Bratislava hosts a raft of excellent festivals, especially for music-lovers. Here are a few of the best:
Cultural Summer bkis.sk. Performance festival from June to September which floods Bratislava with theatre, opera, visual arts and dance.
Coronation Celebration bratislava-info.sk. Once a year (check website for current date and king) history-lovers don their codpieces and stockings to celebrate the coronation of a certain ruler.
Jazz Days bjd.sk. Brief but exuberant jazz festival which has been held every year since 1975. Typically held in October.
Bratislava Music Festival bhsfestival.sk. Classical music heavyweight organized by the Slovak Philharmonic every September and October, holding about 25 chamber and symphonic concerts each year.