Countrywide events

Tips for events in Slovakia, including a lot of runs, walks and a motorbike race, a tattoo competition, a sport event offering a taste of various disciplines, many historical re-enactments and festivals, computer games and anime festivals, a lot of music (including classical) and gastronomy. 

Skye Edwards of the Morcheeba bandSkye Edwards of the Morcheeba band (Source: Courtesy of Orepole)



GASTRONOMY: Vegan Feast – The biggest event of its kind offers not just ideas about food made without any meat and animal products, but also lectures, workshops, film screenings, music and a selection of cosmetics not tested on animals. Starts: Sep 5, 10:00; Námestie Slobody / Freedom Square. Admission: free. More info:


TATTOO: Tattoo Wars Bratislava – The third year of this summer event shows the top work of elite tattooers competing in various categories, with the accompanying programme including The Susie Haas Band, the Ramones Bratislava; Bratislava Burlesque Academy, pole dancing – Kira Lassakova, costume organisation Star Wars 501st Legion Slovakia Outpost. Starts: Sep 5, 11:00; Istropolis, Trnavské mýto 1. Admission: €6 (advance sale at Madmaxon shop, Heydukova Street)-€8. More info:  


TRADITIONAL CRAFTS: Dni majstrov ÚĽUV / Craftsmen Days ÚĽUV – The festival hailing traditional arts and crafts celebrates 25, while the organiser, the ÚĽUV centre for folk art production, celebrates its 70th anniversary. Traditional crafts will be combined with folklore music and dance, demonstrations (e.g. of lace-making), a fashion show, and more. Starts: Sep 5-6; squares in downtown Bratislava. Admission: free. More info:    

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CLASSICAL MUSIC: Coronation Mass – Commemorating the 452nd anniversary of the coronation in Bratislava of the first Hungarian emperors to be crowned here, Maximilian II and his wife Maria of Spain, The Choir of Bratislava and soloists will perform the Holy Mass – Coronation Mass by Mozart. Starts: Sep 6, 10:30; St Martin’s Cathedral. More  


ETHNO/WORLD MUSIC: Liron Meyuhas, young Israeli percussionist, singer and composer brings her performance La Gitana to Slovak audiences.  Starts: Sep 6, 20:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). More info:


RUN:  People can run not just for fun or competition, but also to collect money – e.g. for the Linka detskej istoty hot line for children in need. The tracks vary from 3 to 21 kilometres, with one being reserved for families with children. Starts: Sep 6, 10:00; Partizánska lúka-amphitheatre. Admission: €0 for families)-€30. More info:


JAZZ:  Jazz through Stories / Nights with idols – The concert will open the new season in the Hlava 22 Club, offering Jana Gavačová Quartet (Jana Gavačová – vocals, hosting; Ľuboš Brtáň – guitar; Valdo Máčaj – double bass; Marián Ševčík – drums; Gábor Winand as guest– vocals.

Starts: Sep 5, 20:00; Hlava 22, Bazová 9. Admission: €5. Tel: 0911/193-382; www.hlava22.


HISTORY/RE-ENACTMENT: Rytieri na Devíne / Knights at Devín – Daylong event at the ruins of Devín Castle takes audiences to the past, to the times of knights, dames and minstrels, offering tournaments, historical fencing, dancing and mounted duels, this time focused on the Renaissance period. Starts: Sep 6, 10:00; Devín Castle. Admission: €4-€6. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: The Rock in the Museum series now brings the US blues-rock trio Moreland & Arbuckle (guitarist Aaron Moreland, harmonica player Dustin Arbuckle – and drummer Brad Horner; in Bratislava, Kendall Newby will play) to perform in the Museum of Trade. Starts: Sep 8, 19:00; Museum of Trade, Linzbothova 16. Tel: 02/4524-3167;


EXHIBITION OPENING: Book illustrator Teodor Schnitzer has 110+ books in his portfolio; those focused on the Wild West and Indians will be exhibited in Bratislava. The exhibition opens on September 10 and lasts until November 27. Starts/Open: Sep 10, 18:00; open Tue/Wed 15:00 - 19:00; Thurs 09:00 - 12:30; 13:30 - 16:00 (or by arrangement) until Nov 27; TOTO! je galéria, Moskovská 29. Admission: free. More info:


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Festive Concert on Ľudovít Štúr’s 200th Anniversary – This event (which will later visit also other towns and cities) brings the musical-dramatic work of Slovak composer Egon Krák Pútnici / Pilgrims, hailing the literary and cultural heritage of language codifier/national awakener Ľudovít Štúr and his colleagues Ján Botto, Janko Kráľ, Samo Chalupka and Andrej Sládkovič. The melodrama has seven parts and combines poetry (inspired by the Štúr group) and music in a new musical staging. The second work to be played is Ctibor, a ballad by MIkuláš Moyzes. The Slovak Philharmonics will perform with the Slovak Philharmonic Choir (choir-master Jozef Chabroň), diseurs Dušan Jamrich and Štefan Bučko, as conducted by Rastislav Štúr. Starts: Sep 11, 19:00; Reduta building of SF, E. Suchoňa Square 1. Admission: €11. Tel:  02/2047-5233; or (  


THEATRE/DANCE: YouMake Remake – The Slovak Elledanse troupe performs a multi-genre show inspired by YouTube, choreographed and directed by Israeli Renana Raz. Starts: Sep 11, 19:00; Štúdio 12, Jakubovo Square 12. Admission: €3-€5. More info:


