Special Events

Brew & Bean Festival

This microbrew/cider tasting and chili cook-off is held annually on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The festival features some of the area’s best microbrews, ciders and homemade chili recipes. Admission to the Brew & Bean Festival includes a sampling of each entry, and guests are asked to cast their vote for the winners. Live music rounds out the perfect day as guests “eat, drink and be merry!”
Visit the Recreation Center Facebook page for more information about this year's Brew & Bean Festival
 

Heritage Center Weekend

Sponsored by the SNPJ Slovenian Heritage Center, Heritage Center Weekend is a two-day event held in June that promises something fun for everyone as we learn about the Slovenian heritage. Bring the family out for dinner in the Gostilna (club room) on Friday and stick around for the evening entertainment. Throw up a tent or spend the night in one of our cabins so you don’t miss any of the action on Saturday for Free Family Fun Day. Enjoy an afternoon of activities planned for young and old alike before dancing the night away in the Heritage Pavilion.
 

Slovenefest

Slovenefest is an annual three-day event held the second weekend of July at the SNPJ Recreation Center, bringing together thousands to enjoy the food, music, culture and fun of Slovenia. For more information about this year’s festival, visit www.slovenefest.com.
 

Fraternal Weekend

Fraternalism is the glue that holds SNPJ together – and we celebrate that every summer! In August the SNPJ Recreation Center hosts Fraternal Weekend, which some of our members have labeled the “mini-Slovenefest.” The weekend is filled with live music, lots of dancing and plenty of fraternalism among SNPJ members and friends. Keep the fraternal fun rolling all weekend long by renting a cabin or claiming a tent or RV site.
 

National SNPJ Days Picnic

SNPJ hosts its National SNPJ Days festivities each Labor Day weekend at the SNPJ Recreation Center. In addition to the SNPJ member-only athletic tournaments scheduled throughout the weekend, National SNPJ Days activity includes evening entertainment, games for the children, and the annual National SNPJ Days Picnic.
 

Wine & Sausage Festival

The summer activities at the SNPJ Recreation Center wind down with the Wine & Sausage Festival, an annual event scheduled the last Saturday in September. Similar to our Brew & Bean Festival, admission to the Wine & Sausage festival includes a sampling of each locally-made entry, and guests are asked to vote for their favorites while enjoying the evening entertainment. Who are the best wine and sausage makers in the region? You be the judge!