Folklore Festival Východná 2019

Folklore Festival Východná is the oldest and the largest nationwide festival with international participation in our territory. Every year at the beginning of the summer tourist season in the first weekend of July, in the attractive surroundings near the High and Low Tatras, the rich folk traditions come to life and the distinctive village of Východná will become the center of Slovak culture for several days.

During his 65-year history, the festival has become the ultimate tour of traditional folk culture and its folklorized speeches. Among the 1,400 performers in dozens of artistic authoring programs, the winners of national competition shows of folk groups, ensembles, children's ensembles, folk music, singing groups, soloists of musicians and dancers are also presented annually.

Folk craftsmen, producers and artists are inseparable part of the festival Východná, and interactive and experience programs - dance, music, singing workshops, craft workshops and programs for children - have recently been the most interesting.

Východná is a celebration of folklore and its existence contributes significantly to the revival, preservation, creative development and public presentation of the precious values ​​of our treasury of culture. Folklore is deeply rooted in the traditions and culture of the Slovak nation, so in every contact we can bring joy from mutual meeting and revive not only history but also feelings. Become part of this celebration.

Jul 4Jul 7

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Places Around

Važecká jaskyňa (cave)

Važecká jaskyňa (cave)

The Važecká jaskyňa cave, which is located on the southern edge of the village of Važec, is the most visited natural landmark of the upper Liptov region. The cave is counted among the best-known paleontological sites as far as discoveries of bones of the cave bear are concerned.

Arboretum in Liptovský Hrádok

Arboretum in Liptovský Hrádok

The history and the present time of the town Liptovský Hrádok is closely related to wood, forestry, beekeeping, iron ore and nature. You have a chance to spend wonderful moments while walking in the lime trees alley or at the town Arboretum and bring back the memories of people you have met and the places you have visited. The town of Liptovský Hrádok, the centre of Upper Liptov (Horný Liptov), is situated at the junction of the rivers Belá and Váh, below the Nízke Tatry Mountains peaks. The Liptovský Hrádok Castle is undoubtedly the symbol of this town, but there is also the protected lime trees alley and the arboretum, which is a nice place to go if you want to sort out your thoughts.

Kriváň Mt. (High Tatras)

Kriváň Mt. (High Tatras)

An exceptionally attractive trip is the ascent to the Kriváň Mt. (2,494 m ) a stout peak in the western part of the High Tatras. This mountain is a multiple winner of enquiries about the most beautiful mountain in Slovakia. It is easily recognisable for its conspicuously curved summit, which is the reason why it is called Kriváň (in English Curved Mount).

Malá Stanišovská jaskyňa

Malá Stanišovská jaskyňa

V severnej časti Jánskej doliny v Národnom parku Nízke Tatry vo výške 766 metrov nad morom leží vstup do Stanišovskej jaskyne.

Gerlachovský štít peak (High Tatras)

Gerlachovský štít peak (High Tatras)

The mountain hotel Sliezsky dom is the starting point for the trip to the tallest mountain of Slovakia - the Gerlachovský štít peak (2,655 m). The route leads by the terrace-shaped Velická dolina valley, with a beautiful 15 m tall Velický vodopád waterfall. For its botanical diversity, the terrace above the Velický vodopád waterfall bears the name Kvetnica (The Flower Garden).

Laser arena

Laser arena

It is one of the greatest arena in Slovakia (576 m2). There are UV bulbs installed to make better effect of gaming. Surely you can choose music to play during the game.

Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa (cave)

Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa (cave)

On the right side of the valley Demänovská dolina below the northern slopes of the mountains Nízke Tatry is another cave open to public - Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa.

Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody (cave)

Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody (cave)

Demänovská jaskyňa slobody is part of the huge underground karst system in the valley Demänovská dolina below the Nízke Tatry Mts. It boasts a unique drip stone ornamentation, which makes it one of the most beautiful caves of Europe.

Zoo Kontakt

Zoo Kontakt

Najväčšia kontaktná zoologická záhrada na Liptove. Zoo Kontakt poskytuje osobný kontakt s viac ako 300 zvieratkami len 50 m od motýlej záhrady. V sprievode ošetrovateľa zažite kŕmenie, vypočujte si zaujímavé informácie o zvieratkách a naučte sa, ako sa o ne starať + bonus: sokoliari Vám predvedú ukážky letu dravých vtákov.

Butterfly garden

Butterfly garden

Objavte život viac ako 3.000 tropických motýľov v Liptov Aréne Tatralandia. Motýlia záhrada nie je obyčajná výstava, ale pestrofarebná oáza kvetov a motýľov, kde sledujete ich pokojný, čarovný život, s novinkami: najkrajšími vtákmi sveta, tunelom odvahy s obrovskými netopiermi a krásnymi teráriami.

