Top events 2017 in Bratislava and its surroundings

JANUARY 2017

1 January- 3 February
Bratislava on Ice. Ice ring in front of the Opera House is open for public from 10 am to 10 pm. Skates can be rented on site.
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17 – 18 January
MTB & run Marathon
7th annual winter marathon in mountain biking and mountain running. Marathon of 30 km for mountain bikers and 9,7 km for runners
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29 January – 1 February
ITF Trade Fair Slovakiatour, Bratislava
The most important and most significant tourism trade fair in Slovakia. Along with the ITF Slovakiatour trade fair, Hunting & Leisure and Wellness
& Fitness exhibitions are taking place.
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30 – 31 January
Day of Svätý Jur Wine Cellars, Svätý Jur
Winemakers of the town of Svätý Jur will offer you their best wines from Small Carpathian wine region. A chance to see a special underground world of the town´s cellars.
Venue: cellars of Svätý Jur, Friday 2pm – 10 pm; Saturday 12am – 8 pm.
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FEBRUARY 2017

29 January – 1 February
ITF Trade Fair Slovakiatour, Bratislava
The most important and most significant tourism trade fair in Slovakia. Along with the ITF Slovakiatour trade fair, Hunting & Leisure and Wellness
& Fitness exhibitions are taking place.
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15 February *Pezinok´s Wine Cellars *
The vintners of Pezinok will open the doors of their wine cellars and offer you the best wines they produced. This is a unique chance to see some great historic cellars.
Venue: 28 cellars of Pezinok from 12 am to 9pm
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MARCH 2017

11 March
Wine, women and fragrance
The 11th year of wine tasting commented by famous women from the world of wine.
Vinum Galeria Bozen, Pezinok from 6 pm to 10 pm

20-26 March
Febiofest
The international film festival.
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26 March
Opening of the running season
Start the running season by 5 of 10 kms road run or have an unforgettable experience with MUD RUN.
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APRIL 2017

1-2 April Bratislava Marathon 2017 The ninth year of Bratislava City Marathon. Special run races for everyone. Marathon, half marathon, inline, hobby running, children, toddlers. Sport event accompanied with a rich cultural programme more…

7 April
Bratislava Jazz Days: The Spring Edition

The Bratislava Jazz Days festival is a respected event in the jazz community around the world. Its spring edition is usually a one day miniversion always with a very fine line-up. This time it’s not different.Bill Laurance is the founding member of the jazz star band Snarky Puppy. A multiple Grammy Awards winner as well as professional musician playing with names such as Bobby McFerrin or Salif Keita. He comes in a jazz trio together with Jonathan Harvey on bass and Richard Spaven on drums.
At that evening will play also a wonderful 6-member a’ capella band from Cuba Vocal Sampling and a huge jazz talent from Israel Sivan Arbel.
Venue: Atelier Babylon Námestie SNP 14 Bratislava
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9 April
National Devin – Bratislava Run
The 70 th year road race for runners of all ages and levels of ability. The oldest road race in Slovakia starts under the ruins of Devin Castle and finishes at the Bratislava Opera House. Adults – 11 625m, children – 2 600 m
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12 – 19 April
Easter market
Traditional Easter crafts; painted eggs, whips, wooden and ceramic decorations.
Venue: Old Town ,Hviezdoslavov námestie

14 – 17 April Easter time – Fairy tale in Slovak language at the castle Červený kameň*
During Easter there are no regular tours of the Castle
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22 – 23 April
Bratislava City Days
The Municipality of Bratislava opens its doors to all Bratislavians and visitors.
Free entrance to city museums and attractions, free sightseeing tours, free tours by historical tram and many other interesting programmes and events.
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26 – 28 April
Craft Beer Festival 2017
Salón Piva “BEER SALOON” is presentation of craft brewery in form of beer tasting. Let us invite you into a great community of real beer! The Aim of Salón Piva exhibition is to present traditional brewed beer as a beverage with its own story, value, exceptionality and point out to its particularity and different types of beer.
Venue: Stará tržnica Námestie SNP 25 811 01 Bratislava
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MAY 2017

