Best Prague Events in May

Best Prague Events in May

Best Prague Events in May
Best Prague Events in May

Do not you know where to go in Prague in May? We bring overview of interesting events in Prague. Here are the tips of the best Prague events in May.

Best Prague Events in May.

May 1 – Feast of rosé wines
Old Castle Stairs, Prague 1
https://www.facebook.com/events/137236373787699/

May 1 – Veggie Naplavka LIFE
Rašínovo nábřeží
https://www.facebook.com/events/187384602035261/

May 1 – Festival of microbreweries 4. First Beer May
Břevnov Monastery, Markétská 1
https://www.facebook.com/events/1694604267250218/

May 1 – Take a four-wheeled 81-71 subway train
https://www.facebook.com/events/2060349360847071/

May 1 – 20 – Butterflies and plants
Prague Botanical Garden
Fata Morgana Greenhouse, Tuesday-Sunday

May 5 – Volkswagen Marathon Weekend 2018
Old Town Square
https://www.facebook.com/events/457123517976998/

May 9 – Den Evropy 2018 / Europe Day 2018
Strelecky Island
https://www.facebook.com/events/2066359056955072/

May 9 – Bobby McFerrin in Prague
Forum Karlín, Pernerova 51
https://www.facebook.com/events/2085421438344068/

May 10 – 26 – Czech Beer Festival
Letenská plain

https://www.facebook.com/events/126258624720373/

May 11 – MAGNETIC Festival – Axwell Ingrosso, Prague
PVA EXPO Prague, Letnany
https://www.facebook.com/events/118010608985484/

May 12 – Embassy Festival Food & Culture
Farmer Markets on Kulaťák, Vítězné náměstí
https://www.facebook.com/events/222431018304305/

May 12 – Barvám Neutečeš 2018 – Prague
Psychiatric hospital Bohnice, Ustavni 91
https://www.facebook.com/events/162660400991940/

May 12 – Prague Candy Festival 2018
Pragovka, Kolbenova 34
https://www.facebook.com/events/178220896142845/

May 12 – Asia Food Fest Dragonfly
Smíchovská náplavka
https://www.facebook.com/events/214030942696967/

May 12 – Opening of Prague Spring on Kampa
Kampa Park, Kampa 8b
The Prague Spring Music Festival is held from 12.5. to 3.6. At several places in Prague, especially in the Municipal House and Rudolfinum
https://www.facebook.com/events/1107352536088860/

May 13 – Vienna Days in Prague
Prague
https://www.facebook.com/events/429004890871949/

May 14 – Svatojanske Navalis 2018
Prague 1, river
https://www.facebook.com/events/578558992504659/

May 15 – Miss Agro 2018
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcka 129
https://www.facebook.com/events/132334034253031/

May 18 – Praha pije víno / Prague Drinks Wine 2018
New Town Hall Prague, Karlovo náměstí 23
https://www.facebook.com/events/145002202893202/

May 19 – March Prague – Prčice
https://www.facebook.com/events/1532746463509259/

May 19 – Family Day
Havlickovy sady, Prague – Vinohrady
https://www.facebook.com/events/223284188235312/

May 19 – Ruzovy maj na Naplavce – Pink May, Czech and Moravian vine 2018
Farmers’ markets Náplavka, Rašínovo nábřeží
https://www.facebook.com/events/2042046192477702/

May 19 – 95 With You!
Riegrovy sady, Prague – Vinohrady
Czech Radio celebrates its ninety-fifth birthday since the start of regular broadcasting.
https://www.facebook.com/events/242977739608814/

May 21 – 27 – Prague Design Week
Hybernská 4
https://www.facebook.com/events/323640524780527/

May 25 – Night of churches 2018
Churches open their gates, many places.
https://www.facebook.com/nockostelu/

May 26 -27 – Prague Food Festival 2018
Vyšehrad
https://www.facebook.com/events/596721987360116/

May 26 -27 – Mezi Ploty 2018
Psychiatric Hospital Prague – Bohnice, music festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/305419333309850/

May 26 – Ratolest Fest 2018
Rašínovo nábřeží
The fifth year of a small family festival (somewhat gigantic) is traditionally on both banks of the Vltava river. There are over 100 small and large sports, artistic, natural, technical and water experiences waiting for you. Ratolest Fest – Best Day for a Family by the River.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1901484333432781/

