JULY 2019: Prime 10 occasions round Slovakia – The Slovak Spectator


A few of the July occasions held round Slovakia embody the largest competition, Pohoda, the oldest competition, Východná, pilgrimages, the primary girls’s orchestra from Afghanistan, and Rainbow Pleasure occasions.

Slovakia marks the arrival of missionaries Cyril and Methodius on July 5 with a state vacation. This 12 months it falls on a Friday, which suggests an extended weekend for a lot of.

Right here is an outline of the finest occasions held this weekend and throughout July round Slovakia:

FOLK: Východná Folks Competition, July Four-7, amphitheatre, Východná
CELEBRATIONS: Nitra, Expensive Nitra, July 5-7, Svätoplukovo & Pribinovo Sq., Nitra
WINE: Wine & Lavender, July 6, Stará hora, Pezinok
FESTIVAL: Pohoda Competition, July 11-13, airport, Trenčín
CONCERT: ZOHRA of Afghanistan, July 12 & 15, cultural centre & evangelical church, Trnava & Modra
PILGRIMAGE: Camingo de Santiago, July 15-25, Hronský Beňadik-Nitra-Trnava-Bratislava
FESTIVAL: Solar Dance Competition, July 19-20, Zemplínska Šírava-Lúč, Michalovce
LGBT: Rainbow PRIDE, July 20, Hviezdoslavovo Sq., Bratislava
CONCERT: Limp Bizkit, July 21 & 23, amphitheatres, Sereď & Košice
SPORT: FA Donovaly Evening Run, July 27, central parking by the principle highway, Donovaly


The oldest Slovak competition, which celebrates 65 years this 12 months, has hosted about 1,400 performers so far. It takes place within the picturesque village of Východná, central Slovakia, surrounded by the Low and Excessive Tatras. Aside from many folks music acts, guests can look ahead to artisans displaying and promoting their handiwork. Východná is undoubtedly the suitable place to get to know conventional Slovak folklore. Click on right here to search out out extra. It’s even in English!

Place: Východná (close to Liptovský Mikuláš)
Venue: amphitheatre
Date: July Four-7
Time: totally different hours (See the programme right here.)
Admission: €10 (discounted) and €13 (full) if purchased on-line; €12 (discounted) and €15 (full) on website

2) Nitra, Expensive Nitra

A 3-day competition devoted to the missionaries and brothers Cyril and Methodius, who created the Glagolitic alphabet for the Slavs within the ninth century, in addition to to the Prince of Pribina, who was the primary ruler on the territory of Slovakia, primarily based on the fort in Nitra. His principality was later changed with Nice Moravia. On this event, a number of free-of-charge occasions happen in early July in Nitra to have fun these males. Right here is the checklist of probably the most intriguing ones:

July 5, Svätoplukovo Sq., Nitra

GREAT MORAVIAN CLOCK (21:30) – an audio-visual projection of the historical past of Nice Moravia
Market and beer backyard (all day) on Nitra’s Pribinovo Sq.

July 5-6, Nitra Fortress, Nitra

PRIBINOVA NITRAWA (from late morning till the night) – a medieval competition stuffed with concert events, fire-shows, and battles held to welcome again Pribina
Market and beer backyard (all day) on Pribinovo Sq.

July 7, the neighborhood of Nitra

CYRIL-METHODIUS PILGRIMAGE (all day) from Dražovce Church through Zobor Monastery to the Martinský vrch archaeological park
Market and beer backyard (all day) on Pribinovo Sq.

three) Wine & Lavender

Winemakers and vine dressers in Pezinok invite all wine lovers to the outskirts of this wine-making mecca in Slovakia yearly. The open-air occasion, Wine & Lavender, is held on the winery hill, Stará hora. A complete of 30 winemakers current their wines, and guests can take pleasure in a stroll in lavender gardens hidden in Pezinok vineyards. Inventive workshops, conventional meals and a fantastic view of town up from the hill are ready for each customer.

Place: Pezinok
Venue: Stará hora
Date: July 6
Time: 15:00 – 23:00
Admission: €15 (together with 30 wine-tasting tickets, glass, map, entry to the backyard). Tickets might be purchased right here.

A style of what the occasion is about (00:00 – 00:45):

Four) Pohoda Competition

The largest music competition in Slovakia, Pohoda, will maintain its 23rd version in 2019. It began as a small competition on a soccer pitch and has since grown into the competition the place Beyoncé’s sister performed. The 1975 and Liam Gallagher are simply a number of the large names headlining the competition this 12 months. Aside from music, you may take pleasure in theatre, visible arts, discussions and different sights at Pohoda. There are 2,00zero tickets left. Hurry up so you do not miss out!

