The main event of Kurentovanje in Ptuj, emphasising carnival groups basing themselves on ethno-heritage, presents Kurents and other traditional carnival masks from the Ptuj area. The parade features numerous groups showing their outfits, creations and dance or movement choreography, as well as their perception of the carnival spirit, amounting to an amazing number of more than 4,000 participants from Slovenia, Croatia, Belgium, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece, and Germany. Additionally, all Ptuj Princes of carnival will present themselves in their princely costumes, as well as some ethnographic groups from Drava-Ptuj Field, Haloze, and Slvoenske Gorice, brass bands, primary school children, and many other carnival groups.
The choice and award-winning ceremony for the most beautiful and original carnival group will take place in the carnival tent after the parade.
Mestni square, at 1pm, the parade follows town streets and squares.