: +386 (0)51 215 226
vipava@vipavskadolina.si
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.
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Summer in Nova Gorica

Summers in the city centre of Nova Gorica are always vibrant. The varied offering of entertainment and cultural events caters to people looking for a place to socialize with good music and other activities. Summer in Nova Gorica will make for enjoyable summer evenings.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
www.vinski-hrami.si
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.
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Summer in Vipava

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

m: +386 (0)51 215 226
vipava@vipavskadolina.si
izvirna-vipavska.si
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.
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Summer in Vipavski Križ

All summer long – every Thursday in July and August – the event series Summer in Vipavski Križ entices visitors to come to the picturesque piazza with its myriad concerts, intriguing theatre shows and a selection of gripping documentaries.
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Month of Local Cuisine: Okusi Vipavske

22. 4. – 19. 5. 2019

t: +386 (0)5 365 36 03
ra.rod@siol.net
www.okusi-vipavske.si
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.
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