Foreigners: Events around Slovakia

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between September 30 and October 9, including music, concerts, festivals or exhibitions.

Apple Feast, illustrative stock photo.Apple Feast, illustrative stock photo. (Source: Ján Krošlák)

Western Slovakia
Stupava - FESTIVAL: Cabbage Days; Starts: Sep 30 - Oct 2
Bratislava region - FESTIVAL: Apple Feast; Starts: Oct 8
Trnava - EXHIBITION: Connection of Palo Mach with personalities of Slovak visual art; Exhibition opens: Sep 27, 18:00.Tue, Wed, Fri: 9.00 - 17.00, Thu: 10.00 - 18.00, Sat - Sun 13.00 - 18.00
Central Slovakia
Sebechleby - FAIR: Traditions in Sebechleby; Starts: Oct 1
Slovenská Ľupča - FESTIVAL: Food and wine festival; Starts: Oct 7, 15:00 - 8; 12:00
Banská Bystrica - CONCERT: Jana Kirschner tour; Starts: Oct 1, 20:00
Eastern Slovakia
Spiš region - FESTIVAL: Musica Nobilis; Starts: Oct 1 - 7
Košice - RIDE & FESTIVAL: White Night and Night of Lights in children's railway; Starts: Oct 1, 19:00
Košice  - CONCERT: Bryan Adams tour; Starts: Oct 8, 20:00
Kežmarok - EXHIBITION: Dušan Polakovič; Open: Tue-Fri 12:00-18:00, Sat 10:00-13:00 until September 14
Programme of events in Bratislava can be found here.

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Western Slovakia


FESTIVAL: Cabbage Days - The Cabbage Days festival in Stupava is one of the biggest festivals in the Záhorie region. It is also a festival of folk culture, aiming to preserve local traditions. Its programme includes guests from the neighbouring regions of Weinviertel – Lower Austria (A), South Moravia (CZ), and Mosony-Sopron-Györ (HU). The main goal of the festival is to preserve the tradition of growing and processing regional varieties of cabbage that are famous for their specific taste and excellent quality. Starts: Sep 30 - Oct 2; City cultural and information center Stupava, Agátová 16. More info:

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Bratislava region

FESTIVAL: Apple Feast - This is a traditional autumn festival, which is held in towns and villages in the Bratislava Region and presents richness of apples in this part of Slovakia with various goodies from apples. Starts: Oct 8; various places - Modra, Senec, Pezinok, Dunajská Lužná and others. More info:

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EXHIBITION: Connection of Palo Mach with personalities of Slovak visual art - Exhibition is dedicated to paintings on glass and includes Slovak artists Ivan Csudai, Rudolf Fila, Ľudovít Fulla, Jana Hojstričová, Jozef Jankovič, Palo Macho, Svätopluk Mikyta or Laco Teren. Exhibition opens: Sep 27, 18:00. Tue, Wed, Fri: 9.00 - 17.00, Thu: 10.00 - 18.00, Sat - Sun 13.00 - 18.00. More info:

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Central Slovakia


FAIR: Traditions in Sebechleby - The aim of the 9th edition of this cultural and social event is to present the customs and traditions of the Banská Bystrica Region. The event includes folk ensembles, folk music, and a craft fair. The event attracts more than 12,000 local and foreign visitors each year. Starts: Oct 1; Sebechleby – Stará Hora. More info:

Slovenská Ľupča

FESTIVAL: Food and wine festival - The event organised by the Dairy Farm Braunvieh offers visitors wines from selected winemakers around Slovakia, gastronomy, jazz music, horse riding and much more. Starts: Oct 7, 15:00 - 8; 12:00; Ľupčianska 842 - part Podbarište. More info:

Banská Bystrica

CONCERT: Jana Kirschner tour - Slovak singer and composer Jana Kirschner, who is currently touring abroad, has prepared the tour titled “Takmer sólo/ Almost Solo”, which is partly also a celebration of the 20th anniversary of her career. Kirschner will perform in six Slovak cities. Starts: Oct 1, 20:00; Záhrada - Centre of Independent Culture, Square SNP 16. More info:

Eastern Slovakia

Spiš region

FESTIVAL: The 21st year of the international music festival Musica Nobilis is held during seven days in seven towns - Spišská Nová Ves, Spišské Vlachy, Smižany, Kežmarok, Markušovce, Poprad and Spišská Kapitula. The event brings performers such as Collegium Wartberg, Lotz Trio, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Choir, pianist Ladislav Fančovič, violist Milan Paľa and others. Starts: Oct 1 - 7; various places. Admission: Depends on the performance. More info:


RIDE & FESTIVAL: White Night and Night of Lights in children's railway - Two combined events are held at the same time in Košice. The sewenth year of the contemporary art festival “White Night” also features a free children's historical railway. The train operates every hour and tickets are avilable at the train station in Čermel. Programme offers also light suprises, performances and gastronomic specialties. Starts: Oct 1, 19:00, various places. Admission: free. More info:


CONCERT: Bryan Adams tour - The Canadian singer is coming to Slovakia after ten years on the occasion of the 10 year celebration of the opening of the Košice Steel Arena. His fans can await his greatest hits, for example  I Do It For You, Please Forgive Me, Heaven, Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman, or All For Love. Starts: Oct 8, 20:00; Steel Arena Košice. Admission: from €39. 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:

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