Spring Fun

The weather is warming up and everything's turning green. Shed your winter coat and get started on this list of fun activities to enjoy during the spring season. There is a lot waiting for you in Slovakia. Shake off the winter blues and enjoy time of colours and new life around. Finally, the spring has come, let's celebrate it!

  • 8/17/2018 - 8/18/2018

    The Hont Parade Festival

    This extraordinary parade represents the most important happening as well as means of representation of the village of Hrušov. It is also a major event presenting traditional, folklore culture of Hont.
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  • 8/17/2018 - 8/18/2018

    Farming at the "Lazy" of Hriňová

    The festival dedicated to culture of farming on Hriňová mountain settlements will welcome visitors to Hriňová's Slanec on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of August.
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  • 8/17/2018 - 8/19/2018

    National Ascent of Kriváň

    As a national symbol of Slovaks, the Kriváň montain in High Tatras fascinates and inspires for centuries. Beside numerous individual ascents, many tours are organised to its peak, National Ascent being the most prestigious one.
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  • 8/16/2018 - 8/19/2018

    Star Nights

    This ain't no ordinary festival. Get ready for film festival you have never seen before. No red carpets, no long waiting for tickets. Great venues. Deep journey to the heart of cinema. Emotions! Simple as it is, a place for real movielovers.
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  • 8/17/2018 - 8/19/2018

    The Trnava Gate

    A unique exhibition of folklore life, traditions and habits not only from Slovakia, the international festival of folklore ensembles Trnava Gate welcomes folklore lovers with a rich offer of music, dance and traditional costumes.
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  • 8/17/2018 - 8/19/2018

    Onion Festival

    Enjoy both traditional and unusual gourmet delicacies made with onions at this event in the village of Madunice near the town of Hlohovec, which is seeking to be entered in the record books for its rather odd onion-related events, including creative workshops and an extensive accompanying programme.
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  • 8/18/2018

    Harvest Festival – Bread and Wine

    This extraordinary Harvest Home celebration interactively recreates the traditional making of bread and wine, contributing significantly to the presentation of the town of Trebišov as a gateway to the Tokaj Wine Region.
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  • 8/18/2018

    Mysterious Nights at the Spiš Castle

    One July and one August Saturday during this year's summer holidays at Spiš Castle will be dedicated to mysterious night tours for visitors with a taste for the extraordinary. Three times a night, the mysterious tours start at 8:30 p.m.
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  • 8/18/2018

    Goral Happening in Pieniny

    Spectacular summer session presenting traditional Goral folk culture in beautiful surroundings will please all who love to have fun, know how to enjoy good music, prefer fresh air and admire unspoiled nature.
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  • 8/18/2018 - 8/19/2018

    Tatras to Danube Run

    An unique special relay race for teams to complete the 345 kilometre long route from Jasná in the Demänovská dolina of Low Tatras to Danube River waterfront in Bratislava will this year be held the third weekend of August.
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  • 8/19/2018

    Folk Bands under Poľana

    To make a stay in beautiful surroundings of Hriňová after extraordinary Farming at the "Lazy" of Hriňová a day longer, international traditional folk bands festival from the Visegrad Group regularly takes place here a Sunday after.
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  • 8/19/2018

    House of Traditional Dances in Forest Park Lodge

    Every month there is a House of Traditional Dances organized by the Dragúni NGO – a dance party where you have a chance to learn how to dance to the classic folklore music or music of various minority groups. This time it moves from historical Bratislava city centre to another lovely place, the Forest Park.
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  • 8/19/2018

    Waggoners' Race

    Another year of annual traditional waggoner's horse competition is to take place in the spa area of Sobrance in the very eastern part of Slovakia the third Sunday of August.
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  • 8/24/2018 - 8/25/2018

    St. Bartholomew Fair

    Dedicated to St. Bartholomew, this celebration to thank for the good harvest is held in Ilava for centuries. At the end of August, it is also a good occasion to enjoy declining summer at Central Považie region. A manifold programme on the central square and other venues of this little Trenčín Region town is also traditional.
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  • 1/17/2018 - 10/17/2018

    Slovak Eights

    From the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire to an independent Slovak Republic, discussion series about key Slovak years of "eights" of the 20th century in Slovak National Theatre will guide you through decades of the most important events in Slovak history.
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  • 2/27/2018 - 12/31/2018

