Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances, exhibitions and other events in the Slovak regions between August 5 and 14, including summer and open-air festivals, concerts, outdoor and more.

Jánošík Days 2016Jánošík Days 2016 (Source: Milan Kosec)

Western Slovakia
Trnava - OPEN-AIR FESTIVAL: Trnava Jazz/ Trnava Language; Starts: Aug 5 – 6, 19:00
Trnava - FESTIVAL: Trnava Organ Days; Starts: the festival is underway and lasts until Sep 11
Nové Mesto nad Váhom - FESTIVAL: Galota Fest 2016; Starts: Aug 5 - 6
Červeník - FESTIVAL: Festival Červeník 2016; Starts: Aug 5 - 6
Nitra - EXHIBITION: Diary of a Barman;  Open: Tue - Fri 10:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 13:00 - 18:00 until Sep 11
Central Slovakia
Terchová - SUMMER FESTIVAL: Jánošík Days; Starts: Aug  4 - 8
Banská Štiavnica - OUTDOOR: Night “School” at the Old Castle; Starts: Aug 6, 18:00, 21:00
Žilina/ Súľov - CONCERT: Dust in the Groove (CZ); Starts: Aug 6, 19:00
Banská Bystrica - EXBITION: IQ Landia; Open: Mon - Sun 09:00 - 21:00 until Aug 21
Banská Štiavnica - EXHIBITION: The Small in the Large; Open: Thu – Mon 13:00 – 18:00 until Sep 12
Eastern Slovakia
Kvakovce - FESTIVAL: Hip Hop Lives Festival East - Domaša; Starts: Aug 5 - 7
Snina - FESTIVAL: Rock under Rock 2016; Starts: Aug 4 - 6
Prešov - EXHIBITION: Embroidered decorations; Open: until Oct 11
Košice - EXHIBITION: Profile Exhibition of  Tomáš Agat Błoński; Open: until Aug 28
Programme of events in Bratislava can be found here.

Western Slovakia


OPEN-AIR FESTIVAL: Trnavský Jazzyk/ Trnava Jazz/ Trnava Language – The Trnava city has prepared for visitors the thirteen year in a row of the open-air festival Trnava Jazz. The festival has a stable position among events which are held during the cultural summer in the oldest royal city in Slovakia and offers various genres from classic mainstream through fusion, funk, soul, world music to current jazz and domestic, but also foreign artists. Starts: Aug 5 – 6, 19:00; Municipal Amphitheater Trnava. Admission: €17 - €27 (, € 19 - €29. More info:


FESTIVAL: Trnavské organové dni / Trnava Organ Days - This 21st year of the international festival was opened by well-known French virtuoso Fabrice Pitrois. During the whole festival visitors can enjoy an eclectic selection of authors and styles from Baroque to Postmodernism. The programme includes performers such as Helmut Hauskeller (GR) accompanied by organist Stanislav Šurin (SR) on Aug 7 or Geraud Guillemot (FR) on Aug 14. Starts: the festival is underway and lasts until Sep 11; Basilica of St. Nicholas, M. Schneidera-Trnavského 3. Admission: €5. More info:

Nové Mesto nad Váhom

FESTIVAL: Galota Fest 2016 - The third year of the Galota Fest in a friendly and open atmosphere brings a rich programme including performers such as Nattali Rize & Band (AUS/JAM ), MC Brother Culture (UK), DJ Aphrodite (UK), Misanthrop (GER), Slovak Moja Reč & Komplot and Medial Banana, Riddim Tuffa Sound & Production (UK/SK), Boy Wonder and many others. Starts: Aug 5 - 6; Green Water / Zelená Voda. Admission: €14 (in advance), €16 (on site). More info:


FESTIVAL: Festival Červeník 2016 - One of the oldest festivals in Slovakia is held for the 51st time and is full of music, singing and dancing of all generations. Programme includes Slovak groups and performers such as Hokýže Slíže, Hex, Chinaski, Gladiator, Zuzana Smatanová, Družina, Heľenine Oči, Martin Harich, Bystrík band and others. Starts: Aug 5 - 6; Amphiteater Červeník. Admission: €8 (one-day ticket), €13 (season ticket), €30 (VIP season ticket). 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


