19 - 21 July 2018 | various locations
Largest festival of culture, sports and cuisine in the in Gorenjska region
For three days, the streets of Kranj will be transformed into a stage for cultural events, cuisine experiences, art markets and sports games for all generations.
The Slovenian Square will turn into a real volleyball field for the National Championship in beach volleyball, as well as other entertaining and athletic games in the sand. In front of the Globus building, there will be a children's playground with numerous water games for children and adults.
The central stage at the Main Square will be hosting well-known Slovenian pop and rock groups such as Tabu, Hamo & Tribute 2 Love and Beatles Tribute. Members of the music project Eroika Aromatika will provide an aromatic evening experience of an orchestra with covers of famous tunes and hits from various time periods and styles, and the group ABBA Mia will impress disco fans and will bring them back to the time of disco balls. Before the concerts, the famous street theatre of Ana Monro and the Bras Orchestra of the Municipality of Kranj will have their performances.
Also the Maister Square in front of the Kavka Bar, Pungert and the platform in front of the Prešeren Theatre Kranj will have smaller concert stages in an intimate mood. In front of the Prešeren Theatre, the indispensable and tasty street food event Kranska kuhna will take place, funny stand-up events and acoustic evening concerts by Tinkara Kovač and Slavko Ivančič.
In the Vovk Garden, located behind the walls of the Khislstein castle, you will be able to relax in a yoga session and later enjoy the summer evenings with open-air cinema or the chill-out evening with cocktails and a fire show to DJ sounds.
On all three days, the Plečnik stairs will have an art market with its unique products. In front of the Church of St. Cantianus and the Maister Square, the street theatre will appear with acrobats, fire-breathers and jugglers, there will also be market stalls with products of handicrafts. In addition to all this, the entire time of the festival, barrel organ players from all over the world will be playing at various locations in the town centre.
All visitors to the Kranfest are invited to visit the Tunnels under the old town centre and to take a guided tour of the Kokra River canyon surrounded by the 30-meter-high rock on which the town of Kranj stands.
This year's Kranfest is a perfect opportunity to have an attractive, active and enjoyable time with friends and family. These three days of summer will be unforgettable. Just relax and enjoy all of it!