Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for events around Slovakia between April 29 and May 8, including performances, antiques market, exhibitions, concerts, Ghosts festival, running and more.

Festival of Ghosts and Spirits in Bojnice.Festival of Ghosts and Spirits in Bojnice. (Source: TASR)

Western Slovakia

Červený Kameň
ANTIQUES MARKET: Hrad Červený Kameň/ Červený Kameň Castle - The first local antiques market for all visitors who want to decorate their apartment, house or garden with a historical artefact. Visitors can choose from a rich offer on coins, medals, stamps, postcards, badges, books, paintings, graphics, among others. Starts: April 30, 07:30-12:00, Červený Kameň Castle. Admission: free. More info: or
EXHIBITION: ĽUBOŠ GERARDO DE SURŽIN – Matte Painter, Australia, The 4th Prophecy, Avatar, Alice from the Country of Fairytales or Prince from Persia, include some of the films De Suržin is working on, creating classy fantasy or sci-fi background for many movies. He will present oil paintings, too. Starts: May 1, 17:00, Art point. M.R. Štefánika 1.Tel: 0905/926-900. More info: or 
CONCERT: HABERA & TEAM “33” TOUR 2016 – The legendary Slovak musician known from Czech and Slovak superstar will perform in western Slovakia. Starts: May 1, 20:00, Prievidza ice rink, Bojnická cesta. Admission: €15-€25. More info:
Bojnice Castle
FESTIVAL: Medzinárodný festival duchov / International Festival of Spirits and Ghosts – A mystery surrounding the noble nobleman Pálffy family is being continued, with the sons dying in batches of two in strange deaths. According to legend ghosts still live inside the walls. Directed by Vojtech Bartko. Starts: April 27-30, May 4-8, 9:00-18:00. Groups shall book in advance. Admission: €3-€10. More info:


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Central Slovakia

DANCE: Tancuj, tancuj! Víkend so súčasným tancom / Dance, dance! Weekend with Contemporary Dance – The 29th of April belongs to dance. The International Dance Day seeks to celebrate and focus on different forms of this human activity. This series of events (lecture, dance performances, workshops, film screening), spreading over the whole weekend, seeks to support the Theatre Štúdio tanca from Banská Bystrica. Starts: April 29-May 1, Stanica Žilina-Záriečie culture hub, Závodská cesta 3. More info:
Žilina/Krasňany Castle
CAR: CM TUNING VOL. 2 – A meeting of car tuning fans takes place for a second time. This time, it brings Total Dip Tuning Battle Draft, measuring of Audio Db, detection of noise level of exhaust pipe, car limbo, competitions, etc. Starts: May 14, 7:30, Castle of Krasňany. Admission: €3. More info:  

Eastern Slovakia

RUNNING: VSE CITY RUN – Since 2008 Košice has organised this running event. Participants are invited to run 4.2 kilometres through the city centre. Starts: May 4, 10:00-18:05, Vrátna 6. Tel:  055 / 622 82 82. Admission: €1-€3. More info:
AIR SHOW: AERO MOTO RETRO SHOW – Flying day in retro-style takes place with ground and air battles from the WW2, along with historical equipment, pyrotechnic effects, night performance, cultural programme and attractions for kids. Starts: May 6, 15:00, Aeroklub Košice. Barca. More info:
CLASSICAL MUSIC: Labutie jazero / Swan lake – One of the most popular ballet performances from Tchaikovsky. Three hours of the best music at the Košice opera. Starts: May 1, 16:00; State Theatre Košice, Hlavná 87. Admission: €4-€10. More info: or
FESTIVAL: School Culture Fest – Two days of cultural diversity in high schools of Košice. Students present most popular languages taught in Slovakia – French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian – and offer also Irish dance, French paintings, workshops, foreign cuisine, and more. Starts: May 7-8, 13:00-17:00, Gymnasium of St Thomas of Aquinas, Zbrojničná 3. Admission: free. More info: or

EXHIBITION: Cesta do praveku / Journey to Prehistoric Ages – The ancient history brings a unique look at extinct species. Skeletons and primeval models of animals document the style of living at from the Palaeozoic age until the Ice age. Open: Tues - Sat 9:00 – 17:00, Sun 14:00 – 18:00 until September 4; Východoslovenské múzeum v Košiciach / East Slovakian Museum of Košice, Maratónu Mieru Square 2. Admission: €2. Tel: 02/55 622 03 09. More info:
EXHIBITION: Košické premeny / Košice’s Conversion – The interactive invitation to virtual walks around new and old parts of Košice. The photos exhibited include explosion of a barrel full of gun-power, evolution of railway system, theatre and many more sites and situations. Open: workdays 10:00-18:00 until May 27, Regional Information Point, Hlavná 48. Admission: free. More info:
EXHIBITION: Zo ZáSUVky / From an SUV Drawer – This useful art design will be presented in the KulturPark. The creation of teachers and students will be seen in a bit different layout. Visitors can see the interactive differences and overlapping of classical art techniques, crafts and design. Open: Tue-Sun 11:00-18:00 until May 1, 11:00-18:00; Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. More info:  or
EXHIBITION: Viete, že zomriete?/ Do You Know that You Die? Spiritual introduction to the the saddest architecture of Czechoslovakia and the last two decades in the design of a funeral hall. Curator Ján Freiberg. Open: workdays 16:00-18:00 until May 13; Šopa Gallery, Hlavná 40. Tel: 0911/224-391. More info:
EXHIBITION: IZOLYATSIA –An action that connects us with our Eastern neighboring country. The project seeks to inform foreigners about the life in war zones in Ukraine. The expositions bring different perspectives of the long-term conflict. People may inform more about the everyday life stories of common citizens journalists, artists and activists who had to flee. The expositon contains photos, videos and interviews. Open: until June 16; Tabačka KulturFabrik, Gorkého 2. More info:

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