4 – 6 May
Bratislava Rag Festival
As usual in the traditional area of the on the right bank of the Danube river. The Rag Festival will offer several hours of live concerts, along with a variety of side events, many of which have been an essential part of the festival since its inception in 2008. Children are more than welcome.
Venue: Tyršovo nábrežie (Tyršovo Waterfront)
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20 May
Night of Museums and Galleries in Bratislava
Take advantage of the unique option to visit expositions and exhibits in Bratislava´s museums and galleries during a day and night accompanied by a rich and varied programme of events and activities.
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20 May
Night of Museums and Galleries at the Červený Kameň Castle
Special evening and night visits to museum and galleries of the castle. Come to visit hidden rooms of the castle. You have opportunity to see rooms and parts of the castle which are closed for rest of the year.
Venue: castle Červený kameň
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20 May
Napoleon’s Siege of Bratislava
Breath-taking re-enactment of the fights of 1809 when Napoleon’s troops had been cruelly besieging Bratislava for a month. Demonstration of period weapons and costumes.
Venue: Sad Janka Kráľa Park,
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24 May
Slovak Food Festival
The biggest picnic at Bratislava castle. Taste the food of the best Slovak restaurants and wine od the best winemakers. The surprise is prepared for the little ones.
Free entrance
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26 – 27 May
The day of St. Urban open cellars
A unique opportunity to visit and sample wine in more than 90 wine cellars located on the Small Carpathian Wine Route. Opening the season on the Wine Route.
Venue: Wine cellars from Bratislava to Trnava 2 p.m on Friday – 9 p.m.on Saturday
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JUNE 2017

1 – 4 June
Slovak Food Festival
The biggest picnic at Bratislava Castle. Taste the food of the best Slovak restaurants and wine od the best winemakers. The surprise is prepared for the little ones.
Free entrance
Venue: Bratislava Castle
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from mid June
Cultural Summer and Castle Festivals Bratislava
Bratislava will live culture in summer. The streets of the Old Town will turn
into venues of street theatre performances, folk concerts, or traditional
crafts. You are also invited to the Cinema on the Square, and to many
other events.
Venue: courtyards, streets, and squares of the Old Town and Bratislava Castle
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9 – 11 June
Pottery Market, Pezinok
More than 100 potters and ceramists will perform their art. Competitions and culture programme will accompany the event.
Venue: Pezinok, centre of the town
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24 – 25 June
Coronation Festival: Coronation of Maria Theresa
A spectacular two-day celebration when the city comes alive with medieval atmosphere with kings and queens, the nobility, the royalty, troubadours and thousands of curious spectators.
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JULY 2017

Cultural Summer and Castle Festivals Bratislava
Bratislava will live culture in summer. The streets of the Old Town will turn
into venues of street theatre performances, folk concerts, or traditional
crafts. You are also invited to the Cinema on the Square, and to many
other events.
Venue: courtyards, streets, and squares of the Old Town and Bratislava Castle
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1 July
Wine and Lavender, Pezinok
Wine tasting of Pezinok winegrowers together with a viewing of the lavender garden in a vineyard area of Stará hora Pezinok.
Venue: Stará hora Pezinok
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1- 30 July
Viva Musica!
Viva Musica! festival was established in 2005, with the aim of creating a summer festival of true artistic merit. From its opening year it has offered people the best of classical music in a form attractive to all: untraditional venues, untraditional contexts, and with no charge for admission to most of the concerts. Every year Viva Musica! festival brings its visitors music of high quality and exclusive musical projects performed by top-level artists from home and abroad.
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6 – 9 July
Slovakia Folk International festival for children, youth and adult folklore ensembles and choirs. Bratislava Music Summer will be enriched by their songs, dances, traditional music and spontaneous performances.
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8 – 9 July
Divoká voda Whitewater Festival
An untraditional festival of music but mainly of sports, active relaxation and fun! An unforgettable experience for families, teams of colleagues or groups of friends.
Venue: Divoká voda, Čunovo, Bratislava
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1 – 30 July
BeeFree Music Festival
Already a legendary large dance music event in Slovakia is organised every year in July. This year it will be the edition #19. BeeFree takes place in the open-air club Pláž pod Ufom (Beach under the UFO bridge), which will feature the house music stage and in the space of Incheba, which will feature the drum and bass, techno and main stage.
We will update the exact date, venue and the programme, when it will be available.

31 July– 11 September
Cathedral Organ Festival
The 5th Gerald Woehl International Organ Festival held in St. Martin’s Cathedral
in Bratislava.
Venue: St. Martin’s Cathedral, Bratislava
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Every Friday in July and August
Bratislava Inline
Bratislava Inline is an organised Friday transit through the city for everyone who likes in line skating. It is for free and without registration, it is for fun and life enjoyment.
Venue: meeting point at the shopping centre AUPARK at 8 p.m.

