Free of charge museums, galleries, palaces, tour guides and sport halls. Various markets, festivals, concerts and performances held. No entrance fee to ZOO, getting to the underground of chosen chapels, having free rides on our cable car – this is just a pinch of what is prepared for all Bratislava visitors this weekend 21st – 23rd April! Check the whole program and enjoy getting to know our city! :)
#1 PROGRAM (NOT ONLY) FOR KIDS
10:00 – 17:00 Hlavne namestie (Main Square) will be on Saturday full of kids from elementary schools who will be presenting their works, participate in creative workshops and showcase some of their projects.
Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00
Have you ever wondered what it is like to sit in a garbage truck? Well you’ll have a chance to try it out on Saturday! You will also be able to learn how this truck works and get instructions on how to separate waste. Join the BikeLab and get a free candyfloss! At 2 pm you can watch a special drum show, too. Some good fun for the kids!
CITY THEATER OF P.O.HVIEZDOSLAV
Saturday 12:30 – 13:30, Laurinska str. 19
In the foyer of the theater, the kids will be modeling and drawing three piglets together with the theater production team, the theme will be “how the children see us, the piglets.” The 10 best drawings will win tickets to a chosen performance. All the works will be exhibited in the theater foyer.
Have you ever wanted to be a bus driver? Or your kid does? :) Try it out on Saturday/Sunday at the Župné Square, 10:00 – 18:00, where you will have a chance to sit in a bus and take pictures with it, too, thanks to the special photo booth.
If you come to this „Cyklofestival“ to the Old Market Hall and SNP Square on Friday, you’ll be able to learn the latest information on bicycle transport not only in Bratislava, have a free check of the condition of your bike, listen to expert lectures, soak up experiences from trips around the world and a lot more.
09:30 – 16:30 in Partizanska Luka (Železná studnička)
Forestry days are the largest nationwide event organized by the forestry companies in Slovakia. Special educators will introduce the forest to kids and their parents through games and contests for interesting prizes. These engaging activities are designed to help environment and teach children how to protect it. The kids will be able to jump in a bouncy castle or do light sports.
15:30 Lighting the bonfire. Closing the ceremony program. Evaluation of the competition by distributing the prizes to winners.
10:00 – 16:00 on Kamzik – free cable center at Koliba.
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 – 18:00, free entry! Plus, you can enjoy an opening ceremony of the paddock for Eurasian wolves and try pony riding (at the upper playground).
#2 SOMETHING FOR SPORTY PEOPLE
On both Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy these sports for free:
Ice rink in Dubravka, Harmincova 2, 11:00 – 17:00
Ice rink of O. Nepela, Odbojarov 8, 10:00 – 13:00, 13:30 – 16:30
Sport hall STaRZ, Harmincova 2, 10:00 – 18:00
Basketball, petanque and children playgrounds:
Sport hall STaRZ, Multi-purpose area, Harmincova 2, 08:00 – 21:00
Swimming pool & gym (25 and 50 m pools), Pasielnky, Junacka 6
Saturday: 50 m pool & gym available 08:00 – 20:00
Sunday: 25 m pool available 13:00 – 20:00; 50 m pool & gym available 08:00 – 20:00
#3 OPEN MARKETS
At the Courtyard of the Town Hall there will be a crafts market from Friday till Sunday 10:00 – 18:00.
OLD MARKET (STARA TRZNICA)
Saturday 10:00 – 15:00, SNP Square – regular food market.
On Sunday, a colorful mosaic of people of different cultures and nationalities that moved to Bratislava will be presented here. This event is part of the currently held [fjuzn] festival.
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00, Jakubovo Square
A food market where you can buy products from local producers, enjoy concerts, theater performances and films screenings, discussions, workshops and various activities for children.
#4 FOR BOOK LOVERS
THE CITY LIBRARY
A book market on Klariská street 16 – the market is on from 20th to 26th April. It is open on weekdays 08:00 – 19:00, on weekends 10:00 – 18:00.
THE OLD TOWN LIBRARY (Staromestska kniznica)
During this weekend you can come and get a free annual registration in all the offices of this library. Come during open hours. List of the offices.
#5 CULTURE FANS
SLOVAKIA CANTAT 2017
The 11th international festival of children, youth and adult choirs in Bratislava – with an opening concert at 7 pm on Thursday in the Jesuit Church. There will be various shows from 20th till 23rd April, all with free entrance. The whole program is available here.
Representative premises with the gallery and unique tapestry will be open on both Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 17:00. On Saturday 10:00 – 18:00, the mayor’s office will be made public, and you can meet him, his deputy and members of the City Council personally. During Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00, you can also have a look at the exhibition smArt ciTy in which young people express their views on how they see Bratislava as the city of the future. From 4pm there will be a 30 min fanfare concert on the balcony of the Primate’s palace on Saturday, too. On both weekend days, children of Bratislava’s basic art schools will perform various concerts to public.
On Saturday at 10am there will be a symbolic opening of the city gates and official opening of the tourist season.
MUSEUMS OF BRATISLAVA CITY
On Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00, you will have free entry to the following museums:
Museum of city history
Museum of viticulture + wine tasting of 100 wines from 40 vintners
Museum of period rooms
Museum of arms at Michael’s Tower
Museum of pharmacy
Museum of Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Museum of Arthur Fleischmann
Museum of clocks
Ancient Gerulata Rusovce
SUMMER READING AREA AT RED CRAYFISH
An art photography exhibition focusing on the lives of the blind and the visually impaired can be admired on Saturday on Michalská Str. 26.
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 – 18:00, free exhibitions!
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 – 18:00, free exhibitions!
Free entry to our biggest cathedral on Saturday (9:00 – 18:00) and Sunday (13:30 – 16:00), besides the times when there is a mass held.
FREE TOUR GUIDES ABOUT BRATISLAVA IN ENGLISH & GERMAN LANGUAGE
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 14:00 – 15:30. Meeting point: at the well of the Primate’s square
CHAPEL OF ST. JACOB, SNP Square
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 14:00 – 18:00. Visiting the underground accompanied by personnel from the Urban Conservation Institute.
Saturday 9:00 – 17:00, Sunday 10:00 – 16:00 – Tour of the Sihoť island with expert commentary + exhibition of the Waterworks museum and its garden that has been declared as the most beautiful Park of 2015.
Along this special weekend, from Friday 21st April, you can also enjoy the [fjuzn] festival – the biggest festival of minorities that will last till 28th April.
Special public transport will be arranged during the weekend. Check the full details here.