Danube Day 2017 in Slovakia

Join us for an exhilarating day for all the family at Danube Day at Gabčíkovo Dam. Among many highlights will be river rescue demonstrations and the chance to ride in a rescue boat. For a more sedate tour, they'll be free river cruises, where children can enjoy environmental games and story-telling along the way.

There's plenty of excitement on land too, with horse riding, archery, a climbing wall, inflatables and bubble and foam shows. The packed programme also features theatre, music, animation, children's workshops, local food, a funny photo shoot and a youth painting competition.

On the big stage, you can enjoy live music throughout the day. Enthralling the festival crowds will be a special highlight: Four Elements, a unique folk dance collaboration between Dúbravcek folk ensemble and Frozen's Elsa and Olaf. The hydropower plant also open its doors for free tours and you'll be able to find out about water and environmental issues at the many information stalls. For more details, see the websites of the event organisers, Vodohospodárska výstavba and Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik and on facebook.
Date: Saturday 17th June 2017; 10:00–18:00

There's more Danube Day fun in Bratislava on the 23rd of June. Midsummer boat cruises will be available every hour up until midnight. So welcome in the weekend by taking a break from the afternoon heat or join us after dark to get the ultimate view of the city by night. See the Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik website and facebook for more details.
Date: Friday 23rd June 2017; 15:00–24:00

Come to Danube Day in Komárno to kick start the summer holiday fun! One of the best ways to stay cool is to get on the river so join us for a day of free boat trips on the Danube. On-board, they'll be art activities and prizes for children to find out more about their river's wildlife. See the Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik website and facebook for more details.
Date: Friday 30th June 2017; 11:00–18:00

If you're aged 6-18 years and love your river, the Danube Art Master competition is for you! Your challenge is to create a 3D artwork or 1-minute video that celebrates the environment. Rivers are your inspiration: make an artwork or video during a visit to your river. Use your creativity to show how it is important to you or perhaps what should be done to look after it. Then submit a photo or video to national organisers, BROZ, and you could win a top prize, to be awarded at Danube Day at Gabčíkovo Dam. Two winners will be invited to Vienna for the 14-country Danube Art Master final.
Awards ceremomy: Saturday 17th June 2017

Further Information

More details will be added as they become available so check back soon! For the latest news, please contact the national coordinator:

Tomáš Hajdin of the Water Research Institute on +421 2 593 43 406; hajdin@vuvh.sk.

More details are available on the websites of event organisers, Vodohospodárska výstavba and Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik, as well as facebook.

For news of Slovakia's Danube Art Master contest, contact Žofia Filagová of BROZ on +421 948 370 437; filagova@broz.sk.

To see how all the countries celebrated last year, go to Review 2016. You can also revisit 13 years of Slovak Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.