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The biggest social and cultural event in Maribor is called Lent festival which takes place in summer (in last days of June and first weeks in July, for altogether 14 days) around variety of locations in Maribor.
This means: streets and bars are flooded with life and activites, especially in the evening and quite late into night. Those days Maribor will invite artists from near and far - it will be lots of concerts performed, exhibitions, lectures and poetry reading and there will be street theatre and workshops - some for children and others for older generations. Some will be for free and other will be for fee, included into 'festival pass'.
What kind of music can you hear? Trully many styles; from jazz to metal, from ska to 'ethinc', from rock to good pop. There are so many stages that at on time you may miss something in the other place. Some artists are famous in their homeland but will be exotic to europeans. Some will be played on the main stage - outside by riverfront and other will be hold in bars.

Street theatre will include many interesting and crazy stuff - it can be about visually attractive play and body work or about smart/fun dialogues. It would be trully difficult to see and tell it all.
This may be really the best time to visit Maribor if you're in festive mood and wish to mingle in crowd. In the end (and middle) of festival there will be nice fireworks.

Address: Maribor
Directions: in Maribor, different locations but mostly squares and riverside
Website: http://lent.slovenija.net/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 6, 2009
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