Venue and surroundings
Megaevent will take place in Area Divoka voda where a water channel was built between 1995 and 1996 to enable sports and recreation in this area. The area meets the highest quality criteria of sports stadiums and races on European and world level can be organized here. It provides training options not just for professional whitewater slalom racers and rafters but also for amateurs. The channel has already hosted many important races including Whitewater Slalom World Cup in 1997 and 1999, Whitewater Slalom European Championships in 2010 and Whitewater Slalom World Championships in 2010.
Besides professional sporting, the area provides many recreational activities, not only watersports but also other outdoor activities such as volleyball, quads and paintball. A large children's playground is also available with experienced staff to take care of your children.
Area Divoka Voda was built as a part of Gabcikovo water project. Its main purpose is prevention of regular flooding of the area. It was originally planned in cooperation with Hungary; however after the withdrawal of Hungarian side it was altered and finished only on Slovak side of the border. It helped to recover the wetlands slowly loosing water at that time and according to monitoring the quality of water is also improving. The nature around Gabcikovo water project is full of life, it is used as rest area with beautiful nature of wetlands. You can get here not only by car, or by public transport but many people prefer also the water barrier used as a bicycle and rollerblade path stretching from Bratislava to Gabcikovo.
We hope you will find the area of Megaevent as charming as the others who had already visited the area.
The Festival of Pottery and Potter's Earth
5th - 6 th September 2014, Modra
The first weekend in September brings to the town Modra (approximately 18 miles north-eastern of Bratislava) many professionals in the art of work with clay – this time is the event devoted to hand-made bricks and tile stoves. The event includes a professional seminar, exhibition of hand-made products, a party, a pageant , and many other activities for children and adults. The Festival of Pottery and Potter's Earth, enriched by masters from abroad, keeps the local tradition of our ancestors. The professional ensemble includes many masters from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, and Bulgaria. All professionals can take part in a seminar organized by the Slovak National Museum - the Museum of Ludovit Stur in Modra, the Association of Masters Masons, and the community Laterarius. Simultaneously to the seminar, the event offers a market of pottery, enliven by a traditional pegeant. All visitors can try to make their own pot, enter the Pottery Yard, and participate in several competitions. The structured schedule will be published during this summer. The Festival of Pottery takes place as an event in the frame of European Heritage Days 2014.
Roman Games in Rusovce
6 th September 2014, Rusovce, Gerulata
Do you miss the magnificence of ancient Rome? Come to ancient Gerulata, where its history will come alive for one day.The region of today‘s Slovakia became in the 1st century a part of the mighty Roman Empire. This part of our history will be enlivened now, in Rusovce, in the district Bratislava V. “The Roman Games” has brought new life among the rests of the fortress Gerulata and developed into an event that is popular among families visiting this site every year. Become familiar with the everyday life of Romans living at the border of their empire, take part in the gladiatorial game, see the Romans in their dresses, and take a taste of traditional Roman foods and drinks. The military base Gerulata in Rusovce is nowadays the national cultural heritage. Gerulata was within the first centuries A.D. an integral part of the more than 1 800-mile-long fortification system called Limes Romanus, spread from the Eastern shore of the ancient Britain and ended in the Balkans. Gerulata became a strategic point of the Limes Romanus because of its vicinity to Carnuntum (40 000 inhabitants), the capital of the Roman province Pannonia. The rests of Carnuntum are preserved nearby the town Hainburg in Austria and in its town museum, as well. The capital Carnuntum gave the major impetus to the economic and social development of Gerulata and its surroundings that used to be as significant residence as regions of today’s Vienna or Budapest.
Day in Vineyards, Small Carpathian Wine Route
6 th September 2014, from Bratislava to Trnava
On Sunday, 6th September, 2014, for the sixth time, you have the chance to enjoy the atmosphere of the Small Carpathians‘ wine cellars and local wine sorts. Get to know the vineyard owner who has devoted his whole life to steadily better his products in their scent, taste, and quality. Visit the local vineyards spread from Raca to Sucha nad Parnou.
Masters of ÚĽUV
Festival of folk production and traditional handicrafts.
The festival of traditional folk handicrafts and products, “Days of Folk Masters” is organized by The Centre For Folk Art Production. The event takes place regularly since the year 1990 and has become an inherent part of events organized every year in Bratislava. The festival presents traditional handmade products and skills of our masters and invites all visitors to enjoy all associated events, as well. The schedule of the event includes also the celebration on which the best masters are granted the honour “The Master of Folk Handicraft“.
Hubert‘s Celebrations with Young Fermenting Wine
6 th September 2014, Svätý Jur
Goulash cooking competition together with tasting of young wine.