    The Eights

    Many anniversaries will be celebrated in Slovakia throughout 2018, jubilee of 70 years of the Slovak National Gallery being one them. To commemorate years ending with number eight, the national gallery prepared series of small exhibitions for the anniversaries of the eights consequently marking important developments of February 1948, August 1968 and October 1918.
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  • 3/25/2018 - 9/22/2018

    Peter Sagan Kids Tour

    Peter Sagan as a worldwide famous cycling icon inspires the others and also motivates to adopt a healthy lifestyle. To start such mission with the youngest is the best idea.
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  • 4/2/2018 - 12/26/2018

    Night at Mt. Lomnický štít

    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.
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  • 4/10/2018 - 11/30/2018

    Climbers' Crown of Trenčín Region

    All together 20 various distant locations within the Trenčín Region by bike, on foot or even with a dog. Too much to reach at once? No worries, you have time from mid-April to the end of November.
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  • 4/16/2018 - 9/30/2018

    150 Years of the Orava Museum

    Fantastic 150th anniversary is celebrated in 2018 at Orava Museum. On this accasion, an exhibition will be opened in the Florin's House in Dolný Kubín for visitors of the historical Orava region.
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  • 4/26/2018 - 9/2/2018

    Diana Cencer Garafová: Vertical Limit

    How can we explore our whole world? Can we rely on our senses as their capabilities of evaluating and storing information are limited? And what if we become a "victim" of an illusion?
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  • 4/28/2018 - 9/22/2018

    Antiquities Market at the Red Stone Castle

    Antiquities freaks and collectors of decorative objects can enrich their collections again at the 17th Antiquities Market traditionally staged at the big castle in Little Carpathians.
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  • 4/28/2018 - 10/14/2018

    Záhoráčik Train

    The Lower Záhorie region got a new tourism boost in 2017 – the railway line between Zohor and Plavecké Podhradie, after having been closed down in 2003, was reopened and this project continues also in 2018! The line is therefore seasonal – with services available on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
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  • 4/30/2018 - 9/15/2018

    Cogwheel Steam Train Rides from Tisovec

    On April 30th, a favourite tourist attraction of steam train wil set off for the first time in 2018 along the cogwheel railway line from Tisovec to the Zbojská mountain pass linking regions of Gemer and Horehronie. Today, this line with its gauge of 1 435 mm is unique in Europe thanks to its steam train.
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  • 5/5/2018 - 9/1/2018

    Knights at the Devín Castle

    The Association of Old Martial Arts and Crafts, oldest such ensemble in Slovakia, wishes to humbly invite Your Highnesses to Devín Castle from May 3rd, 2018 to see the unseen, to hear the unheard and to experience the unexperienced!
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  • 5/25/2018 - 9/2/2018

    Hanička Train under the Spiš Castle

    Hanička Train, a favourite tourist attraction, will appear on the rails under majestic Spiš Castle again at the end of this year's May. In 2018, the train wil set off for the first time on May 25th.
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  • 6/15/2018 - 12/31/2018

    Coronation Photo Video Point

    Take part in period coronations and “Become a Royal” yourself at the Coronation Photo Video Point at the ground floor of Michael's Gate in Bratislava.
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  • 6/30/2018 - 9/2/2018

    Korýtko Train

    Enjoy summer in Liptovuse one and only opportunity to travel by historic train running through the town of Ružomberok, from its Main Station to Zápalkáreň Station. The railway has existed more than 110 years and originally connected Ružomberok and Korytnica Spa.
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  • 7/27/2018 - 8/31/2018

    Trnava Organ Days

    The City of Trnava invites all lovers of classical music to enjoy this festival of organ music played by organists from around the world. Cycle of concert performances is held in a magic gothic St. Nicolas Basilica.
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  • 8/25/2018

    Night tours at Strečno Castle

    Immerse yourself in the mysterious atmosphere of the night's castle, dazzled  torchlight, tameless game of shadows and the barely audible sounds of the scorching rocks. Enjoy the attractive sightseeing tours of Strečno Castle in the night atmosphere with an interesting program in and underneath the castle. An impressive fire show will be the main highlight of every night's tour.
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  • 9/15/2018

    Medieval Castle Professions

    Have you wondered what would your occupation be if you lived in the Middle Ages? The third Saturday of September, the Bratislava City Museum comes with a day-long medieval programme children would love. Get inspired at beautiful premises of Slovakia's castle icon.
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