Spring has sprung, and Easter is upon us! That means it's time to start thinking about spring break in Prague. Don't know what to do here, which event to attend or how to blend with locals and have a great experience? Check out this list of great events and give a warm welcome to spring!
Easter & family events in Prague
Easter in Prague
What to do on Easter in Prague? Definitely worth visiting are Easter markets, which are held on various places till April 23. Looking for something traditional related to Easter? Visit the Easter Masses in the St. Vitus Cathedral (9 – 16 April, Prague Castle). Stay tuned for more information about Easter traditions in the Czech Republic.
St. Matthew's Fair (Matějská pouť)
25 February – 17 April 2017, Prague Exhibition Grounds (Prague 7)
Visit the most famous and most visited fair in the Czech Republic – Matějská (St. Matthew's Fair), held annually in the spring months and taste the cotton candy or have a stab at a roller coaster, ferris wheel or popular bumper cars.
Witches' Night (Pálení Čarodějnic, Burning of Witches)
30th April 2016, various events
While it may not sound like it, the Witches' Night (the counterpoint to Halloween) is pretty much fun. The highlight of the celebration is usually the burning of an effigy of the Winter Witch, who has brought cold and fallowness. There will be several events held around Prague, follow us on social media to get the latest news and updates.
Prague events for fashion lovers
MINT: Weekend Market
every Saturday, Holešovice Market (Prague 7)
Skip the mall and go shopping to Holešovice Market (Hall Nr. 13 – to be more accurate), you'll discover pretty new design market that sells independent fashion, jewelry and unique accessories to all – locals or travelers! Open every Saturday, all day usually from 9am until 6pm. Psssst, if you want, here's a quick look how does it look like inside!
15 – 16 April 2017, Náměstí Republiky (Prague 1)
On 15 and 16 April, the Praguemarket design market in the Republic Square offers interesting shopping possibilities for original Czech fashion, jewelry, design and art.
Prague events for foodies
Yucky Food Festival
1 April 2017, Plechárna Černý Most (Prague 14)
All food festivals usually offer a mixture of delicious meals. But this food festival is different. Get ready to delve into Czech gastronomic houses of horror and taste the most ridiculous and disgusting foods from around the whole republic.
Náplavka Street Food Festival
8 April 2017, Smíchovská náplavka (Prague 5)
The aim of the festival is to introduce the latest trends in the "street food" gastronomy and give you an opportunity to taste various dishes from all around the world and introduce you to different cultures & tastes.
Prague Candy Festival
8 April 2017, Orea Hotel (Prague 6)
Prague Candy Festival promises to be a sweet culinary event that offers participants a chance to experience everything cocoa, ice cream and other sweet products have to offer.
Easter Farmers' Market
15 April 2017, Náplavka Riverbank (Prague 1)
Hop into the Easter spirit at the Prague's popular farmers' market. Bring your family down for a great time collecting Easter eggs and afterwards enjoy walking through the market and visiting the vendors.
Street Food PopUp
25 April 2017, Novoměstská radnice (Prague 1)
This fresh new pop-up food event will feature around 3 different local traders every week (10 am – 3 pm), serving gourmet street food from all over the world: from Asia to American BBQ. Make sure to plan your brunch or afternoon snack here!
Prague events for sportsmen
Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon
1 April 2017, Jan Palach Square (Prague 1)
Enjoy a course with incomparable scenery in the heart of historic Prague that follows along the Vltava River and crisscrosses five beautiful bridges. Start the season with one of the biggest running events in the Central Europe!
Night Charity Run for Světluška
20 April 2017, Stromovka Park (Prague 7)
The night run starts at 9 pm and the track (2,5 km or 4,5 km) leads through completely unlighted parts of the park. The lighting will be provided only through your forehead lights – lightning bugs. It's possible to walk or speed walk instead of running.
Prague events for music lovers & culture enthusiasts
Days of European Film
6 – 13 April 2017, various venues
Concentrating purely on European cinema, it collects up-to-date films not only from the large European film producers, but also from countries whose films rarely find their way to the Czech film audience.
Prague Spring Swing Festival
7 – 9 April 2017, various venues
Prague Spring Swing Festival is the biggest swing dance festival in Czech Republic.
29 April 2017, Letňany Airport (Prague 18)
Majáles is a celebration of spring and student´s life during whole April. This is the biggest student open-air festival here in Prague, with famous Czech & international artists, concerts, and the traditional "king of Majáles" election.
Mladí Ladí Jazz – International Jazz Festival
2 – 30 April 2017, various venues
This international jazz festival follows a tradition of jazz in the Czech environment, and it aims to attract audience of young people to this music genre. Have a good time with the best of the jazz world for a very reasonable price.
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