Východná is home to one of the major folklore festivals in the country.
The festival has been organised since 1953 in the large open-air theatre overlooking the village early in the summer, usually during the first weekend of July. In 2006-2007, the premises of the open-air theatre were largely reconstructed.
The festival is held as part of the programmes of the International Council of Organizations for Folklore Festivals and Folk Art (C.I.O.F.F.). Every year it welcomes an average of 1,500 performers, and the number of visitors reaches 70,000 people. The magnificent scenic programme in the open-air theatre during the three festival days is completed by minor programmes, exhibitions and accompanying events engaging the visitors right into the centre of happening.
It is located in the northern part of Slovakia – close to Tatra mountains under the peak named Kriváň. Beside the folk festival other big concerts are organized there due to good acoustics and beautiful nature.
Accommodation is possible directly in the village of Východná or other villages nearby. All the villages are located in beautiful nature in the mountains.
What to see and do when you are in Východná?
- We recommend you to visit Vlkolínec (old Slovak village), Ružomberok (museums and galleries) , Lúčky ( spa and waterfall), Bešeňová ( favourite swimming pool)- the beautiful Liptov region in Slovakia.
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