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The Argonaut Days and Noč na Vrhniki

Every year in June Jason, Medea and the Argonauts return to Vrhnika. Join them and find entertainment to your liking.

The festival Argonaut Days points to a long and colorful history of Vrhnika and the important role of the town as the hub of waterway and land transport routes. Every year at June, the Argonauts, Medea and Jason return to Vrhnika. You can meet them at the grand opening of the festival or at individual later events. The festival program is designed in the sense of "something for everyone"and includes more than 40 cultural, ethnological and gastronomical events as well as entertainment, children's and sporting events.

The opening ceremony is a real feast for the eyes and ears. The artistic program and the arrival of the Argonauts are accompanied by music and dance pieces. The highlight of the evening is the lighting of the Argonaut fire. The highlight of the festival altogether is undoubtedly Noč na Vrhniki (The Night at Vrhnika), a music and entertainment event. A number of Slovenian and foreign musicians attract visitors from near and far. Sports park Vrhnika is filled to the rafters, and at midnight magnificent fireworks enlighten Vrhnika.

This year's festival, the 26th Argonaut Days, will take place from 15th June to 24th June 2018.

The programme

date time event location
FRI., 15. 6. 21.00 Grand Opening of 26th Argonaut Days (Simfonika Vrhnika, Big Band RTV Slovenia and Mixed Choir Mavrica Vrhnika) Vrhnika Sports Park
SAT., 16. 6. 9.00 A walk across Stara Vrhnika Assembly point: Stara Vrhnika 107a (1360 Vrhnika)
SAT., 16. 6. 9.00-22.00 The First Charity Hairdressing Marathon Vrhnika Sports Park
SAT., 16. 6. 14.00-18.00 Open Day: Ivan Cankar Memorial House Ivan Cankar Memorial House
SAT., 16. 6. 16.00 Vrhnika Fishing Family presents itself Park in front of TIC Vrhnika
SAT., 16. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SAT., 16. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SAT., 16. 6. 18.00-24.00 Museums on a Summer Night Ivan Cankar Memorial House, Technical Museum of Slovenia, Vrhnika Cultural Centre
SAT., 16. 6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SAT., 16. 6. Children`s Programme: Soy Luna – Dance Animation with Dance School Petka, Children`s Play Pippi Longstocking at School of Magic, Cheer Show and Workshop with Frogs Cheer Team Vrhnika Sports Park
SAT., 16. 6. 19.00 Noč na Vrhniki (concert): Plavi orkestar, Pop Design, Challe Salle, Alya, Pero Lovšin, Anzhe, fireworks Vrhnika Sports Park
SAT., 16. 6. 19.00 Concert: Rupnik Piano Trio Holy Trinity Church
SUN., 17. 6. 9.00 Guided Tour of Roman Wall and Rupnik Line Assembly point: Cesarski vrh
SUN., 17. 6. 17.00 Party with band Biseri Zaplana Fire Station
SUN., 17. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SUN., 17. 6. 18.00 Lecture: Was Troy really in Istria? Cankar Hall
SUN., 17. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SUN., 17. 6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
MON., 18. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
MON., 18. 6. 18.00 A Walk across Vrhnika Assembly point: In front of TIC Vrhnika
MON., 18. 6. 18.00 Salsation Party Vrhnika Sports Park
MON., 18. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
MON., 18. 6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
TOU., 19. 6. 17.00 Hike: Star maln – Planina Assembly point: Star maln
TOU., 19. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
TOU., 19. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
TOU., 19. 6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
TOU., 19. 6. 20.00 Concert: Big Band Vrhnika Ipark in front of TIC Vrhnika
WED., 20. 6. 17.00 With Damjan to Hell Assembly point: Pekel Inn
WED., 20. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
WED., 20. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
WED., 20. 6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
WED., 20. 6. 21.00 Stand-up Comedy Show: Perica Jerković, Rok Bohinc, Eva Virc, Rok Škrlep Pool at Vrhnika Sports Park
THU., 21. 6. 16.00 20th International Bartender Competition Mantova Hotel
THU., 21. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
THU., 21. 6. 17.00-20.00 Wilderness Survival Workshop for Children and Families Planina Hill
THU., 21. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
THU., 21. 6. 18.00 Exploring Ljubljana Marshes by bicycle Assembly point: TIC Vrhnika
THU., 21. 6. 19.00-20.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
THU., 21. 6. 20.00 Concert: Janez Bončina Benč & Big band Vrhnika Pool at Vrhnika Sports Park
FRI., 22. 6. 15.00 Dionysus Friday: Festival of Food, Art & Crafts Fair, Presentation of modern Aikido Stara cesta
FRI., 22. 6. 17.00 2nd World Cup in »brklc« Stara cesta
FRI., 22. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
FRI., 22. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
FRI., 22. 6. 18.00 The longest »vrhniški štrukelj« in the World Stara cesta
FRI., 22. 6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
FRI., 22. 6. 20.00 Music Programme: Rockmotiva, Ansambel bratov Cankar, Domen & Domine, Dino di Piu Stara cesta
SAT., 23.6. 9.00-12.00 Wilderness Survival Workshop for Children and Families Planina Hill
SAT., 23.6. 10.00 Argothlon - Accept The Challenge 2018! Vrhnika Sports Park
SAT., 23.6. 13.00-17.00 Urbani vrt #7: ping pong, creative workshops, games, treasure hunt … Pool at Vrhnika Sports Park
SAT., 23.6. 16.00 Creative Workshop »Kva kvačkaš« (Learn How to Crochet) Park at Park Caffee
SAT., 23.6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SAT., 23.6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SAT., 23.6. 18.00 Exploring Ancient Vrhnika by bicycle Assembly point: in front of TIC Vrhnika
SAT., 23.6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SAT., 23.6. 20.00 Urbani vrt #7 (concert): Samo Sam, Benjamin Dzinic - Ghet&Band, Zlatan Čordić-Zlatko, Idigo, Kontra, Frenkie Pool at Vrhnika Sports Park
SAT., 23.6. 21.00 Night Hike: Roman Wall Assembly point: Cesarski vrh
SUN., 24. 6. 9.00 8th Argonaut (cycling) Marathon Jelovškova cesta
SUN., 24. 6. 14.00-18.00 Open Day: Ivan Cankar Memorial House Ivan Cankar Memorial House
SUN., 24. 6. 17.00 Kids Sports Games Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SUN., 24. 6. 18.00 Treasure Hunt Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SUN., 24. 6. 19.00 Mini Disco for Kids Bistra Hotel and Restaurant
SUN., 24. 6. 18.00 Final concert of 26th Argonaut Days: Ivan Cankar Mixed Choir (with guests) St. Lenart Church
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