Happy end

Happy end

The Happy End music club offers top-quality entertainment in the centre of the Jasná Low Tatras resort – not only for skiers, snowboarders and visitors of Jasná, but for the whole Liptov region and Northern Slovakia.

Humno music pub

Humno music pub

The place to enjoy and enjoy with your friends

Happy end

Happy end

The Happy End music club offers top-quality entertainment in the centre of the Jasná Low Tatras resort – not only for skiers, snowboarders and visitors of Jasná, but for the whole Liptov region and Northern Slovakia.

Humno music pub

Humno music pub

The place to enjoy and enjoy with your friends

Dobré časy

Dobré časy

The "GOOD TIMES" pub is the place where everyone can find their taste of beer. Each day, up to 16 kinds of the best of the beer world are on display.

Penzión TempoTatry

Penzión TempoTatry

Featuring a spa area with a sauna and a hot tub, Penzion Tempo Tatry is located in the village of Pribylina amid the Liptovska Kotlina basin. It offers you cosy, en-suite attic rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Penzion Sileo

Penzion Sileo

Set next to a forest and river and surrounded by the High Tatras Mountains, 1 km outside of Pribylina, Penzion Sileo is a wooden house with a big garden and a restaurant.

Pension Larion

Pension Larion

The family-run Penzion Larion is set in the foothills of Tatra Mountains and offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi in all areas. There is a playroom for children, while a variety of spa and leisure facilities are available for a charge.

Penzión pod Kriváňom

Penzión pod Kriváňom

Situated in the picturesque village of Dovalovo in Liptovska Kotlina and overlooking the Tatras National Park, Penzion pod Krivanom offers a self-catered accommodation, a garden gazebo, darts, a mini football and a garden with barbecue facilities. Free WiFi is available in the entire property and free private parking is possible on site.

Permon's Paradise

Permon's Paradise

Permon's Paradise is the largest hotel wellness complex in Slovakia.

Lučivná Spa

Lučivná Spa

Lučivná Climatic Spa is located amid a forest park in a scenic area below the Tatras.It is situated 816 metres above sea level. The facility specializes in providing spa treatment to children suffering from non-tuberculous diseases of the respiratory tract.

Thermal Swimming Pool Termal Raj Liptovský Ján

Thermal Swimming Pool Termal Raj Liptovský Ján

The wells of the spa are filled with waters from the Rudolf spring. The water has healing attributes of rheumatic diseases, disorders of female organs, skin and locomotive organ diseases. In the area of the spa you’ll also find swimming pools, relaxational pools, pools for kids and a pool with a fountain.

Spa Tatranská Polianka

Spa Tatranská Polianka

The tradition of the sanatorium in Tatranská Polianka specializing in the treatment of respiratory system diseases dates back as early as the 19th century. Tatranská Polianka is located 1005 metres above sea level, in the forest zone in a slightly cold area. Due to dry air, a favourable sunlight ratio, lower air pressure, lower oxygen pressure and moderate day temperatures without major variations, the climate in the Tatras is perfect for patients with lung diseases.

Rafting Adventure

Rafting Adventure

ADRENALÍN CENTRUM - rafting, splavy riek, paintball, adventure golf, lukostrelba, vzduchovky, nafukovaci hrad, trampolina....

Aquapark Tatralandia

Aquapark Tatralandia

The Tatralandia Holiday Resort is the largest year-round water park with accommodation in all of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. It’s located in the Liptov Region with its many cultural monuments and unique folk culture, and is surrounded by the Low and High Tatras, the Greater and Lesser Fatra and the Choč Mountains.

Spa Vysoké Tatry - Nový Smokovec

Spa Vysoké Tatry - Nový Smokovec

The unique alpine climate of the Vysoké Tatry and its beneficial effect on human organism was one of the main reasons to establish climatic spa in this mountain range, particularly in the settlement Nový Smokovec. MUDr. Nikolaus Szontágh, a physician who possessed some experience from the Alps, founded the spa and opened the first sanatorium in 1876.

Aquapark Thermal Oravice

Aquapark Thermal Oravice

The modern thermal park is built in the wonderful surrounding of Orava, close to the border with Poland. The highly mineralized thermal water, which springs in the depth of more than 1 kilometre, works curing/healing on psychic and stress and is used/utilised in balneotherapy.

Museum of Liptov Village

Museum of Liptov Village

Museum of Liptov Village is the most attractive landmark of the Liptov region. It displays the typical folk architecture. The impetus behind the establishing of the museum was the extensive flooding caused by the construction of the Liptovská Mara dam.

Blast Furnace Maša near Liptovský Hrádok

Blast Furnace Maša near Liptovský Hrádok

Most of us think that mining and metallurgy involve very hard work, but when talking about these industries, we also imagine the little miner dwarfs, so-called „permoník“, who belong to every legend about mining; if these miner dwarfs disappear, the wealth from the mines will fade away as well.

