Sunday, June 19, at 11 AM: parade from Idrija Lace School to the square Trg Sv. Ahaca

Announcement of results at 3 PM at Trg Sv. Ahaca

Sunday, June 19, at 11 AM

Children qualified for the national competition based on the results of school competitions. Adults are invited to apply for the competition. You can choose between making Idrija tape or broad tape. You can apply until June 17, 2016, at Idrija Lace School, Prelovčeva 2, 5280 Idrija, via or by phone on +3865 37 34 570. 


Idrija Lace School, Prelovčeva 2

June 18: 9:30 AM–1 PM

At this year’s lace-making workshop for adults you will make a bobbin lace gift that will delight a child who holds a special place in your heart. You will make an apron for a doll following a pattern available in two levels of difficulty. 

To participate in the workshop, you have to apply in advance. Application and additional information available at Idrija Lace School, via phone +3865 37 34 570 or e-mail We will accept applications until the places are taken or until June 15, 2016, at the latest. 


Presentation of a manual on Idrija tape

Idrija Lace School, Prelovčeva 2

June 18: 8:30 AM–9:30 AM

For an inspiring beginning to the day, we will start the festival on Saturday with morning coffee at Idrija Lace School and a presentation of a new lace-making manual Idrija lace – Idrija tape. You are invited to join us for a presentation of the content of the manual – lace patterns and plans with additional explanations and photographs of lace and their details.  

Only at the presentation will you be able to buy the manual at a discounted price. 


Avtorica teksta: Maja Svetlik.

Idrija Lace School, Prelovčeva 2

Saturday, June 18, 10 AM–6 PM

Young lace-makers are eager to show the visitors their lace-making skills. Even if the threads become jumbled from time to time... Are you wondering what they like to make? This is your chance to ask.


on the streets of Idrija

Saturday, June 18: From 9 AM to 7 PM on the streets of Idrija
Sunday, june 19: 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.

3rd GOLDEN BOBBIN RUN for children and adults

Trg sv. Ahacija

 Saturday, June 18:

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.

Presentation of the Exhibition Historical Ties

Exhibition of the Luserna Lace School (Trentino – Alto Adige, Italy)

courtyard of the Gewerkenegg Castle

Saturday, June 18: 12.30 AM

It's time to smile

Funny sketches performed by KUD Planika Vojsko

Trg sv. Ahacija

Saturday, June 18: from 3 to 4 p.m., Trg sv. Ahacija

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

Various locations in Idrija​

Saturday, June 18: from 10.00 AM to 18.00 AM

Idrija Žlikrofi in the Square

Demonstration of Idrija žlikrofi preparation, and tasting of žlikrofi from the Jožef Hotel


trg sv. Ahacija

Saturday, June 18: from 1 PM to 2 PM, Trg Sv. Ahacija

Marching Band Competition

 parade from the bus station to Mestni trg

Saturday, June 18: from 4.30 PM to 6 PM

Bobbin Lace on the Tape of Time – Documentary

Movie theatre Idrija​

Saturday, June 18: 7 PM, Movie theatre Idrija

Traditional Culinary Specialties in the Square

Mestni trg

Sunday, June 19: from 9 AM to 6 PM, Mestni trg

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

Brass Band

Parade from Idrija Lace School to the Trg Sv. Ahaca


Mestni trg

Sunday, June 19: 11 AM, Mestni trg

Sweet Celebration with a Lacy Cake 

Celebration of the 140th Anniversary of Idrija Lace School


trg sv. Ahacija

Sunday, June 19: 4 PM, Trg Sv. Ahacija