Summer has not given up its reign in Prague, yet. And that doesn’t look set to change over the upcoming weekend. This is especially good news because there are many outdoor events planned for Saturday and Sunday. Go admire aerobatic flights, taste the best BBQ burgers, or celebrate the wine harvest…
Prague Weather Forecast for This Weekend
Also the temperatures should yet again touch a 30°C (86°F) limit in Prague, according to the weather forecast. It should be semi-bright to partly cloudy on both Saturday and Sunday, and there will be no strong wind. So let us still enjoy the summer!
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World Press Photo 2016EXHIBITION The biggest and most significant exhibition of journalistic photography is taking place in Prague from the 9th of September till the 2nd of October. So also during this weekend you can visit the famous Karolinum and see the reflections of the most significant world events of 2015, captured in photography. For example, in the Sport category, this year’s winning photo is that of Christian Walgram, who took a brilliant snap of the Czech skier Ondřej Bank competing in the World Championship in Beaver Creek. The exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m., and the entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Address: Karolinum exposition premises, Ovocný trh 3, Prague 1. Find more info on the official website or Facebook page.
LadronkaFest 2016LEISURE TIME FESTIVAL For those who wish to enjoy a more leisurely event and experience the real youthful fun of Prague, the LadronkaFest is taking place on Saturday. The aim of this, the biggest festival of leisure activities in Central Europe, is to introduce and to offer young people some high quality leisure time. LadronkaFest, taking place at Břevnov, brings together sport, culture, music, art, adrenalin, shows, and entertainment. Visitors can try out all sorts of sports and creative workshops and enjoy an attractive accompanying cultural and entertainment program (concerts, DJ ‘s, breakdancing…) along with exciting exhibitions of extreme sports, such as popular parkour. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. till 10 p.m., and there is no entrance fee. Address: Tomanova 1028/1, Prague 6. Find more info on the official Facebook event (unfortunately available on in Czech).
Letňany Airport Open DayAIRSHOW On Saturday, a very attractive event is taking place at the Prague airport Letňany. All visitors will have the rare opportunity to admire historical airplanes, acrobatic aeroplane flights, and parachute descents, while having fun enjoying a very rich programme. Among other things, you can see the Great War Flying Circus, hippology and cynology presented by the Czech police forces, and demonstrations of interesting aircrafts such as Praga E114 Air Baby, Bücker Bü 131 (C104), Fieseler Fi 156 Storch UL, and military helicopter Mi17.
This rich programme will take place from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m., and there is no entrance fee. Address: Hůlkova 1075/35, Prague – Letňany. Find more info on the official website or Facebook event page.
Burgerfest 2016FOOD FESTIVAL Saturday and Sunday, a great event for all BBQ lovers is taking place on the Prague Holešovice Exhibition Grounds (“Výstaviště Holešovice”). This unique food festival will give you the chance to taste the best ribs, burgers, and other delicacies prepared traditionally on a grill. The Prague Burgerfest 2016 is currently the biggest burger festival in central Europe. Of course, there will not only be food – you can look forward to a rich accompanying programme and also the presence of some of the biggest BBQ star-chefs from the USA. The festival takes place 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. The entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Address: Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague 7. Find more info on the festival´s website or official Facebook event page.
Asia Food FestFOOD FESTIVAL If you prefer Asian food, why not visit the Asia Food Fest on “Smíchovská Náplavka” embankment. The event, which aims to show that “Asian food is not only about rice and noodles”, will offer over 70 food-stalls with a rich variety of dishes from all around Asia. There will also be an attractive accompanying programme, including “dragon ships” on the Vltava river, Chinese dragon dancing, traditional Asian medicine, and much more. The festival takes place on Saturday (10 am – 8 pm), and the entrance fee is 50,- CZK. Address: Hořejší nábřeží – Smíchovská náplavka, Prague 5. Find more info on the Facebook event page.
Wine Harvest in TrojaWINE FESTIVAL No wine lover should miss the autumn wine harvest celebrations taking place in the Prague Botanical Garden on Saturday and Sunday. You can enjoy great wine, food, and lots of fun in the beautiful surroundings of St. Claire’s vineyard (“vinice sv. Kláry” in Czech) with a breathtaking view of Prague. Among other things, you can taste this year’s young wine (also known as Heurige or “burčák” in Czech). There will also be music, a commented exposition of wine-making, and, of course, wine from nine different Czech and Moravian winemakers. The event takes place 11 am – 7 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The entrance fee is 200,- CZK. Address: Trojská 800/196, Prague 7. You can find more info on the Facebook event page or Prague Botanical Garden’s website (unfortunately available only in Czech).
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 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’s representatives (+ 420 296 112 230, firstname.lastname@example.org). Find more info on the Prague ZOO´s web pages.
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.