At the end of the school year, a puppet festival organized by the cultural association Koruzno zrno takes place. Puppet groups from Slovenska Bistrica and neighbouring municipalities represent their puppet shows.
Since 2004, the Festival for the Development and Promotion of Puppet Art and Culture has been continuously working to expand the boundaries of the puppet space. The festival attracts various types of creators; from the youngest ones who get to know puppets at school activities, through research performed by high school students, to already established puppet groups and authors. The goal of the festival is to educate and preserve the puppet youth.