GrandCastle and manor house Liptovský Hrádok

GrandCastle and manor house Liptovský Hrádok

The Castle Hrádok built on a small hill near the river Belá is situated in the town Liptovský Hrádok in the north of Slovakia. Though several versions of a story narrating the origin of the castle exist, one thing is certain: the first reference to the castle is from 1341.

Ethnographical Museum of Liptov and

Ethnographical Museum of Liptov and

Ethnographical expositions: Blueprint textiles in Liptov, Bobbin lace gallery. Shepherd museum. Exposition: Office of Forestry Chamber prefect of Likava-Hrádok estate, Franz Wissner von Morgenstern.

War Memorial and Military Cemetery Háj Nicovô

War Memorial and Military Cemetery Háj Nicovô

The outskirts of the town of Liptovský Mikuláš are quietly guarded from the north-eastward by the hill Háj. At this place you can find the commemorative area with a cemetery and the war memorial dedicated to soldiers who were killed particularly in the spring 1945. This place should remain the symbol of patriotism which helped to resist fascism even at the cost of losing soldiers’ lives.

Janko Kráľ Museum in Liptovský Mikuláš

Janko Kráľ Museum in Liptovský Mikuláš

The building that houses the museum is one of the most distinctive buildings of the square in the town of Liptovský Mikuláš. It has several names - the County House (Stoličný House), the Illešházy Manor House and the Seliga's House. It features a triple arch that is unusual for the town and stands out from the rest of the buildings on the square's western side.

Museum of Tatra Cinematography and Photography

Museum of Tatra Cinematography and Photography

In the very centre of the High Tatras, in the Tatra village of Starý Smokovec, you can find a renovated log cabin called Vila Alica—the new home of the private Museum of Tatra Cinematography and Photography as of June 2015. It takes visitors back in time to the Tatras’ past, a time when the pace of life wasn’t so fast and each tourist wasn’t always equipped with their own individual camera and video recorder. A past with an undisturbed pace, preserved by artists and amateurs alike who managed to record the surroundings in photos and videos.

Svätý Kríž - wooden articled Evangelical church

Svätý Kríž - wooden articled Evangelical church

The wooden articled Evangelical church near the village Svätý Kríž is one of the largest wooden buildings in the Central Europe which was moved here from Paludza between 1974 and 1982.

Encián Gallery

Encián Gallery

The Encián Gallery located at an altitude of 1751 metres is the second highest in Europe and the highest location in Central Europe as well as in Slovakia.

Events Around

Organové polhodinky

Jun 14Sep 14
Organové polhodinky

Každý utorok o 16.00 od 15.6. do 13.9. sa bude Evanjelickým kostolom v Liptovskom Mikuláši niesť monumentálna chrámová hudba.

Večery géniov

Jul 12Aug 31
Večery géniov

Podujatie sa bude konať každý piatok Júl až August. Piatkové podvečery zábavy a poznania venované osobnosti mikulášskeho rodáka Aurela Stodolu pri príležitosti 160. výročia jeho narodenia.

Mikulášske leto august 2019

Pestrá škála podujatí pod súhrnným názvom Mikulášske leto 2019. Počas dvoch prázdninových mesiacov mesto pripravilo približne šesť desiatok akcií. V centre mesta tak môžete navštíviť letné kino, hudobné predstavenia, módnu prehliadku, barmanskú šou, kultúrno-jazykový či džezový festival. Každú júlovú (okrem jednej) a augustovú stredu o 21:30 h. sú pre vás nachystané rôzne filmové predstavenia s atraktívnymi titulmi z celého sveta.

Geniálny park

Aug 2Aug 31
Geniálny park

Príďte zažiť netradičné a kúzelné fyzikálne experimenty, ktoré zaujmú malých aj veľkých. Vlastnoručne si vyskúšate ako fungujú fyzikálne zákony a nebudete veriť vlastným očiam pri všakovakých optických ilúziách. Čakajú na vás aj mega hracie kocky a tvorivé dielne.

Letné kino - August

Aug 7Aug 28
Letné kino - August

7. 8. S LÁSKOU VINCENT 14. 8. BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 21. 8. MESTO 44 28. 8. ROZPOLTENÝ

ZRAZ HISTORICKÝCH VOZIDIEL ZNAČKY FIAT

09:00 štart (Žiar - chata Třinec) 09:30 cieľ (Liptovský Mikuláš - Námestie osloboditeľov) 12:00 - 15:00 RGB - Veterán Expo - výstava vozidiel 15:00 - 15:30 jazda v kolóne (Liptovský Ján) 17:00 - 17:30 presun (Liptovský Ján - Žiar)

Drevené kráľovstvo na Strachanovke

Aj tento rok sa Jánska dolina zmení na Drevené kráľovstvo. Vďaka zručnosti majstrov z troch krajín ožijú kusy dreva, ktoré budú skrášľovať jedno z najobľúbenejších turistických miest na Slovensku po celý rok.