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.
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.
Date: Friday 30th June 2017; 11:00–18:00

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.

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.