AUGUST 2017

Cultural Summer and Castle Festivals Bratislava
Bratislava will live culture in summer. The streets of the Old Town will turn
into venues of street theatre performances, folk concerts, or traditional
crafts. You are also invited to the Cinema on the Square, and to many
other events.
Venue: courtyards, streets, and squares of the Old Town and Bratislava Castle
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Every Friday in July and August
Bratislava Inline
Bratislava Inline is an organised Friday transit through the city for everyone who likes in line skating. It is for free and without registration, it is for fun and life enjoyment.
Venue: meeting point at the shopping centre AUPARK at 8 p.m.

25 – 27 August
UPRISING REGGAE FESTIVAL
A spectacular show promises not only stars of traditional reggae. Fans of dancehall, ska, dubstep, drum&bass, hip-hop and other related genres annually come into their own.
Venue: Zlaté piesky Bratislava
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26 August
Fyzulnačka, Pezinok
13th annual traditional event in bean soup cooking.
Venue: Pezinok – town centre
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30 – 31 August
Slovakia in Bratislava – Days of ÚĽUV Masters
A festival of folk production and traditional crafts. More than 100 producers
from different regions of Slovakia will demonstrate their craftsmanship.
Venue: pedestrian zone of Bratislava Old Town
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30 August
Festival of Roasted Geese
Open day to various establishment that offer goose delicacies in Slovensky Grob.
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30 – 31 August
Festival of historical fencing, music, dance and crafts at Devin Castle
Performances, fencing duels, fairs, exhibitions of old weapons and clothing in the special atmosphere of the castle.

August 2014
Tribute to freedom
Annualy held concert at the Devin Castle to commemorate the 24th anniversary of the fall of the communist regime at the site of the former Iron Curtain.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Cultural Summer and Castle Festivals Bratislava
Bratislava will live culture in summer. The streets of the Old Town will turn
into venues of street theatre performances, folk concerts, or traditional
crafts. You are also invited to the Cinema on the Square, and to many
other events.
Venue: courtyards, streets, and squares of the Old Town and Bratislava Castle
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1 – 3 September
Slovakia in Bratislava – Days of ÚĽUV Masters
A festival of folk production and traditional crafts. More than 100 producers
from different regions of Slovakia will demonstrate their craftsmanship.
Venue: pedestrian zone of Bratislava Old Town
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1 – 25 September
CONVERGENCES 2017 – a festival of chamber music
Konvergencie, the international music festival of chamber music is an annual feast in Slovakia. In Spetember 2017, its eighteenth year will bring several evenings of chamber music to Bratislava. The visitors of the festival can look forward to pieces by classic masters, cross-genre overlaps, as well as film projections spoken word or a concert for children.
We will update the exact date, venue and the programme, when it will be available.
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2 September
Festival of Roasted Geese
Open day to various establishment that offer goose delicacies in Slovensky Grob.
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Old Town Beer Festival
Enjoy the atmosphere of the German Oktoberfest also in the Bratislava Old Town! Try dozens of beer varieties and different beer specialities, and enjoy the concerts given by popular bands.
Venue: Bratislava Old Town
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2 September
Roman Games in Rusovce, Bratislava
A return to an antic history, gladiator fights in Gerulata which was once a Roman military camp.
Venue: Gerulata museum Rusovce, Bratislava
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2 September
The Day in Vineyards
Vintners invite you to their vineyards, you will sample the grapes of your favourite wine and the wine of course, too.
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9 September – 26 October
Bratislava in Motion
The International Festival of Contemporary Dance presents the most remarkable achievements of the Slovak contemporary dance as well as exceptional productions from the neighbouring countries.
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15 – 17 September
Wine festival in Modra
Presentation of Modra wine cellars and traditional Modra ceramics. Food, wine, entertainment, open cellars, and, of course, a great atmosphere.
Venue: the town of Modra
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22 – 24 September
Wine festival in Rača
The celebration of the work of local vintners, grapes and wine. Blaufränkisch wine of Rača has been an export article since centuries. It is the wine which used to fi ll up the glasses of the aristocracy of the Austrian and Czech royal courts.
Venue: the city district Rača, Bratislava
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22 – 24 September
Radnička Markets
Traditional markets of hand-made products of the handicapped that in spite of their disabilities do not have any lack of creativity and precision of various crafts.
Venue: Primaciálne námestie Square
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22 – 24 September
Wine festival in Pezinok
Traditional harvest celebration which includes an allegoric parade through the town, an international contest in cooking bean soup, a wine exhibition and a craft market, grape pressing using traditional instruments and street gold panning.
Venue: the town of Pezinok
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22 – 24 September
Festival of Light
During three nights full of myths and legends, prominent buildings in the city will come alive through light and interactive installations. From 22nd until the 24th of September after dusk, light installations will liven up the streets of the Old Town and the Danube quay in Petržalka.

