General information

Sweet Istria (Sladka Istra), an international festival of desserts and sweets, is the biggest event of this kind in Slovenia. It is a way of preserving and continuing the tradition of the sweet masterpieces of ancestors. It also features new forms of contemporary and creative creations in the field of confectionery and bakery, as well as the production of desserts in Slovenia, while at the same time providing a window into this industry abroad.

The “sweet trails” in Koper city centre lead visitors to see the providers who present and sell desserts from the Slovenian Istria, Slovenia and elsewhere around the world. The trails are divided into themed sections.

Each provider presents several types of desserts which visitors can taste in exchange for a tasting coupon that they need to purchase beforehand. They can also purchase the products on offer in larger quantities. 

In parallel with the diverse offering at the points of sale, Sweet Istria offers workshops, professional guidance and lectures, a rich cultural programme and numerous accompanying activities. In professional terms, the most important part of the festival is represented by the contests: Most Original Dessert of Istria, The Muscatel of Sweet Istria and Best Cake of Sweet Istria.