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Events You Need to Visit in Pilsen in 2019

  • New Year Fireworks (January 1, 2019)

Traditional fireworks attract thousands of visitors to the historical ciyt centre on 1st January evening.

  • Smetana Days (February 28 – March 28,  2019)

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.

  • Brewstock (March 1 – 2, 2019)

The festival of local craft breweries offers also good food and concerts held in the DEPO2015.

  • DEPO Street Food Market (March 16, 2019)

The festival of street food with food trucks offering cuisine from all over the world.

  • Festival of Light Blik Blik (March 29 – 30, 2019)

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.

  • Liberation Festival (May 3 – 6, 2019)

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.

  • Treffpunkt (May 17 – 19, 2019)

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.

  • Pilsen Yards (May 18, 2019)

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 18 – 19, 2019)

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.

  • Night of Churches (May 24, 2019) a Pilsen Museum Night (May 31, 2019)

This time the gates of churches, museum and galleries 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.  

  • Metal Fest (May 31 – June 2, 2019)

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 Nightwish has already confirmed their participation in the festival.

  • Dronfest (June 1 – 2, 2019)

The largest festival of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles invites you to the DEPO2015.

  • International Folklore Festival CIOFF (June 5 – 9, 2019)

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 7 – 9, 2019)

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. 

  • Gambrinus Day (June 21 – 22, 2019)

For a whole day Pilsen live with celebration of the foundation of the Gambrinus brewery. The city centre is transformed into a big beer garden with a rich cultural programme.

  • Night of Opera (June 28, 2019)

The Lochotin Amphitheatre hosts a spectacular opera event under the blue sky. This year you can look forward to a spectacular opera performance Nabucco. 

  • Vivid Street Festival (July – August 2019)

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 (15. - 17. 7.).  Tens of concerts of the main music part of the festival will take place in the middle of August (9. - 18.8). The Vivid Street Festival is finished by the Soup Festival on the first Sunday in September.  

  • Summer Baroque Festival (July – August 2019)

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 2018.  

  • Gems with the Smell of Petrol (July 18 – 21, 2019)

The unique exhibition of car veterans and collector vehicles in the DEPO2015.

  • Sportmanie ( August 9 -18, 2019)

The biggest sports event for public offering various sport activities.

  • International Festival Theatre (September 11 – 19, 2019)

One of the most important theatre festivals in the Czech Republic offers the best performances of current European theatre scene.

  • Sun in the Glass (September 20 – 21, 2019)

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.

  • Pilsner Fest (October 5, 2019)

Pilsner Fest is a birthday celebration of world-famous Pilsner Urquell beer which brings TOP Czech interpreters in the facilities of Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Second stage will be located in the historical city centre.

  • Celebration of the Republic Foundation (October 28, 2019)

The 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.

  • Pilsen Design Week (November 5 – 17, 2019)

The design festival presenting well-know as well as starting and young designers.

  • Christmas Market (November 23 – December 23, 2019)

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.