May 26 – 5th Medieval Festivities in Břevnov Monastery
Břevnov Monastery
https://www.facebook.com/events/334156137070399/

May 26 – Festival of Creative and Logical Gaming – Prague 2018
Strelecky Island
https://www.facebook.com/events/200299524056289/

May 26 – Prague Rooftop Festival 2018
Amazing views of the city, exclusive locations, great atmosphere and beautiful sunsets in the party rhythm. Multiple places.
https://www.facebook.com/events/182350649056051/

May 31 – Merkado 2018
Jiřího z Poděbrad square
Merkado turns the fifth in a row of Jiřího z Poděbrad square in Latin America. This year’s festival theme is meat.
https://www.facebook.com/events/588092714893901/

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What to do in Prague in April

What to do in Prague in April

What to do in Prague in April - Visit Prague
What to do in Prague in April – Visit Prague

In April you could get blooming sets in the Petrin Park. A classic walk along the royal road from the Powder Tower across Old Town Square, the Charles Bridge to the Prague Castle is amazing every month. Do not forget to visit the river bank ‘Naplavka’ or ZOO and botanical gardens. Old castle Vyšehrad is also interesting place with the spirit of history and for superb view of Prague scenery.

Tips for events and what to do in Prague in April

1.4. – 8.4.2018 Gallery Dancing House: The exhibition of Josef Lada is extended for a week.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1499350336819602/
1.4. – 15.4.2018 The Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice: Matějská pouť / St. Matthew’s Fair.
https://www.facebook.com/events/153191108791035/
2.4.2018, 19:30 O2 arena: Metallica Concert.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1826627320922980/
3.4. – 20.5.2018, Tue-Sun 9.00-18.00, Fata Morgana Glasshouse, Botanical Garden Prague – Troja: Exhibition Butterflies and plants.
https://www.facebook.com/BotanickazahradahlmPrahy/
6.4. – 8.4.2018 PVA Expo Prague – Letňany: For Bikes – 9th Cycling Fair.
https://www.facebook.com/events/376188059471652/
6.4. – 30.4.2018 Prague: Young Jazz tuning– International Festival of Contemporary Jazz.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1435136966615275/
7.4.2018 Prague: Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon 2018 will begin the running season in Prague.
https://www.facebook.com/events/321738254916140/
7.4. – 24.4.2018 Prague: European Film Days.
https://www.facebook.com/DyEvropskehoFilmu/
12.4. – 15.4.2018 The Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice: Autoshow Praha 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/Autoshow.Praha/
12.4. – 15.4.2018 PVA Expo Praha – Letňany: Family and Leisure Fairs – For Family, For Kids, For Pets and Aktiv 55+.
https://www.facebook.com/Guest-For-Kids-655104431334293/
16. 4. 2018, 20:00, O2 arena: concert Imagine Dragons 2018
https://www.facebook.com/events/464541637262997/
19.4.2018 Forum Karlín, Rudolfinum Prague: Film Music Prague 2018 – film music festival.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1223818351080528/
22.4.2018 Cross] [club Praha – Holesovice: Street Food Festival – spring 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/events/487733964960758/
27.4.2018, 20:00, O2 arena: Roger Waters.
https://www.facebook.com/events/146365359306607/
27.4. – 29.4.2018 Gallery Weekend 2018 – Prague.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2011209845784787/
28.4.2018 Prague Majáles 2018 Airport Prague Letňany.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1391269330933379/
28.4.2018 Grand Veteran – veterans exhibition at Bohnice Psychiatric Hospital.
https://www.facebook.com/events/527298714317586/

Or you can visit one of favorite Spring or Farming Markets.
Naplavka markets
https://www.facebook.com/ftpraha/
Markets on Jirak
https://www.facebook.com/trhynajirakuofficial/
Farmer’s markets at Náměstí Republiky
https://www.facebook.com/farmarsketrhyprahy1/
Karlin Farmer Markets
https://www.facebook.com/karlinsketrhy

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Prague Christmas Markets

Prague Christmas Markets 2017

Prague Christmas Markets (Vanocni trhy) are the magical end of the festive year in the Czech Republic, and the Prague markets are the most impressive in the country. Christmas celebrations in Prague light up the city, attract local people and tourists together over a cup of good welded wine and eating local specialties ‘trdelnik (sweet pastry) in a real winter wonderland.

