- Adventure Mondays
from July 21 to September 15
During the summer tourist season, the Bratislava Tourist Board (BTB) offers the tourists some ideas how to spend their time in Bratislava in a meaningful way. Adventure Mondays, a tourist programme prepared by the BTB, running from July 21 to September 15, brings the visitors to the capital city a large variety of activities for lovers of history, arts or sports.
- Open Days at the M.R. Štefánik Airport
Sightseeing at the premises of public and non-public part of the new terminal, display of work of police dogs or hawks and falcons in fl ight. All this awaits you on the Doors Open Day at the M.R. Štefánik Airport on 7-9 August. In addition, you will be able to pass a security check, ride an electric car, look at the departures and arrivals area, and see the special government airplane Tupolev TU-154.
- Music on the Danube
You can check out your favourite summer cruises on the Danube also this year. Music cruises for adults and interactive family cruises are organized on the ship Martin. In the evening of July 7, the concert of Lerry & Comeback is prepared for you. A week later, the fun cruise Pirátislava including an interactive performance of the Theatre Dunajka will take place in the afternoon.
- International Youth Music Festival
10-13.7.2014, Hlavné square
The sixth year of the International Youth Music Festival will feature performances of twenty-three ensembles from Estonia, Israel, the Netherlands, Serbia, Russia, the United States, South Africa, the Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Croatia, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine. The opening concert for orchestras on 10 July, starts at 5:00 p.m. at Hlavné Square and will bring the performances of Ma‘ale Adumim Orchestra of Israel, Arcata Ensemble and Scala Ensemble from Holland. The event will run until 13 July.
- French Day
14.7.2014, Hlavné Square
Come to Hlavné Square to learn about French culture or to taste traditional French cuisine. The French Day event in Bratislava on Monday, July 14, will be part of the celebrations of the French national holiday–Bastille Day Anniversary for the fourth time. Hlavné Square will turn into French countryside on this day. French companies will offer their products on an open-air market. There will also be the tasting of French dishes and delicacies. Additionally, there will also be a cultural program featuring French and Slovak performers such as Anastasia, Thierry and Friends, Denis Dheym with Andante orchestra and the band Stabar.
- World Music at the Cathedral
every Tuesday, San Marten Bar & Restaurant
Every Tuesday evening at San Marten Bar & Restaurant you will have the opportunity to enjoy interesting concerts within the event World Music at the Cathedral. On July 8, there will be a concert of Slovak soul singer Hanka Gregušová with American jazz musician Eric Wyatt, and entertainment on the third Tuesday evening will be taken care of by the formation Michal Motýľ Tentet. Admission is free.
- Festival Music Square
every Sunday, Hlavné square
Come to Hlavné Square where the Music Square Festival plays classic music, jazz, folk, country and world music every Sunday.The first weekend in July will belong to the Serbian formation Balkan Strings Trio and a week later the Band of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic will perform
- TWO LANDSCAPES Picture of Slovakia: 19th Century x the Present Time
July 3 – October 19, 2014
The Slovak National Gallery exhibition entitled Two Landscapes / Picture of Slovakia: 19th Century # the Present Time demonstrates the transformations of Slovak landscape in 19th century art; it also shows how well contemporary art from the 1970s up to today acquitted itself when dealing with this theme. This multi-genre and trans-historical project comprised of abundant material (drawings, graphic artwork, photographs, paintings, sculptures and objects, installations, videos, actions and performances) shows the breadth and diversity of the depiction of the Slovak countryside as a topographically defined location, adapted and interpreted by 19th century artists as well as contemporary artists.
- American Friday BBQ with special creativ activities for children
every Friday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 20th June - 12th September 2014, River Bank Restaurant's terrace
EUR 39 per person
We also invite children to have fun and drawing during Friday BBQ.
- Month of Photography festival
We would like to invite you for the 24th edition of the international Month of Photography festival which will be held from the 3rd of November until the 30th of November in 30 galleries and museums in Bratislava.
The festival offers a unique chance to learn about the outstanding work of Central-European authors as well as stars of European photography for example: The Slovak New Wave of the 80s, Rudolf Koppitz 1884 - 1936 (Austria), Jurij Kozyrev (Russia), Pierre a Gilles ( France) , Gabriele Basilico 1944 - 2013 (Italy) and the winners of the SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2014.
- LIMES DAY ...a flash into Roman times :)
29 June 2014, from 13.00 – 17.00 h, Čuňovo
We would like to kindly invite everyone, especially
families and fans to come and check out the only place in Slovakia that was part of the Northern border of the Roman Empire in the province of Pannonia – GERULATA a roman military fort !
