Festivals and other events
Kranj is a festival town pulsating to a number of cultural and traditional events. Following the Prešeren Fair the month of February is characterised by the International Shrovetide Carnival and March by the Week of Slovenian Drama.
In May, the town hosts the Week of the Young, as well as the Kranj Cycling Grand Prix and Mayor’s race.
Summer nights offer selected events within the multicultural Carniola Festival, whilst visitors from near and far travel to Kranj in mid-summer, drawn by the most popular entertainment event in the Gorenjska region – the traditional Kranj Night – Kranfest festival. The sound of jazz and blues combines at the International Jazz Kamp in August which also offers Rekreatur - a sports and recreation event.
September is the time for the traditional children's event, Živ Žav, and December festivities start with the erection of town Christmas tree followed by a variety of various events, including a Christmas and New Year fair as well as an open-air celebration of New Year’s Eve.