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Prague Events Guide 2014

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Prague has special events to enjoy all year round. As well as popular annual events such as the Prague Christmas and Easter markets, Prague hosts international events such as the Prague Marathon, food and beer festivals, and pop concerts. 2014 is no exception.


  May 2014

Money Exhibition
Money Exhibition
Date: 01 April 2014 - 15 July 2014
The Money Exhibition at the New Building of the National Museum looks at the history of currencies, exploring the development of commerce and wage labour, the workings of banks and of the stock exchange. In a broader context it also analyses the influence of money on art, lifestyles and on human morality.
The exhibition features currencies, historic treasures, silverware, jewels, photographs and pictures. For adults and children.
Where: National Museum, Wenceslas Square 68, New Town, Prague 1
Website: Money Exhibition

Municipal House
Vital Art Nouveau 1900
Date: 01 April 2014 - 31 December 2015
Time: 10:00-19:00
Municipal House is the foremost Art Nouveau building in Prague. This exhibition presents late 19th century Czech and European Art Nouveau works, on loan from the Museum of Decorative Arts. Decorative art shown at the Paris World’s Fair of 1900 will also form part of the exhibition, which totals over 400 items.
Where: Municipal House, Republic Square 5, Old Town, Prague 1
Price: 150czk

Prague events
Labour Day
Date: 01 May 2014
Public holiday. Prague sightseeing and entertainment operate as normal. Shops have limited opening times.

Wenceslas Square
Majales
Date: 01 May 2014
Student-celebrated spring festival which takes place throughout the Czech Republic. In Prague this manifests itself as a parade from Jan Palacha, which is near the horse at the top of Wenceslas Square, to the Old Town Square.
Where: Wenceslas Square, New Town, Prague 1

Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
May Rituals
Date: 01 May 2014
Petrin Hill is the romantic setting for couples in love to spend a few hours together, after placing flowers at the feet of a statue of the celebrated 19th century poet, Karel Hynek Macha. Macha created several myths, a few illegitimate offspring and an epic poem called 'May'. Thus, lovers make a pilgrimage in his name and find a quiet corner to, well, er, let's say no more.
Where: Petrin Hill & Observation Tower, Lesser Town, Prague 5

Magnetic Festival
Magnetic Festival
Date: 07 May 2014
Time: 20:00-06:00
For the 4th year the MAGNETIC Festival hits Prague. It stands as the highest rated indoor EDM (Electronic Dance Music) festival in Central and Eastern Europe. By presenting a strong line-up featuring in-demand artists, the MAGNETIC Festival attracts enough support to build a giant music club for one night only.
Where: Exhibition Centre Prague Letňany (PVA Expo Praha), Beranových 667, Letňany, 199 00 Prague 9
Getting There: Take the metro to Letňany (line C). Journey time: 20 minutes from the city centre.
Price: 1090czk-2900czk
Website: Magnetic Festival

Prague events
Liberation Day (1945)
Date: 08 May 2014
Public holiday. Though the Soviet tanks rolled in to liberate the Czech Republic a day later than elsewhere, on 9 May 1945, VE Day is celebrated annually on the 8 May, in line with the other former Communist countries "liberated" by the Russians.
Where: Prague & Czech Republic

Prague Marathon
Prague Marathon
Date: 11 May 2014
Time: 09:00. Time limit:16:00.
The Prague Marathon is one of the most beautiful marathon courses in the world. The race winds through the historic city centre, over bridges and along the Vltava River. 9000 runners are expected.
The race is held on Sunday 11th May, but the build up starts on Saturday 10th with a weekend of activities, including a relay marathon and a corporate team marathon.
Where: Starts & Finishes at the Old Town Square - marathon map
Website: Prague Marathon

Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers
Date: 14 May 2014
Time: 20:00
Manic Street Preachers are returning to Prague after two years to introduce songs from their new album REWIND THE FILM. Classic this will also feature in the show, A Design For Life, Motorcycle Emptiness and If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next.
Where: Lucerna 80s-90s Video Club, Vodickova 36, New Town, Prague 1
Getting There: Metro: Muzeum (lines A & C), Mustek (lines A & B)
Tram stop: Vaclavske Namesti (trams 3, 9, 14, 24, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58)
Website: Manic Street Preachers

Czech Beer Festival in Prague
Czech Beer Festival in Prague
Date: 15 May 2014 - 31 May 2014
Time: Daily 12:00-24:00
The Czech Beer Festival in Prague is the country's largest gastronomic event, with seating for 4000 visitors on long benches in the open air and inside marquees. There are 70 brands of Czech beer sourced from large breweries, regional breweries and micro-breweries, plus food specialties to taste and live bands to entertain. No need to pre-book, just turn up.
Price: Mon-Fri Before 2pm free admission. After 2pm 90czk (includes a free beer). Sat-Sun 90czk (includes a free beer).
Large beer: 45czk | Ł1.40 | €1.70 | $2.25.
Where: Exhibition Grounds, Holesovice (Výstaviste), Prague 7
Getting There: Trams 5,12,14,15,17 to Vystaviste OR Metro to Nádraží Holešovice (line C) and walk 800 metres.
Website: Czech Beer Festival in Prague

St. John's Navalis
St. John's Navalis
Date: 15 May 2014
Time: 20:00-22:15
A unique sound and light spectacle electrifies the river. Gather on Charles Bridge or along the banks of the river, or book a river cruise or a table at a river restaurant to enjoy a flotilla of historical boats, Baroque music and fireworks.
20:00 - Regatta of ancient river boats
21:00 - Baroque classical music over the river
21:55 - Fireworks display.
Where: Charles Bridge, Old Town, Prague 1
Website: St. John's Navalis

Prague Food Festival 2014
Prague Food Festival 2014
Date: 23 May 2014 - 25 May 2014
Time: 12:00-22:00
The Prague Food Festival celebrates the culinary skills of the Czech Republic's top restaurant chefs. Visitors can sample local and international dishes, plus various wines, sparking wines and beers. For families, a children’s area offers child supervision, entertainment and the opportunity to try out cooking.
You can book in advance, but the system is a little complicated. We advise buying your tickets at any of the gates on the day for 500czk (0-5 yrs free), which includes food sampling.
Where: Royal Gardens at the back of Prague Castle.
There are 4 entrances, the easiest to find is beside Lvi Dvur Restaurant (tram 22 stops outside - tram stop Prazsky Hrad).
Map of Tram Stop: where to alight tram.
Getting There: Take the metro to Malostranska (line A). Then take tram 22 and alight at Prazsky Hrad (Prague Castle).
Price: 500czk
Website: Prague Food Festival 2014

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Dates: May 2014
Prague is famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances take place in three magnificent opera houses, in stunning concert halls and in an array of beautiful historic churches. Tickets are reasonably priced, so shows often sell out. Advance reservations are therefore highly recommended.
Website: Prague opera, ballet and concert listings & tickets

Prague Theatre
Prague Theatre listings & tickets
Dates: May 2014
Visit the Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience.
Black light theatre is a highly charged mix of dynamic dance, mime, singers, film, and state-of-the-art visual and sound effects.
Marionette theatre features giant puppets dressed in 18th century costumes. Shows are highly visual, so suitable for adults and children of all ages and nationalities. And as with opera and concerts, advance reservations are highly recommended.
Website: Prague theatre listings & tickets


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