Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between May 20 and 29, including parties, concerts and vintage cars, summer festival, folklore course, historical re-enactment, a restaurant day, and more.

Previous edition of Rotenstein festival at Červený Kameň CastlePrevious edition of Rotenstein festival at Červený Kameň Castle (Source: Sme)


Červený Kameň

OUTDOOR/HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: Rotenstein - Rytiersky turnaj na koňoch/Knight´s tournament on Horses. The end of May brings medieaval times. A weekend full of fun, ation and knowledge. Horses, battles, fighting, sword-play, maids of honour and rich accessory  program. Starts: May 28-29, 10:00; Hrad Červený Kameň. More info: or

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EXHIBITION: Utajený dámsky svet/ Secret world of ladies –A glimpse at a woman´s bedroom from the 19th century with all things which belong to it. Except for furniture and accommodation visitors can look at many objects and details which are not easy to view on a regular basis. First short lived exhibition presents this issue for more attention for just the 5th season. Open: until September 30, 09:00-17:00; Slovenské národné múzeum-Múzeum Červený Kameň/Červený Kameň Museum. Admission: Admission: €7-€9. More info: or


FOOD: Restaurant day with – The small village near Nitra welcomes visitors and gourmets to anti-corruption goulash, sheep cheese gnocchi or Hungarian-Slovak chilli meal. These meals will be waiting for visitors of this improvised restaurant. The event is organised by the Association  of Towns and Villages of Slovakia (ZMOS). Starts: May 21, 14:00-20:00; Hlavná ulica / Main Street, Vinododol. More info:


MUSIC FESTIVAL: Europa 2 Welcome Summer 2016 – A good deal of  music comes to Nitra with this trendy festival that opens summer. &top performers on the hip-hop Slovak scene, first-class DJs and local rappers. Featuring Rytmus, Majk Spirit, Separ, Pil C, Čistychov & Mišo Biely, Igor Kmeťo Jr, Diamond Academy dance group , and others. Hosted by Osťo. Starts: May 20, 18:00-02:00; Amphitheatre Nitra / Amfiteáter Nitra, Dolnozoborská 18. Admission: €8.99 and more. More info:

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FESTIVAL: Medokvas – The general public is invited to the Spring Festival of naturally sweet drinks, quass and mead. Try the new meads: honey lemonade or honey beer. Goulash, strudel, pork roast on a spit and pancakes will be offered with the drinks. Starts: May 21, 14:00; premises of Včelovina company, Továrenská 10. Admission: free. More info:


FESTIVAL: Trnavská hudobná jar 2016 / The Trnava Musical Spring 2016. This event has become international and the 48th year brings 7 concerts, including chamber music, choir music and British Cathedral Choir from Sheffield. This concert brings Caline Malnoury (France) on organ and Jana Pastorková (Slovakia), vocals.  Starts: May 22, May 28, 20:00; St. Nicolas Basilica. More info: or

DANCE: Latino Night party - Marco Pillo & Band. The night of exotic dance brings traditional party with opening of the Colourful Energy exhibition – colourful images with positive energy by the artist Michaela Art. Starts: May 27, 20:30; Music a Cafe Trnava, Športová 1 (City Arena). Admission: €7-€9. More info:

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OUTDOOR/RUN: 18th year of Run Up the Strečno Castle Stairs – Popular sporting event with a long tradition takes place at the castle lying between Žilina and Martin. The event popular among athletes draws competitiors to run up the 151 stairs. Starts: May 26, 11:00; Strečno Castle. Tel: 041/ 513 51 52. More info: or


HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: Bytča Castle Day – A whole day inside the Bytča Chateau. In cooperation with the local Považie Museum, and other partners visitors can experience historical personalities like Juraj Thurzo, Alžbeta Báthory aka the Bloody Lady of Čachtice, or national hero Jánošík and listen to folklore bands, taste traditional food, watch craftsmen and historical fencing. Other events take place in Bytča synagogue and local churches. Starts: May 28, 10:00-20:00; Bytča Chateau and local national monuments. More info: or


CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Slovak Sinfonietta Žilina (ŠKO) will play outdoors at the Old-Town Fest in the Mariánske Square. Conducted by Maroš Potokár, with soprano Dominia Doniga, they will perform the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Pietro Mascagni, Puccini, Brahms, Jacques Offenbach, Frederic Loewe, Josef Strauss and Johann Strauss Jr. Starts: May 27, 17:15; Mariánske námestie /Marian Square. More info:



FOOD/EDUCATION: Slovak Obesity Day 2016 – Slovak edition of the European Obesity Day invites people to be more active and tries to draw attention to this issue and problems connected with gaining weight, to healthy food and sporting activities and treatment of this problem. Starts: May 21, 10:00-17:00; Kasárne Kulturpark barracks, Kukučínova 2. Admission: free. More info:

FOLKLORE: Folklore Dance Course – In the course for beginners but also for advanced dancers, trainers can improve the level of your skills. The goal is to show and teach a typical dance from the eastern-Slovak region. Starts: May 25, 19:00-21:00; Private art school ZUŠ of Vlado Urban, Starozagorská 10. More info:

CLASSICAL MUSIC/OPERA:  Italian Opera – This concert of the Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, conducted by Paolo Gatto, with soprano Veronika Holbová  and bass Martin Gurbaľ brings operatic works, of Mozart (Don Giovanni, Figaro’s Wedding), Rossini (Wilhelm Tell), Vincenzo Bellini (Norma), Puccini (Manon Lescaut, Turandot, Boheme), and .Verdi (Luisa Miller, La Traviata, Macbeth: Il Trovatore). Starts: May 26, 19:00; House of Arts / Dom umenia, Moyzesova 66. More info:



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