This weekend offers a lot of possibilities of how to welcome the new month. It is up to you whether you want to start October actively, discovering something new, or enjoying some fine art or gastronomy. Visit the animals at the Prague Zoo to celebrate World Animal Day with them, dare to taste some hot dishes, do something for your health, see a special zoological exhibition in the National Museum, or enjoy the weekend admiring some classic cars.
Prague Weather Forecast for This Weekend
According to the weather forecast, this weekend the weather is not going to be very nice. On both Saturday and Sunday, we can expect rain or showers. On Sunday a quite strong wind is coming, too. The temperatures will vary between 17°C (63°F) and 22°C (72°F) during the day and may even drop to 6°C (43°F) after dark.
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Czech Championship in SkateboardingSKATEBOARDING If you love skateboarding this is the event you need to be at. The 20th Czech championship in skateboarding is taking place, as always, at the Mystic Skatepark on “Stvanice” island. Skaters will compete in two categories – streetstyle and best trick & bowl. The programme starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the entrance fee is 150,- CZK. Address: Stvanice Island, 17000 Prague 7. You can find more information on the Facebook Event page.
Chilli FestFOOD FESTIVAL On Saturday, there is a perfect event for all spicy food lovers, taking place on the bank of the Vltava river. Chilli Fest presents cooking with spicy ingredients and there will also be a contest of chilli growers. Find the difference between jalapenos, habanero, tabasco, and other kinds of chilli, buy spicy sauces and herbs at a market, and try a bit of a chilli burger. The festival takes place 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the entrance fee is 50,- CZK. Address: Horejsi nabrezi, Prague 5 – Smichov. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
IV Branicky Micro Brewery FestivalBEER FESTIVAL If you are a fan of micro breweries, you should visit the last beer festival this season at the Branik brewery. There will be more than 10 micro breweries, all with the great taste of Czech beers. The festival starts on Friday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., and continues on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. The entrance fee is only 50,- CZK. Address: Dominikansky Dvur, Branicka 44, 14000 Prague 4. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
Noah’s ArkANIMAL EXHIBITION There is a long-term exhibition focused on animals that live or used to live on our planet, taking place in the National Museum from May 2015 till the end of 2018. Why not visit it symbolically prior to the week when World Animal Day is celebrated. Come to the National Museum New Building and see, among other things, why some many species are endangered and the role of humans in this. The exhibition is opened 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and the entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Address: Vinohradska 1, Prague 1.
Animal FestivalANIMAL EXHIBITION Also celebrating World Animal Day, there is a new festival taking place at the Prague Holešovice Exhibition Grounds (“Výstaviště”) on both Saturday and Sunday. Among other things, you can visit the fair for pet food and accessories ANIMAL EXPO. The entrance fee is 100,- CZK. Find more information on the Vystaviste’s (Exhibition Grounds) website. Address: Areal Vystaviste 67, Prague 7.
Carnival of Animals in Prague ZOOZOO Yet another way to celebrate the World Animal Day is offered by Prague Zoo. Even though World Animal Day is actually on the 4th of October only, the amazing zoological garden of Prague prepared its celebration for the whole weekend, so that you can really enjoy it with your family. There is going to be a rich cultural programme and, of course, all the “honorees” – the animals of Prague Zoo – are looking forward to your visit. The event takes place all day Saturday. The entrance fee is, as usual, between 150,- CZK and 600,- CZK (family entrance fee). Address: U trojskeho zamku 120/3, Prague 7 – Troja.
Doors Open Day of Czech PhilharmonicCLASSICAL MUSIC For the lovers of the classical music and architecture there will be an open day of Czech Philharmonic at the famous Rudolfinum Gallery. You can enter areas which are normally closed and enjoy various concerts of the Czech Philharmonic orchestre. The event starts on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. and culminates with the concert of Dan Barta & Robert Balzar Trio. There is no entrance fee for the gallery tours, and tickets to the concert start from 160,- CZK. You can book them online. Address: Rudolfinum Gallery, Alsovo Nabrezi 12, 11001 Prague 1. Find more information on the Facebook Event page.
BMI Measuring at RunTour PragueSPORT On Saturday, you can have your Body Mass Index measured professionally for free. Visit a “Plus” stall in the Ladronka park, prepared by Nestlé as part of the RunTour event, and also obtain some advice on how to maintain a well-balanced healthy lifestyle. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and there is no entrance fee. Address: Tomanova 1028/1, Prague 6. Find more information on the Facebook Event page of RunTour.
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 open 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 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, 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. You can 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 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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