Festivals in Bratislava
Bratislava plays host to several festivals throughout the year, from the International Film Festival Bratislava to the Bratislava Wine Festival, there are events all year round for visitors to enjoy. Enhance your stay in Bratislava by attending some of the great cultural events and celebrations that the city has to offer.
Many festivals in Bratislava take place during summer and autumn, as well as over Christmas. The festival season starts off with the Rádio Expres Festival on Zlate Piesky Lake, featuring some of the best Slovakian singers from around the country, and then continues with a diverse mix of other festivals year round.
Explore Bratislava Festivals
Throughout August, the Organ Music Days Festival provides a big draw for tourists and locals, paying tribute to the traditions of Slovakian culture. The following month in September is the start of the Bratislava Music Festival Series, a festival celebrating classical music and jazz, playing host to performances by philharmonics from around the world.
The Bratislava International Film Festival in November showcases contemporary cinema from world-renowned film makers. The festival runs competitions for the best feature film, documentary and short film, plus awards for actors, actresses and directors.
To finish the year, the Christmas markets are a key feature of Bratislava in December, with the official markets taking place in the city's Main Square, plus adjacent markets in the Old City area of Hviezdosavovo to get visitors into the holiday spirit. You can buy food, seasonal gifts and discover regional arts and crafts, and Bratislava's Christmas markets can be a real highlight to a break spent in the city.
Staying at the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel in Bratislava
If you are attending any of the festivals, stay at the Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel for a wonderful festival location. With Bratislava festival venues around the city located either a short walk or taxi ride away, you can use the hotel as a base for getting the best out of the festival season.
Bratislava benefits from excellent transport links, with a comprehensive network of trams, buses, and taxis available for hire. The hotel is only a ten minute car ride from Bratislava airport and Vienna can be reached by a 90 minute hydrofoil ride up the river Danube, making it easy to attend any of the exciting festivals in Bratislava year round.