2017 Events Overview

  • Monday, February 20th: Cleveland Kurentovanje has partnered with Dinner in the Dark and the CLE Dinner Club to present a multi-course dinner with Slovenian wines at the Slovenian National Home.
  • Tuesday, February 21st:  The Slovenian Museum and Archives will open an exhibit on the many historical carnival masks of Slovenia.
  • Friday, February 24th:  The “Kurent Jump” will kick off the weekend festivities where the Kurents will come out and start their mission of scaring away winter at the Goldhorn Brewery while revelers enjoy food and beer.
  • Saturday, February 25th: The Cleveland Kurentovanje parade and festival will take place with many musical and cultural performances, authentic food and drink, ice carving demonstrations, kids activities and handmade crafts.

What is Cleveland Kurentovnaje? 

Find out how this ancient Slavic mythological creature arrived at a Mardi Gras carnival event in Cleveland. Learn More →

Event Schedule

Check out the finalized 2017 schedule, which includes FOUR days of programming! Can't wait to see you there!
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Join the Parade!

Is your organization or group of friends ready to jump in the fun? Join us in Cleveland's only winter parade. Learn More →

Calling all Princes and Princesses...

Would you like to be royalty for a day? Check back soon for more information on the Prince and Princess submission process.


Cleveland Kurentovanje is a Volunteer-Run, Non-Profit Group.
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