The spa town of Piešťany is popular thanks to its unique atmosphere, natural beauty and plentiful cultural and sports opportunities. There’s a lot going on in Piešťany in 2019. See the list of TOP events which has something for everyone to choose from:
BAŽANT KINEMATOGRAF 2019
28 - 31 August 2019 / Music Pavilion in the park
Bažant Kinematograf will be presented in Piešťany again this year, in the form of an open-air summer film festival with the annual “colourful” programme. It offers a diverse selection of high-quality and successful recent films, special film releases and film news.
29 August 2019 / Lodenica
29 - 31 August 2019 / Autocamping Lodenica
The annual Lodenica festival, which takes place in the beautiful Autocamping Lodenica in Piešťany, annually closes the festival season. T Rex, Čechomor, Fleret, Kamelot, František Nedvěd, Pavel Žalman and the Czech legends Plavci will visit the popular festival in Piešťany.
DAY OF ARMED FORCES AND RESCUE SYSTEMS WITH CHILDREN 2019
06 September 2019 / Military History Museum in Piešťany
The 13th year of the cultural-social and sporting event "Day of Armed Forces and Rescue Systems with Children" will take place on Saturday, 9 September on the premises of the Military History Museum in Piešťany. A rich programme and lots of attractive demonstrations and presentations await you.
JÁN ZORIČÁK - OKNÁ DO VESMÍRU / Exhibition
06 September - 05 October 2019 / Magna Gallery
MEDVEDICA BIKETOUR 2019
Cycling race for children under 12 years.
07. September 2019 / Mestský park
09 - 15 September 2019 / Námestie slobody
Námestie slobody in Piešťany comes alive at the beginning of September with a genuine beer atmosphere. During the seven days of SEPTEMBER FEST, not only the "brewers" will come into their own. In addition to the golden beer, traditional gourmet delicacies are essential to the event. Visitors can thus choose from a rich selection of light, dark, non-alcoholic, kvas or unpasteurised "tank" beer. As a good place to sit comes with good music, guests can enjoy a variety of live concerts.
10 – 11 September 2019 / House of Arts Piešťany
Always in the first half of September, films come to Piešťany. It is thanks to the international event, whose organisers do not want to attract silver screen stars to the red carpet; they would rather offer the best of the latest in cinema in the past year. They are doing well and, thanks to that, Cinematik and its audience are growing.
DÍVČÍ SAXOFONOVÝ ORCHESTR Z LUHAČOVÍC
15 September 2019 / Hudobný pavilón v mestskom parku
18 - 22 September 2019 / Spa Island and the Music Pavilion in the City Park
The event, an international competition in binding and arranging flowers, is named after the rare Amazon plant, which visitors to Piešťany can admire on the Spa Island. This year, Victoria Regia will culminate in the second half of September with the Flower Corso, which is also the end of the summer spa season.
PARK FOTO PIEŠŤANY 2019
September 2019 / City Park
Piešťanský fotoklub is an organiser of an interesting festival of creative photography, which is also a competitive exhibition of photographs in the City Park. There are amateurs and professionals who want to showcase their work to a wide audience. The event enjoys a lot of traffic and thousands of visitors come to the park on this day.
BALNEOLOGICAL DAYS/INTERNATIONAL RHEUMATISM DAY
10 - 11 October 2019
The League Against Rheumatism in Slovakia on 10-11 October 2019 will again prepare a rich programme on the occasion of the World Day of Rheumatism 2019 in Piešťany. There is a series of educational and information events, but it does not forget to support physical activities suitable for patients with rheumatic diseases.
October – November 2019 / House of Arts Piešťany
The festival, which is hosted by the Art House, is a traditional meeting of Slovak and Czech artists who come to Piešťany thanks to good experiences with a receptive audience. That is why the Piešťany rendezvous maintains such popularity on both sides of the curtain. This year, in October and November, it will take place for the twentieth time. You can find information about the event on the organiser’s website.
15 - 17 October 2019 / Kultúrno spoločenské centrum Fontána
13th edition of the Astrofilm International Film Festival. The programme is focused on astronomy and space. The festival is designed for professionals in the field of astronomy and especially the general public.
EUROTOUR PIEŠŤANY 2019
19 - 21 November 2019 / Kultúrno spoločenské centrum Fontána
Since 2005, the International Film Festival of Documentary and Feature Films about travel, country, and man under the name EUROTOUR Piešťany has been held annually at the Fontána Cultural and Social Centre in Piešťany at the end of the calendar year. The tour is focused on the development and support of tourism in Slovakia with an emphasis on promoting Slovakia abroad.
KRAMPUS 2019 – PIEŠŤANY DEVILS' WALK
7 December 2019 / Nitrianska street
On 7 December, the Devils' Walk will take over Piešťany! Domestic and international devils will meet, who, along with the devil's mood fans, will march through the streets of the city. The Devil's March will take place in Piešťany for the third time.
