Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between July 15 and 24, including festivals, classical music, concerts, riding, outdoor events, celebration and more.

Open Jazz Fest 2016 - Femi TemowoOpen Jazz Fest 2016 - Femi Temowo (Source: Matej Salek)

Western Slovakia
Častá - CLASSICAL MUSIC: Gemini; Starts: Jul 16, 19:00
Nové Mesto nad Váhom - FESTIVAL: Open Jazz Fest 2016; Starts: Jul 22 - 23
Central Slovakia
Beckov - FESTIVAL: Beckov Festivities; Starts: Jul 15 – 17
Sedliacka Dubová - CELEBRATION: Village Day Sedliacka Dubová; Starts: Jul 17, 14:00
Oravský Podzámok - CONCERT: Organ - Soprano; Starts: Jul 17, 18:00
Banská Bystrica - FESTIVAL: The Legits Blast; Starts: Jul 24 - 31
Liptovský Mikuláš - EXHIBITION: Róbert Močiliak: Under the red mountain; Open: Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00 until Aug 9
Eastern Slovakia
Prešov - MOTORCYCLE RIDING: Harley Days; Starts: Jul 16 – 17; 10:00 both days
Prešov - CONCERT: Cavea Trio; Starts: Jul 21, 19:00
Poprad - EXHIBITION: Edgar Degas: The naked truth; Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Sep 18
Programme of events in Bratislava can be found here

Western Slovakia


CLASSICAL MUSIC: Gemini - A musical ensemble offers the sound of guitars, recorders, alto and transverse flute, violin, piano and percussion. Gemini was created in 2003 in the Primary Art School of Mikuláš Schneider Trnavský in Trnava and it performs with current members since 2008. Repertoire is focused on ancient Irish and Celtic tunes and Spanish dances. Starts: Jul 16, 19:00; Červený Kameň Castle. More info:

Nové Mesto nad Váhom

FESTIVAL: Open Jazz Fest 2016 - Summer Open air festival comes for the ninth time to the to the natural amphitheater of recreation center in the Zelená voda/ Green Water close to Nové Mesto nad Váhom. Performers will include Polish violinist Adam Baldych, Czech-Slovak jazz band Carpet Cabinet, gitarist and composer Femi Temowo, who cooperated with Amy Winehouse and many others. Accompanying event will be an exhibition of caricatures of authors V4 titled “Caricature and Jazz”; Starts: Jul 22 - 23, Recreation center at Zelená voda. Admission: €19 (one-day ticket), €35 (two-day ticket). More info:

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Central Slovakia


FESTIVAL: Beckovské slávnosti/ Beckov Festivities – Under the Beckov Castle in the pleasant village of Beckov cultural and historical events will take place over three days. The programme includes music of Slovak bands, performances of knights, children's workshops, craft fair, inflatable paddling kingdom, discussions and other attractions. Starts: Jul 15 – 17; Beckov. Admission: €5 (in advance), €7 (on site). More info:

Sedliacka Dubová

CELEBRATION: Village Day Sedliacka Dubová - The programme includes Slovak folk music and dance, performance of a magician and fakir, a dance group and a raffle. In addition, for children will be prepared an autodrome, funfair, carousel, candy floss, popcorn, bouncy castle or ponies and adults can await goulash and snacks. Starts: Jul 17, 14:00; football pitch in Sedliacka Dubová. Admission: free. More info:

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Oravský Podzámok

CONCERT: Organ - Soprano - The concert will be performed by František Beer (organ) and Agneška Vrábľová with her well-known soprano voice. Reconstructed rooms in the Chapel of Saint Michael with the original, functional historical organ are ideal for this lucrative artistic experience. Starts: Jul 17, 18:00; the Chapel of Saint Michael in Orava Castle. Admission: free. More info:

Banská Bystrica

FESTIVAL: The Legits Blast - The seventh year of an international festival full of music and dance will welcome Slovak and also foreign musicians. The Legits Blast festival impacts the hip-hop scene and features performers such as Strapo, Krok Spet, Boco & Špeker. Majk Spirit, Boy Wonder and Moja Reč will be at the festival for the first time. Starts: Jul 24 - 31; Various places. Admission: depends on the performance. More info:

Liptovský Mikuláš

EXHIBITION: Róbert Močiliak: Pod červenou horou/ Róbert Močiliak: Under the red mountain - The exhibition is the author’s first presentation of his own work. Róbert Močiliak has been acquainted in the drawing studio and Intermedia painting during his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava with various fine arts techniques. However, he has created his own way and now the exhbition is dedicated to visions and ideas now captured on paper by ink painting. His inspiration comes from traditions of eastern ink painting and calligraphy. Open: Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00 until Aug 9; Centre of the Koloman Sokol, Square Osloboditeľov 28. Admission: €1. More info:

Eastern Slovakia


MOTORCYCLE RIDING: Harley Days – The most interesting part of the event Harley Days will be free rides on the current model line of iconic Harley-Davidson, that will be brought to Prešov by specially modified truck in the framework of the Europe-wide Harley on Tour. Opportunity to try 23 Harley models, stationary Jump Start for non-riders and children have the possibility to drive by Harley in a sidecar. The programme includes also competitions, a stunt show or concerts featuring Megadeth, The Carburetors, Meredith or Signum Regis. Starts: Jul 16 – 17; 10:00 both days; place behind the Tatran Handball Arena. Admission: €35 (standing) and €39 (sitting). More info:


CONCERT: Cavea Trio - The international fiddlestick ensemble comes from Switzerland and is dedicated to interpretation of old, mostly baroque music. The members are: Norwegian violinist Susanne Saksenvik and Slovaks living in Zürich - Lukáš Kmiť (viola) and Kristína Chalmovská (cello). The trio plays on replicas of historical instruments and for achieving the most precise period sound uses the original strings from intestines. The concert is organised within the festival of Chamber Music - Artis. Starts: Jul 21, 19:00; Orthodox synagogue, Okružná 32. Admission: €7 (in advance -, €8 (on place). More info:


EXHIBITION: Edgar Degas: The naked truth - Edgar Degaswas one of the the most important painters, cartoonists, graphic artists, innovative sculptors and photographers of the 19th century. The exhibition of his works from a private collection is titled The naked truth, heliogravura series of cycle La Famille Cardinal. Collection of illustrations offers a view of French society, Paris streets and nightlife through the works of this impressionist master. Open: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00, Sun 13:00-17:00 until Sep 18; Tatra Gallery, Hviezdoslavova 341/12. Admission: €3. More info:


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