Autumn has definitely taken over and summer is gone, but there is no need to mourn, since this season tends to be very charming in Prague. And this weekend you can enjoy it with some interesting events. Attend to a unique concert, enjoy days of Czech beer, run through Prague in the night, or see an art exhibition with a glass of wine.
Prague Weather Forecast for This Weekend
According to the weather forecast, this weekend the weather is going to very autumnal, but in a nice way. On both Saturday and Sunday it is supposed to be sunny in Prague, with temperatures varying from 18°C (64°F) to 21°C (70°F). Of course, it is going to get colder after dark, when the temperature can drop to 8°C (46°F). It should not be windy at all on Saturday and on Sunday we can only expect some very mild wind.
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Days of Czech BeerBEER FESTIVAL On Friday, the Days of Czech beer start, and will continue till the 1st of October. Thousands of restaurants and pubs around the Czech Republic are going to participate. This weekend, you can enjoy the event in the Staropramen brewery in the Smíchov quarter of Prague. Come to the Visitors’ Centre of the “Pivovary Staropramen” Co. Ltd., where you can get to know more about beer and see the brewery from the inside. Apart from beer, you can also enjoy an accompanying programme with music and contests. The Staropramen event takes place on Saturday, and the entrance fee is 199,- CZK. Address: Nádražní 84, Prague 5. Find more information on the Facebook Event page, or check the list of Prague pubs which are participating.
Prague OktoberfestBEER FESTIVAL Yet another event focused on beer is starting on Friday and continuing until Saturday. The second year of the beer festival, which brings a taste of the famous German beer event to Prague’s popular leisure time premises “Žluté lázně”, promises traditional Bavarian (and also Czech) food and music, together with, of course, lots of beer. You can taste the beer brewed specially for Oktoberfest, the so called “Märzen”, and also wheat beer – Paulaner Weissbier. On Saturday the event starts at 2 p.m. There is no entrance fee. Address: Žluté lázně, Podolské nábřeží 3/1184, Prague 4 – Podolí. Find more information on the Facebook Event page (unfortunately available on in Czech).
Wine Harvest at Prague 6WINE FEAST If you have not celebrated the autumn wine harvest yet, you can do so in Prague 6 this Sunday. There will be a wine festival taking place at the farmers markets, which are regularly held in the “Vítězné náměstí” square (commonly known as “Kulaťák” in Czech). You can taste this year’s young wine (also known as Heurige or “burčák” in Czech), enjoy wine sampling, and buy wine and other goods from nine different sellers of Czech, Moravian, and also foreign heritage. A gypsy band is going to provide you with music during the event. The event is taking place on Saturday (8 a.m. – 2 p.m.). There is no entrance fee, but don’t forget to bring your own glass. The farmers markets take place in a park close to the “Dejvická” metro station. You can find more information on the official website (unfortunately available on in Czech).
Wine Harvest in Grébovka ParkWINE FEAST Yet another wine harvest festival is taking place on Saturday in the beautiful English-style park Grébovka (also called “Gröbovka” or ”Havlíčkovy sady”). The already 10th year of the event will, apart from wine and “burčák”, bring a rich programme, including a performance of the famous Czech band Stromboli. Also, Charles IV is going to come. A popular Czech actor Jan Přeučil has the honour to impersonate the famous King of Bohemia and Holy Roman Emperor. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will continue till (according to the organizers) “late hours”. There is no entrance fee. Address: Havlíčkovy sady, Prague 2. Find more information on the Facebook Event page (unfortunately available on in Czech).
Fishkus 2016FOOD FESTIVAL On Saturday, there is a fish and seafood festival taking place on the “Smíchovská náplavka” embankment. The second year of the event offers a wide variety of seafood dishes from all around the world. Also, there is going to be a fresh fish and seafood market and an accompanying programme. The event takes place on Saturday (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.). The entrance fee is 50,- CZK. Address: Smíchovská náplavka, Prague 5. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
Wine and Art Prague 2016EXHIBITION On Sunday, the Czech Center Prague is engaging in the Wine & Art travelling project, in which you can enjoy a beautiful association of wine and art. The Czech Center Prague gallery is one of several Prague galleries, in which there is going to be the rare opportunity to admire some amazing works of art, while enjoying a glass of wine. Find more information on the Czech Centres website. The tickets can be bought on Ticketstream, the entrance fee is 200,- CZK. Address: Rytířská 31, Prague 1. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
“LUSTR” – Festival of Contemporary IllustrationEXHIBITION From the 23rd to the 28th of September, there is an interesting art festival taking place. “LUSTR”, the annual showcase of the best contemporary illustrations, will introduce 40 different illustrators and their work. You can also look forward to an accompanying programme, including workshops, discussions, and films. The location of the exhibition is rather original – it takes place in an abandoned house in Prague’s Lesser Town. You can find more info on the organizer’s website. This weekend, you can visit the festival on both Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.). The entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Address: Cihelná 4, Prague 1 – Malá Strana. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
NN Night Run Prague 2016SPORT On Saturday, you can engage in the popular sport activity of running with a rather original twist. Within a unique running competition series called “Night Run” you can run 10 or 5 kilometres in the centre of Prague, around the Letná park. There will be catering and interesting light effects at the start and around the main stage. You can, of course, simply come and watch, but if you want to compete you can choose from several tracks which allow on-site registration. The starting fee varies from 100,- to 500,- CZK. The Night Run starts at 7:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. at the “Letenské sady”. Find more information on the official website or Facebook Event page.
Greyhound RacingFAMILY ENTERTAINMENT On Saturday, take your family to the Greyhound Park in Motol Prague quarter to see greyhound racing. You can predict your winner and enjoy food and beverages, while your children race on quadricycles. The best tippers can win attractive prices, such as a precious whiskey bottle or some wine. The event takes place on Saturday (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), and the entrance fee is 300,- or 500,- CZK and includes consumption vouchers. Address: Plzeňská 215F, Prague 5 – Motol. Find more information on the official website (unfortunately available only in Czech).
“Ghost Hour” at the Old TownFAMILY ENTERTAINMENT During the night from Saturday to Sunday you can enjoy an original, fun event with your family. A night stroll through the streets of the Lesser Town of Prague, full of bogeymen and characters from Czech fables, will lead you to the Prague Ghosts and Legends Museum, where a mysterious midnight surprise is waiting for its spectators. The event starts at the Museum at 10 p.m. on Saturday and ends at 0:30 a.m. on Sunday. It is necessary to book in advance via e-mail or phone (no. +420 257 221 289). The regular entrance fee is 250,- CZK, and the family entrance fee is 550,- CZK. Address: Mostecká 18, Prague 1. Find more information on the Museum’s official website (unfortunately available on in Czech).
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., and the entrance fee is 180,- CZK. You can find more info on the website of the National Gallery in Prague .
The Sceptre and the Crown: Charles IV and the Bohemian Royal CoronationsEXHIBITION In the Imperial Stables of Prague 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 Castle 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 name 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.
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