Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 16 and 25, including music, festivals, an organ recital or exhibitions.

Charity bazaar, illustrative stock photo.Charity bazaar, illustrative stock photo. (Source: Pavol Funtál)

Western Slovakia
Trnava - CONCERT: Concert by the musical duo; Starts: Sep 17
Šamorín - OUTDOOR: Horse riding competition; Starts: Sep 17
Trnava - CONCERT: Various genres of music played by the same group; Starts: Sep 23, 20:30
Malacky - FESTIVAL: Malacky lentil soup: Starts; Sep 24, 9:00
Central Slovakia
Žilina - FILM FESTIVAL: Mountains and City: Starts; Sep 16-18
Martin -  FILM: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: Starts; Sep 18-19, 20:00
Eastern Slovakia
Košice - BAZAAR: Charity event: Starts; Sep 17, 15:00
Košice - ORGAN FESTIVAL: The 46 International Organ Festival of Ivan Sokol: Starts; Sep 16 (festival lasts until Oct 4), 19:00
Kežmarok - EXHIBITION: Dušan Polakovič; Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until September 14
Spišská Nová Ves - EXHIBITION: Three exhibitions; Open: Tue - Fri 9:00 - 16:30, Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Programme of events in Bratislava can be found here.

Western Slovakia


CONCERT: Concert by the musical duo Robert Pospiš & Martin Sillay, who are on tour with their album Balady/ Ballads, which presents original arrangements of folk music from all Slovak regions. The live performnace of the “Balady Tour 2016” is also accompanied by Roman Harvan (cello) and Juraj Šušaník (drums). Starts: Sep 17, Music a Cafe Trnava, Športová 1 (City Arena Trnava). More info:


OUTDOOR: Horse riding competition - The best horse riders meet at the Longines FEI World Endurance Championships 2016. One of the most signigicant favorites to win out of 136 riders will be the Dubai Crown Prince and winner from previous years  - sheik Hamdan bin Mohammed Al-Maktúm. Competitors come from 46 countries and they will race over  160 km. Starts: Sep 17; Areal X-bionic sphere. More info: Dubová street 33, More info:


CONCERT: Various genres of music played by the same group - Especias is a group, which plays their own compositions and arranged jazz, folk and classical music with modern elements. Members of the group are: Filip Urda (bayan/ accordion), Erik Kováč (guitar), Barbora Comendant (bassguitar), Matej Richtarčík (drums, percussion). Starts: Sep 23, 20:30. Music a Cafe Trnava, Športová 1 (City Arena Trnava). Admission: €5. More info:


FESTIVAL: Malacká šošovica/ Malacky lentil soup - After the first spring lentil soup festival in Malacky, this is the autumn one. This event brings local producers and the idea of  healthy alternatives, original hand-made products and non-commercial entertainment together in one place. Starts: Sep 24, 9:00. Kláštorné Square. More info:

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Central Slovakia


FILM FESTIVAL: Hory a Mesto Žilina 2016 / Mountains and City – This is the fourth festival of mountain films and adventure that will bring a host of movies, lectures, presentations and accompanying events. Famous Slovak filmmaker/traveller Pavol Barabáš will also present his recent movie Freedom under Load (Sloboda pod nákladom). Starts: Sep 16-18; Stanica Žilina-Záriečie, Závodská cesta 3. Admission: €2-€3. More info:


FILM: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years – The British/US co-production documentary directed by Ron Howard shows “the fabulous four” in so far unknown situations and context during their tours in 1962-1966. With Czech subtitles. Starts: Sep 18-19, 20:00; Moskva cinema, Moskovská 1. More info:

Eastern Slovakia


BAZAAR: Charity event - Things or clothes, which are no longer used or needed can be brought to the Tabačka Kulturfabrik and maybe someone else will enjoy them. Money from the sale will go to the civic association My Mamy/ We Mothers. Program also includes films and a concert by the group N30 Akustika. Starts: Sep 17, 15:00. Tabačka Kulturfabrik, Gorkého 2. Admission: free. More info:


ORGAN FESTIVAL: The 46 International Organ Festival of Ivan Sokol – The opening concert of this festival – lasting from September 16 to October 4 – presents the UK’s Roger Sayer playing the Works of Bach, Rheinberger, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Grešák, Dubois, Brahms and Mozart. Starts: Sep 16 (festival lasts until Oct 4), 19:00; Seminar Church, Hlavná / Main Street 81. Admission: €3-5. Tickets: House of Arts, Moyzesova 66, 055/6220-763; More info:     


EXHIBITION: Dušan Polakovič – This exhibition which is coming to a close, represents a tribute to a recently deceased Slovak artist who was famous for his black-and-white graphic works – including ex libris – which mostly hailed Bratislava but also ordinary people, mythology, worlds of literary characters, and more. Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until September 14; U Anjela Gallery, Starý trh 53. Admission: free. More info:

Spišská Nová Ves

EXHIBITION: Three exhibitions - Three current exhibitions has been opened in the middle of September in the Spiš Artists Gallery. Visitors can visit the third part of the project “Sacral Elementum - Spirit Art”, the Premiere exhibition of the Spiš artist, Peter Smik and the documentary project of American photographer Joel Meyerowitz. Open: Tue - Fri 9:00 - 16:30, Sun 11:00 - 16:00. Zimná 46. More info:

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