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The most spectacular cultural event held in the Slovenian Alps is the Škofja Loka Passion Play (Škofjeloški pasijon), the oldest play in Slovene, was staged by over a thousand performers in the streets of Škofja Loka in 2015.

The most popular traditional events in the region include, to name just a few, the Chocolate Festival and Ceramics Festival in Radovljica; France Prešeren’s Fair, Carnival Parade, Jazz Camp and Chestnut Picnic in Kranj; Cobblers' Sunday in Tržič (September); Lace-making Days in Železniki (July); Potato Day in Šenčur (June); Festival Avsenik in Begunje na Gorenjskem (September); and Kekec Days for children in Kranjska Gora.

Gorenjska is a popular venue of international festivals: Festival Bled with a range of classical music concerts, Festival Okarina Bled with its rich choice of ethnic music, and the Festival of Old Music in Radovljica. Spring is the time for the Wildflower Festival in Bohinj, and summer welcomes numerous festivals in Kranj: Festival Carniola, Jazz Camp, and Kranfest with the Kranj Night.

Every year in May Tržič opens its door to the International days of Minerals, Fossils and Environment (MINFOS), one of Europe’s largest events in the field.

Traditional craft towns and villages celebrate the arrival of spring on St. Gregory’s Day, while the former customs are brought to life again in the ethnologically interesting and fun Sheep Ball (Ovčji bal) in Jezersko, and the Cow Ball (Kravji bal) in Ribčev laz in Bohinj, which is traditionally held in September every year.