You can choose from historical, folklore, craft, art, technical and, of course, sports, music, fashion, film and theatre events. If that is not enough, there are gastronomical festivals, humour, and satire.
Wild fun at the "horned sledge" made without any single nail or screw. Come to the southern side of Mt Chopok and enjoy a horn sledge race that will be held for the second time on slopes in Jasná. The race starts in the locality of Kosodrevina with the final in the locality of Krúpová.
Every year the international festival of carnival masks revives the town of Žilina. The carnival is considered to be both one of the biggest events in Žilina as well as the biggest carnival festival in Slovakia. Throughout the festival, a great number of various masks and curious creatures, ogres or monsters move and make fun in the streets of the town. They dance, sing, and simply have fun.
Carnival season is the time of parties, balls, festivities and dances. It is the period from Epiphany until Ash Wednesday, followed by forty day fast. Also in Malá Fatra this time is the time of transition from winter to spring associated with dances, carnival parades, carnivals or hog-killing. Malá Fatra region is where the carnival tradition is not just a word or left-over. They are a real celebration and expressions of joy and hospitality. Discover more of Malá Fatra during the carnival, have fun, feast and sing with locals.
The happy Carnival season in Nitra is traditionally closed by the carnival parade full of drummers, stilt walkers, folklorists, majorettes and theatre artists. The festival includes the carnival for children and the fair with folk arts and products as well as carnival food specialties.
At sunset when the cable car transports the last resort clients down the hill, Mt. Lomnický štít offers a unique atmosphere which is meant only for the “chosen ones”. Just to hear is not enough. The night on top of Mt. Lomnický štít is an adventure that you need to experience. At least once in your lifetime.
Treat yourself to a non-traditional dinner under the stars in the Tatras and enjoy a magical night atmosphere. Travel with a cable car late in the evening – which is possible only during these special events and visit an observatory that is usually closed for the public.
Acrobatic skiing became popular in Slovakia. Slovak Cup in freestyle skiing in slopestyle and bigair disciplines therefore increased number of rounds to four, one of them being organized as FIS race. Within eight weeks from January to March at three different sites in Slovakia, freestyle freaks have even more opportunities to enjoy their favourite sport.
The World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA) declared in 1987 the first World Tourist Guides Day. This year, you can enjoy this event on February 24th. This weekend, you can participate in guided tours for free in many towns in Slovakia.
The Carnival season starts after Epiphany in January and lasts until Ash Wednesday in March or April. Historically a time to enjoy eating and drinking, it served as a virtual bridge between Christmas and Easter periods. Literally, it also links winter with the spring.
Be the best, be the winter hero of the largest mountain ski resorts chain and win the prestigious trophy. Test your skills on a professionally prepared racing course. Anybody can enter the race! Be the hero of this year's ski season and win the Hero Season Trophy title. Ladies and gentlemen, children, skiers, winter fans or lovers of the Tatras, anyone is invited in Slovak mountains.