2023 Kurent Jump

By Cleveland Kurentovanje (other events)

Saturday, February 11 2023 5:30 PM 10:00 PM EDT


The Kurent Jump marks the awakening of the Kurents for Cleveland Kurentovanje festival! The Kurent Jump is traditionally the first time that the Kurents appear in public, with their bells loudly ringing as they dance around a bonfire, initiating the Kurents’ mission of chasing away winter to make way for spring.

Doors will open at 5:30PM for this 21+ Adults Only event. Get ready to party with the Chardon Polka Band in the main hall of Slovenian National Home from 6:30PM to 10:00PM. Tavcar's Catering will return this year to provide delicious Slovenian food and treats available for purchase. Don't forget to stop at the cash bar and grab some wine, a beer, or soft drink to wash it down with! We expect that all the singing and dancing should make enough noise to wake up the Kurents around 8PM outside in the courtyard, so bring your winter coats to enjoy this outdoor spectacle.

Tickets will go on sale to those who registered for the Cleveland Kurentovanje email newsletter before December 20th during our exclusive Pre-Sale beginning December 21st.
Tickets will then be released to the general public on December 29th, while supplies last. 
There is a limited number of tickets available for this event so be sure to get yours before it sells out! To register for the Cleveland Kurentovanje mailing list, click here.


What your ticket includes:

- Entry to the Kurent Jump Event
- Initial 2023 sighting of the Kurents
- Jammin’ with the one and only Chardon Polka Band

Resale of tickets is strictly prohibited. All guests must be registered through our Ticketleap website. In the event that you are unable to attend, please contact [email protected] to discuss the refund or transfer of your tickets.



Adults Only. Ticket holders must be aged 21+

In order to best follow Covid 19 Rules and Regulations put in place by the CDC and local Health Officials, the Cleveland Kurentovanje Planning Committee will release our Health and Safety Protocols closer to the date of the event. All ticket holders must agree to follow ALL protocols put in place by the Cleveland Kurentovanje Planning Committee at the time of the event. Anyone who is not willing to follow the rules and guidelines will be removed from the event and their ticket will be forfeited without a refund.

Mailing Address

Cleveland Kurentovanje c/o Slovenian Museum and Archives 6407 St Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44103