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Prešeren Fair

8 February | Squares and streets of Old Town Kranj

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PREŠEREN FAIR 
8 February 2023 

The Prešeren Fair takes place in Kranj each year in the memory of the greatest poet of Slovenia, Dr. France Prešeren. It is one of the most prominent events on the national day of culture. This year unfortunately, there will again be some restrictions due to the pandemic, so it will not be possible to hold it on the scale we used to. However, also this year, we will be able to feel the spirit of the poet Prešeren in the streets of Kranj.

 

Cultural institutions will open their gates to impress visitors with the richness of their contents. Visit Prešeren’s House, the Town Hall and the Khislstein Castle, where admission will be free on this day. During your walk around the city, make a stop at the Arts and Crafts Fair, which will take place from 9am to 4pm on Prešeren Street and on the Main Square.

 

 

PROGRAMME (Prešeren Festival Every Day)

 

IN FRONT OF THE PREŠEREN THEATRE KRANJ:

  • 11.00: Opening ceremony
  • 11.15 - 14.00: Performances by choirs and recitations
  • 10.00 - 18.00: Cheerful Street Food

 

MAIN SQUARE BY THE FOUNTAIN:

  • 11.00 - 15.00: Dance performances by folklore groups
  • 11.00 - 15.00: The Water Man Musical
  • 16.00: Vlado Kreslin, concert
  • TIME FOR 19TH CENTURY ROMANCE (Let 19th century fashion enchant you – purchase cylinders and hats at the stall in front of the Kranj House on Main Square 2; Poemomat – print out a poem of your choice)

 

IN FRONT OF THE KRANJ CITY LIBRARY:

  • 11.00 - 15.00: Carriage ride

 

IN FRONT OF THE PREŠEREN MEMORIAL MUSEUM:

  • 11.30, 12.30, 13.30 in 14.30: Announcements by the town crier accompanied by the Kranj Guard

 

NEXT TO THE CHURCH OF ST. CANTIANUS:

  • Master Janez and his print workshop

 

PUNGERT:

  • 11.00 - 15.00: Horse riding

 

OLD TOWN:

  • 10.00 - 18.00: Arts and Crafts Fair
  • 11.00 - 17.00: Festival of barrel organ players

 

PREŠERNOVA STREET:

  • 11.00 - 16.00: Memorial photo corner

 

PREŠEREN GROVE:

  • 15.15: Laying of a wreath at the monument to Dr. France Prešeren

 

KRANJ CITY LIBRARY:

  • 10.00 - 16.00: Prešeren Quiz
  • 10.00 - 16.00: Click, click a cheerful smile, photo corner on the ground floor of the librarye
  • 10.00 - 16.00: Book hunt, library treasure hunt in the children's section
  • 10.00 - 13.00: cheerful Prešeren workshop
  • 10.30: Ana and Froga, show for kids
  • 11.00: Musical poetry, concert by the Tantadruj band

 

KRANJSKA HIŠA - Tours (Organised by the Tourism and Culture Board Kranj):

  • 9.00 – 18.00: Bell tower of the St. Cantianus Church
  • 10.00, 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00, 16.00: Guided tour of the tunnels under the old town of Kranj*
  • 10.15, 12.15, 13.45, 15.45: Guided tour of the SOS Proteus Information Centre*
  • 10.30, 11.30, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 15.30: Guided tour of Kranj*
  • 11.00: Digital tour of the tunnels under the old town of Kranj*

 

* 20% discount during the Prešeren Days.

 

GORENJSKA MUSEUM (Organised by the Gorenjska Museum):

  • 10.00 - 16.00: Children's workshop; Khislstein Castle (grad Khislstein)

 

GALLERY OF PREŠEREN AWARD LAUREATES FOR FINE ARTS KRANJ (Organised by the Prešeren Award Laureates Gallery Kranj):

  • 16.45: Recital by the Prešeren Award laureate Anja Štefan at the Gallery, this will be followed by the opening of the photographic exhibition Portraits of the Prešeren Award Winners 2023 by Tone Stojko

 

PREŠEREN THEATRE KRANJ:

  • 13.00 - 16.00: Guided tours
  • 18.00: Gathering of the Muses on Parnassus in Carniola

 

LAYER HOUSE:

  • 10.00: Prešeren Day at the Layer House
  • 10.00: Opening of exhibitions
  • 10.00 - 14.00: Layer's book fair

 

INSTITUTE FOR THE PROTECTION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE:

  • 8.00 - 16.00: Exhibition: Jože Plečnik in the Gorenjska Region Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow

 

CHURCH OF ST. CANTIUS, CANTIANUS, CANTIANILLA AND PROTUS :

  • 10.00 - 11.00: Music group Dlan, Taize prayer
  • 18.30: Gallus Chamber Choir, concert

 

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