Events in Prague This Weekend (October 21 – 23, 2016)

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This weekend in Prague, you can visit a coffee festival, admire extinct animals, get prepared for the upcoming Halloween, see the most creative food trucks, and much more.

Events in Prague This Weekend (October 21 – 23, 2016)

Events in Prague This Weekend (October 21 – 23, 2016)

According to the weather forecast, this Saturday is going to be cloudy with mild rain and slight winds. On Sunday, there should be no rain, but we will see no sun either. The temperatures will vary between 7°C (45°F) and 10°C (50°F) during the day and may drop to 2°C (17°F) after dark.

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Prague Coffee Festival 2016

COFFEE FESTIVAL OUR TIP On both Saturday and Sunday, you can visit the 5th year anniversary of the Prague Coffee Festival. Discover various kinds of coffee from all around the world, watch a milk bottle contest in drawing with milk foam, enjoy professional cups of coffee, or attend one of numerous workshops. Learn the basics of Latte art or simply how to prepare the best cup of coffee at home. You can find more information on the festival’s web site. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the entrance fee is 280,- CZK. Address: Kafka’s House, Náměstí Franze Kafky 3, Prague 1.

MINT: Weekend Market

SHOPPING OUR TIP On Saturday, you can enjoy shopping a bit differently. Inspired by Bangkok and London’s Camden Town, there is going to be a local market focused on fashion, design, gastronomy, coffee, books, and bio cosmetics, in Holešovice. Enjoy your shopping in a creative atmosphere accompanied by music. This regular market takes place every Saturday, between 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. There is no entrance fee. Address: Hall 13, MINT Market, Prague 7.

2nd International Food Truck Show

FOOD FESTIVAL OUR TIP On Saturday, the biggest food trucks event in Europe will be taking place at the Prague Holešovice Exhibition Grounds (“Výstaviště Holešovice”). You can look forward to very special, creative trucks with dishes from Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Poland. You can, for example, see a special “food rickshaw”, a giant grill, or a field kitchen. There will also be a show of American classic cars (the so-called “veterans”) and graffiti spraying of one of the trucks. You can see more info on Facebook. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Address: Expo Prague Holešovice – Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague 7.

Pumpkin Festival in Botanical Garden

FAMILY EVENT On Saturday or Sunday, why not take your family to the Botanical garden of Prague to enjoy fun with pumpkins. Let your children create animals and other figures out of pumpkins, while you admire the autumn beauty of the garden, taste a great pumpkin soup, or learn how to draw with coloured sand. You can learn more about the Botanical garden on its web pages. The event takes place 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., and the entrance fee is 85,- CZK (family entrance: 215,- CZK). Address: Botanická zahrada hl. m. Prahy, Trojská 800/196, Prague 7.

Halloween Photography for Children

FAMILY EVENT Yet another pumpkin-related event is due to take place on both Saturday and Sunday in Prague 6. Get prepared for the upcoming Halloween and have your children´s pictures taken in costumes and with pumpkin decorations. Find more info on the Cool Little School & Ateliér Fotodílna Facebook pages or book your session on e-mail right away. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. There is no entrance fee. Address: Cool Little School, Eliášova 10, Prague 6.

Wild Horses Excursion

FAMILY EVENT Does your family love animals? On Saturday, take them for a special trip to see wild horses, buffalos and long-extinct aurochs in a unique nature preserve. You will receive a lot of interesting information on these remarkable animals and there are going to be fun ecological games for children, too. The event takes place 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and the entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Address: Science Station Vinohrady, The House of Children and Youth of the capital Prague (“Dům dětí a mládeže hl. m. Prahy” in Czech), Lublaňská 18, Prague 2.

Winter Slide Challenge

SPORTS On Sunday, there is a special event for “adrenaline junkies” taking place at the “Hostivařská přehrada” water dam. If you feel resilient enough, you can partake in a contest combining running and water sliding. The crazy event for fans of toughness takes place as part of a “games with no borders” project. You can, of course, come and just watch with some nice, warm drinks. The contest starts at 1 p.m., and the registration fee for contestants is 100,- CZK. Address: Hostivařská přehrada, K Jezeru, Prague 4.

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About Author

Michal B.

Michal has been born in Prague and living there for more than 30 years. His favorite neighborhoods are Brevnov and Hradcany. Even though he knows Prague a lot, he loves just getting lost there and imagine he's a tourist. Michal's super secret tip and hidden gem is a small bistro behind the Charles Bridge called ROESEL - beer & cake.

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