SUMMER FESTIVAL: Jánošíkove dni 2016/ Jánošík Days – The Village of Terchová is well-known for its musical tradition, which is regularly highlighted by “Terchová public holiday” called also Jánošík Days. Along with the dominant folk music, visitors can await also presentation of other musical genres, openings of exhibitions, folk crafts, ducat stamping, fireworks or an attractive horse wagon parade. Starts: Aug  4 - 8; Terchová. Admission: depends on the performance. More info:


Banská Štiavnica

OUTDOOR: Večerná “škola” na Starom zámku / Night “School” at the Old Castle – TheSlovak Mining Museum welcomes visitors for night tours of the Old Castle for an unconventional and fun tour. Tickets for the event will be raffled and the winner can receive an interesting book. Starts: Aug 6, 18:00, 21:00; the Slovak Mining Museum - the Old Castle, Starozámocká 12. Admission: €3. More info:

Žilina/ Súľov

CONCERT: Dust in the Groove (CZ) - A group with well-known Brno saxophonist and bass clarinetist Radim Hanousek performs a concert with a wide range of sounds on the boundary of contemporary classical music and jazz. Members of the group are Žaneta Vítová (singing and accordion), Michaela Bóková (vocals), Martin Opršál (marimba), Vlado Micenko (contrabass) and Jan Přibil (jazz trumpet). Starts: Aug 6, 19:00; Mirror Pyramid, Súľovo (bus from Žilina leaves at 18:00 from bus stop Žilina-Zárečie and comes back after the concert around 22:00) or in case of bad weather in the New Synagogue in Žilina (confirm your attendance at Admission: voluntary. More info:

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Banská Bystrica

EXBITION: IQ Landia - This exhibition of science and research can be a lesson and fun experience at the same time. It includes 19 showpieces from the science center. It will be possible for example to see the world under a microscope, try eye illusions and become a scientist or a researcher for a moment. Chemical experiments are planned for Aug 13 at 10:00, 14:00 and 16:00. Open: Mon - Sun 09:00 - 21:00 until Aug 21, Europa SC, Na Troskách 25. Admission: free. More info:

Banská Štiavnica

EXHIBITION: Malé vo veľkom/  The Small in the Large – The exhibition curated by Pavel Urban was created by Dorota Sadovská. A selected collection of works and the process of their unconventional installation in individual rooms presents for the author the key artistic moment. A part of the exhibition is also a premiere of the eponymous film portrait created by the Gallery Schemnitz. Exhibition open: Jul 29, 19:00; Thu – Mon 13:00 – 18:00 until Sep 12; Gallery Schemnitz, A. Sládkoviča 53/2. More info:

Eastern Slovakia


FESTIVAL: Hip Hop Žije Festival Východ - Domaša/ Hip Hop Lives Festival East - Domaša - The biggest hip-hop festival comes also to eastern Slovakia, visitors can await a party with concerts of Slovak and Czech performers suh as Kontrafakt, Majk Spirit, Separ, Ektor, Moja reč, Pil C, Otis, Zverina, Alles and many others. Starts: Aug 5 - 7; Domaša - Dobrá, Kvakovce. Admission: 14,90. More info:


FESTIVAL: Rock pod kameňom 2016/ Rock under Rock 2016 - The 14th year of the international festival brings rock, metal, punk in all their shapes. Programme includes Within Temptation, Wanastowi Vjecy, Dirkschneider, Doro, Primal Fear, Kabát, Aleš Brichta Project, Peter Nagy, Konflikt and others. Starts: Aug 4 - 6, RO Rybníky, Amphiteater Snina. Admission: €25 (one-day ticket), €30 (seasonal ticket). 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. Open: until Oct 11; Museum of Ruthenian Culture in Prešov, Masarykova 20. More info:


EXHIBITION: Profilová výstava Tomáša Agata Błońskeho/ Profile Exhibition of  Tomáš Agat Błoński- A reprise of the exhibition from the creation of significant Slovak photographer and intermedia author Tomáš Agat Błoński is dedicated to his work of last two decades. In his creation large format photography is intertwined with experimental photographic techniques and staged photo for interactive computer art and installation. The exhibition is curated by Lucia Benická. Open: until Aug 28,  Slovak Eastern Gallery, Hlavná 27. More info:

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