The Prague Christmas markets are open every day from 2nd December 2017 to 6th January 2018, including on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Christmas Markets at the Old Town Square

Christmas Markets - Old Town Square, Prague
Christmas Markets – Old Town Square, Prague

The main markets in Prague are at the Old Town Square. The unique atmosphere of the medieval central Prague makes the Market very popular. In contrast to some bigger markets across the Europe, the Prague Christmas Market is sort of familiar, which makes the whole experience more intensive.

The Christmas markets consist of brightly decorated wooden huts stocked with handicrafts such as ceramics, jewellery, glassware, embroidered lace, wooden toys, scented candles, Christmas tree ornaments, hats and gloves, and puppets and dolls dressed in traditional Czech costume. Visitors can buy many kind of gifts there. But the markets are not just about shopping. You can sample all manner of local food and drink, and observe traditional foods being hand made.

The Christmas Market has its own continuous program composed in the Christmas style. The main purpose is to make people feel the Christmas is coming. The Christmas carols will be sung every day by various performers.

The Christmas markets at the Old Town Square also have an animals stable, where children can stroke sheep, goats and a donkey. And there is a large Bethlehem scene depicting Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the Three Kings in a wooden stable.

Most impressive of all is the mighty Christmas tree transported from the forests of Central Bohemia. The tree is erected at the Old Town Square and draped in a blaze of lights. It is switched on nightly around 5:30 pm, and makes a spectacular sight set against Prague’s dark gothic skyline.

Traditional Christmas food

The variety of food and beverages sold at the market is very generous. Visitors may look forward to traditional Czech food as roasted hams on spits, barbecued sausages (klobása), Czech cakes and pastries are prepared in front of you, like ‘Trdelník’, a hot sugar coated pastry. Donť forget sample conkers, mead and other typical gastronomical specialties from Old Czech cuisine.
To accompany the food, try one of the famous Czech beers – Pilsner Urquell, Kozel, Staropramen or Budvar.
Alternatively, there is a variety of hot drinks on offer; outdoor Christmas shopping is so much nicer with a cup of mulled wine (svařené víno or svařák) in your hand.

Local Markets in the Prague

There are also smaller markets at Wenceslas Square (5 minutes walk from Old Town Square), Republic Square, at Havel’s Market, on Kampa Island, Peace Square, Tyl Square, Square of the George from Podebrady and on the square in front of St. George’s Basilica at Prague Castle.

Really Markets starts so late?

Some local markets opens from 20th November. The good news for visitors in late November is that for example the Christmas market at Prague Castle starts on 24th November, one week before the main markets.

Make the most of the Christmas Markets

Prague’s city centre is compact, which is ideal for pedestrians. You should book a hotel in the city centre, and the Christmas markets and the main sights and attractions will all be within easy walking distance.

The Prague Christmas markets are free to enter. Stay in the city centre, and whenever you fancy dropping in, you can leave your hotel and be in the midst of the markets in minutes. Grab a drink, browse the stalls and soak up the atmosphere.

Entertainment & Sightseeing

There is a range of entertainment on offer throughout the duration of the Christmas markets. In particular, we recommend buying a ticket for a classical concert. You can visit Prague clubs and meet with friendly citizens, local pubs and try best beer in the world or so just walk around the river and enjoy the medieval scenery of old Prague.

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Prague Naplavka is one of the top waterfronts

Prague Naplavka is one of the top waterfronts in Europe

According to New York Times the Prague Náplavka is between ten favourite places on European Rivers, Lakes and Coastlines.