Place: Trenčín
Venue: airport
Date: July 11-13
Time: all day
Admission: €99


Zohra is a goddess of music in Persian literature. Additionally it is the title of the very first Girls’s Orchestra in Afghanistan, made up of 30 younger women. Music of any sort was outlawed for over 30 years. They face a variety of threats of their dwelling nation, however they closed the 2017 World Financial Discussion board in Davos, Switzerland. The ensemble was based by Dr Ahmed Sarmast, however it’s carried out by the primary feminine Afghan conductors Negin Khpalwak and Zarifa Adib. Regardless of all odds in Afghanistan, they’ve been praised world wide since their Davos efficiency.

Place: Modra & Trnava
Venue: German evangelical church (Modra) & Small Berlin (Trnava)
Date: July 12 (Trnava) & July 15 (Modra)
Time: 20:00 (Trnava) & 19:00 (Modra)
Admission: free


The traditional Camino de Santiago, or the Method of St James, is a large community of pilgrimage routes round Europe that come collectively at St James’ tomb in Santiago de Compostela within the north-west of Spain. On the event of the opening of the Trnava – Bratislava stretch of the Camino de Santiago, pilgrimage followers can pilgrim from Hronský Beňadik within the south of Slovakia by way of a number of villages, Nitra, Trnava, and end the pilgrimage in Bratislava, the place a pilgrim’s mass can be held at St Martin Cathedral on July 25. The pilgrimage continues the following day to Vienna.

Place: western Slovakia
Date: July 15-25
Admission: free

The preliminary itinerary appears to be like as follows, however would possibly nonetheless be topic to some changes.

Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Slovakia. article_photo


Digital music followers could recognize this two-day competition, held by the huge Zemplínska Šírava reservoir in jap Slovakia. CID (USA) and OFFAIAH (USA) are the largest stars coming to this Slovak summer time resort, however 40 DJs are promised to be taking part in on 4 levels. How about having fun with DJs and a ship journey up and down Zemplínska Šírava? Solar Dance is the one competition to present you this chance by combining each issues into one. Tickets of €28 for a celebration boat and competition might be bought right here.

Place: Michalovce
Venue: Zemplínska Šírava – Lúč
Date: July 19-20
Time: from 17:00 on the opening day
Admission: €12 (regular) and €20 (VIP) – with out social gathering boats. Tickets might be bought right here.


eight) Rainbow PRIDE

The ninth version of Slovakia’s vibrant competition stresses persons are equal no matter their sexual orientation and gender id. Within the week when the competition takes place, a number of occasions of various sorts are to happen. Observe @DuhovyPRIDE on Fb for extra particulars because the programme has not been disclosed but. What is thought for now, although, is the official social gathering can be held in three Bratislava golf equipment – Ixel, Bohéma and Fuga- after the march. Extra info right here.

Place: Bratislava
Venue: Hviezdoslavovo Sq.
Date: July 20
Time: 15:00 – 20:00
Admission: free


Many in Slovakia know this Florida-based rap/rock band for his or her cowl of The Who’s Behind Blue Eyes from 2003. But, their largest hit stays to be Rollin’ (Air Raid Car). The band is engaged on their sixth studio album, Stampede of the Disco Elephants. Concurrently, they’re taking part in gigs world wide, additionally having two stops in Slovakia.

Place: Sereď & Košice
Venue: amphitheatres
Date: July 21 (Košice) & July 23 (Sereď)
Time: 19:00 (Košice) & 20:00 (Sereď)
Admission: €29 (Košice) & €45 (Sereď). Tickes might be bought right here.


Runners who take pleasure in operating at night time mustn’t miss out on one other night time run in Slovakia. This time, runners will meet within the village of Donovaly, central Slovakia. They’ll exhibit their operating expertise on the 5-km and 10-km tracks. Registration is required, so click on right here if you wish to run. Though the run is scheduled for nighttime, a number of occasions can be happening throughout the day in help of the occasion. Youngsters also can participate, however their run is scheduled for July 26, the day earlier than. See the maps right here.

Place: Donovaly
Venue: central parking by the principle highway
Date: July 26 (kids) & 27 (adults)
Time: 18:00 – 22:00; runs are scheduled for 19:45 (10km) & 20:00 (5km)
Admission: free except you run. The registration payment is €15, and runners can register on website, as nicely.

That is it for the highest occasions of July. Take pleasure in any of the occasions you determine to go to!

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