The shortest month of the year will definitely not be short of the amount of events happening in Bratislava! Check the variety of activities you can join in Bratislava in February :)
The food market in the Old Market Hall (Stara Trznica) is held every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm. Seasonal foods grown and produced by farmers and small producers from around Bratislava can be found here, as well as quality specialties from more distant countries. The market is regularly accompanied by various bazaars – antiques, books, clothes or vinyl – that are periodically rotated and can be found on the first floor. More info.
If you are looking for a perfect start of your weekend, here’s a great tip: each Friday evening, an aperitivo is held in Pane & Olio Bistro, a showroom with Italian food and tasting of traditional dishes mainly from the Tuscany region. Delicious food, yummy drinks and Italian wine are surely a great option, whether you want to get yourself in a party mood or just want to have a great dinner time :) More info.
WINTER FOOD FESTIVAL
15.1. – 17.2.
Winter is ideal for tasting various delicacies with friends or business partners. Until February 17th, you have a chance to try more than 40 restaurants in all regions of Slovakia – this is the offer of the 2016 Winter Food Festival! The fourth edition of this exceptional gastronomic event is for anyone who has a passion for quality gastronomy, wants to visit the best and often unaffordable restaurants and get great meals for symbolic prices. Check the details.
GONG BATH SESSION
The Gong is one of the oldest ancient instruments and is named after the sound it creates. A gong bath is a form of sound therapy where you are bathed in sound waves, there is no water involved. All you have to do is lie comfortably, close your eyes and let the vibrations of sound help your body to experience deep relaxation and meditation. More info.
ENGLISH STAND UP COMEDY
Bratislava gets its own monthly ENGLISH stand-up comedy show! Are you tired of borovička, halušky and Fico jokes you never understood? Do you want to experience the feel of London, New York and LA comedy clubs in the heart of your hate-loved second home? Then come to Nu Spirit Club and enjoy your fellow expats and Slovak comedians (with shitty accents) in the first regular English stand-up comedy show Silné Reči: International edition. More info and tickets.
OLD TOWN CARNIVAL
Sausages, donuts, Fanks, a children’s carnival parade and burying the bass – this is the program of the first February Saturday. The Carnival parade prepared by the city district together with a family center Prešporkovo will start at the Hviezdoslav’s square at 10 am and will lead through the streets of the historical center towards the Zichy Palace on Venturska street. There will be an entertainment program prepared for the kids. At noon the visitors will be able to get to know the carnival customs, have fun at the folk festival and taste abattoir specialties and traditional carnival goodies such as donuts or less known fanks. The whole event will finish at 5.30 pm. More details.
FLEA MARKET ON BAJKALSKA STREET
„Burzoblsák,“ as this flea market is called, is an event dedicated for the community and its main aims are recycling and re-usage of old clothes. There is also an option for sellers to donate clothes for one of orphanages in Bratislava. It is held each first Saturday of the month, starting from 8 am and lasting till 1 pm on Bajkalska street 20. No entrance fee. Get your special piece directly from the sellers’ trunks or suitcases and enjoy the atmosphere of a real flea market! Facebook event.
Are you a fan of carnival nights? This night will be held under the guise of mysterious carnival masks, you will enjoy a welcome drink and delicious snacks. If you don’t come with a mask, you can have your face painted directly on the spot. Only 40 spots available – book yours if interested! More info.
A VEGAN DINNER
The idea of these regular vegan dinners is that each participants brings their own vegan food, plates and cutlery and shares their meal on the big table with other attendees. No entrance fee is required, all you need to do is bring your food, share it with others and taste from the meals other will bring to the table. No matter whether you self-prepare or buy the meal, whether it is cooked or raw. And for the rest of the night you can enjoy networking and getting to know interesting people :) Facebook event.
INTERBEAUTY – INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF COSMETICS & WEDDING FAIR
12. – 13.2.
For 30 years the Interbeauty fair has been bringing an overview of products and services in beauty area available at Slovak market. It has been a meeting place for top professionals who present their skills in exhibition performances and competitions. The wide public visits the fair with the aim to try out and bring home the hottest cosmetic novelties or get inspired in enhancement and care of their looks. This fair will be running along with the Wedding Fair. More info and tickets.
CHILD AND FAMILY FAIR
12. – 13.2.
This event held in Incheba will offer a wide variety of pushchairs, children furniture, clothing, toys, medical supplies and food but also service providers such as pre-school institutions, insurance companies or institutions with a specialized health care. Visitors will be offered various lectures and personal consultations with professionals from the field of gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics and psychology. For the little ones there will be games and culture performances prepared. More info and tickets.
VALENTINE’S DAY FLEA MARKET ON OBCHODNA STREET
Come to purchase clothes and other treasures from the “attic” and rare antiques. If you have similar items at home and you like the idea of selling them on a flea market, sign up as a seller for just 10 €! The market will be held at Obchodna 66, in the court yard of the Lavender shop. Details.
RETRO BAZAAR IN KC DUNAJ
Clothing for ladies, gentlemen and babies, earrings, necklaces, headbands, rings, plates and other antiques will be offered at this retro bazaar from 10 am till 5 pm. Free entrance! Check the list of all the producers here.
SWING VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY
You have a great opportunity to join a real vintage Swing Valentine evening during this traditional ball season in Bratislava! Look forward to a swing orchestra Fats Jazz Band playing only original music of 30-ties and 40-ties on vintage musical instruments, an original vintage fashion show, a free vintage photo corner with a professional photographer, a dance workshop and dozens of old times smelling live music! Dress code: vintage clothes from 20s, 30s or 40s (not compulsory, but very welcomed). Facebook event.
