Prešeren Fair

February | Squares and streets of Old Town Kranj

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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.


Throughout the years, actors have been reading Prešeren’s poems at the Prešeren Fair. Now all poetry lovers are invited to send us their recordings of readings by February 2 at info@visitkranj.si. In addition to the music programme, these recordings will be played via audio devices on the day of the event.