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Hot summer events in Bratislava

Hot summer events in Bratislava

This summer in Bratislava will be full of great events! Lovers of good food, music, history and sports enthusiasts and all who are looking for a good time in the capital of Slovakia will have great options to choose from.

Slovak food festival

June 1st – 4th 2017, Bratislava castle

A traditional event this time with the theme "light and playful" will again take place in the beautiful surroundings of the Bratislava Castle gardens. Food and drink tastings, a live cooking show, competitions and a special Thursday Evening of Wine will fill great event program.

Knights of Devin

May 7th - September 3rd 2017, Devín castle

When visiting Devín castle every first Sunday from May to September, you will be enchanted by the bold knights and beautiful ladies from the past. You will experience the Knights' horseback tournament and discover fascinating Roman engineering devices. In craft stalls, you will admire the skills of the craft masters and the beauty of their products and refresh yourself with traditional delicacies. From the newly reconstructed upper part of the castle you can now admire spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Dates of events: May 7th 2017 - Gothic period, June 4th2017 - period of ancient Rome, July 2nd 2017 - period of the 30-year war and Turkish invasions to the territory of Hungary, August 6th 2017 - period of ancient Rome, September 3rd 2017 - Gothic period

Maria Theresia 300 – woman, empress, „king“ and the city

May 16th – June 26th 2017

This unique exhibition will present two overlapping lives - Maria Theresia's life, which began about three hundred years ago on May 13th, 1741, and life of the Pressburg city, 23 years after that day, to change significantly when this Habsburg woman was crowned " the King of Hungary ".

Magio beach

June 5th – September 3rd 2017, Tyršovo nábrežie, Bratislava

Magio beach again brings a breath of seaside atmosphere to the center of Bratislava. Unique low pool, hot sand under the feet, stylish seating on the terrace, a cocktail or cold beer and the most beautiful view of thecity - this is a recipe for the best relaxation in the city.
For sports enthusiasts there will be open playgrounds and organized sports activities, such as Run training, Body Spartan, Joga, Latino Fitness and much more.

Bratislava Design Week

June 7th - 11th 2017

The top international event of contemporary design in Slovakia will present the local design scene in the context of other artistic genres - art, music or film, but also with the everyday life and atmosphere of the city.

Levander festival

June 12th - 18th 2017, Obchodná street, Bratislava

Enjoy fragrant lavender and a lot of beautiful lavender products from producers and growers not only from Slovakia in the city center on Obchodná Street during the third week of June as a pleasant summer event in Bratislava.


Bratislava coronations ceremonies

June 24th – 25th 2017, Bratislava city center

Experience the coronations of 18 kings and queens who were crowned in Bratislava. More than 200 actors in the costumes will perform the cemeronies in the streets of the city. The bishop of Ostrihom will first crown the king and then the king will appoint his knights. Crowned tokens will be thrown along the parade, wine will be flowing from the fountain free of charge, meat will be grilled and you can buy unique gifts and souvenirs at the fair.
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Viva Musica!

July 1st – August 31st 2017, Bratislava

Unique summer festival, which combines the best of classical music with top local & international performers and unique concert places in non-traditional contexts, is celebrating the 12th anniversary this year.
This concept enjoys great success, Viva Musica! The festival now the largest international summer music festival in Bratislava and its popularity is growing year after year. Selected concerts are free of charge.

Summer party

August 5th 2017, Divoká voda Čunovo

For all the summer sports enthusiasts, a large summer party will be held in the area of water sports. For symbolic prices, you can try out a variety of activities, competitions, adventure sports, enjoy good music and experience a starry night full of fun. Activities are tailored so that everyone can try as many sports as possible.
Sports say kicks off with amateur rafting, volleyball and soccer tournaments early in the morning. In the evening, you can enjoy a bonfire, dancing and relax in the chillout zone.


Craftmasters days of ÚĽUV

September 1st – 3rf 2017, Bratislava city center

Directly in the ancient streets of Bratislava, you will be able to admire how the most famous Slovak craft products were produced in the past. Over 100 folk artists and craftsmen will present their skills. Accompanying program in traditional folk style will create unique atmosphere in the city of Bratislava.


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