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August brings tons of fun to Prague | ©Jan Fidler / Flickr
August brings tons of fun to Prague | ©Jan Fidler / Flickr
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What's on in Prague, August 2017

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Updated: 29 June 2017
The hot weather peaks in August, making it the perfect time for a trip to the the capital of the Czech Republic. Prague goes all out with some of the best festivals and events you can find in the entire country. Here’s our round-up of the best things to do in August.
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Letní Letná

When: 17. 8. 2017 – 3. 9. 2017

Letní Letná is Prague’s most impressive festival dedicated to street circus, physical theater and outdoor film screenings. Back for the 14th year, the festival offers plenty of free open-air performances in Letná Park. From art nouveau circus performances to live music and special workshops, this is a must- see event that attracts performers from all over Europe.

Letna park, Prague 7, 170 00

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Čajomír Fest (OpenAir Tea festival)

When: 20. 8. 2017

It’s hard to describe the OpenAir Tea festival, which builds on the country’s fascination with tea houses. Czechia has a long tradition of tea drinking, but an even richer heritage of tea houses, where people take off their shoes and enjoy tea (no coffee allowed). The festival is in essence a giant outdoor tea house, where visitors can experience different tea customs from around the world. Try traditional tea styles from China, Japan, Morocco, England, and more. Check out the ceramic exhibits, attend a workshop or simply enjoy the live performances.

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Chlebíček Fest

When: 26. 8. 2017

Chlebíček, a type of open sandwiches (where only one slice of bread is used) are traditional Czech snacks, eaten as a light lunch. A festival dedicated to them is not only unique but also the perfect chance to try out the many varieties available (think everything from fish to egg to caviar on top). Canapes, finger food and other options will also be on sale in the more than 30 stands. Expect live music, plenty of cold beer and fine coffee to match.

Prague Exhibition Grounds (Výstaviště Praha), Areál Výstaviště, Praha 7 – Holešovice, 170 00

22nd International Organ Festival

When: 3. 8. 2017 – 21. 9. 2017

Despite the name, this isn’t exactly the type of festival you might imagine. Rather than being a conventional presentation of different solo artists or orchestras, the entire festival is about pieces performed on the 1705 organ, housed in the Basilica of St James. The organ is one of a kind, with 8,277 pipes. During the festival, organists from all around the country, as well as the world, will come to play on it.

Basilica of St James (Bazilika sv. Jakuba), Malá Štupartská 635/6, Praha 1 – Staré Město, 110 00

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Street Food

When: 6. 8. 2017 and 20. 8. 2017

This fun festival happens twice during the month of August and is located right outside Cross Club, a steampunk alternative music club. There’s live music, great coffee and drinks, but mostly plenty of finger food and takeaway dishes from all over the world, from Costa Rica to Uganda to local snacks. Stop by a random booth to sample something new and enjoy the atmosphere.

Plynární 1096/23, 170 00 Holešovice

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