October in Prague means perfect temperatures for long walks as well as smaller crowds. And it is still an excellent time to visit the city as this month is packed with various festivities and things to do. Here's a quick checklist of things you can't miss out on planning for October in Prague!
Prague events for foodies
Husobraní and Cider Festival
14 October 2017, Smíchovská náplavka (Prague 5)
For the fourth time Husobraní ("Goose fest") & Cider festival will be held with more than 1 000 geese and serve more than 15 sorts of cider. Come to taste traditional roast goose, foie gras, smoked goose, BBQ goose, goose burger, pate, Kaldoun, pancakes tossed in goose fat and many more! Entry fee 50 CZK per person.
Prague Coffee Festival
14 – 15 October 2017, Kampus Hybernská (Prague 1)
Prague Coffee Festival is the place for coffee lovers. It is all about coffee, at coffee and on coffee with people who are interested in coffee. Starting from how coffee is grown, to tasting coffees by coffee roasters worldwide.
Soup & Goulash Festival
21 October 2017, Smíchovská náplavka (Prague 5)
This festival offers a cross-selection of worldwide soups. You will be able to taste Spanish, Hungarian, French, Italian, Moroccan, Peruvian, Thai, Mexican, Vietnamese and other nation's soups. And of course, Czech soups and goulash will not to be missed as well. Admission fee 50 CZK per person.
Prague events for fashion lovers
6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 October 2017, 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 Friday and Saturday.
26 – 30 October 2017, Výstaviště Holešovice (Prague 7)
Designblok is one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in Central Europe and Prague offers a good example of it to other European cities. This exhibition offers a fashion show, displays of jewelry, clothing, furniture, home furnishings, lighting, and industrial and utilitarian design from top Czech designers.
Art & other interesting events in Prague
4 + 4 Days in Motion
6 – 14 October 2017, various venues
This year's 22nd edition of the international festival of contemporary art moves into the abandoned Karlín Barracks, located in the city center. In the past 20 years, the festival has presented more than 400 foreign and Czech companies of all kinds of contemporary art (theatre, dance, music, visual arts, film and video art). Come and celebrate this year as well!
Be2Can2 Echoes of the Great Film Festivals
4 – 10 October 2017, Lucerna Cinema (Prague 1)
Selected first-run movies screened in Berlin, Venice and Cannes will be presented exclusive in cinemas throughout Prague.
SIGNAL Light Festival
12 – 15 October 2017, various venues
Videomapping, site-specific projections, interactive and light installations. It's been three years since SIGNAL brought those to lit up Prague for the first time. Since then the new trends in connecting creativity, new technologies and public space are regularly presented in the streets of the city. And the fourth one is thus coming this month.
Bollywood Film Festival
19 – 22 October 2017, Světozor Cinema (Prague 1)
Bollywood is dedicated to presenting the best of Bollywood to Czech film lovers. All the screened movies can make one cry, laugh, and dance and bring lots of energy through its colorfulness.
19 – 21 October 2017, National Gallery in Prague – Veletržní palác (Prague 7)
Lunchmeat festival connects the dots between quality electronic music, visual shows and new media while creating a truly synesthetic experience.
Strings of Autumn
20 October – 9 November 2017, various venues
After a year-long hiatus, the international music festival is back with new energy, new ideas and a new artistic board.
And October means Halloween! Czech Republic don't really celebrate Halloween like people do in the United States with pumpkin carving and trick-or-treating, but this yearly celebration has continued to gain in popularity among Czechs. Stop worrying about where to find your Halloween party in Prague and check out our blog post: Prague's Party Guide.
Independent Czechoslovak State Proclamation Day – Public Holiday
28 October 2017
Celebrations on October 28 offer Prague people a number of options of ways to commemorate Czech statehood. For example, by visiting historical monuments:
Chamber of Deputies – Free entry
Kramář Villa - Free entry
National Technical Museum – reduced admission 50 CZK (2 EUR) for all visitors
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