Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between July 22 and 31, including festivals, concerts, gastronomy, exchange and more.

Diary of a BarmanDiary of a Barman (Source: Martin Sipták - Nitra Gallery)

Western Slovakia
Ostrý Grúň - FESTIVAL: Gothoom Open Air Fest 2016; Starts: Jul 21 - 23
Nové Mesto nad Váhom - FESTIVAL: Open Jazz Fest 2016; Starts: Jul 22 - 23
Trenčianske Bohuslavice - FESTIVAL: Žákovic Open 2016; Starts: Jul 22 - 23
Červený Kameň - EXCHANGE: Exchange of antiques; Starts: Jul 30, 7:30
Nitra - EXHIBITION: Diary of a Barman; Open: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 13:00 - 18:00 until Sep 11
Central Slovakia
Banská Bystrica - FESTIVAL: The Legits Blast; Starts: Jul 24 - 31
Mýto pod Ďumbierom - GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL: Horehronie GurmanFest; Starts: Jul 29 - 30
Banská Štiavnica - MUSIC FESTIVAL: Nice Music Festival; Starts: Jul 29 - 31
Liptovský Mikuláš - EXHIBITION: Róbert Močiliak: Under the red mountain; Open: Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00 until Aug 9
Eastern Slovakia
Prešov - CONCERT: Cavea Trio; Starts: Jul 21, 19:00
Košice - CONCERT: Piotr Wyleżoł (PL); Starts: Jul 28
Prešov - EXHIBITION: Embroidered decorations; Exhibition opens: Jul 21, 15:30 until Oct 11
Programme of events in Bratislava can be found here


Western Slovakia

Ostrý Grúň

FESTIVAL: Gothoom Open Air Fest 2016 - The seventh year of this metal festival, the only extreme music open-air festival in Slovakia including Slovak and Czech groups along with foreign guests. Visitors can await Napalm Death, Asphyx, Marduk, Rotting Christ, Graveworm, Cattle Decapitation, Bőlzer, Gutalax, Harakiri For The Sky and many others. Starts: Jul 21 - 23; Ostrý Grúň, Areal of cottage Kollárová. Admission: €35. 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:

Trenčianske Bohuslavice

FESTIVAL: Žákovic Open 2016 - This is the 16th year of the festival Žákovic Open, featuring a family atmosphere and members of groups become also viewers and will have fun together with the audience. Line Up includes Slovak and Czech bands such as Dan Bárta a Illustratosphere, Para, Korben Dallas, Chiki Liki Tu-a, Hex, Saténové Ruky, Vidiek and others. Starts: Jul 22 - 23; Žákovic Penzion. Admission: €15 (one-day ticket, €18 on place), €20 (two-day ticket, €25 on-site). More info:

Červený Kameň

EXCHANGE: Exchange of antiques - This is suitable for anyone who would like to beautify a flat, house or garden with some antique piece. Visitors will have the possibility to choose from a rich offer of coins, medals, stamps, postcards, badges, books, paintings, graphics or porcelain. Starts: Jul 30, 7:30; Červený Kameň Castle. More info:


EXHIBITION: Denník barmana/ Diary of a Barman - Works by English artist James Prescott will be presented during the exhibition named Diary of a Barman, featuring his newest drawings, paintings and collages. Visitors can await various kinds of oeuvres, for example drawings of large format, black and white, full of detail or bizarre scenes and characters. The artist also reveals to the public a selection of his diary notes, which he started to write three months before the exhibition. The name of the exhibition is a play on words, which is related to two famous works of world culture. Open: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 13:00 - 18:00 until Sep 11;  Youth Gallery, Župné Square 3. Admission: €3. More info:

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Central Slovakia

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:

Mýto pod Ďumbierom

GASTRONOMY FESTIVAL: Horehronský Gurmánfest/ Horehronie GurmanFest - The second year of the festival of tastes and good atmosphere is a celebration of beauty and uniqueness of regional gastronomy and culture. First day of the festival will include a concert, laser and barman show or oldies party. The Second day starts early and cooking skills will be shown also by famous cooks. Refreshment will be prepared by well-known restaurants from the Horehronie region. Starts: Jul 29 - 30; Ski Mýto. Admission: €4 (one-day ticket), €7 (two-day ticket). More info:

Banská Štiavnica

MUSIC FESTIVAL: Festival Peknej hudby/ Nice Music Festival - This is the 17th year of the festival, which includes an author's concert, an exhibition of  Ladislav Berger, an evening with Peter Zagar, a performance of Helga Bachová (soprano) and Enikö Ginzéry (cimbal), Petrof Piano Trio (CZ), Carl Palmer Band and others. Starts: Jul 29 - 31; Various places. 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


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:


CONCERT: Piotr Wyleżoł (PL) - Polish pianist and composer belongs among the best jazz players. In cooperation with prominent groupings such as Nigel Kennedy, Janusz Muniak, Jarek Smietana and others; visitors can await the work of Piotr Wyleżoł - Improludes, which was released on the album with the same name, where the artist presents his own eight compositions inspired by classical piano compositions by Franz Liszt and full of personal jazz expression at the same time. The concert is held as part of summer music festival Hevhetia. Starts: Jul 28, Eastern Slovak Gallery, Hlavná 27. Admission:  €5. More info:


EXHIBITION: Vyšívané dekorácie/ Embroidered decorations - Visitors will have the possibility to see colourful embroidered decorations on a sacking cloth called juta made by 88-year-old woman Marta Studená. The exhibition offers the chance to see handicrafts, art and patterns on the 50 pieces of wall decorations accompanied by demonstrations of self-growth plants. Exhibition opens: Jul 21, 15:30 until Oct 11; Museum of Ruthenian Culture in Prešov, Masarykova 20. More info:


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