Folklore Festival “Východná” is the oldest and largest nationwide festival with international participation in Slovakia and also the top of the presentation of manifestations of traditional folk culture and its elements in the process of folklorism. Within more than 1400 performers in dozens of artistic author programs are presented also the winners of the national folklore competitions in the field of folklore dance, music and songs. Very important is also participation of craftsmen, producers and artists.
In recent years, one of the most interesting part of the festival have been interactive and adventure programs such as dance, music, singing workshops, craft workshops and programs for children. Folklore Festival “Východná” is the unique presentation of regular and systematic work of many institutions, organizations, associations and individuals in the field of the traditional folk culture. During its existence, the festival contributes significantly to the revival, preservation, development of creative and public presentation of the values of our precious cultural treasure.
The festival takes place annually on the threshold of the summer tourist season on the first weekend in July in a frequently visited tourist area near the High and Low Tatras, in Východná village.