Wondering where to go and what to experience this month? Actually you don’t need to go so far away to enjoy the real summer vibes. July brings a lot of interesting events and activities for all of you to Bratislava. Let’s experience summer in your favorite city! :)
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.
1 + 9 July
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.
OPEN AIR CINEMAS IN BRATISLAVA
July & August
On a balmy evening, nothing beats watching a movie under the stars. Especially with cocktails and street food! :) Check out the best places to see open air movies in our capital this summer!
DUTCH DAY – EUROPE ENDLESS EXPRESS
You have a chance to meet 600 Dutch artists and philosophers who will come to Bratislava on the occasion of a symbolic handover of the Bureau Netherlands Slovakia in Stará Tržnica (Old Market Hall). Facebook event.
VIVA MUSICA FESTIVAL
2.7. – 29.8.
The biggest international summer music festival in Bratislava aiming to make a truly valuable artistic contribution offering the best of classical music. Since it was founded in 2015, it has provided high-quality music and top artists from around the world. Check the program and get your ticket before they get sold out! The opening gala concert will be held on the 2nd July in Eurovea on the occasion of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council, starting at 8 pm, with a free entrance. More info.
WILD WATER FESTIVAL
The Wild Water Festival is about sport and healthy lifestyle, full of movements, activities, energy and good humour. Within two weekend days you can see several water and other attractive summer sports in interesting exhibitions. You can also try them. You will also be able to enjoy music concerts performed by artists from the Slovak and Czech mainstream scene and look forward to experiencing some adrenaline! More info.
FESTIVAL OF FORGOTTEN ARTS
Enter the world of the Middle Ages and suddenly find yourself in the middle of a medieval marketplace where things truly will happen! Talented artisans will present their skills at producing products of daily needs of the poor, but even the wealthy people. Many kinds of food from the medieval period will be also part of this unique experience. More info.
Thanks to London’s brand Bubbleology you will have a chance to experience a special weekend in Bratislava’s Eurovea! A limited edition of your favourite bubble tea, YouTubers and an opportunity to win great prizes! Check the program here.
MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS AT THE DEVIN CASTLE
There will be an all day event held at the Devin castle that will take you back to the Middle Ages – the times of knights, ladies and troubadours. A great show (not only) for kids will include children’s medieval games, swordplay performances, historical dance or dueling knights on horsebacks! The opening ceremony will kick off at 10 am. No dogs allowed. Check their Facebook page for more info and a nice video teaser! The event be held until 7 pm. Basic fee 8 €, discounted fee 4 €, family ticket 13 €.
FESTIVAL MUSIC SQUARE
3. – 31.7.
Exceptional concerts on the Main square (Hlavne namestie) dedicated to classical music, jazz, folk, swing and promenade music, always with a start at 8 pm. Free entrance. Check the program here.
SUMMER UNIVERSITY OF SLOVAK LANGUAGE
4. – 22.7.
Would you like to learn to speak Slovak? What is a better time than trying your luck in summer when everything blossoms, the city is full of people and everybody feels like they have twice as much energy? Some courses are fully financed by the scholarship of MSSRaS of Slovak Republic! Read the details here.
APEROL SPRITZ NIGHT AT THE MAGIO BEACH
MUSIC OF EUROPE
A cultural program created exclusively for the Summit of the Committee of the Regions based on the idea of a first-class musical experience. The main opening concert will be held in the courtyard of the Devin castle – historical landmarks of the Bratislava region. The concerts start from 7 pm and the evening will end with a big fireworks show. More info.
THE EVENT NETWORKING
A regular business networking event, aiming to help create new connections and opportunities in a non-formal atmosphere. The access to The Event is free of charge, no need to register or confirm participation, however it is possible to participate at the event only based on a personal invitation by the host. If you would like to receive an invitation, apply in writing to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook event.
LATINO BOAT PARTY
Come and enjoy a beautiful venue on the Danube river with your friends and fans of latino music on two dance floors. Cuba, porto,mambo, bachata, merengue, kizomba, samba and other Latin rhythms will be played for you. No registration needed! More info here.
RETRO BAZAAR 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.
You can have everything you are able to fight for! This event called “Tvrďák” is well known among the people who like to challenge themselves, overcome the obstacles and test their strength. So take the courage and come to Čunovo –Divoká Voda Area where this extraordinary event takes place. The entry fee is 28 € – 39 €. Details here.
FRIDAY NIGHT SKATING
each Friday from 15.7.
Do you like inlines? Take your skates and join hundreds of people skating on the city roads every Friday evening during the summer holidays. This event is great for the young, elderly, families with children, singles, couples – simply everyone who knows how to skate :) No registration, no fee! More info here.
CULINARY EVENT – CURRANTS AT THE DEVIN CASTLE
The theme of these events are currents as a reference to the tradition of high-quality black currant wine of Devin. In addition to sales and wine tasting of red and black currants, there will be also other actual fruits for sale, as well as other products made from currants. More info. In the same time, you can join a special picnic taking place at the castle!
STAND-UP PADDLE AT WAKELAKE
Stand up paddle board or SUP is a new and entertaining easy sport which you must try. SUPing consists of standing on a big board and paddling, which gives you the feeling of walking on water. Have fun at the amazing Wakelake! More info.
MARK KNIGHT PARTY
One of the most successful DJs and producers on the planet, responsible for the biggest party hits of the last decade – Mark Knight – is coming to Bratislava again – to the popular Wakelake! The party starts at 9 pm. Get your ticket here!
CONCERT IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN
Come and enjoy live music in the romantic setting of our Botanic Garden. Thomas Puskailer and Andrej Urbanský (guitar) will perform together starting at 5.30 pm (only in case of no rain). Free admission!
TRAVEL MOVIE NIGHT
A special movie night held in KC Dunaj, which immerses you into the atmosphere of an epic adventure of Vladimir Strba and Zoli Palau, who chose to climb the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. Start at 8 pm, entry 6 €. Facebook event.
BEE FREE FESTIVAL
BeeFree Festival is known as the largest and oldest summer dance event in Slovakia which is annually visited by thousands of mostly young people. One stage is situated in one of the most amazing places of Bratislava, on the beach under the UFO Bridge and what is more, the festival is for free! Facebook event.
A barbecue party at the court of Bratislava club Fuga where you will be able to enjoy the very best of indie, post-rock and 80’s music. The barbeque starts at 3 pm and ends at 10 pm and later on the party continues in the Fuga club. Official event.
SUMMER SHAKESPEARE CEREMONIES 2016
27.7. – 16.8.
Come to the Bratislava Castle to watch performances inspired by Shakespeare – each of the three shows starts at 8.30 pm but it is recommended to come at 8 pm. Bring a warm blanket if you think you might be cold in the evening. Daily shows of Othello: 27.7. – 6.8., A midsummer night’s dream: 8. – 12.8., The two gentlemen of Verona: 13. – 16.8. More info.
SUNNERY JAMES & RYAN MARCIANO AT WAKELAKE
The famous duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano are coming this summer for the first time to Slovakia. Their tracks and remixes support legends like Armin van Buuren, Sander van Doorn, David Guetta and Pete Tong. The party will be held at Wakelake and starts at 9 pm! Get your ticket here.
BAZAAR AT THE DEVIN CASTLE
NOTE: Some of the featured pictures come from the Facebook pages of the mentioned events.