The first weekend of September is still going to be very summery in Prague. You can enjoy a unique outdoor hair show, visit traditional pottery markets or enjoy traditional harvest celebrations. And if you have been missing the celebrations of the 700th “birthday” of Charles IV so far, you still have a lot of interesting possibilities…
This weekend, the temperatures should reach almost 30°C (86°F) in Prague, according to the weather forecast. It should be semi-bright to partly cloudy on Saturday and cloudy on Sunday. Storms may occur on Sunday evening.
Prague Weather Forecast for This Weekend
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HAIR Marathon 2016HAIR SHOW On Saturday and Sunday, a unique “hair marathon” will be taking place at the “Ovocný trh” square. On both weekend days, between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., a series of unique outdoor hair shows, accompanied with a rich additional program, is going to be amazing all visitors of the charming square.
Everybody will also have a chance to have their hair cut during the event, and thus contribute to charity. The event is organized by the L’Oréal cosmetic company and a renowned Czech hair stylist, Tomáš Kotlár. The nearby shopping gallery, MYSLBEK, is one if its partners and provides the background.
There is no entrance fee. You can have a haircut done for a symbolical price and all gains will be donated to TERIBEAR, founded by Czech model Tereza Maxová, which helps children. Find more info on the Facebook Event page (unfortunately available in Czech only).
International Meeting of Beer-related Souvenirs Collectors
BEER FESTIVAL On Saturday, the 38th meeting of beer-related souvenir collectors from around the world is taking place in Dejvice (Prague 6, corner of “Bechyňova” and “Kolejní” streets). Apart from the possibility to see rare collections of everythin related to beer, visitors can of course taste many different varieties of the popular drink.
The meeting takes place from 8 am till 12 am, and the token entrance fee of 50,- CZK includes free beer samples. Find more info on the Facebook Event page (unfortunately available in Czech language only).
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 9 p.m. and takes an hour and a half. Among other things, you can see sleeping elephants or, on the contrary, active hyenas.
The evening tours cost 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, firstname.lastname@example.org). You can find more info on Prague Zoo’s web pages.
Harvest Festival (“Dozinky”) in Ethnographical MuseumHARVEST FESTIVAL In the Ethnographical Museum of the National Museum (Musaion, Kinského zahrada 98, Prague 5), there will be harvest celebrations taking place on Saturday (1 p.m. – 6 p.m.). During the program, you can admire the workmanship of craftsmen, from 2 p.m. your family can enjoy a special program for children inside the museum, and at 6 p.m. the event culminates in a harvest parade. The pageant will head from the “Kinského náměstí” square and lead through the beautiful Kinsky garden. Look forward to traditional trumpeters, harvest scenes, folk dances, music, and traditional Czech harvest cakes.
The entrance fee into the museum is the regular 70,- CZK, while the outdoor program is available free of charge.
Traditional Pottery Markets at KampaPOTTERY MARKETS At Kampa, the popular meeting and cultural location by the Vltava river, traditional pottery markets are taking place all weekend. Apart from seeing or buying Czech ceramics by the most renowned artists, there is also going to be a rich accompanying program for whole families. You can, for example, look forward to music, refreshments, small theatre shows, and fun games for kids. There is no entrance fee.
Slav EpicEXHIBITION Before it leaves for its tour around Asia, you can see the famous Slav Epic in the Prague Trade Fair Palace (“Veletržní palác” in Czech). The series of twenty monumental canvases by the renowned Czech Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha depict the mythology and history of the Czechs and other Slavic peoples between 1910 and 1928. The exposition is available on both Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The entrance fee is 180,- CZK. Find more info on the National Gallery in Prague website.
The Sceptre and the Crown: Charles IV and the Bohemian Royal CoronationsEXHIBITION In the Imperial Stables ofPrague Castle, you can see an exhibition focused on the long history of the coronation of Czech kings. Admire a precious set of coronation symbols, such as reliquary crosses or the Golden Veraikon, and feel the breath of history while looking at the oldest existing manuscript of Charles IV himself or the crown of Czech queens from the 14th century. The full entrance fee is 190,- CZK. See more info on the Prague Caste web pages.
“Civitas Carolina” – Architecture of Charles IV EraEXHIBITION Also within the frame of the 700th birth anniversary of Charles IV, there is yet another ongoing exhibition taking place in the National Technical Museum of Prague (“Kostelní” street 42, Prague 7 – Holešovice). The exhibition, as its names suggests, focuses on the art of architecture during the reign of Charles IV, which was a great building “boom”. The exposition has been built up as a construction site, displaying contemporary building professions and technology. The full entrance fee is 190,- CZK. During weekends, the museum is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. See more info on the Museum web pages.