Prague, Czech Republic, Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events: Prague, Czech Republic, and surrounding areas


Mikol‡? Ale? (1852 - 1913)

Extensive retrospective exhibition.




GO and Regiontour

International travel trade fair and regional attractions show




Patria Direct Jizersk‡ 50

The best known ski race in the Czech Republic and one of the 14 most prestigious long-distance races in he world; part of the Worldloppet series.

Bed?ichov ski stadium



The 28th Smetana Days

A scientific symposium with an accompanying program of music and theatre.

The Smetana Days was established as a scientific symposium in 1980. Gradually a musical and theatre program was added to the symposium program. Thanks to culture season and the time of year (the Pilsen music festival is held in the late winter during the entire month of February) concerts, lectures, exhibitions and film screenings during the Smetana Days are held in Pilsen's concert halls, churches, the cathedral, exhibition halls, a cinema and a conference hall.




Bohemian Carnevale

Carnival festival, the main part of which is a float procession and carnival parade through the centre of Prague.

Prague city centre



One World Festival

10th festival of documentary films with a human rights theme.

The One World festival will take place in Prague and other towns and cities across the Czech Republic. Once again around 120 films from around the world will be screened. In addition to the film screenings there will also be discussions, exhibitions, concerts and other events taking place.




Book World Prague 2008

The 14th international book fair and literary festival.

Book World Prague is the largest book fair in the Czech Republic and features a rich program of events including a literary festival as well as film and theatre performances of works based on books. Spain will be the guest of honor at the festival and the theme for 2008 will be love and heroism in literature.




Magic Krumlov

Beginning of the cultural and tourist seasons in ?esk? Krumlov.

Private viewing of an exhibition by the International Art Gallery called Witches' Party - garden party with music and dance.

?esk? Krumlov



Dvo?‡k's Olomouc

An international music festival now in its 7th year.

The festival is organized by the Moravian Philharmonic, a leading symphonic orchestra and one of the oldest in the Czech Republic.

Olomouc, Reduta and other venues



Liberation Celebrations

The 63rd anniversary of the liberation of Pilsen by the U.S. Army.




Volkswagen Marathon Weekend

Traditional marathon (42.195 km) through the historical center of Prague, voted one of the 10 most attractive marathon courses in the world.

During the marathon the Marathon Music Festival will take place.




Prague Spring

The 63rd year this international music festival will be held.




Vl?nov Ride of the Kings

A folklore festival attended by ensembles from around the Czech Republic and other countries.

A folk celebration accompanied by art exhibitions and brass band concerts.




Ignis Brunensis

International fireworks display

Part of the 4th firework display competition.




Concentus Moraviae - an international music festival involving 13 towns and cities

Festival concerts in the inspiring surroundings of churches, chateaux and courtyards in beautiful towns and cities in South Bohemia and the Highlands Region.

The festival is the Czech part of a pan-European project called Czech Dreams, which is usually comprised of around 120 concerts in 19 countries across Europe.

Several towns and cities in South Bohemia and the Highlands Region.



Prague Writers Festival

International writers festival in Prague.

Over the seventeen years the Prague Writers Festival has been held, it has enabled the public to meet hundreds of exceptional authors including Nobel Prize winners. The idea of bringing literature to life is realised through discussions, readings by authors, press conferences and book signings. The festival is very accessible as it is a multimedia event held in two languages.




International festival of films for children and young people.

An international film festival focusing on feature films, animation and student film, and accompanied by a series of events for all the family.