- Bratislava medieval city walls – Enchanting lane of Bratislava
27.6.2014-15.10.2014, Bratislava city walls
New route from the city center to the Bratislava castle!
The city walls will be accessible from 27 June till 15 October, open daily from 10:00 a.m. till 8:00 p.m., from 16 October till 30 November, open daily from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.
- Independence Day Celebration 2014
28.6.2014, Divoká voda, Čuňovo
This event will feature an American picnic-style reception, musical performances and traditional fireworks at the end of the evening.
- Xavier Sabata
25.6.2014, 20:00 - Stará tržnica
In his project Händel: Bad Guys the Spanish countertenor Xavier Sabata uncovers the world of the negative characters in Händel’s operas and persuades us of the fact that baroque opera need not only be about the sublime ideals of antiquity.
- Magio Beach
5.6. - 7.9. 2014, Bratislava
Awaiting you on Magio Beach next to the park Sad Janka Krála every day is a rich program for children and adults. You can look forward to, for example, a concert of the band Lavagance, a beach volleyball tournament, screening of traveller ﬁ lms, various exercises, massages, nutritional advice, or conversation in English.
- Typical Italian Market
19-22.6.2014, Primaciálne square
In the seventh year of the festival Dolce Vitaj a touring market with typical Italian products will stop over in Bratislava for three days. On the Primaciálne Square and Hviezdoslavovo Square from June 19 to 22 you will have the opportunity to taste specialties, from Italian olives through to cheeses, sausages, and to desserts. There will even be classic domestic products such as honey, pickles in oil, olive oil and wine.
21.6.2014 - from 10:00 to 15:00, The Old Market
On Saturday, June 21, from 10:00 to 15:00 at a marketplace in the building of the Old Market you will be able to buy seasonal food produced and grown by farmers and small producers from Bratislava, as well as high-quality specialties from other countries. On offer will be seasonal fruit and vegetables, meat and dairy products, baked goods, confectionery and beverages. The market will include an accompanying program full of educational and fun activities for children and adults.
- International Guitar Festival of J.K. Mertz
On June 24 to 29, the 39th International Guitar Festival of J.K. Mertz will be held, which will present, for example, American lute player Paul O‘Dette, Antonio Rey and Ricardo Gallen from Spain, Brazilian-Uruguayan duo Duo Siqueira Lima, Czech-Slovak jazz trio Michal Bugala, Libor Šmoldas, Robert Balzar, and Oman Kaminsky from Mexico. Apart from concerts the festival will offer master classes, an international competition, seminars, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions.
- The School Dance 2014
18.6.2014 from 13:00, Slovak national theatre
On June 18 from 13:00, the new building of the Slovak National theatre will host the ﬁnals of the third edition of the international dance competition of pupils of kindergartens, primary and secondary schools. A new feature of this year‘s event will be the participation of foreign schools from the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland.
- Knights‘ Camp – Knight duels on horseback
29.6.2014, Devín castle
Devin Castle will come alive with history on June 29. When you come to see the ruins of the castle, you will also be able to see duels of knights on horseback performed by members the Brotherhood of Old Martial Arts and Crafts. The event will also offer children‘s medieval games, historical fencing and dance.
- 205th anniversary of the siege Bratislava
In the park Sad Janka Kráľa, you can experience a re-enactment of an authenticbattle of Bratislava, in which Napoleon suffered his first defeat, in the event titled We Defended Ourselves!
- Viva musica!
The tenth edition of the Viva Musica! Festival will feature a total of eight events from on June 21 to 28.
- Midsummer Night’s Dream
21.6.2014, 20:30, Bratislava
On Saturday, June 21 at 20:30 you can enjoy the performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hlavné Square, which is at the same
time the opening concert of the 10th annual Festival Viva Musica!
- International Festival of Children‘s Folklore Ensembles
From June 19 to 22, the 17th International Festival of Children‘s Folklore Ensembles will be held, at which each year more than 1,200 childrenin folklore groups from around the world perform. The festival will showcaseperformances of more than 700children from all districts of Bratislava,the folklore ensembles Čečinka,Čunovsky Kŕdeľ, Gerulata, Grbarčieta,CRIP, Kobylka, Klnka, Lúčka, Madovec,Margaréta, and Prvosienka from Bratislava and Šamorín. Foreign folklore will be represented by groupsfrom Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Serbia and Turkey.
- Coronation Festival in Bratislava
During this year‘s coronation ceremony, to be held on June 21-22, we will commemorate the coronation of Joseph I of Habsburg.