September Events You Should Not Miss in Pilsen
Foto: Ladislav Renner
Soup Festival (2nd September)
The summer festival Vivid Street traditionally ends by the Soup Festival held on first September Sunday at the premises of Pilsen Urquell Brewery. Visitors can taste soups of various colours and flavours being cooked on open fire in 40l cauldrons.
The Opera of Bartered Bride Open Air (7th September)
The Pilsner central Republic Square has witnessed all sorts of event, however an open-air opera performance not yet. You can visit the classic version of Smetana´s Bartered Bride with Pilsen traditional costumes, a bear and a pub on Friday night starting at 7.30 pm. The event is a part of 100 years anniversary of Czechoslovakia.
Pilsen Air Show (8th – 9th September)
The aviation in Pilsen celebrates 100 years. The spectacular celebration takes place at the airport in Líně near Pilsen. The highlight of the programme is a fiction end-of-second-world-war battle between German and American pilots. There will also be paratroopers and ground troops, a German field camp and an American airport camp with military headquarters and a field kitchen.
International Theatre Festival (12th – 26th September)
The International Theatre Festival presents a wide range of thematic, style and genre production of Czech and abroad theatre companies. You can enjoy a selection of this year´s most interesting Czech performances and also shows of companies form Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
Days of Science and Technology (14th – 15th September)
The traditional interactive exhibition changes the historical centre of Pilsen into a scientific la for two days. Thirty various displays will present different scientific areas from a non-conventional point of view and convince you that there is no reason to be afraid of science. You will also be able to try some of the experiments on the streets on your own.
Sun in the Glass (21st – 22nd September)
More than 70 Czech and foreign breweries will serve their beers at the festival of microbreweries in the brewery yard in Černice. Beer fans as well as keen beer competitors will enjoy the event.
Pilsen Fires (22nd September)
The popular fireworks show is located in the sport area of Škodaland near the Borska dam. The program starts at 3 pm. Besides evening fireworks visitors will also appreciate a concert of AC/DC Revival form Germany. You can listen to the music accompanying fireworks at Radio Samson (103.0 FM).
Cabbage Festival (22nd September)
If Pilsen is famous for its pilsner beer, then Křimice has become famous thanks to its unique Křimice sauerkraut. Come to Křimice sauerkraut factory and taste various cabbage snacks . You will also have a possibility to try a traditional way of its production by stepping.
Pilsen Wine Festival (28th September)
There is no trouble to find good wine in West Bohemia. The autumn edition of Pilsen Wine festival will convince you about that directly in the historical city centre. You will have a chance to taste wines from twenty carefully-selected wine makers. Dulcimer music and good food can´t be missing.
Exhibition 100py: One Hundred Years of the Republic through the Eyes of Five Generations (May 17th – October 31st)
The creative zone DEPO2015 has prepared an interactive experience exhibition called 100PY: One hundred Years of the Republic through the Eyes of Five Generations. Look at the story of a Pilsen family on the background of the important historical events of the past century. The exhibition is complemented by various audio-visual elements and original objects borrowed from famous Pilsen-born inhabitants. Read our article about the exhibition.
Farmers’ Market (every Saturday)
Every Saturday, the Republic Square carries the smell of sausages, fresh pastries, marmalades, herbs, chocolates and many other delicacies. Verified regional high-quality food, seasonal vegetables and fruit waits for you on the stalls. You will certainly not be disappointed even if you decide to have breakfast right on the market. Farmers’ Markets are located in the area between the City Hall and the St Bartholomew’s Cathedral and they start always at 8 am and finish at noon.
Guided Tours of the Loos Interiors
The apartment interiors designed by Adolf Loos for rich families of leading industrialists in the period of the First Republic belong to the architectural treasures of its time. You can recently visit them during two guided tours, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October. For updated programme information and booking of tickets, please go to www.adolfloosplzen.cz.