VALENTINE’S DAY PARTY
A party for all in love and out of love as well – be it single or taken, you are all welcome to join! Facebook event.
WITH LOVE TO CHILDREN
Do something for children wich a sick heart on a Valentine’s day – in Eurovea there will be a beneficiary event held from 4 till 6 pm with rich program that will be packed with singing, dancing, martial arts and handing out gifts to children. If you plan to do shopping in Eurovea during that weekend, you can also find small cash boxes in some of the shops and leave a donation for this purpose, too. See the details here.
AN EVENING OF TRUE STORIES
Share (and listen to) true stories in the most useful, honest, supportive, inspiring and transformational way. Anyone who wants to share their story can do so for 5 – 7min and tell true tales about life, experiences, passion, goals, taboos, cultures, romance, adversity – you name it. every true story is an opportunity to learn something about others, ourselves and has the potential to make a difference to our understanding of the world around us. Sounds interesting? Come join our very first session. Bring friends if you want but above all, bring ears to listen, a mouth to tell and a heart to feel. More info.
17. – 18.2.
The largest job fair in Slovakia is an event for all those seeking new employment opportunities. Free entrance and many present corporations who will look for future talents – that’s what will be prepared for you in Incheba in mid February. Official website.
YOGA IN ENGLISH
You are welcome to join this Yoga sessions held every Wednesday at 20:10 – 21:30. This is a beginner class and you do not need any preknowledge. You will exercise HATHA yoga. These exercises will make you feel stronger, more flexible and help you obtain balance. You need to register at: email@example.com – just send an email stating that you want to join yoga class and mention the type of ticket you are interested in. You can also decide what kind of ticket you want to buy only after the first lesson. More info.
INTERNATIONALS CARNIVAL PARTY
Come to this carnival party in any disguise but don’t forget that if you don’t have a mask, you can try the Face Painting or get an original decorate with henna – mehendi, which will be absolutely free of charge in The Club! We recommend to book your place via firstname.lastname@example.org. During the whole night you will be able to compete for having one of the 7 best costumes for truly great prizes! Every entry includes a welcome drink, sweets and a flag sticker, plus all girls have a free entrance before 22:30. Details here.
ISRAELI FILM FESTIVAL
18. – 20.2.
Lumiere Cinema will host an Israeli Film Festival KolNoa during which you’ll be able to watch 6 movies. All films will be shown with Slovak and English subtitles. Check the program here.
RENERGY MASSAGE PARTY
A massage, good music and great drinks – a combination of these three things is called a „renergy massage party“ which will be held in Rustique, a cute French restaurant in the city center. A brand new way of relaxation done by a masseur together with a well-being coach – the massage will last 10 minutes and will not require any oils nor putting your clothes off, of course – you will be seated in a special masseur chair! :) Have some great time listening to live etno-chill music and a fantastic meal in the middle of the week – no entrance is required! Official Facebook event.
BEST OF CAPO DI TUTTI PARTY
Three live cover bands and the best dance music from 1950s to present hits – that’s the famous BEST OF Capo di tutti Party. Come to our party and have fun and dance to the music of The Cellmates (rock’n’roll band), Mr. Moon (funky music band) and Prešporskí Junáci (r’n’b band). This is Bratislava’s retro party at its best! More info.
FLEA MARKET ON OBCHODNA STREET
Come to purchase clothes and other treasures from the “attic” and rare antiques. If you have similar items at home and you like the idea of selling them on a flea market, sign up as a seller for just 10 €! The market will be held at Obchodna 66, in the court yard of the Lavender shop. Facebook event.
FLEA MARKET IN THE OLD MARKET HALL
Come and buy discarded accessories, shoes, hand-made toys, books, records, collectibles and other treasures. Support recycling and bring or take what inspires you – in the Old Market Hall, first floor, from 10 am to 3 pm. More info here.
TASTE AFRICA, EXPERIENCE ZIMBABWE
Get to taste different cuisines that Africa has to offer! At this particular event you will get to taste Zimbabwe – by choosing one of the 4 designed menus. Have an exotic lunch starting at 12 pm in in Los Mexikas en Bratislava! More info here.
INTERNATIONAL BRATISLAVA SPORTS NIGHT
Join for a fun night watching a great soccer match Arseval vs. Barcelona – during this Champions League match you will get every second beer for just 50 cents – plus, if you guess the final score, you can win some fun prizes! Free entrance. Facebook event.
SPANISH WINE TASTING AT GUSTOS MARKET
Gustos Market’s wine tasting events are the kind of events you will be talking from days to come: perfect environment, a great moderator, amazing wines and delicious tapas to taste. For 20 € you will taste 8 different Spanish wines , great food and meet cool international people. Limited number of spots – reservation needed! More info.
FACE YOGA IN ENGLISH
As we age, we always want to turn back time, look younger and get rid of a double chin, under-eye puffiness, nasolabial folds, return our face to a more youthfull look again. This is an invitation for a FACE YOGA course where you will be taught how to became younger – without a scalpel or botox. More info.
INTERNATIONS GREAT GATSBY NETWORKING
The regular event of InterNations, a community gathering expats living in Bratislava as well as locals. Spend a nice evening with your old friends from InterNations and get to know some new interesting people in the stylish Lucaffe! This time there will be a special theme – come to enjoy a night in a Great Gatsby style with live piano music! Every attendee will enjoy a welcome drink, an ice breaker game and a raffle at midnight. Check the event out.
NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.