SATURDAY, JULY 1 – SUNDAY, JULY 9
MUSIC I Rock for People
Tuesday, July 4 – Thursday, July 6
The Rock for People festival is technically not in Prague but in Hradec Králové, a little over an hour away. However, getting there is easy and cheap via local trains and buses, and this is one of the most impressive festivals in the country, so it’s worth a mention. Rock for People attracts international stars from all over the world. This July, Evanescence, Die Antwood, Mastodon, and Cage the Elephant will make an appearance. The three-day festival is green (recycling is in full force) and offers plenty of entertainment opportunities through campfires, graffiti walls and chill out zones.
MONDAY, JULY 10 – SUNDAY, JULY 16
THEATER I International Street Theater Festival “Behind the Door”
Monday, July 10 – Thursday, July 13
One of the strangest, most unique and perhaps most fun summer festivals in Prague, Behind the Door allows you to see a number of performances that include everything from fire shows to silent cinema to acrobats. The central base of the festival is at the Výstaviště Praha Holešovice exhibition grounds, but there are additional presentations around the area as well. Performing groups from all over Europe come over to join in the festival.
MUSIC I Bohemia JazzFest
Monday, July 10 – Tuesday, July 11
The Bohemia JazzFest is on for two days in Prague before moving to other cities around the country. A completely free festival that takes place in Old Town Square, the event attracts musicians, bands, and performers from all around the country and abroad. This year, headliners include Roberto Gatto and Czech Radio Big Band and The John Scofield Uberjam Band, as well as other performers. Expect a crowd and beautiful setups against the Old Astronomical Church.
MUSIC I International Classical Festival
Sunday, July 16 – Thursday, August 17
One of the longer-lasting festivals in the country (just over a month), this is a must see if you love anything related to classical music. Soloists and orchestras are the stars of this festival, but so are the venues – concerts are held over the city, from the Synagogue Brandýs nad Labem, to the Castle chapel and the Music school Concert hall.
MONDAY, JULY 17 – SUNDAY, JULY 23
CULTURE I Prague Folklore Days
Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23
The largest event of its kind in Central Europe, Prague Folklore Days allows you to catch a glimpse of everything from dancing and singing groups to marching bands, carnival ensembles and historical soldiers representing different regions and even countries. Although this is a festival for amateur folklore groups, the quality is top notch and the events take place all over town, including squares, theaters, and a number of open air performances.