OCTOBER 2017

BLAF – Bratislava Art Festival
Experience, understand, observe and discuss the works of art features in this festival of the visual arts.BLAF Market held in the courtyard of the Slovak National Gallery is also part of this one-week festival.
We will update the exact date, venue and the programme, when it will be available.
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6 – 8 October
Cabbage Festival in Stupava
This three-day long event promotes regional traditions of the Zahorie region. Accompanying events: woodcarving symposium, week of regional specialties, and exhibition of local artists.
Venue: the town of Stupava
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7 October
Apple Feast (Modra, Pezinok, Senec, Svätý Jur, Malacky, Stupava, Jablonové, Limbach, Dunajská Lužná and Bratislava City Districts, Vajnory, Devínska
Nová Ves and Nové Mesto – Fresh Market)
Regional event with traditional and new apple specialties.
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20 – 22 October
Bratislava Jazz Days
The International Jazz Festival, is one of the largest events of this kind in Central Europe. It is regularly attended by the most distinguished jazz stars. This year it will already be held for the 40th time.
“Venue”: Incheba
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NOVEMBER 2017

November
Month of Photography
Each November Bratislava changes into a venue of a number of photo exhibitions. Exhibitions of Slovak and foreign photographers alter galleries and museums and also the public space of squares and parks.
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November
Bratislava Music Festival – BHS
The most prominent Slovak festival of classical music. Series of concerts, opera, and ballet performances performed by outstanding music artists. The festival includes also the international competition of young artists “New talent”.
We will update the exact date and the programme, when it will be available.
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6 – 15 November
International Film Festival Bratislava
The 14th IFF Bratislava will bring a wide selection of the contemporary film production and a number of other interesting events held in Bratislava
and its surroundings.
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24 – 25 November
Open days at wine cellars
A unique opportunity to visit and sample wine in 120 wine cellars located on the Small Carpathian Wine Route.
Venue: Wine cellars from Bratislava to Trnava
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19 – 24 November
One World – Documentary Film Festival
A festival of documentary films from all over the world, devoted to the issues of human rights, accompanied by discussions with fi lm directors, activists or journalists from abroad and Slovakia. Photo exhibitions, concerts and multicultural evenings are on the programme too.
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21 November – 23 December
Christmas Market in Bratislava
A month before Christmas the Main Square in Bratislava is illuminated by a huge Christmas tree and the Christmas market stalls are officially opened. The Bratislava Christmas Market produces a distinctive atmosphere and attracts thousands of people every day, who come to meet their friends and chat over some mulled wine and traditional specialties. Every evening there is live music, choirs, benefit concerts, theatrical performances, and other events.
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DECEMBER 2017

21 November – 23 December
Christmas Market in Bratislava
A month before Christmas the Main Square in Bratislava is illuminated by a huge Christmas tree and the Christmas market stalls are officially opened. The Bratislava Christmas Market produces a distinctive atmosphere and attracts thousands of people every day, who come to meet their friends and chat over some mulled wine and traditional specialties. Every evening there is live music, choirs, benefit concerts, theatrical performances, and other events.
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3-6 December
International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music
International festival of choirs and orchestras.
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27-30 December
Christmas at the Castle Červený Kameň
Guided tours in the decorated castle. See and feel the real Christmas atmosphere.
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31 December
New Year’s Eve Run across Bratislava’s Bridges
The New Year’s Eve Run is an event for runners who cannot imagine even the New Year’s Eve without sport. The route leads along the Danube embankment across all Bratislava’s bridges.
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31 December
New Year in the City
Enjoy a fantastic show on various stages spread throughout the city centre. Live concerts and an open air disco are complemented by various cultural activities for all generations. At midnight a fantastic firework show and light effects along the banks of the Danube. Welcome to the biggest party of the city. Welcome to “Partyslava”.
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