This events calendar for the first month of 2017 is the perfect tonic for a holiday hangover. Start the year off with a popular gastro-feast, watch interesting movies or free your legs from the tyranny of trousers. No matter what your interests are there's always something to do in Prague!
Prague events for foodies
Grand Restaurant Festival
15 January – 28 February 2017, selected restaurants
This year's motto "Baroque on your plate" will accompany the 8th year of the popular gastro-feast for all foodies and let you sample all the specialties of the best and most interesting Prague restaurants at discounted festival prices (degustation menu prices will range from 250 CZK to 600 CZK).
Sea & Grill Delifest
13 – 15 January 2017, Forum Karlín (Prague 8)
Organizers promise an unforgettable weekend brimming with the best food, drinks and first class entertainment. Let's head to the Forum Karlín to create your own tasting menu with signature dishes from a selection of the best restaurants, eateries and wine shops.
Pig slaughtering feast
28 January 2017, National Museum of Agriculture (Prague 7)
To get a glimpse of what a Czech pig killing looks like, head over the National Museum of Agriculture and enjoy fresh pork specialties such as ham, liver, blood pudding, sausages, cracklings and headcheese.
Please note: zabijačka can be overpowering even for people with a strong stomach and the fainthearted should keep well away from it.
Prague events for art & culture enthusiasts
Green Day Concert
22 January 2017, Tipsport Arena (Prague 7)
The American punk rock band returns to Prague again! Green Day announced the initial dates for their 2017 tour in support of their new album, "Revolution Radio."
Iranian Film Festival
10 – 15 January 2017, various venues
The 6th edition of Prague Iranian Film is turned into one of the most well received events in Prague which introduces the Iranian art and artists, including theatre, painting, music and graphic designs as well.
20 January – 20 February 2017, various venues
A great combination of experimental music, ballet performance, multimedia, visual arts and more!
Prague Short Film Festival
18 – 22 January 2017, Světozor Cinema (Prague 1)
The best and most inspiring short films from all over the world head towards the Czech capital again. You'll have the opportunity to watch dozens of films in traditional sections - the international competition, the overview program of current Czech cinema, the experimental films section Labo and the late night Brutal Relax Show.
Other interesting events in Prague
Three Kings' Parade
6 January 2017, various locations
The Three Kings' Day (also known as Twelfth Night of Christmas) marks the formal end of the Christmas season with caroling, bell ringing and the distributing of gifts to the poor. So if you're in the Czech Republic on this day and bump into Kaspar, Melichar and Balthasar, spare them a coin or two, it's a local tradition that goes back a long way and the money is going to good causes.
No Pants Subway Ride
8 January 2017, Wenceslas Square (Prague 1)
No Pants Subway Ride is an international event held every January, when people in various cities all around the world ride in the metro without pants. And Praguers can't skip this unique event. See you around?
Slušírna Flea Market
21 January 2017, Pragovka Art District (Prague 9)
Don't know what to wear for this winter season? Go to the Pragovka! There will be 500 small stands with vintage and modern fashion for boys and girls, for kids or adults... You can find something for everyone. Entry fee 50 CZK (a small portion goes to the charity).
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