NEW YEAR’S EVE RUN
The New Year's Eve Run between the bridges is a regular end point in the year full of cultural and sporting events in the spa town. Being the oldest in Slovakia, it attracts hundreds of professional and recreational runners. This will also be the case on the last day of 2019.
PAST EVENTS IN 2019:
4. - 5.5.2019 / Piešťany Airport
Lovers of aviation technology and flying have quite something to look forward to this year. The event in Piešťany will have an attractive two-day programme. In addition to domestic civilian and military technology, the organisers also invited other countries where M. R. Štefánik worked - Italy, France and the Czech Republic.
UNVEILING THE STATUE OF LUDOVIT WINTER
10. - 11.5.2019 / Colonnade Bridge and the Music Pavilion in the City Park
Unveiling the statue of Ludovit Winter takes place on Saturday, 11 May 2019. A two-day festive programme is being prepared for the visitors and residents of the city. The creator of the bronze statue with a bench is the Slovak sculptor Roman Hrčka. It will be installed on the Colonnade Bridge. In its middle, Winter will be seated on the bench as shown in period photographs.
TRADITIONAL ARTS AND CRAFTS
16. - 19.5.2019 / 11th year / Spa Island
Artisans from several countries will exhibit their artwork on Spa Island in Piešťany. There will be blacksmiths, ceramicists, basket makers and other artisans. Visitors can look forward to creative workshops where they will be able to create some hand-made products.
CITYFEST24 -26 May 2019 / Námestie slobody
The city festival CityFest starts the summer musical culture in Piešťany. For the sixth year, leading Slovak and Czech singers and bands will perform at Námestie slobody in the centre of Piešťany.
OPENING OF THE 2019 SUMMER SPA SEASON
1 - 2 June 2019 / Spa Island and Music Pavilion in the City Park
Celebration with a rich cultural programme which, since 1992, officially opens the summer spa season in Piešťany. An inseparable part is the festive blessing of the springs on the Spa Island, a parade through the city, and the official opening at the Music Pavilion in the City Park. From the afternoon to late evening hours, there are many performances and concerts at the Music Pavilion in the city park.
64th PIEŠŤANY MUSIC FESTIVAL
31 May - 8 July 2019
Historically, the oldest and artistically the most interesting music event in Slovakia. 64th International Music Festival For over a month, Music Festival Piešťany attracts visitors to classical music concerts performed by top domestic and foreign artists, but also musicals, theatre performances and art exhibitions.
PIEŠŤANY GOLDEN RIBBONS
6 - 9 June 2019 / Spa Island
The people of Piešťany cannot even imagine the start of summer without this regular gathering of rare car collectors from all over Europe. The Piešťany Golden Ribbons takes place every year the week after the opening of the summer spa season, and this elegant car show will decorate the Spa Island this year as well. Historic vehicle enthusiasts can admire historic cars at the Concours d'Elégance - Piešťany Golden Ribbons.
WALK THROUGH A FAIRY TALE PARK
8 June 2019 / City Park
The event is for families with children. They have the opportunity to meet their favourite fairy tale characters in the City Park and carry out simple tasks at the sites for which they will finally receive a small reward. In recent years, Sleeping Beauty, Shrek and Fiona as well as Hansel and Gretel together with the Witch have visited, but also Spiderman and other contemporary fairy tale characters. The organisers have not yet published the list of this year's fairy tale guests, but you'll surely enjoy it.
SUMMER DANCING 2019
16 June 2019 / Music Pavilion on Spa Island
Shams, a group of belly dancers, and their students will show their graceful movements on Sunday. You will be able to see children, young women, adult students and professional dancers.
PARÁDA - A FESTIVAL WITHOUT BORDERS
22 June 2019 / Spa Island
Organised by the Slovak Paralympic Committee in cooperation with its long-time partner Health Spa Piešťany. There will be a rich cultural programme, meetings with prominent athletes, artists, SPP Entertainment Zone, sports stations, Food Court and a raffle for children.
3 August 2019
The Slovak Triathlon Championship is a sporting event of international importance. Competitors from all over Europe regularly take part in the swimming (3.8 km), cycling (180 km) and then run a marathon (42.2 km).
STREET ART FESTIVAL
3 August 2019 / Pedestrian Zone and Colonnade Bridge
The goal of this event is to introduce Slovak busking culture - artistic performance in public spaces. Thanks to this, Piešťany became the first Slovak town where something like this takes place. The pedestrian zone, the Colonnade Bridge, and the City Park nooks have a unique atmosphere where the spirit of the place blends with the musicians' performances.
9 - 10 August 2019 / Piešťany Airport
Another big festival at the airport in Piešťany was ranked among European leaders a few years ago. Tickets to it regularly sell out and visitors buy them without knowing a single name from the list of performers. They believe that the organisers will prepare the best possible line-up for them every year and add a lot of extras that will make the festival grounds feel perfect.