The month of March is ahead of us, which brings events to Radovljica that we have missed during the past year or two.
Numerous events are planned in the Radol'ca area in the month of March. The first is the Radol'ca Market, which will take place on Saturday 5th March in the square in front of St. Peter's church in Linhart Square. The market, which is organised by Tourism and Culture Radovljica, features local suppliers, handicrafts and antiques. The market takes place from 10am to 12noon, and from now on will be held on the first Saturday of every month. Špelina shramba visited the February market and wrote this about it.
On the eve of St. Gregory's Day, i.e. 11 March, the traditional event to celebrate the start of spring will take place, when children will 'launch' small handmade 'boats' on the water channels in Kropa and Kamna Gorica. The celebrations will take place in the usual places in both villages, i.e. next to the water, at 5.30pm. Children can also attend a workshop in the Kropa Cultural Centre, organised by the Iron Forging Museum, on 5th March at 10am, where they can make their 'boats'.
A varied programme of national folk music events also begins this spring at Avsenik in Begunje na Gorenjskem. The Saša Avsenik ensemble will be playing live on Wednesday 16th March, followed by the Banovšek ensemble on Friday 25th March. Thereafter, the timetable of events continues all the way until autumn.
After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this spring the Radovljica Chocolate Festival is back! Tasting of chocolate, stalls with chocolate to buy to take home, workshops for children, entertainment and an accompanying programme – all this and more will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th April in the Radovljica park.
On the day prior to the festival – 22nd April – Earth Day will be celebrated in the Museum of Apiculture, when a new project about pollinators will be unveiled.
From April onwards, you will once again be able to set on the 'Follow a bee through Radovljica' family adventure, which follows a pleasant trail through the town and provides interesting information about the life and work of bees.
Of course, the events will also continue in summer, with the now traditional 'Thursday Evening in the Square' concerts, a summer ARTish Festival, and opera in the park, as well as other events in which the Radol'ca Tourist Board will be involved in the organisation – the Craft Beer Festival, the Swing Festival, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Radol'ca 10k run, and numerous interesting culinary events.
All events will take place assuming the measures in place allow, therefore changes to the programme are possible. More infiormation about all the events can be found on the website www.radolca.si.
With its modern exhibition, the Museum of Apiculture reveals the exceptional world of the Carniolan grey bee and Slovenian beekeeping. The exhibition brings together the legacy of world-famous beekeepers and reminds us of the importance of preserving bees and a healthy environment for them.