Kick start festivities with Danube Day at the Water Works Museum in Bratislava. Come along for creative workshops, films and face-painting! The morning brings a Magic Physics show, eco activities, photo exhibition and the chance to meet Danube creatures face-to-face. In the afternoon, relax with Danube story-telling and the multi-media DanubeStory, plus documentaries about river conservation. See the facebook pages of event hosts: WWF Slovakia, BROZ and the Bratislava Water Company Museum or the website of the Slovak Academy of Science for details.
Date: Saturday 16th June 2018; 10:00 – 17:00
Another highlight at the event will be the awarding of this year’s Danube Art Master. Children from across Slovakia are awaiting the national results of this 14-country art extravaganza, organised in Slovakia by the NGO, BROZ. See the Slovakian factsheet for details on how to enter. Winners go onto the International final later in the year.
You can also get active for the Danube by taking part in a mass litter clearance campaign covering 40 locations across Slovakia. Towns involved include Štúrovo, Komárno, Gabčíkovo, Kalinkovo, Medveďov, and many districts of Bratislava.
Date: Saturday 16th June 2018
Visit Čunovo Wildwater Sports Facility the following Friday for a grand Danube Day celebration. Join us for an outdoor family day, packed full of entertainment and inspiring activities, to be opened by the Minister of the Environment, László Sólymos. Start the day with a free cruise on the beautiful Danube waters, the ideal way to travel to the event from Bratislava. On board, quizzes will entertain children and there will be talks on what makes the rivers so special and how you can help. On arrival, check out the fabulous ECO H2O TOUR. Charismatic singer, Thomas Puskailer, is joined by other showbiz celebrities for an entertaining children’s show explaining the why and how of water conservation. Visit event stands for educational games and news on environmental protection and water management projects. See the websites of organisers: Ministry of Environment, Vodohospodárska výstavba and Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik.
Date: Friday 22nd June 2018; 8:30 – 13:00
Join us the next day for an exhilarating International Danube Day at Gabčíkovo Dam. Among the highlights will be river cruises, rescue demonstrations and virtual wildwater kayaking! There’s lots for kids including a massive foam show, archery contest, funny photo shoot and eco games. On the main stage, you’ll find popular Slovak bands, theatre, folk music and dance, and the Circus of the Giants! You can also learn more about water and river issues: take a free tour of the hydropower plant, watch A mile for the Danube film or talk to experts at stands across the festival. For details, see the websites of organisers: Vodohospodárska výstavba, Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik and the Ministry of Environment.
Date: Saturday 23rd June 2018, 9:30 – 16:00
To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. More information is available on the Vodohospodárska výstavba and Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik website and facebook page. You can also revisit 14 years of Slovak Danube Day via the general Review page.