Now we’re moving into the warmer summer months, Prague has a whole host of events going on for those visiting the Czech Republic‘s capital in June 2017. If you’re looking for something fun to do in the coming weeks, rest assured that we’ve put together the best of the city’s festivals and happenings to enjoy this month.
THURSDAY, JUNE 1 – SUNDAY, JUNE 11
DANCE I Festival of Contemporary Dance and Movement Theatre TANEC PRAHA
Sunday, May 28 – Wednesday, June 28
The only festival of its kind in Europe, TANEC presents an extensive program of dance performances across the city from top artists, up-and-coming dance troupes and new talent from all around the world. Performances are held all over the city and include classical ballet, modern dance, folklore acts and much more. There are also special workshops, lectures and exclusive performances every year.
Tickets: prices can be viewed here
CULTURE I Prague Museum Night
Saturday, June 10
A one-day event where a large number of museums, galleries, and historical buildings in Prague offer free entry and remain open until 1am. Visit the Botanical Garden greenhouses in the dark, catch a film at the Cinema NFA Ponrepo, explore the tower of the Old Town Hall, or walk the hallways of the new building of the National Museum. Over 100,000 visitors take the chance to explore this day, so queues are often long – although that’s perhaps part of the fun.
MONDAY, JUNE 12 – SUNDAY, JUNE 18
FOOD & DRINK I Mini-Brewery Festival
Friday, June 16 – Saturday, June 17
Prague is home to several beer festivals during the year, but this is the only one that focuses on mini-breweries. What’s more, the Mini-Brewery Festival is one of very few festivals held within the grounds of Prague Castle. Every year, the festival features 63 Czech and Moravian breweries, plus three special guest breweries from other countries. A single entrance ticket allows you to taste every single beer in the festival.
Tickets: from 400 Kč
MONDAY, JUNE 19 – SUNDAY, JUNE 25
MUSIC I United Islands of Prague
Thursday, June 22 – Saturday, June 24
For the first time this year, the United Islands of Prague festival is moving to the district of Karlin and taking over a number of venues (it was formerly held on the Střelecký and Slovanský islands). The festival celebrates musical diversity in all its forms – typical performers cover a variety of genres, from folk & jazz to rock & pop, indie and world music. Bands come from all over Europe to perform here and there’s no entry fee – all concerts and entertainment are free.
MUSIC I Metronome Festival
Friday, June 23 – Saturday, June 24
One of the largest music festivals held in Prague, the Metronome Festival often hosts big international names, from Iggy Pop to Sting. Up and coming British bands are always a staple here, and so are performers from other European countries and from around the world. People with tickets to the festival can also pay for a camping spot – probably a good idea since the festival runs from 2pm to 1.30am across the many different stages.
Tickets: from 1,290 Kč