Events You Need to Visit in Pilsen in 2017
- Depo Street Food Market (March 4th, 2017)
The festival of street food from the entire world will show you that street food hides much more than just French fries with ketchup, hot dogs or oily and unhealthy Hungarian langos. Come to DEPO2015 and taste various dishes which are offered by the street food stands nad food tracks in other countries around the world.
Festival of Light Blik Blik (March 17th-18th, 2017)
You can have a romantic walk in the streets of Pilsen in any season of the year. However, the unique atmosphere of the Festival of Light comes to Pilsen once a year only. This year buildings of the city centre and the area of Roudna will be lit by video mapping and interesting light installation.
Smetana Days (March 2nd – 23rd, 2017)
The international festival of classical music belongs among the most significant cultural events in the city of Pilsen. The festival is organized by the Pilsen Philharmonic Orchestra which invites both foreign and Czech stars of classical music to perform in Pilsen.
Liberation Festival (May 5th – 8th, 2017)
Pilsen is the only large city in the Czech Republic which annually remembers the events at the end of the WWII and the liberation of the city by the American Army in May, 1945. The festival lasts for several days and it includes rich cultural programme and many military-historical events.
Pilsen Yards (May 20th, 2017)
The historical city centre of Pilsen hides a large number of mysterious corners, yards and gardens which cannot be visited during the year. However, the festival Pilsen Yards brings these areas closer and invites you to visit at least some of them.
Fresh Festival (May 20th – 21st, 2017)
The Fresh Festival is the largest gourmet festival in the area of the Western Bohemia and it is visited by thousands of people every year. Many great chefs will introduce their art to you so that you can taste interesting specialities from all around the world which you probably do not prepare at home.
Metal Fest (June 2nd – 4th, 2017)
One of the first summer music festivals takes place in the Lochotin Amphitheatre. This festival is dedicated mostly to fans of metal music. Interprets such as Airboune, Sepultura or Korpiklaaani confirmed their participation in the festival.
Night of Churches (June 10th, 2017)
This time the gates of churches and various praying areas are opened in the evening time. The tours allow you to visit also places which are not accessible during the year. Furthermore, you can expect rich cultural additional programme.
International Folklore Festival CIOFF (June 7th – 11th, 2017)
Czech, as well as international folklore groups and guests from the whole world will play musical instruments and dance in the city centre. Come and see that folklore art is still alive and it definitely has what to offer.
Historical Weekend (June 9th – 11th, 2017)
The weekend festival helps you travel back in time into the period of knights’ fights. You can look forward to many theatre and music performances, traditional fair full of jugglers, magicians and handcraft shows. For the Saturday evening a parade of ghosts is arranged.
Night of Opera (June 23rd, 2017)
The Lochotin Amphitheatre hosts a spectacular opera event under the blue sky. This year you can look forward to an opera gala performance of Carmina Burana by Orff and the most famous arias by Verdi in their scenic adaptation.
Theatre Summer under Pilsen Sky (announced date July 1st – 30th, 2017)
Theatre summer festival is located within the historical city centre which creates its stage. The last year´s performance of Don Quijote will be completed by one new premiere performance.
Vivid Street Festival (July – August 2017)
The multi-genre open-air festival in the city centre offers a lot of opportunities for fun for all age groups. The festival lasts for three weeks and the music and theatre performances are free-of-charge. The Vivid Street Festival includes a festival of street theatre in the first half of July. Tens of concerts of the main music part of the festival will take place in the middle of August. The Vivid Street Festival is finished by the Soup Festival on the first Sunday in September.
Summer Baroque Festival (July – August 2017)
Following the successful festival Nine Weeks of Baroque which in 2015 brought many cultural events to tens of Baroque sights in the entire Pilsen Region will now continue with its next season in 2017.
Sun in Glass (September 15th – 16th, 2017)
The traditional annual festival of small breweries which takes place every September in the area of the Brewery in Černice introduces a number of small breweries of Czech as well as foreign origin. You can look forward various beer competitions. For the first time this year, the festival takes place for two days to welcome as many visitors as possible.
Pilsner Fest (October 7th , 2017)
Pilsner Fest is a celebration of Pilsen beers Pilsner Urquell and Gambrinus which is completed by great musical performances.
Treffpunkt (October 20th – 22nd, 2017)
The festival of Czech – Bavarian cultural cooperation offers interesting events across various genres and a wide range of gastronomical experiences in the area of DEPO2015.
Celebration of the Republic Foundation and DEPO Street Food Market (October 28th, 2017)
A whole-day celebration of the foundation of the independent Czechoslovakian state takes place in Pilsen with free-of-charge or price- advantageous entrance fees of 28 CZK for many sights in the city. In the evening there is a fireworks planned for you on the Republic Square. In the area of DEPO2015 there will be a street food festival organized which will introduce tastes from the period of the First Republic.
Christmas Market (November 24th– December 23rd, 2017)
Pilsen Christmas Market offers romantic atmosphere filled with the smell of hot wine, punch and freshly baked Christmas sweets. Furthermore, it is completed by an interesting cultural programme and live nativity scene. In the period of advent you can participate in advent guided tours of the historical city centre.