This weekend in Prague, you can celebrate the Independent Czechoslovak State Day with the locals, enjoy Halloween activities, dance all night at Transmission 2016, run with zombies, and much more.
According to the weather forecast, this Saturday is going to be cloudy with mild rain and slack wind. On Sunday, there should be no rain, but we will see no sun, either. The temperatures will vary between 9°C (48°F) and 13°C (55°F) during the day and may drop to 6°C (43°F) after dark. On Friday, which is a national holiday in the Czech Republic, the weather will be similar to Saturday, but without rain.
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Long Live the Republic!
MUSIC FESTIVALOUR TIP This weekend is prolonged by a national holiday. On Friday, we celebrate The Independent Czechoslovak State Day. On this day, people meet up on Wenceslas Square to celebrate the 98th anniversary of the creation of Czechoslovakia. The open air festival, called “Long live the republic!” (“Ať žije republika!” in Czech) will host the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, playing some of the most significant works of famous Czech composers Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák. The event starts at 3 p.m. and will last for about 2 hours, and there is no entrance fee. Address: Václavské náměstí – Můstek.
There will be also a similar event at the Old Town Square, starting at 6:30 p.m. with speeches and followed by music performances, in the Czech language only.
DESIGN AND FASHION FESTIVALOUR TIP Prague design and fashion week called “Designblok” is finally here. It officially started on Thursday October 27 and will last until Sunday October 31. You can see lots of exhibitions and shows from famous Czech designers. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance for 350,- CZK (children below 15 have free entrance). You can find more info and detailed programme at official website or Facebook Event page. The address is Vystaviste Holesovice, 17000 Prague 7.
Open Days of Czech Institutions
OPEN DAYSOUR TIP Also within the frame of the Independent Czechoslovak State Day celebrations, some of the most significant Czech institutions organize open days. So on Friday, for example, you can visit the Czech Senate, Chamber of Deputies, Prague Municipal House, the Mayor’s residence, or the Prime Minister’s residence (Kramář Villa) and see their premises, even those not usually open to public. There are no entrance fees.
The Senate (Valdštejnské nám. 17/4 , Prague 1) open day takes place 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Chamber of Deputies (Sněmovní 4, Prague 1) open day takes place 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Municipal House (Náměstí republiky 5, Prague 1) open day takes place 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Mayor´s residence (Žatecká, Prague 1) open day takes place 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The Kramář Villa (Gogolova 212/1, Prague 1) open day takes place 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bloody Sexy Halloween VIII
HALLOWEEN PARTY Get dressed up for this famous Halloween party in Forum Karlin, including DJs and a fire show. It looks set to be louder, bigger, and better than ever before! Unbelievable costumes, an energetic show of fire, lights and outrageous sexy performances like no other will turn the night into a one hell of a party that blows your mind from beginning to end. Entrance is for over 18s, and tickets start at 350,- CZK and can be purchased online. Find more information on the Facebook Event page. Address: Forum Karlin, Pernerova 53, 186 00 Prague 8.
Soup and Goulash
FOOD FESTIVAL On Saturday, all lovers of soup and goulash should visit the Vltava river embankment, where a food festival focused on these kind of dishes will be taking place. You will get the chance to taste soups of all kinds from all around the world (of course, including the traditional Czech ones) and also a whole host of different goulash dishes. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., and there is no entrance fee. Address: Hořejší nábřeží – Smíchovská náplavka, Prague 5.
Zombie Night Run 2016
SPORT EVENT On Saturday, a rather original event for sport lovers will take place on Vítkov hill. Here you can run frantically through the city centre, escaping from hordes of bloodthirsty zombies. There is a KIDS RUN with a 1,5 kilometres long track, and every child gets a medal. Later in the afternoon, the ZOMBIE NIGHT RUN, which is a real competition for adults, starts. You can also partake in the ZOMBIE DRESS run, which is just for fun and suitable for whole families. Registration opens at 2 p.m., the kids’ run starts at 4 p.m., the Zombie night run starts at 5:30 p.m., and the Zombie dress starts at 6:30. The starting fee is 500,- CZK (family fee is 600,- CZK). Address: Vrch Vítkov, Prague 1.
All Souls’ Day
FAMILY EVENT On Saturday, take your family to the Libeň Mansion House to mark the All Souls’ Day, the day of remembering our departed. This Czech traditional holiday is an analogy to Halloween, but does not include masks or “trick-or-treating”. In the former castle in Libeň (still called castle -“Libeňský zámek” – in Czech), there will be creative workshops for children, guided tours with fairy-tale characters, and celebratory themed decorations and atmosphere. The event takes place 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., and there is no entrance fee. Address: Zenklova 1/35, Prague 8
FAMILY EVENT Even though the Czechs celebrate All Souls’ Day, Halloween is getting more and more popular every year, especially in Prague. On Saturday, you can enjoy the celebrations in the popular leisure area of “Žluté lázně”. The name means “Yellow Spa” in English, thus the event is called “Yelloween”. Wear costumes, meet bogeymen, and enjoy a rich programme of events including a haunted house, spider cave, vampire workshop, pumpkin carving, musical and theatre performances, and much more. The event takes place 12 a.m. – 7 p.m., and there is no entrance fee. Address: Žluté lázně, Podolské nábřeží, Prague 4.
Halloween for Kids
FAMILY EVENT You can also enjoy Halloween with your family on Saturday, in Hard Rock Cafe. The theme of the spooky Halloween party, prepared specifically for children, is that of popular Pokémon. Your children can enjoy face painting, pumpkin painting, or win a best costume contest for attractive prizes. It is necessary to make a booking in advance (e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org). The event takes place 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., with no entrance fee. Address: Hard Rock Cafe, Malé náměstí 3, Prague 1.
All Ride Moto Show
EXHIBITION On both Saturday and Sunday, you can attend an opening of a very original exhibition. In Prague quarter Holešovice, a team of creative people revitalized an industrial building, turning it into a multipurpose Factory (“Továrna”) for art ateliers and an exhibition area. This weekend, the Factory is opening with the 1st year of “custom maniacs” meeting – All Ride Moto Show 2016. You can look forward to 50 original custom made motorcycles and also a photo and painting exhibition. Within the frame of the programme, there will also be two CustomCultureClub bars, Eddie’s barber shop, Inkoust tattoo, and much more. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Address: Dělnická 63, Prague 7.
Transmission Prague 2016
MUSIC FESTIVAL On both Saturday and Sunday, all lovers of modern dance music meet up at this year’s Transmission. The unique dance event offers a combination of electronic dance music, special effects, high-quality equipment, live dance performances, and special scenography. Find more info on the event’s web pages, Facebook page, Twitter, or YouTube channel. The event takes place 8 p.m. – 6 a.m., and the entrance fee starts from 999,- CZK. Address: O2 arena Praha, Českomoravská 17, Prague 9.
Nordic Walking Divoká Šárka
SPORT EVENT On Sunday, visit the nature reserve “Divoká Šárka” to partake in a joint sport activity for all age groups. Enjoy the increasingly popular Nordic walking in this very beautiful Prague location. The track, on which qualified instructors will accompany you, is 7 kilometres long and there is going to be a traditional raffle at the end. It is possible to borrow walking sticks on the spot. The event takes place 12 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the entrance fee is 50,- CZK. Address: Aritma restaurant, Nad Lávkou 672/5, Prague 6.
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