International floral event

Friday: Flowers and Lace - creating sculptures:

from 9 AM to 6 PM, streets of Idrija

Saturday: Making floral arrangements

from 9 AM to 5 PM, Town Square

Sunday: Exhibition of the floral sculptures in the Idrija Municipal Museum, on the courtyard of Gewerkenegg castle.

Lace, accompanied by flowers, will come to life. Florists from 10 different countries (Italy, Croatia, Netherlands, France, Sweden, Hungary, Slovakia, Spain, Belgium) will create floral sculptures, inspired by the theme Lace and Flowers, that will embellish the city centre. On Saturday, florist will make floral arrangements that will be, together with unforgettable bouquets, presented during the evening‘s event. On Sunday, you will be able to admire the floral creations and bouquets in the wonderful atmosphere of the Idrija’s castle.

Lace-Making Showcase of Idrija Lace School Students

Idrija Lace School, Prelovčeva 2

17 June: from 10 AM to 6 PM

Frogs, bagels, and tables? Don’t worry, you haven’t left the Idrija Lace Festival. Our young lace-makers can make all that and more. They will gladly demonstrate their skills, when you visit them. 

Lace-Making Showcase of the Association of Idrija Lace-Makers

Various locations in Idrija

From 10 AM to 6 PM



on the streets of Idrija

Saturday, June 17: From 9 AM to 7 PM on the streets of Idrija
Sunday, june 18: From 9 AM to 7 PM on the streets of Idrija

As part of the Idrija Lace Festival there will also be a traditional arts and crafts fair including lace making accessories that is sure to be of interest to creators of Idrija lace and lace making accessories, and other artists who want to innovatively combine Idrija lace into their own artworks. A number of artists from Slovenia and abroad will also take part. A visit to the fair is an excellent opportunity to purchase products made with Idrija lace, lacemaking accessories, local handicrafts, gifts, clothing, fashion accessories, jewellery, cosmetics and local foods.

4th GOLDEN BOBBIN RUN for children and adults

Trg sv. Ahacija

 Saturday, June 17:

From 8 AM to 9.30 AM: registration of runners at Trg Sv. Ahacija

9.30 AM: start of the children’s race, Ulica Sv. Barbare

10 AM: start of the adult’s race, Trg Sv. Ahacija

11.30: Announcement of results, Trg Sv. Ahacija

Once again, Idrija Lace Festival proudly includes the Golden Bobbin Run. This sports event is open to all sports enthusiasts, young and young-at-heart, families, associations, clubs and businesses.

The 7,5 km run will be held in Idrija town centre, along the Rake water channel to the Kobila dam and back. The run is open to beginners and experienced runners of all ages. The purpose of the run is to promote active enjoyment of Idrija's rich heritage in a relaxed festival atmosphere.

More information HERE.

Celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Pensioners’ Organisation Idrija 

St. Ahacius’ Square

From 2 PM to 6 PM

Fashion Show Featuring Idrija Lace Designs 

Town Square 

Sunday, June 17 from 7 PM to 8 PM

The fashion show, featuring Idrija lace designs, will include designs from numerous well-known Slovenian fashion designers, which were first presented at the Lacy Spectacle during the OIDFA 2016 congress in Ljubljana, as well as students from the Department for Designing Textile and Clothes NTF, who presented the designs for teenagers, at this year’s Ljubljana Fashion Show. 

Lace that adorn the designs were made by the women from the Association of Idrija Lace Lace-Makers.

Traditional Culinary Specialties in the Square

Mestni trg

Sunday, June 18: from 10 AM to 6 PM, Mestni trg

Tasting stalls with traditional local dishes form Idrija and the surrounding villages, presentation of local associations

The Story of a Miner House

Bazoviška 4

From 10 AM to 6 PM

The Story of a Miner House

One of the last miner’s houses from the second half of the 18th century is located under a hill, not far from the city centre. A museum guide will show you a furnished miner’s house apartment from the beginning of the 20th century. 

Marching Band - Parade from the Idrija Lace School to the St. Ahacius’ Square

Town Square

At 11:00

Marching Band - Parade from the Idrija Lace School to the St. Ahacius’ Square

Francis’ Shaft and »Kamšt« water wheel

Idrija Municipal Museum

17 and 18 June

Idrija Municipal Museum
17 and 18 June:
Francis’ Shaft * (2 PM - 4 PM)
»Kamšt« water wheel* (4 PM - 6 PM; saturday also from 9.30 AM-11.30 AM)
* entrance fee