ETHNO/WORLD MUSIC: Nu Spirit Club and Balkan Allstars present the Black Cat, White Tom-cat series of Balkan Gipsy/Brass music, this time with the Lazarus Soundsystem of Belgium (aka Dj Dadan Lazar & Mr Nousat); and local Djs Lenin Krevic, Dr. Tesla and their East Europe Goulash Soundsystem with Brigada Rakija! Starts: Sep 12, 20:00; Nu Spirit Club, Luxor Passage (Štúrova 3). Admission: €3. More info:


HISTORY/RE-ENACTMENT: Roman feast / Limes Day – The 18th year of the Roman Feast (focusing on dance as gentle artistic expression) has joined forces with the 2nd year of the Limes Days, bringing more sport and acrobatics to complement the atmosphere of ancient times at the site where Romans once stayed. Starts: Sep 12, 10:00; Ancient Gerulata Museum, Rusovce. More info:


THEATRE: Open day at SND – The Slovak National theatre again opens its doors to show the backstage to wider audiences, to present its actors, performers, stage and costume designers, spaces – and also display documents commemorating recently deceased actor Ladislav Chudík. Starts: Sep 12, 11:00-16:00; new SND building, Pribinova 17. Admission: free. Tel: 02/2049-4290 or


PC GAMES FESTIVAL: Festival CraftCon – The Czech-organised festival targets fans of Minecraft, YouTube and PC games, offering the chance to learn their characters and meet other on-line fanatics.

Starts: Sep 12; Economic University, Bratislava. More info:


LIVE MUSIC: Morcheeba, the legendary British band returns to Slovakia, with lead singer Skye Edwards. It will perform its typical mixture of trip-hop, folk and pop, playing all the biggest hits. Starts: Sep 13, 19:00, Old Market-hall, SNP Square 25. Admission: €35. Tel: 02/5293-3321;; more info at  


SPORT: Bratislava – Športujúce Mesto / Bratislava – a Sporting City is part of the historically 1st year of European Sport Week, offering a taste of various sports to be tried by the wider public, both team- and individual sports like Aikido, Agility, American football, athletics, running, baseball, basketball, badminton, boxing, crossfit, floorball, frisbee, football(soccer), golf, inline skating, yoga, canoeing, korfball, lacrosse, archery, pétanque, rugby, arm wrestling, slackline, ping-pong, chess, fencing and volleyball.  Starts: Sep 13, 10:00 Sad Janka Kráľa park, near Aupark, Petržalka. Admission: free. More info:




Banská Štiavnica

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS/RE-ENACTMENT: Salamandrové dni / Salamander Days - The festival hailing the historical local profession, mining, and also old local traditions is called Salmander Days, after the reptile that is said to have discovered the mines in this region. It attracts locals and visitors alike, offering a feast, festivities celebrating miners, geologists, metallurgists, a parade through the centre, and a lot of fun.  Starts: Sep 10-12; downtown Banská Štiavnica. Admission: free. More info:

Modrý Kameň castle

CLASSICAL MUSIC: Modrý Kameň Music Festival – The 1st year of this chamber music festival offers a vocal concert of bass-baritone Tomáš Šelc, a recital of accordionist Boris Lenko, a concert of flutist Martina Mestická and pianist Marek Vrábel and a final world music concert of PaCoRa Trio (Sanislav Palúch – violin, Marcel Comendant – cymbalom, Róbert Ragan – bass) with guest singer Slávka Horváthová. Starts: Sep 12-13, 15:00/16:30; Palota (big hall) of Modrý Kameň Castle. Admission: €1. More info:


EXHIBITION: Tomáš Rafa – Nový nacionalizmus v srdci Európy / New Nationalism in the Heart of Europe – This exhibition balances on the verge between a documentary and activism, focusing on demonstrations of hatred, xenophobia, and the like. Rafa visited Roma settlements, the Maidan – freedom Square in Kiev, and eastern Ukraine. Open: Tue-Fri 15:00-18:00 until Sep18; Plusmínus Gallery, Hurbanova 11. Admission: free. Tel: 0905/365-149;;





MOTORBIKE RACE: International motorbike race FIM-ISDE 2015, Six Days of Enduro, takes place each year in a different host country. In 2015, Košice and its vicinity will organise the 90th year, with 450 racers from 35 countries. Starts: Sep 7-12; Košice-Jahodná. More info:

Košice region

ORGAN FESTIVAL: 45th International organ Festival of Ivan Sokol 2015 – This year is dedicated to the 330th anniversary of J. S. Bach, presenting Slovak (Imrich Szabó, Stanislav Šurin) and foreign (László Fassang-HU, Charles Andrews-UK, Arjen Leistra-NL) organ players and eight churches in Košice, Spišská Nová Ves, Kežmarok, Rožňava and Poprad. Starts: Sep 17- Oct 10; various churches. More info:


GASTRONOMY/WINE: Košické slávnosti vína / Košice Wine Fest – A weekend in downtown Košice offers the crème se la crème of local, as well as world wines, in a romantic-historical setting of the Executioner’s Bastion, Rodošto, and Lower Gate. Starts: Sep 10-12, 16:00 Thu-Fri (14:00 Sat)-22:00; downtown Košice. Admission: wine pass, €5. More info:   


EXHIBITION: Martin Augustín – All that I Like / Všetko čo mám rád – The solo exhibition of Slovak poetic painter whose works are combined with the lyrics of Slovak poet/songwriter Kamil Peteraj. Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until September 10; U Anjela Gallery, Starý trh 53. Admission: free. More info:  

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