Prague is real gem of architecture. But in recent years, the Czech capital has embraced its natural beauty as well, especially the Vltava river, which slides through the city. Big move was the 2010 start of the weekend farmers’ market, commonly called Naplavka, on the Rasinovo Nabrezi embankment south of Old Town. The growing popularity of cycling, jogging and rollerblading among residents, combined with the city’s unexpected turn as the European Capital of Sport in 2016, has drawn even more people to the river, especially in the Troja district north of the center. The Troja embankment is bustling with bikers, runners and in-line skaters on any sunny afternoon, to say nothing of the pedestrians heading to the nearby Prague Zoo. Heading south, strollers can cross the scenic Trojska Lavka footbridge over the Vltava to Cisarsky Ostrov and on to Stromovka, a park that was founded as a game preserve in the 13th century. For evening fun, Troja’s Galerie Trojsky Kun puts on open-air blues, country and jazz concerts.
Closer to the center, new waterfront attractions include Lod Pivovar, a recently opened microbrewery on an anchored boat next to Stefanikuv Most bridge, as well as a ferry line crossing the Vltava between the Karlin and Holesovice neighborhoods by way of Stvanice island.
Many travelers probably won’t notice that the music playing during the landing in Prague aboard most Czech Airlines flights is none other than the Czech composer Bedrich Smetana’s symphonic poem “Vltava.” But if you experience Prague like a local, you’re likely to take home many wonderful memories of the beautiful river itself…
Says Evan Rail, for NYT.

Rankink the top ten waterfront places in Europe

  • Brighton Pier, Brighton, England
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
  • Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Parc des Buttes-Chaumont in Paris, France
  • Eftalou Hot Springs and Golden Beach, Lesbos, Greece
  • Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany
  • Fjords Near Bergen, Norway
  • Vltava River in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Centro Botín in Santander, Spainsource www.nytimes.com and visitoprague.com

 

10 reasons to take a city break in Prague

10 reasons to visit Prague

Prague is a city of architecture. Romanesque chapels and cellars, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque palaces and gardens, worldly Art Nouveau buildings and unique Cubist architecture make it a unique place in the world.

Prague is a city of best and cheap beer. Taste traditional Pilsner at any of Prague’s pubs or beers from small and medium-sized breweries both from the Czech Republic and abroad. Beer is really cheap in Prague!

Prague is musical. Prague can satisfy both classical music fans and fans of rock, pop and every other genre. While you can get your fill of classical music in the Rudolfinum, the Municipal House, or one of the churches in Prague, no fan of dance music should miss a visit to Prague’s music clubs.

Prague is a town of bridges over picturesque river Vltava. Few cities can claim to have such a picturesque river as the Vltava. Pragues is spanned by over thirty bridges and footbridges, its water gently laps the edges of ten islands, and each day dozens of steamers, rowboats and pedal boats glide through its waters.

Prague’s historic gardens and parks are truly some of Prague’s gems. There are over two hundred – the oldest of them was founded in the Middle Ages, they offer breathtaking views of the city.

Prague also has celebrated cafés which people visit out of respect for the classical café tradition. Try Café Slavia; experience a nearly Parisian atmosphere at Café Louvre; and the Grand Café Orient will win you over with its exceptional Cubist interiors.

You can cool your shopping fever in a number of modern shopping malls (Palladium, Nový Smíchov, Arkády Pankrác and more) or on Pařížská Street, Prague’s most exclusive shopping avenue, home to many of the world’s top luxury brands.

Prague offers countless activities for families with children. Take a steamship from the city centre to the Prague Zoo, rightly considered to be one of the most beautiful zoos in the world.

Prague has technical monuments commemorating changes in the everyday life of our ancestors in comparison with the present day.

Prague’s views are breathtaking 365 days a year with nearly a thousand towers and spires. That’s Prague is nicknamed “the city of a hundred spires”.

Czech Beer Festival Prague

Czech Beer Festival Prague

11. 5. 2017 – 27. 5. 2017 and 10. 5. 2018 – 26. 5. 2018
Letenská pláň, Praha 7 – Letná
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Try unique Czech beer in the biggest beer event in the Czech Republic. The popular Prague Beer Festival offers thousands of liters of the golden beverage bottled in liter glasses – beer jugs in the manner of Munich’s Oktoberfest.
The Letná Park will host this major beer event, featuring more than 150 different kinds of beer by large, midsize and small Czech breweries. Combine that with traditional Czech meats, charcuterie and freshly baked goods offered by smiling servers wearing traditional folk costumes – a veritable paradise of Bohemian pleasures.
Experience the unique atmosphere of the largest restaurant in Bohemia.
Venue: Prague 7 at Letná
www.ceskypivnifestival.cz