It seems that Autumn is coming to Prague this weekend. But do not despair, you can still enjoy some very interesting events this Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy wine harvest celebrations, try out some vegetarian food, or see a reconstruction of an historic battle.
Prague Weather Forecast for This Weekend
The weather is going to become more autumnal this weekend, according to the weather forecast. After Friday, when the temperatures should still be summer-like, it is going to get colder. On Saturday, it is going to be cloudy with a chance of mild rain and temperatures between 19°C (66°F) and 21°C (70°F). On Sunday, we can again expect clouds and a bit of rain. The temperatures will vary between 14°C (57°F) and 16°C (60°F).
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Wine Harvest at Prague CastleWINE FEAST FREE On both Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy the autumn wine harvest celebrations atPrague Castle. In the Royal Garden, you can, for example, taste a fresh wine juice pressed on a replica of a historical manual pressing machine, taste this year’s young wine (also known as Heurige or “burčák” in Czech), or enjoy a wine “degustation” (of wines from a great number of Czech and Moravian wine makers) in the Ball Games Hall. There will also be an accompanying cultural programme taking place, including folklore dance groups and historical fencing shows.
The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.). There is no entrance fee for the programme in the Royal Garden, and the entrance fee for the wine degustation is 120,- CZK. Find more info on the Prague Castle website (unfortunately available only in Czech).
Wine Harvest at VinohradyWINE FEAST FREE Yet another wine harvest celebration is taking place in the Prague quarter of Vinohrady. Apart from wine, you can enjoy music played on traditional cymbalos or performances from some of the most popular modern Czech singers and groups. Visit the markets at the “Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad” (also called “JZP” by foreigners) square and shop for some great Czech and Moravian wine. The markets take place on both Saturday and Sunday (12 a.m. – 10 p.m.). Address: Náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad, Prague 3. Find more info on the Facebook Event page.
Fun Family Weekend at Prague CastleFUN AND HISTORY FREE There is yet another interesting event taking at the Prague Castle this weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday, you take your family to enjoy a special commented tour, during which you will find out a lot about Czech history and Prague Castle. The main topic is the famous King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV. and celebrating the 700th anniversary of his birth. You can also see traditional handicraft displays or try out historical armour. The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and there is no entrance fee.
Author Cycling Race “Pražská Padesátka” 2016CYCLING RACE On Saturday, you can partake in the biggest Prague cycling race. It is already the 18th year of the race, called Author Prague 50 (“Author Pražská 50” in Czech). The 50 kilometre long track starts and ends in the Dejvice quarter (Prague 6) and will lead you through some very beautiful Prague locations, such as the nature reserve “Divoká Šárka”. The race is part of the prestigious Author Marathon tour. There is also going to be a special race for children and an accompanying programme, including music and a tombola. The race starts at 10 a.m. and will take around 2 hours. The starting fee is 700,- CZK and there is no visitor fee. Address: Czech Technical University of Prague area, Bechyňova street, Prague 6. Find more info on the Facebook Event page.
VegefestFOOD FESTIVAL Not only for vegetarians, there is an interesting food festival taking place on Saturday and Sunday. If you visit Vegefest 2016, taking place at the Vyšehrad castle, you can taste a lot of different vegetarian food or find out more about this healthy lifestyle. There is also going to be an interesting accompanying programme, including music, exercise, and special workshops.
The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.). The entrance fee is 150,- CZK for both days or 100,- CZK for one day. Address: Vyšehrad, Soběslavova street, Prague 4. Find more info on the Vegefest website of Facebook Event page.
Battle of White Mountain ReenactmentCOMBAT REENACTMENT Not only history lovers can enjoy a great show in Prague, this weekend. The reconstruction of the Battle of White Mountain, a very significant event in Czech history, is taking place, of course, at the “Bělohorská pláň” plain. You can see a unique historical show reconstructing the grand finale of the battle, which took place in 1620. Hundreds of participants, music, and pyrotechnic effects will ensure an unforgettable experience. The rich programme starts at 12 a.m. on Saturday and ends after 4 p.m. on Sunday. The entrance fee is 180,- CZK. Address: Bílá Hora, Prague 6. Find more info on the Facebook Event page.
Prague Waterworks Museum Open DaysEXHIBITION FREE This weekend, the Prague Waterworks Museum is organizing open days during which you can admire its rare collections free of charge. You can see, for example, water pipelines from ancient times or part of the castle conduit from the era of the emperor Rudolf II. There is also a programme for children planned, where they can play interactive games on modern touch-screens, among other things. The event takes place on both Saturday and Sunday (9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), and there is no entrance fee. Address: Podolská 15, Prague 4. Find more info on the Museum website.
Vodafone YOU FESTFESTIVAL On Saturday, there is a fun festival taking place at the Prague Holešovice Exhibition Grounds (“Průmyslový palác, Výstaviště Praha Holešovice”). You can enjoy performances of some of the biggest Czech and Slovakian modern music stars, and music in this event is connected with gaming and you-tubing. Also, food and drinks will, of course, not be missing. Come and see how the young people of Prague enjoy their leisure time.
The festival is due to take place on Saturday (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.). The entrance fee varies from 399,- CZK to 999,- CZK and you can buy your tickets in advance at Ticketpro or Ticketportal. Address: Výstaviště, Prague 7. Find more info on the Facebook Event page.
Days of Marianne in MyslbekSHOPPING FREE On both Saturday and Sunday, there is a special beauty and shopping event (Days of Marianne) taking place in Prague. Within the frame of the event, focused mainly on shopping in selected places around Prague with high discounts, there is also going to be a Marianne Lounge on Ovocný trh square, in which you can enjoy luxury care or get some attractive gits. Also within the frame of Days of Marianne, you can enjoy shopping with discounts of up to 70 % in the Shopping Gallery Myslbek, right next to the Lounge.
Days of Marianne (“Dny Marianne” in Czech) is organized by a big publisher of several Czech magazines, including the popular magazine ‘Marianne’ which issues discount vouchers for the event. It starts on Friday (10 a.m.) and will take place till Sunday 8 p.m. Address: Shopping Gallery Myslbek, Ovocný trh 8, Prague 1 – Old Town. Find more info on the Myslbek Shopping Center website.
Prague ZOO – Summer Evening TourEVENING ZOO On Saturday, you can enjoy a very special tour in the renowned Prague Zoo (“U Trojského zámku” street 3/120, Prague 7 – Troja). It allows you to experience all the Zoo’s wonders at twilight. The night walk with a professional guide starts at 8 p.m. (for families with children) or 9 p.m. (for adults only) and takes an hour and half. Among other things, you can see sleeping elephants or, on the contrary, active hyenas.
The evening tours costs 250,- CZK for adults and 160,- CZK for children. Entrance fee, guide services, and parking are included. Due to a limited capacity, you need to book the tour in advance. If you are interested, contact the Zoo representatives (+ 420 296 112 230, email@example.com). You can find more info on the Prague Zoo’s web pages.