Events in Prague


RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

When:  Sun 4th September 2016, 20:00

Website: http://www.o2arena.cz/en/red-hot-chili-peppers-sb436/

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will play a show in O2 Arena, Prague. As one of the best-selling bands of all time, Red Hot Chili Peppers are still going strong three decades on from their debut album, and their concerts are something that everybody should try to experience.

BRYAN ADAMS

BRYAN ADAMS

When: Wed 5th October 2016, 20:00

Website: http://www.o2arena.cz/en/bryan-adams-sb426/

Bryan Adams will play a show in O2 Arena, Prague. Brian Adams is the best-selling Canadian rock artist of all time. With over 100 million records sold over nearly 40 years in showbusiness, he’s still at the top of his game.

ROD STEWART

ROD STEWART

When: Mon 7th November 2016, 20:00

Website: http://www.o2arena.cz/en/rod-stewart-sb408/

Sir Roderick David "Rod" Stewart will play a show in O2 Arena, Prague. Stewart is a British rock singer-songwriter. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide.

ELTON JOHN

ELTON JOHN

When:  Sat 26th November 2016, 20:00

Website: http://www.o2arena.cz/en/elton-john-sb403/

ELTON JOHN will play a show in O2 Arena, Prague. Sir Elton John, is a singer, composer, pianist and all-round British national treasure who has been blessing the world with his talents for decades.

NICKELBACK

NICKELBACK

When:  Sun 18th September 2016, 20:00


Website: http://www.o2arena.cz/en/nickelback-sb416/

NICKELBACK will play a show in O2 Arena, Prague. Nickelback, formed in 1996 by Chad Kroeger, is a Canadian mainstream post-grunge rock band hailing from Hanna, Alberta, in Canada.

Prague Autumn International Music Festival

Prague Autumn International Music Festival

In this festival, the works of Czech composers and world artists are presented.
This is an international festival of classical music, held in various concert halls. This is the autumn version of Prague Spring. Usually the concerts are held at the Rudolfinum.
Prague Autumn has rapidly gained a reputation for attracting the world's greatest composers.

Christmas and New Year's Eve

Christmas and New Year's Eve

Where: Václavské náměstí & Staroměstské náměstí, Staré Město & Nové Město, Prague 1
When: December

This is when Prague attracts most of its tourists. Many enjoy discovering the beautiful city's history whilst it is covered in snow. Parties and celebrations go on throughout Christmas until the New Year.
A Christmas market is held in the Old Town Square.
Also, the International Festival of Advent and Christmas Music is held during this period. Much of the fun on Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square.
Fireworks are let off everywhere.

St Nicholas's Eve

St Nicholas's Eve

Where: around Charles Bridge & Staroměstské náměstí, Staré Město, Prague 1
When: 5th December

Grown men spend the evening wearing frocks, and terrorising small children.
An angel and a devil, symbolising confession, reward and punishment. The angel hands out sweets to
children who have been good, and the devil is on hand to dispense rough justice to those who haven't.

FEBIOFEST

FEBIOFEST

When: late winter

Website: http://www.febiofest.cz

FEBIOFEST was founded in 1993 by FEBIO, an independent film and TV company. Originally a small event held in two cinemas in Prague, the Febiofest now screens approximately 4000 feature, short, documentary, experimental and animated films throughout the Czech capital. A music festival and art installations run alongside the film festival.

Prague Jazz Festival

Prague Jazz Festival

When: February-October

Website: http://www.agharta.cz/

One of the hottest jazz fests in Central Europe, the Prague Jazz Festival features world-class players like John Scofield and Marcus Miller. Carrying on throughout the spring, summer and autumn, with performances mainly at the Lucerna Music Bar.

Easter

Easter

When: March/April

Men rush around the country beating women on the backside with willow sticks; women
respond by dousing the men with cold water, and by giving them painted eggs. Painted eggs and willow sticks are on sale all over the city.

Matejská pouť (St Matthew's Fair)

Matejská pouť (St Matthew's Fair)

Where: Výstaviště Holešovice, Prague 7
When: March-April

St Matthew's Fair marks the arrival of warm weather with cheesy rides for children at a run-down funfair at Prague's exhibition grounds.

Witches' Night

Witches' Night

When: 30th April

On 30th of April, in various parts of Prague the witch-burning festival is celebrated. Unofficially it is celebrated on Petrin hill, which is very close to our hotel. Brooms are burnt and bonfires take place throughout the evening in an attempt to ward off evil.

Prague International Marathon

Prague International Marathon

Where: throughout the city, route varies
When: May

Website: http://www.runczech.com/en/

It summons hundreds of marathon addicts from around the world.
Lots of shorter events are also held at other times in the year.

Pražské jaro (Prague Spring)

Pražské jaro (Prague Spring)

Where: various places
When: mid May-early June

Website: http://www.festival.cz/en

The cultural highlight of the year. Prague Spring is still the heavyweight among local music festivals. It's had a stronger international flavour since the Velvet Revolution, and attracts first-class international performers such as violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Garrick Ohlsson.

The festival typically opens with Má Vlast (My Country), Smetana's patriotic cycle of symphonic poems, and concludes with Beethoven's Ninth. However, it's also kept up with the times, expanding its parameters in recent years to include contemporary musicians such as jazz pianist Herbie Hancock and young sitar star Anoushka Shankar.

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Where: Karlovy Vary
When: July

Website: http://www.kviff.com/en/homepage

This is one of the largest film festivals of the Czech Republic. It is also one of the oldest festivals in Europe.
Various celebrities attend this festival each year. High-profile guests have included Robert De Niro, Robert Redford and Elijah Wood, but the real joy is in the gathering of indie film-makers.
Many films sell out, but if space allows they'll fit you in.