Keep calm it’s carnival time! Time to eat tons of donuts, live your »alter ego« dreams or just enjoy colourful festive spirit. Carnival is a time for craziness – a time when we hide behind masks and become whatever we want for just one day/night. There are planty of carnival events around Slovenia but we made a list of our favourite ones.
1. Venice Carnival 2020 / 8th February – 25th February 2020
In less then 3 hours long drive from Ljubljana you can be in another World. The unique city Venice is an absolute bucket list place to visit and it’s filled with things to do and see. This time of the year you can leap into a bygone era of late night balls, galas, masquarade and mystery at the historic Venice Carnival! Something is for sure: Venice Carnival is just something else!
The majority of the festivities take place in the centre of Venice, with elaborate parades full of floats literally floating through the city’s seemingly endless canal system. The Piazza San Marco transforms into a huge circus that plays host to shows and workshops during the day and live music and DJ sets in the evening. You can also join in the festivities by entering one of the daily ‘Best Mask’ competitions.
But don’t forget: even if you are visiting Venice just for the carnival you can do other fun things too. Romantics (for example) can choose Gondola ride around the canals – a dream way to view the architecture and culture that’s dispersed around the city. In the old city centre you’ll also find some amazing art museums and plenty of »coffee and pasta« spots.
2. Masked party on Ljubljana Castle / 22.2.2020 at 21:00
Life is a party so dress like it! The Ljubljana Castle and their dance floor have for many years been attracting dancers to unforgettable events that are thematically flavoured and suitable for all dance tastes. The first dance evening – on carnival Saturday (masks of all shapes and sizes are very welcome)– will be the already traditional opportunity for anyone who wants to spin in the rhythms of salsa, bachata, kizomba, and much more. Hint: there will also be plenty for fans of standard dances.