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May Events You Should Not Miss in Pilsen

When strolling in Pilsen, do not forget to visit the Great Synagogue which is the thrid largest in Europe.

  • Liberation Festival (May 4th – 6th)

The spectacular celebrations of the end of the World War II in Pilsen promise days full of entertainment every year. In addition to a great parade of the historic military vehicles the Convoy of Liberty you can look forward to military historical camps, American and Belgian veterans, a varied cultural programme and other events. Learn more in our article

  • Beer Tapping School (May 11th and 19th)

The Pilsner Urquell Brewery invites to you join the lecture prepared by beer tapping masters who will teach you how to tap the beer for the special types such as “hladinka”, “čochtan”, “šnyt” or “mlíko”. Besides unforgettable experience, you will also go home with a beer glass with your name on it. Booking can be done via  visitors' website of the brewery.

  • Festival of Soup (May 13th)

Do you prefer a cream soup or broth? Why should you choose just one of them? During the Festival of Soup you can taste a number of soups of different flavours and consistencies. All soups will be traditionally cooked on an open fire in 40-litre cauldrons directly in the courtyard of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery.

  • Pilsen Courtyards (May 19th)

Take a walk through the historical centre of Pilsen to explore both known and unknown courtyards of the houses. Learn more about places you know that exist, but you have never been to, and which are hiding interesting stories and many secrets. During the event which is called Pilsen Yards you have an ideal opportunity to visit them all.

  • Fresh Festival – a festival of delicious food and great drinks (May 19th – 20th)

Traditional gourmet food and drink festival attracts its visitors by specialities of contemporary gastronomy, shows of leading Czech chefs, wine tasting, beer tasting as well as great coffee and delicious desserts. The event takes place in the amphitheatre and the park behind the Plaza Shopping Centre.

  • Žonglobalizace (May 23rd and 26th)

Juggling, rope walking, aerial acrobatics, ridding on a single-wheel bike and many other new-circus tricks can be seen at the Žonglobalization on Wednesday in the city centre in the Mill Race and on Saturday in Borský park. Various tricks and art will be performed by artists from both the Czech Republic and abroad. Many of the performed tricks can be also tried right on the spot under the supervision of its masters.

  • Dronfest (June 1st -2nd)

Pilsen Dronfest is one of the largest events of its kind in the world. The unique festival of unmanned flying has no competition in the Czech Republic. It is for sure worthwhile to visit the festival in DEPO2015. Also racing drones will be presented and you can look forward to original air shows.

  • Metal Fest (June 1st – 3rd)

One of the first summer music festivals will please mostly fans of metal music style in the Lochotin Amphitheatre. For example, the legendary music band Nightwish is among the confirmed performers of the festival.